One of the really nice things about pickup truck is their versatility. They’re great daily drivers or even family vehicles. And if you do need to put them to work, they can do a lot of the heavy lifting for you.
The 2021 RAM 1500 is a perfect example of this.
RAM 1500 Towing Details
The base engine in the RAM 1500 is a 3.6-liter V6 that produces 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. There are also several other engines available:
- A 5.7-liter V8 that churns out 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque
- A 3.0-liter V6 diesel that puts out 260 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque
- A 6.2-liter supercharged V8 that pumps out 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque
When it’s properly equipped, the base engine in this truck will let you tow up to 7,730 pounds. Both V8 engines have tow ratings ranging from 8,100 to 11,560 pounds. With a diesel V6, you’ll be able to tow up to 12,560 pounds.
But for the highest capacity, you’ll want to go with a Quad Cab V8 engine that has eTorque assist, as this can tow up to 12,750 pounds.
Advanced Towing Features
You can outfit your RAM 1500 with a number of features to make towing easier, including:
Power-Fold Tow Mirrors
Available with a 360-degree surround-view camera system, you will always be aware of everything going on around your trailer. You can also connect cameras on or in your trailer with a feed to the infotainment system.
Trailer Reverse Steering Control
Backing up a trailer can be difficult, but steering control helps make it easier. This lets you use a knob in the center stack to control the direction you’re going in while the system controls the steering wheel.
If you need more information about RAM 1500, get in touch with our RAM dealership in Vicksburg today.