2021 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity

2021 RAM 1500 Towing at Construction Site

Known for their remarkable capabilities, RAM trucks are a top choice on job sites across Bensenville. So just how much can a RAM 1500 tow? While the figure will vary depending on your 1500 configuration, the RAM 1500 towing capacity reaches a maximum of 12,750 pounds when equipped with the available 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine. Not sure which configuration is right for you? Join Roesch Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram below for a closer look at key RAM technology features, and the RAM 1500 towing capacity for all five engine options. Then browse our new 1500 inventory to see what’s in stock right now at our Elmhurst showroom!



RAM 1500 Towing Capacity and Engine Specs

Many Addison drivers were impressed by the 2020 RAM 1500 towing capacity, but the 2021 model goes even further — now offering a standard 3.6L Pentastar® V6 gas engine and eTorque Mild Hybrid System upgrade. Whether you need maximum power for hauling heavy supplies or a truck that’s efficient enough for city traffic, five powerful engine options make it easy to customize your 1500:

Base 3.6L Pentastar® V6

Like the other 1500 engines, the base V6 comes paired with a class-exclusive TorqueFlite® eight-speed automatic transmission for smooth, efficient shifts:

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

Available 5.7L HEMI® V8

The HEMI® V8 engine option boosts the RAM 1500 towing capacity by nearly 4,000 pounds:

  • 11,610-pound max towing capacity
  • 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque 

Available 3.0L EcoDiesel V6

For tough jobs, choose the available EcoDiesel V6 engine for best-in-class diesel torque and diesel towing capacity:

  • 12,560-pound max towing capacity
  • 260 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque 

Available 5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque

Need power and efficiency in equal measure? The eTorque mild hybrid system does both, achieving the max RAM 1500 towing capacity with an additional 130 pound-feet of torque:

  • 12,750-pound max towing capacity
  • 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque 

6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8

If you’re hitting the highway between jobs in Glendale Heights and Downers Grove, you need an engine like the HEMI® V8 under the hood. It delivers near-instantaneous torque for a 0-to-60 acceleration time of 4.5 seconds:

  • 118-mph top speed 
  • 702 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque 


How Much Can a RAM 1500 Tow When Properly Equipped?

RAM towing features may be optional, but they’re designed to help you make the most of your truck, and tow safely at the maximum RAM 1500 towing capacity. Tow with confidence when you equip your 1500 with the following features:

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


Lease or Finance a 2021 RAM 1500 for Sale in Elmhurst 

So how much can a RAM 1500 tow on your Villa Park job sites? Find out when you explore the specs across the 1500 trim lineup! We’re happy to help you compare the RAM 1500 towing capacity with top competitors like the Chevy Silverado, and find you a great price when you apply for financing at Roesch Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram. Contact us today to get started.


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