Towing Capacity 2014 RAM 1500 (with charts)

The towing capacity in the 2014 Ram 1500 ranges from 4,100 – 10,450 lbs. This is dependent on the cab size, bed size, drive, and most importantly engine. The engine type makes a big difference in the capabilities.

The highest towing capacity in the 2014 RAM 1500 of 10,450 lbs is achieved with the 5.7 L V8 HEMI engine, a regular cab with an 8 ft bed, and 4×2 drive.

You should always use your own data to determine your towing capacity either through the manual or by calculating towing capacity on your own by using the weight capacities listed in your truck door.

Though I tried to make this information as accurate as possible, you should always check your manual or contact your local dealer to determine the appropriate towing capacity of your vehicle and necessary equipment.

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2014 Ram 1500 Engine Performance

There are 4 available engines in the Ram 1500. Not every trim is available with each engine, but there are definitely a lot of choices.

We will walk you through the specs of each to help you decide what engine you want, or identify what engine you have if you already have your truck.

The two main options are the 5.7 L V8 HEMI and the 3.6 L V6 Pentastar.

There is also the 3.0 L Ecodiesel engine.

3.6 L Pentastar V6 Engine

The Pentastar engine is the primary engine type in the standard trim models.

This engine is less powerful than the Hemi with 269 lb.-ft of torque and only 305 hp. Similarly, it can only tow a maximum capacity of 7,300 lbs.

3.6 L engine ram 1500 2014
3.6L Pentastar V6 Engine

5.7 L Hemi V8 Engine

The 5.7 L V8 engine is the available engine in the standard form of the Limited version of the Ram 1500.

It has a torque of 407 lb.-ft. and 395 hp.

Depending on the compatibility, this engine has a max towing capacity of 10,450 lbs.

This engine comes with either a 6-speed or 8-speed transmission which impacts the towing and payload capacities slightly.

5.7 L engine ram 1500 2014
5.7 L HEMI V8 Engine

3.0L Ecodiesel V6

Being a diesel engine it does offer the highest amount of torque at 420 lb.-ft but only 240 hp, which is expected.

Though it supplies extra torque, it actually has a max towing capacity of 9,200 lbs which is 1,250 lbs lower than the 5.7L engine.

3.0 ecodiesel ram 1500 engine 2014
3.0 L Ecodiesel V6 Engine

Towing Packages

There is only one towing package available in the 2014 RAM 1500 series.

This is the Trailer Tow Mirror and Brake Group. This package adds trailer brake control and a Class IV hitch receiver.

This package is available on every trim level.

Towing Terms
Max Towing Capacity by Engine

To determine the towing capacity of your vehicle, you need to know the:

  1. engine type
  2. bed size
  3. cab size
  4. drivetrain
  5. axle ratio

If you know all of these items, then move on to the next section by engine to determine your towing capacity.

If not:

  1. Start with the VIN decoder from Autozone to determine the engine in the vehicle
  2. measure the bed size with a tape measure to determine whether you have a 5 ft 7 in, 6 ft 4 in, or 8 ft bed
  3. The cab size should be evident by whether or not the back doors are full-sized
  4. Drivetrain should be determined with the VIN as well
  5. The axle ratio will likely be listed on the side of the driver’s door on the certification sticker

You can find the GVWR and usually the axle ratio on the Safety Compliance Certification Label on the inside of the driver’s side door.

Related: What is GVWR?

3.6 L V6 Pentastar

The 3.6 L V6 engine towing capacity in the 2014 RAM 1500 ranges from 4,100 – 7,450 lbs.

Drive

Axle Ratio

Cab Size

Bed Size

GCWR
(lbs)

Towing Capacity
(lbs)

4x2

3.21

Regular

6 ft 4 in

9,500

4,800

4x4

3.21

Regular

6 ft 4 in

9,500

4,450

4x2

3.21

Regular

8 ft

9,500

4,600

4x4

3.21

Regular

8 ft

9,500

4,450

4x2

3.55

Regular

6 ft 4 in

12,000

7,300

4x4

3.55

Regular

6 ft 4 in

12,000

7,100

4x2

3.55

Regular

8 ft

12,200

7,300

4x4

3.55

Regular

8 ft

12,200

7,150

4x2 

3.21

Quad

6 ft 4 in

9,500

4,450

4x2

3.55

Quad

6 ft 4 in

12,500

7,450

4x4

3.21

Quad

6 ft 4 in

9,500

4,250

4x4

3.55

Quad

6 ft 4 in

12,500

7,250

4x2

3.21

Crew

5 ft 7 in

9,500

4,300

4x2

3.55

Crew

5 ft 7 in

12,500

7,400

4x4

3.21

Crew

5 ft 7 in

9,500

4,100

4x4

3.55

Crew

5 ft 7 in

12,500

7,200

5.7 L V8 HEMI 6 Speed

The 5.7 L V8 HEMI 6-speed engine towing capacity in the 2014 RAM 1500 ranges from 6,800 – 10,450 lbs.

