What is the 2021 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity?

August 24th, 2021 by
2021 RAM 1500 at Construction Site

How much can a RAM 1500 tow? When equipped with the available 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine, the 2021 RAM 1500 towing capacity maxes out at a whopping 12,750 pounds. That’s more than enough to haul job site equipment to Pueblo during the workweek, or your family camper to your favorite Castle Rock-area campsite over the weekend. As you shop for a new RAM 1500 for sale, it’s important to note that the RAM 1500 towing capacity will vary based on the engine you choose—Perkins Motors helps you choose the best configuration for your towing needs, below. 

How Much Can a RAM 1500 Tow with Each Engine? 

The standard engine for the 2021 RAM 1500 is a strong 3.6L Pentastar® V6 gas engine, but there are several other configurations to suit your driving needs in Woodland Park. No matter how great of a RAM 1500 towing capacity you’re after, there’s an engine that can make it happen. Find out how much a RAM 1500 can tow with each of its five engines, below. 

Standard 3.6L Pentastar® V6

This base-level engine is paired to a class-exclusive TorqueFlite® 8-speed automatic transmission, enabling it to churn out the following specs:

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

Available 5.7L HEMI® V8

Upgrade to a V8 unit to enjoy a RAM 1500 towing capacity of 11,610 pounds. As a HEMI® engine, this configuration also puts out some seriously impressive specs on Woodland Park roads:

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

Available 3.0L EcoDiesel V6

Prefer diesel power? The 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 will bring you just shy of the maximum RAM 1500 towing capacity. Take a look and see the impressive diesel torque for this configuration, here:

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

Available 5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque

With this upgrade, you’ll also get class-exclusive eTorque mild hybrid technology, which takes you up to the maximum towing limit of 12,750 pounds. 

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

6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8

If you want to leave friends and coworkers in awe of your pickup, you’re going to want to bring home a RAM 1500 TRX, which is standard-equipped with this Supercharged HEMI® V8 unit. This model achieves near-instantaneous torque and a thrilling 702 hp! 

  • 8,100-pound max towing capacity
  • 118-mph top speed 
  • 650 lb-ft of torque
  • 702 hp
  • 0–60 mph: 4.5 seconds

RAM Towing Equipment 

With the following towing equipment, your RAM 1500 will be able to tow at its maximum limit safely and confidently. You’ll appreciate them from behind the wheel, too, as these features provide a better view of your surroundings and help you get going in tough towing situations:

  • 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!

Bring a RAM 1500 Home to Pueblo!

Impressed with the RAM 1500 towing capacity? Make it yours today at Perkins Motors! We have a premium inventory of new RAM 1500 trucks in stock in Colorado Springs, so you can get behind the wheel with whichever engine best suits your daily towing needs. Explore our ongoing new CDJR specials for a chance to save on your upgrade, then apply for financing to get pre-approved. 

 

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