2021 RAM 1500 Weight Rating

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The RAM 1500 weight rating (known as GVWR, or Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) is about 4,800 pounds. That figure varies depending on factors like trim level, cargo weight, and passengers — so how much does the RAM 1500 weigh? Groundbreaking design features allow the 1500 to earn a GVWR between 6,800 and 7,800 pounds. 

Join the Sam Leman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Bloomington team for a closer look at curb weight, GVWR, and payload capacity, so you can decide which RAM 1500 model is best for your Normal jobs, and then browse our inventory to find your favorite RAM 1500 for sale near you!


What’s the Difference Between Curb Weight and GVWR?

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (or GVWR) is the heaviest a vehicle can safely be when you include passengers, cargo, and the weight that a fully loaded trailer exerts downward on the hitch ball (tongue weight). Curb weight is a vehicle’s weight without optional features, cargo, or passengers. It’s also important to remember that tongue weight and towing capacity aren’t the same — so a higher GVWR won’t result in a lower max towing capacity.

So, how much does the RAM 1500 weigh at each trim level, and how does curb weight impact GVWR? In the next two sections, we’ll break down the RAM 1500 weight and payload capacity by trim level.

GVWR RAM 1500 Weight

So, how much does the RAM 1500 weigh when you factor in the extra features at each trim level? Here’s how the GCWR RAM 1500 weight varies across the 2021 lineup:

  • Tradesman® — 7,100 pounds
  • Tradesmans HFE — 6,010 pounds
  • Lone Star — 6,800 pounds
  • Laramie® — 6,800 pounds
  • Rebel® — 6,900 pounds
  • Limited Longhorn® — 6,900 pounds
  • Limited — 11,900 pounds
  • TRX — 7,800 pounds

RAM 1500 Payload Capacity

When it comes to payload capacity, lower RAM 1500 trim levels like the Tradesman can handle a heavier payload thanks to their lower curb weight:

  • Tradesman — 2,300 pounds
  • Tradesman HFE — 1,210 pounds
  • Lone Star — 1,910 pounds
  • Laramie® — 1,910 pounds
  • Rebel® — 1,930 pounds
  • Limited Longhorn® — 1,940 pounds
  • Limited — 1,850 pounds
  • TRX — n/a

Experience the RAM 1500 Towing Capability in Bloomington 

Wondering what benefits a RAM 1500 pickup can bring to your job sites? Reach out to the Sam Leman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Bloomington team to find out, or visit us in Bloomington for a test drive. While you’re here, be sure to check out our exclusive RAM 1500 lease offers for fantastic savings on your new pickup.


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