2021 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity

December 20th, 2021 by
2021 RAM 1500 Towing at Construction Site

No matter which 2021 RAM 1500 configuration you choose, you’ll be bringing outstanding towing and payload capacity to the Memphis roads, ideal for everything from your daily work commute to a weekend road trip. There are five available engine choices, including a brand-new TRX trim featuring a supercharged 6.2L HEMI® V8 engine. Each engine choice offers slightly different towing and payload numbers, with the maximum towing capacity being 12,750 pounds. So, how much weight can a Dodge RAM 1500 carry and tow behind it? Collierville Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has everything you need to know in the below guide!

RAM 1500 Towing Capacity and Engine Specs

When picking out a 2021 RAM 1500, you can choose between five available engines, ranging from the standard 3.6L Pentastar V6 to the top-level 6.2L Supercharged HEMI V8. You can customize your RAM 1500 to your Southhaven, MS needs and lifestyle, including how much cargo you’re planning on carrying and towing. So, if you find yourself asking, “How much can a RAM 1500 tow?”, we’ve got you covered! Check out the full specs:

Standard 3.6L Pentastar® V6

This is the base-level RAM 1500 engine, and it comes with a class-exclusive TorqueFlite® eight-speed automatic transmission

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

Available 5.7L HEMI® V8

The 5.7L HEMI V8 boosts the RAM 1500’s towing capacity up to over 11,000 pounds, along with the HEMI engine’s legendary capability.

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

Available 3.0L EcoDiesel V6

With the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6, you’ll enjoy best-in-class diesel torque and towing capacity.

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

Available 5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque

If you choose the 5.7 HEMI V8 with the class-exclusive eTorque mild hybrid technology, you’ll get more torque than the standard 5.7L V8, alongside enhanced performance and efficiency. This is the only engine configuration that offers the top-level 12,750-pound towing capacity.

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

6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8

This powerhouse engine delivers near-instantaneous torque and exceptional acceleration – 0-60 mph in just 4.5 seconds! Drivers looking for serious speed will love this powerhouse engine.

  • 118-mph top speed 
  • 650 lb-ft of torque
  • 702 hp

How Much Can a RAM 1500 Tow When Properly Equipped?

The RAM 1500 towing capacity is complemented by a wide variety of advanced optional towing features. Here are some of our favorite accessories that you can add to your RAM 1500 to make towing easier and safer:

  • 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!

Lease or Finance a 2021 RAM 1500 for Sale in Collierville 

If you have any questions about the RAM 1500 towing capacity, or want more information about all things Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, or RAM, contact our office anytime! You can also stop by our dealership to take an available model out for a test drive near Oxford, MS. If you want to start the process of bringing a RAM 1500 home for yourself, our new vehicle specials are updated all the time!


More from Collierville Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

  • Explore the 2022 Jeep Wrangler MPG

      When it comes to off-road adventures around Collierville Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, you can’t beat the Jeep Wrangler! But if you’re wondering about the 2022 Jeep Wrangler MPG for your Memphis commute, do you have the same level of confidence? Good news! The Jeep Wrangler is both durable and fuel-efficient! Take a closer look at the 2022 Jeep…

  • How Much Does a 2022 Jeep Wrangler Weigh?

      The 2022 Jeep Wrangler is more than a head-turner. It is one of the most popular off-roading choices for Collierville adventurers. But, are you wondering “How much does a 2022 Jeep Wrangler weigh?” Depending on the trim level, the 2022 Jeep Wrangler weight ranges from 5,400 pounds to 6,100 pounds (GVWR). Learn more about…

  • 2022 Jeep Gladiator Towing Capacity

      The new Jeep Gladiator is on the streets of Memphis with a distinct style and rugged performance that’s ready for any challenge. Off-road enthusiasts may already know that the 2022 Jeep Gladiator is Trail Rated® and ready for an exciting weekend, but you may be wondering about the Jeep Gladiator’s towing capabilities. Collierville Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is…

Posted in Ram Model Features