RAM Pickup Truck Towing Capacity

The RAM pickup truck lineup is known for providing impressive workhorse performance. The RAM 1500 and its larger siblings in the RAM Heavy Duty lineup are all ready for any challenge. Everything starts with the RAM pickup truck towing capacity.

Each RAM model delivers towing and payload ratings that prepare the truck for just about every task. The workhorse performance of these vehicles is hard to match. Take a look at the towing and payload ratings for the RAM lineup, and then test drive the truck that will fit your needs.

Model Max Towing Rating Max Payload Rating
RAM 1500 4,826 kg (10,640 lbs) 853 kg (1,880 lbs)
RAM 2500 Heavy Duty 8,164 kg (18,000 lbs) 1,810 kg (3,990 lbs)
RAM 3500 Heavy Duty 14,157 kg (31,210 lbs) 3,353 kg (7,390 lbs)
RAM 4500 & 5500 Chassis Cab 13,880 kg (30,600) 5,661 kg (12,480 lbs)

RAM Lineup Engine Options and Performance

At the heart of the performance of the RAM lineup are the trucks’ impressive engine offerings. The RAM 1500 starts off the lineup by offering three impressive engine options. Standard equipment includes a 3.6-liter PENTASTAR V-6 rated at 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. Next on this list of engine options is a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8. This engine increases the performance numbers to 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque. Rounding out the engine lineup is RAM’s 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6. This engine is rated at 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque.

The impressive engine offerings continue with the RAM Heavy Duty lineup. 2500 and 3500 models offer three engine options. The 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 makes returns, joined by a 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 and the impressive 6.7-liter CUMMINS turbo diesel engine. The 6.4-liter gasoline V-8 is rated at 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque, while the turbo diesel checks in at up to 385 horsepower and 900 pound-feet of torque.

RAM 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab models offer both the 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 and the 6.7-liter CUMMINS turbo diesel.

2018 RAM Chassis Cab above view cross section
2018 RAM 3500 white front towing trailer
2018 RAM 3500 exterior front black towing trailer
2018 RAM 1500 bed being loaded with lumber