Towing Capacity for Ram 1500 (2022-2010)

The Ram 1500 has 230 manufacturing combinations along with different towing capacities for each variety.

Here you will find the towing capacities of the standard/stock towing capacity of each trim as well as the max towing capacity by each engine.

Since there are so many combinations, we don’t list all 230, but if you know the engine in your vehicle, the cab size, the bed size, and the drive, you will be able to find your towing capacity later in this article.

The towing capacity in the Ram 1500 ranges from 6,120 – 12,750 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.

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.

towing capacity for ram 1500

Ram 1500 Trims

The Ram 1500 family has 9 trims.

  • Limited
  • Limited Longhorn
  • Rebel
  • Laramie
  • Big Horn
  • Tradesman
  • Tradesman HFE
  • TRX
  • Lone Star

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

Not all of these trims come in every option available.

Below are the images of some of the different trims. As you can see there aren’t drastic differences between each trim. Mostly there are differences in the wheels and the front grilles.

For more information about the Trim Levels of the 2022 RAM 1500 read RAM 1500 Trim Levels

Ram 1500 2022 Limited
Ram 1500 2022 Limited
Ram 1500 2022 Limited Longhorn
Ram 1500 2022 Limited Longhorn
Ram 1500 2022 Rebel
Ram 1500 2022 Rebel
Ram 1500 2022 Laramie
Ram 1500 2022 Laramie
Ram 1500 2022 Big Horn
Ram 1500 2022 Big Horn
Ram 1500 2022 Tradesman
Ram 1500 2022 Tradesman

Towing Capacity Chart by Trim

Trim

Drive

Engine

Cab Size

Bed Size

Axle Ratio

Payload Capacity

Towing Capacity

GVWR

GCWR

Curb Weight

Big Horn

4x2

4x4

3.6 L V6 24V VVT eTorque

Crew Cab

5' 7"

3.21

1990 lbs

6630 lbs

6900 lbs

11900 lbs

4096 lbs

3.21

1820 lbs

6450 lbs

6900 lbs

11900 lbs

5082 lbs

Big Horn

4x4

3.6 L V6 24V VVT eTorque

Quad Cab

6' 4"

3.21

1800 lbs

6530 lbs

6800 lbs

11900 lbs

5001 lbs

Big Horn

4x2

4x4

3.6 L V6 24V VVT eTorque

Crew Cab

6' 4"

3.21

1970 lbs

6600 lbs

6900 lbs

11900 lbs

4935 lbs

3.21

1760 lbs

6400 lbs

6900 lbs

11900 lbs

5137 lbs

Big Horn

4x2

4x4

3.6 L V6 24V VVT eTorque

Quad Cab

6' 4"

3.21

2010 lbs

6740 lbs

6800 lbs

11900 lbs

4792 lbs

Laramie

4x2

4x4

3.6 L V6 24V VVT eTorque

Crew Cab

6' 4"

3.21

1850 lbs

6480 lbs

6900 lbs

11900 lbs

5052 lbs

Laramie

4x2

4x4

3.6 L V6 24V VVT eTorque

Crew Cab

5' 7"

3.21

1870 lbs

6500 lbs

6900 lbs

11900 lbs

5032 lbs

3.21

1700 lbs

6340 lbs

6900 lbs

11900 lbs

5196 lbs

Limited

4x2

4x4

5.7 HEMI V8

Crew Cab

6' 4"

3.21

1550 lbs

8180 lbs

6900 lbs

13900 lbs

5345 lbs

3.21

1530 lbs

7970 lbs

7100 lbs

13900 lbs

5568 lbs

Limited

4x2

4x4

5.7 HEMI V8

Crew Cab

5' 7"

3.21

1550 lbs

8180 lbs

6900 lbs

13900 lbs

5353 lbs

3.21

1600 lbs

8040 lbs

7100 lbs

13900 lbs

5497 lbs

Limited Longhorn

4x2

4x4

3.6 L V6 24V VVT eTorque

Crew Cab

5' 7"

