When you want to tow with your Ram truck, it’s important to know how much it can handle. Fortunately, we’ve put together a helpful guide to show you the towing capacity of popular Ram models. That way, you’ll know what your Ram truck is capable of and which models you might want to consider for an upgrade if you’re trying to haul a little more. Then check out our Ram trucks for sale at Greenville Chrysler!
While the Ram 1500 Classic has the lowest towing capacity of the lineup, it’s certainly no slouch. When equipped with the 5.7-liter V8 HEMI® MDS VVT engine, the Ram 1500 Classic Tradesman 4x2 with a regular cab can tow up to 10,610 pounds. Even the weakest engine, the 3.6-liter V6 24-valve VVT, can still haul a respectable 4,350 pounds in 4x4 crew cab models.
For a full-size pickup truck, the Ram 1500 has an impressive maximum towing capacity, capping out at 12,750 pounds. You’ll get that full strength in the Ram 1500 Tradesman and Lone Star 4x2 quad cab models with the 5.7-liter V8 HEMI® MDS VVT eTorque engine under the hood. In contrast, the 3.6-liter V6 24-valve VVT eTorque Upg I engine gives most Ram 1500 models only 6,120 pounds. Of course, that’s still plenty of strength to take the boat or ATVs with you on the road.
As the first truck in the heavy-duty lineup, the Ram 2500 is a real step up, with a max towing capacity of 19,990 pounds. It gets all of that power from the 6.7-liter I6 Cummins Turbo Diesel engine, available on most Ram 2500 trim levels. On the other end of the spectrum, the Power Wagon model can only handle 10,590 pounds, though nearly every other version of the 2500 at least matches the Ram 1500’s towing capacity.
Undoubtedly the toughest of the bunch, the Ram 3500 can handle just about anything you might want to throw at it. In particular, the Ram 3500 Tradesman and Lone Star 4x2 models with a regular cab can haul up to 37,090 pounds when equipped with a 6.7-liter I6 Cummins HO Turbo Diesel engine. Even with the less powerful 6.4-liter V8 Heavy-Duty HEMI® MDS engine, the Ram 3500 can still pull at least 14,310 pounds. Therefore you’ll be able to handle hefty trailers with ease.
If you need to handle a variety of upfits, consider the Ram 4500 Chassis Cab, especially a Tradesman or SLT 4x2 regular cab model outfitted with the 6.7-liter I6 Cummins Turbo Diesel engine. These models can tow a max of 29,800 pounds. Even models with the 6.4-liter V8 Heavy-Duty HEMI® models can still handle a substantial 18,030 pounds.
Last but not least, the Ram 5500 4x2 regular cab is ready to handle a massive 35,150 pounds of towing with its 6.7-liter I6 Cummins Turbo Diesel engine. With the 6.4-liter V8 Heavy-Duty HEMI® engine under the hood, the Ram 5500’s towing capacity still hits 17,970 pounds.
If you’re looking to upgrade or make the switch to a Ram so you can bring anything you want along with you on the road, we’re here to help at Greenville Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. We’ve got a wide variety of Ram trucks in stock right now, so contact us today to schedule a test drive. We know you’re going to feel the difference all of that power makes when you’re behind the wheel.