2021 Ram 1500 Towing Capacity
When you want to buy a powerful truck, like the 2021 Ram 1500, it’s a good idea to find out its towing capacity. If you’re hauling materials across Walled Lake, West Bloomfield, and Farmington Hills, Michigan, you’ll need to know what factors build the capacity you want.
LaFontaine Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (CDJR) of Walled Lake created this breakdown of the elements that make up this important consideration.
5 Engine Choices
So, how many engines does this Ram have? Technically, you’ll get five to choose from with this truck. Coming standard with this pickup, you’ll have the 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine. It produces 305 horsepower with 269 lb-ft of torque.
If you want the powerful torque this vehicle offers, go with the available 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine. With this engine, it produces 480 lb-ft of torque, with 260 horsepower.
Two separate 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine choices can be selected. The difference arises when you consider whether to get this machine with or without eTorque. If you pick one of these engines, it produces 395 horsepower with 410 lb-ft of torque.
Want a powerhouse in charge of your drives? How about looking at the supercharged 6.2L HEMI® V8 engine? This comes with the specialized TRX model and produces 702 horsepower with 650 lb-ft of torque.
More Than 7,000 Pounds of Towing
Towing capacities for this truck range from the 3.6L engine that tows up to 7,730 pounds and tops out with the 5.7L engine. With eTorque, you’ll be able to tow a maximum of 12,750 pounds.
The other engines dwell within that specified range to let you hook up a trailer, boat, or other large machines.
For those seeking the maximum payload, pay careful attention when selecting a trim. The Tradesman trim, equipped with 4×2 capability, carries 2,300 pounds.
On board, expect systems that make towing more tenable. Standard systems include:
- Trailer Brake Control
- Trailer Sway Control
If you’re hunting down more advanced devices, one you can add is the Trailer Reverse Steering Control. This enables you to steer your trailer in your desired direction with a twist of the dial.
To keep eyes on your trailer without craning your neck, use the available Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path and Automatic Trailer Detection. You won’t be straining to see what’s going on—you’ll see it in front of you on the display.
4 Trailers and 12 Tires
The upgraded display we just mentioned, the 12-inch Uconnect® with Navigation system, gives you the ability to monitor your trailer. You’ll also be able to check the trailer lights through the Trailer Light Check.
To get a reading on the tire pressure, cycle to the Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring system. It shows you if a tire requires inflation. If you own more than one trailer, you’ll be able to set up profiles for up to four trailers with 12 tires per trailer.
Choose Your Engine in the 2021 Ram 1500 Towing Capacity
Now that you’ve learned more about the towing capacity of the 2021 Ram 1500, which engine will you choose? Take some time and think about what you’ll need for your Walled Lake, West Bloomfield, and Farmington Hills, MI, projects and then decide.
To get more ideas, stop by LaFontaine CDJR Walled Lake to talk to a knowledgeable sales professional and take a test drive.