How Much Can a 2021 RAM 1500 Tow?

April 23rd, 2021 by

2021 Ram 1500 Towing

The 2021 RAM 1500 towing capacity maxes out at an impressive 12,750 pounds when equipped with the available 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine. But that’s not the only thing you’ll love about this capable light-duty RAM truck. The RAM 1500 is available with five different engine choices and tons of capability-enhancing features. Plus, for the 2021 model year, a new RAM 1500 model has been introduced — the RAM 1500 TRX. With its supercharged 6.2L HEMI® V8 engine, this is a truck you don’t want to miss. A trailer tire pressure monitoring system also is new for 2021, helping you tow more efficiently. Curious to learn all about the RAM 1500 performance towing specs and more? Read on or contact us at Edwards Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT now!



RAM 1500 Towing Capacity & Powertrain Specs

The RAM 1500 comes standard with a 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine, but upgrades like an eTorque Mild Hybrid System are available. Accordingly, it’s easy to customize the 2021 RAM 1500 performance, efficiency, and capability to your liking. Whether you require the most RAM 1500 towing capacity for jobs near Bellevue, or you’d prefer to upgrade to a diesel engine for increased fuel economy, there’s a 1500 powertrain to meet your needs. But of course, each choice has trade-offs. As such, you’ll likely be curious to learn what the RAM 1500 towing capacity and power specs look like for each available engine. Here’s that information:

Standard 3.6L Pentastar® V6

Mated to a class-exclusive TorqueFlite® eight-speed automatic transmission, just like other engines levels, the standard RAM Pentastar® V6 engine offers:

  • 7,730-pound max towing capacity
  • 269 lb-ft of torque
  • 305 hp

Available 5.7L HEMI® V8

You’ll get up to 11,610 pounds of RAM 1500 towing capacity with this HEMI® engine: 

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

Available 3.0L EcoDiesel V6

Best-in-class diesel torque and diesel towing capacity await with the available RAM 1500 EcoDiesel V6 engine:

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

Available 5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque

eTorque mild hybrid technology makes this RAM engine choice an efficient one. Plus, if you need the max RAM 1500 towing capacity, this is the option you’ll want:

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

6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8 (RAM TRX)

This supercharged HEMI® V8 delivers near-instantaneous torque in addition to a white-hot estimated 0-to-60 MPH time of just 4.5 seconds:

  • 118-mph top speed 
  • 650 lb-ft of torque
  • 702 hp
  • 8,100-pound max towing capacity

RAM 1500 Towing Features

How much can a RAM 1500 tow when properly equipped and outfitted with optional towing features? The maximum capacity of 12,750 pounds cited above is the answer. Still, towing quantities temporarily aside, you’ll be impressed with the towing quality of the RAM 1500 in Bellevue and La Vista, especially if you equip your RAM with these advanced towing features:

  • Electronic Roll Mitigation
  • Electronic Stability Control and Trailer Sway Control
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Trailer Light Check
  • Trailer-Tow Power-Fold Mirrors
  • Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Available Power-Fold Tow Mirrors
  • Available Trailer Camera Wiring
  • Available multifunction tailgate with signature 60/40 split doors
  • Available 360° Surround View Camera
  • And more!

Your Next RAM 1500 Awaits at Edwards Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT!

Ready to find & finance your next RAM 1500 light-duty truck near Glenwood? Edwards Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT in Council Bluffs has your perfect RAM truck in-stock today! Browse our new RAM 1500 inventory online to find yours, then check out our current incentives or apply for financing online.


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