2022 Ram 1500 Towing Capacity

2022 Ram 1500 Towing Capacity

The 2022 Ram 1500 has towing power of up to 12,750 lb (5,783 kg) and the capability to take you and your trailer wherever you need to go.

3.6L Pentastar V6 engine with eTorque

3.6L Pentastar V6 engine with eTorque mild hybrid system and 8-speed automatic transmission

Standard on: Tradesman & Big Horn


Max Towing

7,710 lb (3,496 kg) - 4x2
7,460 lb (3,383 kg) - 4x4


Max Horsepower

305 HP


Max Torque

269 lb-ft + 90 lb-ft launch torque

5.7L HEMI V8 Engine

5.7L HEMI V8 Engine with 8-speed automatic transmission

Standard on:  Sport, Rebel, Laramie, Limited Longhorn, and Limited
Available on:  Tradesman & Big Horn


Max Towing

12,750 lb (5,783 kg) - 4x2
11,410 lb (5,175 kg) - 4x4


Max Horsepower

395 HP


Max Torque

410 lb-ft

5.7L HEMI V8 Engine with eTorque

5.7L HEMI V8 Engine with eTorque mild hybrid system and 8-speed automatic transmission

Standard on:  GT Package
Available on:  Laramie, Limited Longhorn, and Limited


Max Towing

12,750 lb (5,783 kg) - 4x2
11,410 lb (5,175 kg) - 4x4


Max Horsepower

395 HP


Max Torque

410 lb-ft + 130 lb-ft launch torque

3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine

3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine with 8-speed automatic transmission

Available on:  Rebel, Laramie, Limited Longhorn, and Limited


Max Towing

12,560 lb (5,696 kg) - 4x2
9,860 lb (4,472 kg) - 4x4


Max Horsepower

260 HP


Max Torque

480 lb-ft at 1,600 rpm

6.2L Supercharged HEMI V8

6.2L Supercharged HEMI V8 with full-time 4x4 and 8-speed automatic transmission
with full manual control and six TRX-unique selectable modes. 

Standard on:  TRX


Max Towing

8,100 lb (3,673 kg)


Max Horsepower

702 HP


Max Torque

650 lb-ft

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TOW IN THE KNOW

WHICH FEATURES AFFECT TOWING?

Here are some important features to keep in mind when purchasing a Ram truck for the purpose of towing.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION

The engine and transmission are at the heart of your truck’s towing and payload capacity. An engine with more horsepower and torque will increase the hauling power of your vehicle.

AXLE RATIO

Find the right balance between towing power (higher axle ratio) and engine efficiency (lower axle ratio). Ram trucks and vans come with a variety of axle ratios to meet your towing needs.

HITCH RECEIVER TYPES

Class 1 receivers are rated for around 2,000 pounds of towing capacity. Class 5 receivers can handle up to 23,000 pounds. Want to tow more weight? Go for a fifth wheel or gooseneck trailer.

WHEEL DRIVE SYSTEM

4x2 systems send power to two of the four wheels. This leads to higher towing and payload capacities. 4x4 systems send power to all four wheels, providing greater control but more truck weight.

Cab Size

A smaller cab equals a lighter curb weight. That means you can tow a little bit more than a truck with a larger cab. But if you’re looking to pack in more people, a larger cab would be better.

BOX LENGTH

A shorter box usually has a lower curb weight, increasing the amount you can tow. If you’re towing a fifth wheel or gooseneck, you’ll want to consider a longer box to provide space for turning.

TOWING faq

These are some of the most common questions we get on the topic of towing. Check them out—they might be the same questions you have.

Torque refers to rotational power, and when applied to a vehicle, it indicates the force produced by an engine’s crankshaft, measured in pound-feet. Generally, the more torque that a vehicle can apply, the better suited it is for moving heavy objects—such as when towing or climbing steep grades.
Horsepower is a measure of the power that an engine produces, or what it takes to move an object over a certain distance in a certain amount of time. In the simplest terms, horsepower measures the rate at which work is done. One unit of horsepower is the power required to raise a 33,000-pound object by one foot in a minute.
Payload capacity is the amount of weight your vehicle can carry, including passengers and cargo. It does not include the weight of the vehicle itself.
Towing capacity indicates how much your vehicle can tow, including the weight of your trailer itself.
To calculate your towing capacity, you’ll need to know your vehicle’s Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR, which is determined by the manufacturer), the weight of your vehicle (or curb weight), and the weight of any payload you’re carrying (passengers and cargo combined). Subtract the vehicle’s curb weight and payload weight from GCWR to find how much your vehicle can tow.
GVWR, or Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, indicates the maximum operable weight of a vehicle, including all components of the vehicle itself as well as fuel, accessories, the driver and any passengers and cargo, but excluding all towing.
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