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 mild hybrid system and 8-speed automatic transmission
Standard on: Tradesman & Big Horn
5.7L HEMI V8 Engine with 8-speed automatic transmission
Standard on: Sport, Rebel, Laramie, Limited Longhorn, and Limited
5.7L HEMI V8 Engine with eTorque mild hybrid system and 8-speed automatic transmission
Standard on: GT Package
3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine with 8-speed automatic transmission
Available on: Rebel, Laramie, Limited Longhorn, and Limited
6.2L Supercharged HEMI V8 with full-time 4x4 and 8-speed automatic transmission
Standard on: TRX
ram 1500 (DT) Towing & Payload Charts
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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