Few pickup trucks offer what the RAM 1500 does. In addition to being a fantastic daily driver, it also has exceptional towing ability. Here’s what to expect if you’ll need to put your truck to work:
Power and Tow Ratings
There are four engines to pick from with the RAM 1500. The base is a 3.6-liter V6 that generates 305 horsepower and 269 lbs.-ft. of torque. You can also go with a:
- 5.7-liter V8: 395 horsepower and 410 lbs.-ft. of torque
- 3.0-liter V6 diesel: 260 horsepower and 480 lbs.-ft. of torque
- 6.2-liter supercharged V8: 702 horsepower and 650 lbs.-ft. of torque
That base engine isn’t too shabby when it comes to towing, as it has a tow rating of 7,730 pounds. However, the bigger the engine, the more you’ll be able to pull. The 5.7-liter V8 will let you tow between 8,100 and 11,560 pounds. The V6 diesel can tow up to 12,560 pounds. To unleash the full towing capacity of 12,750 pounds, you’ll need that 6.2-liter V8 and a Quad cab.
Of course, to get the most towing ability, your truck will need to be properly equipped. This means opting for the right towing package.
This comes with a Class IV receiver hitch, a trailer braker controller, and folding power trailer tow mirrors.
This one also comes with a Class IV receiver hitch and a trailer brake controller, but you’ll also get trailer reverse steering control.
Bed Utility Group
If you’ll also need to do some hauling, this package comes with in-bed LED lighting, a spray-on bed liner, and four adjustable cargo tie-down hooks.
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