How Much Can a 2020 RAM 1500 Tow?

September 21st, 2020 by
2020 Ram 1500

From the all-new RAM 1500 to the RAM 1500 Classic, the RAM 1500 lineup has remained one of the most popular truck names for its impressive performance. Just how much can a RAM 1500 tow? This light-duty truck offers a max towing capacity of 12,750 pounds, earning it a Best-in-Class V8 Engine towing rating. So how does it achieve such sky-high figures around Decatur? Take a closer look at the 2020 RAM 1500 towing capacity with Green Dodge, and start thinking about which trim levels you want to test drive!

2020 RAM 1500 Towing Specs by Engine

Like the RAM 2500 and other trucks in the lineup, RAM offers plenty of options to fine-tune your road performance. The 2020 RAM 1500 payload capacity ranges from 2,100 to 2,300 pounds, and the 2020 RAM 1500 towing capacity varies depending on your powertrain choice.

  • 3.6L V6 24V VVT eTorque Engine Upg I: Produces 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque; towing capability maxes out at 7,730 pounds.
  • 5.7L V8 HEMI® MDS VVT Engine: Produces up to 395 hp, 410 lb-ft of torque, and tows a max of 11,610 pounds.
  • 5.7L V8 HEMI® MDS VVT eTorque Engine: Boosts towing to 12,750 pounds.
  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 Engine: Produces up to 260 hp, 480 lb-ft of torque, and tows a max of 12,560 pounds—the highest diesel tow rating in its class.

2020 RAM 1500 Performance Features

You know how much can a RAM 1500 tow, but how does it feel on the road? Not only do you get robust horsepower and torque from its four engine options, but RAM also offers a wide variety of performance features to smooth out any bumps on Chatham roads:

  • TorqueFlite® Transmission: Creating a more efficient driving experience, this transmission pairs with the eTorque mild hybrid system to generate up to 20 mpg city/25 mpg highway.
  • Braking Power: The RAM 1500 features 14.9-inch brakes, the largest in its class. This creates greater stopping power on and off-road.
  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path and Trailer Detection: This optional safety feature gives you an extra set of eyes on your blind zones while automatically adjusting for trailer length.
  • Multi-Function Tailgate: The available 60/40 split gate gives you greater versatility on the Rochester roads, offering better access without compromising stability.

Diesel vs. Gas Towing: What’s the Difference?

While the RAM 1500 has many advantages over the Chevy Silverado 1500, one of its strengths is having diesel and gas engines. What’s the difference? While there’s no better or worse option, you might find one that suits your needs better.

  • Diesel Towing: Diesel trucks usually have more torque, which translates to better towing capacity. This also leads to better fuel economy and longevity.
  • Gas Towing: Gas trucks typically don’t have a diesel engine’s torque, but they tend to have better acceleration and horsepower. They are also cheaper to maintain and fill up at the gas pump.

More About RAM 1500 Features

Ready to experience the RAM 1500 power in person? Contact us at Green Dodge in Springfield for more information, and we’ll get you behind the wheel of the model of your choice! If a new truck isn’t within your budget, browse our used trucks for sale.

 

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