Drive

Cab Size

Bed Size

GVWR
(lbs)

Payload Capacity
(lbs)

4x2

Regular

6 ft 4 in

6,350

1,610

4x4

Regular

6 ft 4 in

6,350

1,430

4x2

Regular

8 ft

6,600

1,710

4x4

Regular

8 ft

6,600

1,490

4x2

Quad

6 ft 4 in

6,800

1,710

4x4

Quad

6 ft 4 in

6,800

1,490

4x2

Crew

5 ft 7 in

6,800

1,650

4x4

Crew

5 ft 7 in

6,800

1,680

4x2

Crew

6 ft 4 in

6,800

1,580

4x4

Crew

6 ft 4 in

6,800

1,400

5.7 L V8 HEMI 8 Speed

The 5.7 L V8 HEMI 8-speed engine towing capacity in the 2014 RAM 1500 ranges from 7,950 – 10,450 lbs.

Drive

Cab Size

Bed Size

GVWR
(lbs)

Payload Capacity
(lbs)

4x2

Regular

6 ft 4 in

6,350

1,630

4x4

Regular

6 ft 4 in

6,350

1,430

4x2

Regular

8 ft

6,600

1,730

4x4

Regular

8 ft

6,600

1,500

4x2

Quad

6 ft 4 in

6,800

1,730

4x4

Quad

6 ft 4 in

6,800

1,500

4x2

Crew

5 ft 7 in

6,800

1,670

4x4

Crew

5 ft 7 in

6,800

1,450

4x2

Crew

6 ft 4 in

6,800

1,600

4x4

Crew

6 ft 4 in

6,800

1,420

3.0 L Ecodiesel V8

The 3.0 L Ecodiesel V8 towing capacity in the 2014 RAM 1500 ranges from 8,900 – 9,200 lbs.

Cab Size

Bed Size

Payload Capacity
(lbs)

Regular

8 ft

9,200

Quad

6 ft 4 in

9,050

Crew

5 ft 7 in

8,950

Crew

6 ft 4 in

8,900

2014 RAM 1500 Payload Capacity

The 2014 RAM 1500 can carry between 1,200 to 2,300 lbs of cargo.

3.6 L V6

The 3.6 L V6 engine payload capacity in the 2014 RAM 1500 ranges from 1,150 – 1,930 lbs.

Drive

Cab Size

Bed Size

GVWR
(lbs)

Payload Capacity
(lbs)

4x2

Regular

6 ft 4 in

6,025

1,510

4x4

Regular

6 ft 4 in

6,300

1,590

4x2

Regular

8 ft

6,600

1,900

4x4

Regular

8 ft

6,800

1,930

4x2

Quad

6 ft 4 in

6,700

1,820

4x4

Quad

6 ft 4 in

6,800

1,730

4x2

Crew

5 ft 7 in

6,700

1,770

4x4

Crew

5 ft 7 in

6,800

1,680

5.7 L V8 HEMI 6 Speed

The 5.7 L V8 HEMI 6-speed engine payload capacity in the 2014 RAM 1500 ranges from 1,400 – 1,710 lbs.

Drive

Axle Ratio

Cab Size

Bed Size

GCWR
(lbs)

Towing Capacity
(lbs)

