2021 Ram 1500 Towing Capacity
Ram 1500 Performance
When discussing the Ram 1500 engine, we’re talking about one of four engines—technically five—that are available. Every engine includes the TorqueFlite® 8-speed automatic transmission for selecting the perfect gear.
Starting with the smallest engine, the available 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine produces 260 horsepower with a mighty and best-in-class 480 lb-ft of torque, which exceeds that of Ram 1500 competitors.
The standard 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine also comes with substantial power, producing 305 horsepower matched with 269 lb-ft of torque.
Next up, we have the optional 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine. This engine produces 395 horsepower paired with 410 lb-ft of torque—and you have the choice between eTorque or no eTorque.
Finally, it’s only in the TRX trim that you’ll find the 6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8 engine. This roaring powerhouse produces 702 horsepower with the heft of 650 lb-ft of torque.
As for Ram 1500 MPG, it depends on whether you want a 4×2 or 4×4 drivetrain. With the 4×2, the 1500 will achieve an EPA-estimated 20 MPG City/25 MPG Highway. If you prefer the 4×4’s prowess, it reaches an EPA-estimated 19 MPG City/24 MPG Highway. Both offer respectable gas mileage.
Ram 1500 Towing Capacity
For an idea of the Ram 1500 power you’re provided, let’s talk about the towing capacity each engine supplies.
The standard 3.6L engine tows up to 7,730 pounds.
The TRX-exclusive 6.2L engine will tow a maximum of 8,100 pounds.
If you’re interested in the 5.7L, it will tow a maximum of 11,610 pounds. If you opt for the 5.7L with eTorque, your maximum towing is bumped up to 12,750 pounds.
The 3.0L engine nearly matches the latter amount at a 12,560 pounds maximum towing capacity.
Those drivers interested in the optimum payload should check out the Ram 1500 Tradesman 4×2 trim. It carries up to 2,300 pounds.
A range of towing systems will ease any job. Standard systems include Trailer Brake Control and Trailer Sway Control. But other options include Trailer Steering Control, or Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path and Automatic Trailer Detection. These two systems can keep your trailer on the right course.
Ram 1500 Technology
On the dashboard, four different sized screens depict your apps, navigation, and more. They start with the standard 5-inch display Uconnect® 3, and extend to the available 12-inch display Uconnect® with Navigation. In between, the optional 8.4-inch Uconnect® 4 and 8.4-inch Uconnect® 4C NAV displays can be differentiated by the available navigation system you’ll find.
For a wide view to ensure the area around your truck stays clear, the available 360° Surround View Camera provides views of angles that are more difficult to see. This enhances your parking abilities—and enables you to load and unload your wares with greater efficiency.
Decide Which 2021 Ram 1500 Towing Capacity You Need
Have you figured out which towing capacity you prefer in the 2021 Ram 1500? Consider what you plan to use your trailer for throughout the areas near Wilsonville, Woodburn, and Portland, Oregon, and think about which one will best mesh with your needs. For more concrete information, schedule your test drive at Dick’s CJDR of Wilsonville.