How Much Can a 2021 RAM 1500 Tow?

December 22nd, 2020 by

2021 RAM 1500 Towing a Boat

What is there to say about the RAM 1500 that hasn’t already been said, year after year? This truck has an unparalleled reputation for performance and power. But how much can a RAM 1500 tow in its latest edition? With the right equipment, you can get up to 12,750 pounds of RAM 1500 towing capacity. 



2021 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity: Engine Options

Looking for information on how much a RAM 1500 can tow with its base engine? Many Georgetown truck drivers ask this question, as there are a remarkable five engine options on this truck, each of which changes your 2021 RAM 1500 towing capacity significantly. The best way to figure out what your RAM 1500 towing capacity will be is to look at them separately:

Standard Engine: 3.6L Pentastar® V6

The standard RAM 1500 engine packs quite a punch for the entry-level price of this truck: 

  • 305 hp
  • 269 lb-ft of torque 
  • TorqueFlite® eight-speed automatic transmission 
  • 7,730-pound max towing capacity

Available 5.0L HEMI® V8

Many RAM fans are probably already familiar with HEMI® engines. This V8 upgrade will get you very close to the maximum RAM 1500 towing capacity:

  • 395 hp
  • 410 lb-ft of torque
  • 11,610-pound max towing capacity
2021 RAM 1500 Towing Camper

Available 3.0L EcoDiesel V6

Want a diesel engine? The diesel V6 on the RAM 1500 is an extremely promising prospect: 

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

Available 5.7L HEMI® V8

Here’s where we finally reach the max RAM 1500 towing capacity! This V8 uses updates on RAM engine technology to achieve an amazing tow rating: 

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

6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8

The final engine on our list doesn’t get to the highest RAM 1500 towing capacity, but it is the quickest engine on the RAM 1500: 

  • 118-mph top speed 
  • 0-to-60 time of just 4.5 seconds.
  • 650 lb-ft of torque
  • 702 hp 

2021 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity: Towing Accessories and Technology 

It’s not just these powerful engines that make the RAM 1500 so popular amongst Cameron drivers. It’s also the array of accessories that help you secure your equipment and driving technologies that are essential for controlled performance. Here are some of the many towing features that come with the 2021 RAM 1500. Find them at a local parts center!

2021 RAM 1500 Towing Dashboard

Standard Towing Features: 

  • 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 Towing Features: 

  • Available multifunction tailgate with signature 60/40 split doors
  • Available 360° Surround View Camera
  • Available Power-Fold Tow Mirrors
  • Available Trailer Camera Wiring

Test Drive a 2021 RAM 1500 Today! 

Ready to take advantage of one of the best towing machines on the market? Nyle Maxwell CDJR of Taylor has the 2021 RAM 1500 and other powerful RAM vehicles ready for Taylor and College Station drivers. Contact us today to continue exploring RAM 1500 towing capacity by setting up a test drive.


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