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Ram Towing Capacity Guide

Towing is one of the major reasons why people buy trucks, but a lot goes into determining a towing capacity, and you can have one model with vastly different towing capacities depending on how it’s equipped. For that reason, it can be difficult to know which truck and which equipment you need to tow your boat, camper, worksite generator, or whatever else you need to transport. So we made a guide to Ram vehicles and their capacities to make things easier for you.

2024 Ram 1500 Towing Capacity

The mainstay of the Ram fleet, the 1500 offers three different engines and excellent towing capacity. There is the standard V6 and an optional V8, which comes with the highest towing capacity, unsurprisingly. There is also a supercharged V8 that goes in the 1500 TRX. That tends not to be a truck that people buy for towing, but it does still have a respectable towing capacity, and there is no reason not to take advantage of that fact if you want to. But perhaps the most appealing towing feature of the 1500 isn’t how much the engine will pull, but rather the interior. All Ram models, but especially the 1500, receive a ton of praise for the comfortable and ergonomic interior, easily the best in the segment. It’s the kind of place you want to be if you’re going to spend many hours on the highway towing, and that’s a really serious advantage.

Engine Horsepower Torque Max Towing (lbs)
3.6L Pentastar® V6 305 273 lb-ft 7,730
5.7L HEMI® V8 395 410 lb-ft 12,750
Supercharged 6.2L HEMI® V8 702 650 lb-ft 8,100

2024 Ram Heavy Duty 2500/3500

When you have more serious towing needs, you need a more serious truck. The 2500 and 3500 are Ram’s heavy-duty trucks, with significantly higher towing capacities than the 1500, no matter which engine you choose. The principal difference between these two trucks is that the 3500 is available with a dual-wheel rear axle, which gives the 3500 a higher towing capacity with the same engines. But there is also an additional engine option for the 3500 that isn’t available on the 2500, a higher-output version of the optional diesel engine. The 2500 has its own strengths, including a couple of offroad-focused trims that aren’t available on the 3500, but for towing guide purposes, the rear axle and additional engine are the main differences. Both benefit from the excellent Ram truck interior that we touched on with the 1500.

Ram 2500 Towing Capacities

Engine Horsepower Torque Max Towing (lbs)
6.4L HEMI® V8 410 429 lb-ft 17,730
6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 370 850 lb-ft 19,990

Ram 3500 Towing Capacities

Engine Horsepower Torque Max Towing (lbs)
6.4L HEMI® V8 410 429 lb-ft 18,210
6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 370 850 lb-ft 22,660
High-Output 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 420 1,075 lb-ft 37,090

2024 Ram ProMaster Towing Capacity

The ProMaster is, as you’ve no doubt noticed, not a pickup. As a van, the strength of the ProMaster is its payload capacity of 4,820 pounds, much higher than you’d find in anything other than a heavy-duty pickup, rather than its towing capacity. But the towing capacity is roughly what you would expect from a midsize pickup, so we’re including it here. The ProMaster is powered by a 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6, which is similar to the one found in the 1500, but not quite the same. Here, the V6 is tuned to be extremely low maintenance, and to be able to idle for long periods of time without causing damage to the engine internals. In this form, it makes 276 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque, and gives the ProMaster a towing capacity of 6,910 pounds.

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