How Much Can the RAM 1500 Tow?

March 12th, 2021 by

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Are you in the market for a reliable pickup that can handle hauling heavy loads throughout Austin? Depending on which engine you choose, the new 2021 RAM 1500 towing capacity can tow up to 12,750 pounds (when equipped with the available 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine).  If you’re looking to personalize your Austin drives, the RAM 1500 offers five different options and a variety of performance-enhancing features. For the 2021 model year, the RAM 1500 has also added a new TRX trim that features a supercharged 6.2L HEMI® V8 engine, in addition to a trailer tire pressure monitoring system. But, how much can the RAM 1500 tow with each engine? Learn more about the RAM 1500 towing features, specs, and more with Covert Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

2021 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity: Engine Specs

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As you’re deciding on which RAM 1500 towing capacity will work best for your Round Rock jobsite, it will all come down to what’s under the hood. From the standard  3.6L Pentastar® V6 gas engine to the eTorque Mild Hybrid System, it’s easy to customize your RAM 1500 performance. So, how much can the RAM 1500 tow with each engine? Check out the specs below:

Standard 3.6L Pentastar® V6

Similar to every other RAM 1500 engine, this standard V6 comes paired with a class-exclusive TorqueFlite® eight-speed automatic transmission.

  • 7,730-pound max towing capacity
  • 269 lb-ft of torque
  • 305 hp

Available 5.7L HEMI® V8

If you’d like a little more power, this engine offers a maximum towing capacity of 11,610 pounds.

  • 11,610-pound max towing capacity
  • 410 lb-ft of torque
  • 395 hp

Available 3.0L EcoDiesel V6

When your RAM 1500 is equipped with this engine, you can achieve best-in-class diesel torque and diesel towing capacity.

  • 12,560-pound max towing capacity
  • 480 lb-ft of torque
  • 260 hp

Available 5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque

Featuring class-exclusive eTorque mild hybrid technology, this engine enhances performance and efficiency for an extra 130 lb-feet of torque. If you’d like to access the maximum RAM 1500 towing capacity in Cedar Park, this is the engine you need.

  • 12,750-pound max towing capacity
  • 410 lb-ft of torque
  • 395 hp

6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8

Looking to reach high speeds in this pickup? This supercharged HEMI® V8 delivers a maximum speed of 14,600 rpm and a 0 to 60 time of just 4.5 seconds.

  • 118 mph top speed
  • 650 lb-ft of torque
  • 702 hp

RAM 1500 Towing Features 

In addition to the impressive 2021 RAM 1500 towing capacity, you can also look forward to optional towing features that make heavy-duty towing easier and safer. Check out the advanced RAM 1500 towing technology:

  • Hill Start Assist
  • Trailer Light Check
  • Trailer-Tow Power-Fold Mirrors
  • Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Electronic Roll Mitigation
  • Electronic Stability Control and Trailer Sway Control
  • Available multifunction tailgate with signature 60/40 split doors
  • Available 360° Surround View Camera
  • Available Power-Fold Tow Mirrors
  • Available Trailer Camera Wiring
  • And more!

Explore the 2021 RAM 1500 for Sale in Austin 

If you’re ready to harness the power of the 2021 RAM 1500 towing capacity, don’t wait any longer to secure the keys! Contact us to arrange a test drive, or get a head start on the buying process by applying for financing online to get pre-approved. Also be sure to learn more about RAM 1500 trims with our team today.


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