How Much Can the Ram 1500 Tow?

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The 2020 Ram 1500 is a heavy-duty truck that is capable of tough towing jobs, but how much exactly can the Ram 1500 tow? You’ll find that the maximum towing capacity of the Ram 1500 depends on which engine you equip your trim configuration with. Our team at Lynch CDJR in Mukwonago, WI, put together this 2020 Ram 1500 towing capacity guide to help with your research, so continue reading to learn more. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call at (262) 378-3580 or send us a message online.

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Towing Capacity

The towing capacity of the 2020 Ram 1500 depends on which engine you decide to equip your trim with. Keep reading to learn more about the performance specs for each 2020 Ram 1500 engine. 

5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque

If you’re looking for the maximum amount of towing that the Ram 1500 is capable of, then equip your desired trim with the 5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque. Boasting 395 HP and 410 lb.-ft. of torque, this beast of an engine can tow up to 12,750 lbs. safely. 

Horsepower

395 HP

Torque

410 lb.-ft.

Towing Capacity

12,750 lbs.

5.7L HEMI® V8 

The 5.7L HEMI® V8 is the same as the engine mentioned before, except it does not include the eTorque technology. Because of this, the maximum towing capacity is 11,610 lbs., about 1,000 lbs. less than the 5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque. 

Horsepower

395 HP

Torque

410 lb.-ft.

Towing Capacity

11,610 lbs.

3.6L Pentastar® V6 with eTorque

The 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine with eTorque is the standard engine across all Ram 1500 trims. Touting 305 HP and 269 lb.-ft. of torque, this powerful engine can tow up to 7,730 lbs. 

Horsepower

305 HP

Torque

269 lb.-ft.

Towing Capacity

7,730 lbs.

3.0L EcoDiesel V6

If you’re looking for the Ram 1500 engine with the most torque, then the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 is the best option for you. This monstrous engine features 480 lb.-ft. of torque and 260 HP, which gives you a maximum towing capacity of 12,560 lbs. 

Horsepower

260 HP

Torque

480 lb.-ft.

Towing Capacity

12,560 lbs.

Payload Capacity

Just like towing capacity, payload capacity varies by which engine you choose. Take a look at the list below to see the maximum payload capacities for each Ram 1500 engine. 

  • 5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque: 2,300 lbs. 
  • 5.7L HEMI® V8: 1,970 lbs. 
  • 3.6L Pentastar® V6: 2,300 lbs. 
  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6: 2,040 lbs. 
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