Max towing and payload for the 2019 RAM 2500 and 3500

By Stony Plain Chrysler | Posted in RAM, RAM 2500, RAM 3500 on Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 at 3:46 pm
2019 RAM 3500 red side view towing a trailer

2019 RAM Heavy Duty towing capability

The RAM 2500 and 3500 are seeing huge improvements for the 2019 model year, and people are getting excited. We’ll show you why that excitement is definitely warranted as we go through the 2019 RAM Heavy Duty towing capability and even explore the payload capability figures as well.

2019 RAM 3500 white towing a large white trailer front viewMax towing capacity of 2019 RAM Heavy Duty trucks

The new Ram 2500 and RAM 3500 are both powerful monsters when it comes to towing. Both get to enjoy the tremendous 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engine that delivers 1,000 pound-feet of torque. There’s also a powerful 6.4-liter HEMI V8 option that comes standard.

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With these options in mind, the big difference between the 2500 and the 3500 comes down to construction. The 3500 gets to enjoy a beefier frame as well as dually options for better overall towing numbers. Both are impressive, but the 3500 is a little more impressive. See the max towing figures for properly-equipped RAM Heavy Duty trucks below.

Max 2019 RAM 2500 Towing

Fifth-Wheel Towing: 17,390 Pounds (7,888 kg)
Gooseneck Towing:
19,780 Pounds (8,972 kg)

Max 2019 RAM 3500 Towing

Fifth-Wheel Towing: 30,000 Pounds (13,608 kg)
Gooseneck Towing:
35,100 Pounds (15,921 kg)

2019 RAM 3500 blue rear view with bed fully loadedMax payload capacity of 2019 RAM Heavy Duty trucks

The payload numbers for both the 2500 and the 3500 are just as impressive as the towing figures that we went over above. What may surprise you is that the RAM 3500 has different payload numbers depending on the engine, and the gas engine can actually haul more even though it is less powerful.

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This isn’t an inaccuracy. When it comes to payload, vehicle weight is an important concern. The diesel engine and all the things that come along with it adds a lot to the overall mass of the truck. This combined with other factors can actually lower the payload capacity a little bit.

Max 2019 RAM 2500 Towing

Gas Payload: 4,050 Pounds (1,837 kg)
Diesel Payload:
4,050 Pounds (1,837 kg)

Max 2019 RAM 3500 Payload

Gas Payload: 7,680 Pounds (3,484 kg)
Diesel Payload:
6,910 Pounds (3,134 kg)


New features of the 2019 RAM Heavy Duty


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