4x2

3.21

Regular

6 ft 4 in

12,100

7,150

4x2

3.21

Regular

8 ft

12,100

7,000

4x2

3.55

Regular

6 ft 4 in

14,150

9,200

4x4

3.55

Regular

6 ft 4 in

14,150

9,050

4x2

3.55

Regular

8 ft

14,150

9,050

4x4

3.55

Regular

8 ft

14,150

8,850

4x2

3.92

Regular

6 ft 4 in

14,100

9,150

4x4

3.92

Regular

6 ft 4 in

14,100

9,000

4x2

3.92

Regular

8 ft

15,650

10,450

4x4

3.92

Regular

8 ft

15,650

10,350

4x2 

3.21

Quad

6 ft 4 in

12,100

6,800

4x2

3.55

Quad

6 ft 4 in

14,150

8,850

4x2 

3.92

Quad

6 ft 4 in

15,650

10,350

4x4

3.55

Quad

6 ft 4 in

14,150

8,650

4x4

3.92

Quad

6 ft 4 in

15,650

10,150

4x2

3.55

Crew

5 ft 7 in

14,150

8,800

4x2 

3.92

Crew

5 ft 7 in

15,650

10,300

4x4

3.55

Crew

5 ft 7 in

14,150

8,600

4x4

3.92

Crew

5 ft 7 in

15,650

10,100

4x2

3.55

Crew

6 ft 4 in

14,150

8,750

4x2 

3.92

Crew

6 ft 4 in

15,650

10,250

4x4

3.55

Crew

6 ft 4 in

14,150

8,600

4x4

3.92

Crew

6 ft 4 in

15,650

10,050

5.7 L V8 HEMI 8 Speed

The 5.7 L V8 HEMI 8-speed engine payload capacity in the 2014 RAM 1500 ranges from 1,420 – 1,730 lbs.

Drive

Axle Ratio

Cab Size

Bed Size

GCWR
(lbs)

Towing Capacity
(lbs)

4x2

3.21

Regular

6 ft 4 in

13,500

8,600

4x4

3.21

Regular

6 ft 4 in

13,500

8,400

4x2

3.21

Regular

8 ft

13,500

8,450

4x4

3.21

Regular

8 ft

13,500

8,200

4x2

3.92

Regular

6 ft 4 in

14,100

9,200

4x4

3.92

Regular

6 ft 4 in

14,100

9,000

4x2

3.92

Regular

8 ft

15,650

10,450

4x4

3.92

Regular

8 ft

15,650

10,350

4x2 

3.21

Quad

6 ft 4 in

13,500

8,250

4x2 

3.92

Quad

6 ft 4 in

15,650

10,400

4x4

3.21

Quad

6 ft 4 in

13,500

8,000

4x4

3.92

Quad

6 ft 4 in

15,650

10,150

4x2

3.21

Crew

5 ft 7 in

13,500

8,200

4x2 

3.92

Crew

5 ft 7 in

15,650

10,350

4x4

3.21

Crew

5 ft 7 in

13,500

7,950

4x4

3.92

Crew

5 ft 7 in

15,650

10,000

4x2

3.21

Crew

6 ft 4 in

13,500

8,100

4x2 

3.92

Crew

6 ft 4 in

15,650

10,250

4x4

3.21

Crew

6 ft 4 in

13,500

7,950

4x4

3.92

Crew

6 ft 4 in

15,650

10,050

3.0 L Ecodiesel V8

The 3.0 L Ecodiesel V8 payload capacity in the 2014 RAM 1500 ranges from 1,400 – 1,580 lbs.

Cab Size

Bed Size

Payload Capacity
(lbs)

Regular

8 ft

1,580

Quad

6 ft 4 in

1,430

Crew

5 ft 7 in

1,470

Crew

6 ft 4 in

1,400

Ram 1500 Trims

The Ram 1500 in 2014 family has 9 trims.

  • ST
  • STX
  • SLT
  • Outdoorsman
  • Big Horn
  • Sport
  • Laramie
  • Laramie Lonhorn
  • Laramie Limited

Each of these models has various options for customization, engine selection, cab size, and bed size.

For more information about the newest Trim Levels of the current RAM 1500 read RAM 1500 Trim Levels.

Ram 1500 Cab Sizes

The 2014 Ram 1500 has three cab sizes. These are the Regular cab, Quad cab, and Crew cab.

The Regular Cab has only one row of seating but the other two options have two rows and can seat up to 6 passengers.

For more information on the difference between the Quad cab vs Crew cab read here.

Ram 1500 Bed Sizes

The Ram 1500 only has three bed sizes. They have a 5′ 7″ bed, a 6′ 4″ bed, and an 8 ft bed.

Every Quad Cab is equipped with a 6′ 4″ bed, but most trims with Crew Cabs have the option to be in either the short or long length.

The 8 ft bed is only available with the Regular Cab

This bed type is a fleetside truck meaning that the wheel wells stick out into the bed of the truck making the shape no longer perfectly rectangular. This is very common for trucks.

Conclusion

The 2014 Ram 1500 has a towing capacity ranging from 4,100 – 10,450 lbs.

The engine type, drive, cab size, and bed size can all impact the towing capacity.

You should always do your own towing capacity calculations before you ever tow anything, especially those that are close to these limits.

If you need help calculating your towing capacity, I wrote an entire article that walks you through the steps to calculate your towing capacity along with other considerations you need to make when towing.

The resources used for this information were taken from the 2014 RAM 1500 ebrochure.

For more information on towing with your 2014 RAM 1500 truck, check the owner’s manual.

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