How Much Can a RAM 1500 Tow?

January 24th, 2022 by
2022 RAM 1500 towing an ATV through large puddle


The new 1500 would look great in any Wheeling driveway. But how much can a RAM 1500 tow? A lot. This rugged pickup can tow over 12,000 pounds when properly equipped. Let’s take a closer look at the towing capabilities of this truck as we break out the 2022 RAM 1500 towing capacity by engine type.

RAM 1500 Towing Capacity with Diesel vs. Gas Engines

There are five powerful engine options for this truck, and the RAM 1500 towing capacity differs depending on the engine option you choose. So, how much can a RAM 1500 tow when equipped with a V6 engine compared to a V8 engine? What about the diesel engine? Let’s take a look:

3.6L Pentastar® V6 Engine with eTorque

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

5.7L HEMI® V8 Engine

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

5.7L HEMI® V8 Engine with eTorque

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

3.0L EcoDiesel V6 Engine

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

6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8 Engine

  • 702 hp
  • 650 lb-ft of torque
  • 8,100-pound towing capacity

What You Can Tow with the RAM 1500 Towing Capacity

Here are some of the things you can tow along our St. Clairsville, OH roads with a 12,000-pound towing capacity:

  • Motorcycles
  • Horse trailer
  • Large sailboat
  • Bass boat
  • Full-size travel trailer
  • Flat-bed trailer
  • Jet skis

Towing-Related Features for the RAM 1500

Martins Ferry, OH drivers who do a lot of towing know that it’s about more than the towing capacity. You need the right features, too. Here are some of the features on the RAM 1500 designed to make towing and driving safer and easier:

  • High-strength steel frame
  • 360-degree Surround View Camera
  • Trailer Reverse Steering Control
  • Blind Spot Monitoring system
  • Trailer Sway Control
  • Electronic Roll Mitigation
  • Active-Level™ adaptive air suspension
  • Active air dam

Check Out the New RAM 1500 at Elm Grove Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Come test drive the RAM 1500 so you can feel the raw power that’s under the hood of this truck. Also, be sure to check out our new vehicle specials while you’re here. We’re right down the road from Steubenville, OH. So, drop by or contact us today.


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