3.21

1710 lbs

6340 lbs

6900 lbs

11900 lbs

5192 lbs

3.21

1550 lbs

6190 lbs

6900 lbs

11900 lbs

5346 lbs

Limited Longhorn


4x2

4x4

3.6 L V6 24V VVT eTorque

Crew Cab

6' 4"

3.21

1660 lbs

6290 lbs

6900 lbs

11900 lbs

5241 lbs

3.21

1510 lbs

6150 lbs

6900 lbs

11900 lbs

5387 lbs

Rebel

4x2

4x4

3.6 L V6 24V VVT eTorque

Crew Cab

5' 7"

3.92

1800 lbs

7440 lbs

6900 lbs

12900 lbs

5096 lbs

TRX

4x4

6.2L Supercharged

Crew Cab

5' 7"

3.55

1310 lbs

8100 lbs

7800 lbs

15160 lbs

6396 lbs

Tradesman

4x2

4x4

3.6 L V6 24V VVT eTorque

Quad Cab

6' 4"

3.55

2320 lbs

7740 lbs

7100 lbs

12900 lbs

4778 lbs

Tradesman

4x4

3.6 L V6 24V VVT eTorque

Quad Cab

6' 4"

3.21

1820 lbs

6530 lbs

6800 lbs

11900 lbs

4975 lbs

Tradesman

4x2

4x4

3.6 L V6 24V VVT eTorque

Crew Cab

5' 7"

3.21

2020 lbs

6540 lbs

6900 lbs

11900 lbs

4878 lbs

3.21

1840 lbs

6460 lbs

6900 lbs

11900 lbs

5062 lbs

Tradesman

4x2

4x4

3.6 L V6 24V VVT eTorque

Crew Cab

6' 4"

3.21

1990 lbs

6600 lbs

6900 lbs

11900 lbs

4909 lbs

3.21

1790 lbs

6290 lbs

6900 lbs

11900 lbs

5106 lbs

Tradesman HFE

4x2

3.6 L V6 24V VVT eTorque

Quad Cab

6' 4"

3.21

1220 lbs

6750 lbs

-

-

-

Tradesman HFE

4x2

3.0 L V6 Turbo Diesel Gen 3

Crew Cab

6' 4"

3.21

1730 lbs

8280 lbs

-

-

-

3.92

1590 lbs

7220 lbs

6900 lbs

12900 lbs

5314 lbs

3.21

1650 lbs

6290 lbs

6900 lbs

11900 lbs

5248 lbs

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Ram 1500 Cab Sizes

The Ram 1500 only has two cab sizes compared to other trucks.

There is no regular cab which only has one row. Each of the cab options has two rows and can seat up to 6 people.

Crew Cab

The crew cab is the larger of the two cab sizes. This cab features two rows of seating and two full doors.

The back and front door is about the same size.

In the rear seats, there are 45.2 inches of legroom, making it very spacious for back seat passengers.

Ram 1500 2022 Limited
Crew Cab on Ram 1500

Quad Cab

The quad cab is smaller than the Crew Cab but still has 4 full doors. The doors here are significantly smaller in the back; they do have their own handles though. (See below)

There are only 35.6 inches of rear legroom.

where this makes a difference is in the overall length of the vehicle. Even with the same size bed, the Quad Cab is nearly 20 inches shorter than the Crew cab making it easier to fit into garages and smaller spaces without compromising on bed size.

Ram 1500 2022 Big Horn
Quad Cab

Ram 1500 Bed Sizes

The Ram 1500 only has two bed sizes. They have a 5′ 7″ bed and a 6′ 4″ bed.

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

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.

Ram 1500 Engine Performance

There are 5 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.

If you are interested in looking at the other engines from Ram Trucks, take a look at this performance guide.

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.

But it is available in every trim but the Rebel.

It has a torque of 410 lb.-ft. and 395 hp.

Depending on the compatibility, this engine has a max towing capacity of 11,610 lbs.

This engine, as seen below is labeled very distinctly. You will notice it has bold white lettering on top.

5.7L HEMI V8 Engine Ram 1500
5.7 L HEMI V8 Engine

3.6 L Pentastar V6 Engine with eTorque

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

Unless chosen otherwise, every Ram 1500 truck will have this engine (excluding TRX and Rebel trim levels).

