Towing & Payload Capacity for the Ram 1500, 2500, & 3500

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Your Next Pickup Truck

Are you looking for a new pickup truck specifically for towing and hauling purposes? The 2019 Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 are able to get the job done! View our research to learn more about towing and payload capacities of each model. For additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact our Ram dealership in Ellisville, MO, online or by calling (636) 394-3400. You can also browse the Royal Gate Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram of Ellisville new vehicle inventory for available models, and our current lease deals to save on a Ram 1500, 2500, or 3500.

How Much Can the 2019 Ram 1500 Tow?

The 2019 Ram 1500 can tow up to a maximum of 12,750 lbs. when properly equipped with the V8 engine. In addition to engine power, the Ram 1500 also has its high-strength steel frame to thank to enhance stiffness and durability, ultimately lending a hand toward towing capability. You can hook up a small trailer to your Ram 1500, as well as trailer-secured ATVs and motorbikes.

2019 Ram 1500 Towing & Payload Capacity

Red 2019 Ram 1500 on dirt hill

Explore towing and payload possibilities on the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 engines with the help of the information provided below.

3.6L Pentastar® V6 with eTorque Engine

Horsepower

305 HP

Torque

269 lb.-ft.

Max. Towing

7,730 lbs.

Max. Payload

2,300 lbs.

5.7L HEMI® V8 Engine

Horsepower

395 HP

Torque

410 lb.-ft.

Max. Towing

11,610 lbs.

Max. Payload

1,970 lbs.

5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque Engine

Horsepower

395 HP

Torque

410 lb.-ft.

Max. Towing

12,750 lbs.

Max. Payload

1,970 lbs.

Need Even More Towing Power?

If the Ram 1500’s towing power isn’t enough, consider the 2019 Ram 2500 or 3500. These models are built to withstand and power through nearly any situation, so you can count on their towing capability when needed.

2019 Ram 2500 Towing & Payload Capacity

Black 2019 Ram 2500 in desert

How much weight can the Ram 2500 conquer? Below, you’ll find towing and payload ratings for each available engine.

6.4L HEMI® V8 Engine

Horsepower

410 HP

Torque

429 lb.-ft.

Max. Towing

17,130 lbs.

Max. Payload

6,600 lbs.

6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 Engine

Horsepower

370 HP

Torque

850 lb.-ft.

Max. Towing

21,560 lbs.

Max. Payload

5,730 lbs.

2019 Ram 3500 Towing & Payload Capacity

White 2019 Ram 3500 in desert

Identify maximum towing and payload capacities on the three available 2019 Ram 3500 engines with the information below.

6.4L HEMI® Engine

Horsepower

410 HP

Torque

429 lb.-ft.

Max. Towing

17,130 lbs.

Max. Payload

6,600 lbs.

6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 Engine

Horsepower

370 HP

Torque

850 lb.-ft.

Max. Towing

21,560 lbs.

Max. Payload

5,730 lbs.

6.7L High-Output Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 Engine

Horsepower

400 HP

Torque

1,000 lb.-ft.

Max. Towing

35,100 lbs.

Max. Payload

7,680 lbs.

Towing Technology

Whether you’re driving a short distance or are beginning a long journey, there are a number of towing and driving tools to help you stay focused and safe.

Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path and New Automatic Trailer Detection

Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path Detection helps you keep an eye on vehicles and objects in your blind spot zones. The Ram 1500 also includes Trailer Detection, which factors in blind zones created by a trailer.

LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist

This system measures the vehicle’s position and movement, and alerts the driver during lane drifting. It will then help correct your steering and guide you back into your lane.

Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking

The 2019 Ram 2500 and 3500 are available with this feature, which warns the driver when it predicts a potential accident. It can even apply the brakes if the driver takes no action.

Class-Exclusive Active-Level™ Four-Corner Air Suspension

In an effort to reduce drag and increase efficiency, Four-Corner Air Suspension automatically lowers your truck in response to road conditions.

Towing FAQ

The amount of towing power you require entirely depends on your daily driving needs. Heavy-duty jobs are perfect for the Ram 2500 and 3500. If you only need to tow lighter loads, the Ram 1500 might be a better option for you.

In short, yes. Although Ram pickup trucks have impressive maximum towing and payload capacities, a general rule of thumb is that the heavier the payload, the lighter your trailer or towed item should be.

Additional factors you need to consider when it comes to towing capacity include cab weight, axle ratio, and configuration of the engine. See our research above to see maximum towing capacities of the 2019 Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500. We also recommend consulting your owner’s manual.

Further Reading

Are you interested in reading more about the Ram 1500, 2500, or 3500? Check out these related pages!

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