Whether you're a first-time truck buyer or upgrading your current one, your truck's towing capacity is one of the foremost factors to consider. The 2021 RAM model is luxurious, fuel-efficient, and equipped with the latest technology for all your towing needs. Although their towing weight depends on a specific model engine, you'll be amazed to discover how much RAM trucks can tow. Are you in a dilemma about choosing the ideal RAM truck for the job? To help you decide, we at Tameron Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat have compiled an easy-to-understand synopsis of the 2021 RAM trucks towing capacity. Read on.

RAM 3500 Towing Capacity

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If you're looking for a truck that'll tow a workload and dominate the road, the RAM 3500 is the ideal truck. At its optimal performance, this truck tows a whopping 37,000 pounds navigating gracefully on highways and off-road. What lies under its hood? The 2021 RAM 3500 has three different engine choices with varying towing capacities. Below is a breakdown of RAM 3500 towing abilities according to their engines.

6.7L High-Output Cummins Turbo Diesel 1-6 Engine

This powerful RAM 3500 engine provides you with:

  • 37,100-pound towing capacity.
  • 1,075 pound-feet of torque.
  • 420 horsepower.
  • A maximum payload capacity of 6,570 pounds.

The 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel 1-6 Engine

As the second most powerful RAM 3500 engine, its specifications include:

  • 22,670-pound towing capacity.
  • 850 pound-feet of torque.
  • 370 horsepower.
  • A maximum payload of 6,840 pounds.

The 6.4L HEMI V-8 Engine

This RAM 3500 engine specs include:

  • 18,210-pound towing ability.
  • 429 pound-feet torque.
  • 410 horsepower.
  • A maximum payload of 7,680 pounds.

The towing capacity isn't the only thing to look at when buying a towing truck. For an excellent towing performance, a truck needs the right features. All RAM 3500 pickups have the following features to make towing easier and safer.

  • Trailer monitoring system.
  • Integrated towing equipment.
  • Class-exclusive Auto-Level Rear air suspension.
  • 360-degree surroundings view camera.

RAM 2500 Towing Capacity

Armed with a five-link suspension instead of the standard leaf spring rear suspension, the RAM 2500 truck offers better axle wrap and wheel hop control. This control setup is essential for braking and acceleration when navigating slippery surfaces. Whether you're planning to move heavy materials to a worksite or pull your RV, this truck has enormous towing strength for any task. The RAM 2500 model has two engine types that provide drivers with different towing abilities.

6.4L HEMI V-8 RAM 2500 Engine

The engine specs are:

  • 17,540 pounds towing capability.
  • 410 horsepower.
  • 429 pound-feet of torque. 
  • 4,010 pounds payload capacity.
  • 8-speed automatic transmission. 

The 6.7 Cummins Turbo Diesel 1-6

This RAM 2500 engine has the following specs:

  • 19,680 pounds towing capacity.
  • 370 horsepower.
  • 850 pound-feet of torque.
  • 3,160 pounds of payload capacity.
  • Six-speed automatic transmission.

Although the 6.4L engine has more horsepower, the RAM 2500 6.7L engine has superior towing power. Both RAM 2500 engines have additional features that allow drivers to tow with confidence irrespective of the terrain.

  • Surround-view camera enhanced with trailer reverse guideline view.
  • Front and rear locking differentials.
  • Gooseneck prep package and rear-axle cross member.
  • Auto-level rear air suspension.
  • Gas-charged monotube shocks.
  • A 12,000-pound winch.

RAM 1500 Towing Capacity

Innovations and the introduction of new powerful pickups keep RAM ahead of its competitors. The RAM 1500 truck comes with trim upgrades and an efficient towing capability of up to 12,750 pounds. Here's a guide to RAM 1500 engines and their expected towing capacity.

Standard 3.6L Pentastar V-6 Engine

If you are looking for a standard RAM 1500 truck, this eight-speed automatic transmission truck is a worthy choice. It has the following specs:

  • 305 horsepower.
  • 269 pound-feet of torque.
  • 7,730-pound towing capacity.

5.7L HEMI V-8 Engine

Drivers upgrading to a better version should try the 5.7L RAM 1500 trucks. These engines have:

  • 365 horsepower.
  • 410 pound-feet of torque.
  • 11,610-pound towing capacity.

3.0L EcoDiesel V-6 Engine

This truck is equipped with an EcoDiesel that produces excellent torque. Here are more 3.0L engine specs:

  • 260 horsepower.
  • 480 pound-feet of torque.
  • 12,560 pounds towing capacity.

6.2L Supercharged HEMI V-8 Engine

If you're a speed enthusiast and want a truck that'll safely maneuver difficult terrains at high speed and remain stable, this is your ideal truck. It provides a near-instantaneous torque. Here are more features of the truck:

  • 702 horsepower.
  • 650 pound-feet of torque.
  • 8100 pounds towing capacity.
  • 118 mph top speed.

5.7 HEMI V-8 eTorque

The truck comes with a mild-hybrid technology that enhances the engine efficiency and performance, giving the driver an additional 130 pound-feet of torque. With these features, the truck gets the maximum towing capacity that any RAM 1500 can have. Engine specs include:

  • 395 horsepower.
  • 410 pound-feet of torque.
  • 12,750 pounds towing capacity.

What to Look For in a RAM Towing Truck

RAM trucks are designed to ease the movement of cargo across different terrains without compromising on your comfort. Here are factors to consider before buying a RAM truck:

  • Tow capacity. Check the manufacturer's recommended maximum towing weight. You need a truck that can tow your heavy RV, trailer, or boat.
  • Wheelbase. Longer wheelbases lower the rear axle strain and prevent the front axle from lifting when towing.
  • Curb Weight. Is the vehicle heavy enough to remain stable when towing?
  • Transmission. Between automatic and manual transmission, which are you comfortable with? If you get distracted when shifting gears, go for automatic transmission. Towing requires total focus, regardless of how smooth or rough the road is.
  • Tow Package. Does the truck tow package have reliable and functional brakes, tow-ready suspension, radiator, and transmission that'll maintain the truck's optimal performance?
  • Drivetrain. Look for a truck with all-wheel drive, rear-wheel, or four-drive, depending on your towing needs.
  • Chassis. How's the body frame design of the RAM pickup? You need one that will enhance stability when towing.

Contact Us

Whether you want to test drive or have an inside look, Tameron Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat is here for you. If you need help with any aspect of the buying process, please don't hesitate to ask us. Our customer service representatives will be happy to assist you in any way. We're here to help you get the service you deserve through email, phone, or in person. Contact us to schedule a test drive or organize in-house financing for one of these spectacular RAM trucks.

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