How Much Can the 2021 RAM 1500 Tow?

February 28th, 2021 by

2021 RAM 1500 Towing Boat

The new RAM 1500 is a remarkable update to a truck that’s well-regarded in Brownsville. So, how much can the RAM 1500 tow for 2021? The answer is a remarkable 12,750 pounds with its 5.7 HEMI® V8 engine option, but you’ve got a lot of choices for your truck in Harlingen. Boggus Tipton Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram covers all things RAM 1500 towing capacity, including engine options and tow features, below!

RAM 1500 Towing Capacity: Engine Options 

The RAM 1500 comes with six different engine options. McAllen drivers start with an impressive base engine and have options for diesel and high-horsepower performance. Let’s look at the choices: 

Standard 3.6L Pentastar® V6

So, how much can the RAM 1500 tow on its base trim? An impressive tow rating of close to 8,000 pounds comes with the standard V6 on the RAM. Here are the engine specs: 

  • 305 hp 
  • 269 lb-ft of torque 
  • TorqueFlite® eight-speed automatic transmission.
  • 7,730-pound max towing capacity

Upgrade One: 5.7L HEMI® V8

Many know about the HEMI® engines on RAM trucks. You’ll find an amazing tow rating on the first V8 upgrade: 

  • 395 hp 
  • 410 lb-ft of torque 
  • 11,610-pound max towing capacity

Diesel Option: 3.0L EcoDiesel V6

The EcoDiesel V6 on the RAM 1500 boats best-in-class diesel towing, with a rating less than 200 pounds shy of your max RAM 1500 towing capacity: 

  • 480 lb-ft of torque
  • 260 hp 
  • 12,560-pound max towing capacity

Top Towing: 5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque

eTorque mild hybrid technology is a class-exclusive feature added to the HEMI® V8 to create the max RAM 1500 towing capacity. Choose this option to get tough jobs done! 

  • 410 lb-ft of torque
  • 395 hp 
  • 12,750-pound max towing capacity

Top Performance: 6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8

Towing is the only performance spec that RAM 1500 excels at, as this Supercharged V8 attests: 

  • 118-mph top speed 
  • 650 lb-ft of torque
  • 702 hp
  • 0-to-60 time of just 4.5 seconds.

RAM 1500 Towing Capacity: Equipment and Safety Features 

The RAM 1500 towing capacity is complemented by a large array of equipment and safety features that give you control as you’re trailering. Check out a South Padre Island-area service department for help equipping these tools. 

Safety Features: 

  • Hill Start Assist 
  • Electronic Roll Mitigation
  • Electronic Stability Control and Trailer Sway Control 
  • Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring 

Trailering Tools:

  • Trailer Light Check

Trailer-Tow Power-Fold Mirrors 

  • Available Trailer Camera Wiring 
  • Available multifunction tailgate with signature 60/40 split doors
  • Available 360° Surround View Camera
  • Available Power-Fold Tow Mirrors
  • And more!  

Test Drive a RAM 1500 Today! 

At Boggus Tipton Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we’re happy to have a large RAM 1500 inventoryin addition to other vehicles with great tow ratings for Brownsville drivers. If you’d like to see this truck for yourself, contact us today to get started on a test drive, explore engine options, and more!


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