How Much Can a 2020 RAM 1500 Tow?

2020 RAM 1500 Towing a Boat
Wondering how much can a RAM 1500 tow? When equipped for maximum hauling performance, the light-duty 2020 RAM 1500 can tow up 12,750 pounds. This impressive capability earns it a Best-in-Class V8 Engine Towing capacity. Learn more about how the robust RAM 1500 towing capacity can help you take on tough jobs in Normal and adventures in Champaign with the RAM experts at Sam Leman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Bloomington below!

RAM 1500 Engines & Capacities

Each of the 2020 RAM 1500 trim levels can be outfitted to suit the needs of any truck enthusiast. With a number of engine options and configurations available, the RAM 1500 towing capacity is a Decatur contractor’s dream! Each engine is coupled with a standard Class-Exclusive TorqueFlite® 8-speed automatic transmission. Explore the engine specs in-depth:

  • 3.6L V6 24V VVT eTorque Engine — produces 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque and is capable of towing 7,730 pounds.
  • 5.7L V8 HEMI® MDS VVT Engine — produces up to 395 hp, 410 lb-ft of torque, and tows a mighty maximum of 11,610 pounds.
  • 5.7L V8 HEMI® MDS VVT eTorque Engine — achieves the same figures shown above, but boosts towing to a maxed-out 12,750 pounds.
  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 Engine —produces up to 260 hp, 480 lb-ft of torque, is able to haul 12,560 pounds—the highest diesel tow rating in the class.

Depending on which trim catches your eye, payload capacity ranges from 2,100 to 2,300 pounds.
RAM 1500 Truck on the Highway

More Features for Easier Towing

While the RAM 1500 towing capacity is built upon the foundation of powerful engine options, there are a number of features involved in producing such heroic specs. You can easily trailer a camper or small boat safely thanks to these performance features:

  • TorqueFlite® Transmission: When paired with the eTorque mild hybrid system, the RAM 1500 can achieve up to 20 mpg city/25 mpg highway.
  • Largest-in-Class Brakes: Thanks to 14.9-inch brakes, RAM 1500 drivers can feel safe knowing they can stop on a dime, even with the trailer hooked up.
  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path and Trailer Detection: This impressive feature watches your back and monitors your blind zones at all times. It also accounts for your trailer length when assessing your surroundings.
  • Multi-Function Tailgate: Easily access your cargo space with the available 60/40 split gate.
  • RAMBOX® Cargo Management System: With the RAMBOX®, you can safely and secure all your tools and belonging as you trailer your gear. 

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