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 7,730 lbs.

You can identify whether or not your car has this engine by comparing it to the one below. *This is the only engine that doesn’t make it obvious in labeling.

3.6L Pentastar V6 Engine with eTorque
3.6L Pentastar V6 Engine with eTorque

Supercharged 6.2 L Hemi V8 Engine

The supercharged HEMI is a very unique engine in that it is only offered in the Ram 1500 TRX. It focuses on engine speed and force.

It has a torque of 650 lb.-ft and 702 hp.

It claims to have a 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds.

Ram calls it “the most powerful factory installed engine ever in a half-ton truck.”

If you have a TRX, you know you have a supercharged engine, otherwise, you will not have this under your hood.

Supercharged 6.2 L HEMI V8 Engine
Supercharged 6.2 L HEMI V8 Engine

5.7 L Hemi V8 Engine with eTorque

This engine is an upgrade from the regular HEMI because of the inclusion of the eToruqe system. In the image below, you will notice the eTorque system as a silver box labeled Ram.

This engine has the same torque and horsepower as the regular HEMI engine but has a max towing capacity of 12,750 lbs under the right conditions.

On their website, they say it offers an extra 130 lb.-ft of torque than the other engine, but according to their listing statistics, this is not the case. So I am unsure what the real value is for this engine.

You can also distinguish it based on the lettering color of “HEMI”. A black coloring indicates the engine with eTorque, and the silver indicates regular.

5.7L HEMI V8 Engine with eTorque
5.7L HEMI V8 Engine with eTorque

3.0L Ecodiesel V6

The Ecodiesel engine is the stock engine in the Tradesman HFE crew cab with a long bed only.

However, it is offered in every other trim (excluding TRX).

Being a diesel engine is does offer the highest amount of torque at 480 lb.-ft but only 260 hp, which is expected.

Though it supplies extra torque, it actually has a max towing capacity of 12,560 lbs which is 200 lbs lower than the 5.7L engine with eTorque.

3.0 L Ecodiesel V6 Engine Ram
3.0 L Ecodiesel V6 Engine Ram

Max Towing Capacity by Engine

Drive

Engine

Cab Size

Bed Size

Axle Ratio

Payload Capacity

Towing Capacity

4x2

5.7 L V8 HEMI MDS VVT eTorque

Quad Cab

6' 4"

3.21

1860 lbs

8450 lbs

4x4

5.7 L V8 HEMI MDS VVT eTorque

Quad Cab

6' 4"

3.21

1860 lbs

8230 lbs

4x2

5.7 L V8 HEMI MDS VVT eTorque

Quad Cab

6' 4"

3.92

1860 lbs

12750 lbs

4x4

5.7 L V8 HEMI MDS VVT eTorque

Quad Cab

6' 4"

3.92

1860 lbs

11330 lbs

4x2

5.7 L V8 HEMI MDS VVT eTorque

Crew Cab

6' 4"

3.21

1730 lbs

8220 lbs

4x2

5.7 L V8 HEMI MDS VVT eTorque

Crew Cab

5' 7"

3.21

1780 lbs

8210 lbs

4x4

5.7 L V8 HEMI MDS VVT eTorque

Crew Cab

5' 7"

3.21

1810 lbs

8110 lbs

4x4

5.7 L V8 HEMI MDS VVT eTorque

Crew Cab

6' 4"

3.21

1760 lbs

7860 lbs

4x2

5.7 L V8 HEMI MDS VVT eTorque

Crew Cab

6' 4"

3.92

1730 lbs

11320 lbs

4x2

5.7 L V8 HEMI MDS VVT eTorque

Crew Cab

5' 7"

3.92

1780 lbs

11310 lbs

4x4

5.7 L V8 HEMI MDS VVT eTorque

Crew Cab

5' 7"

3.92

1810 lbs

11210 lbs

4x4

5.7 L V8 HEMI MDS VVT eTorque

Crew Cab

6' 4"

3.92

1760 lbs

10960 lbs

4x2

5.7 HEMI V8 MDS VVT

Quad Cab

6' 4"

3.21

1930 lbs

8490 lbs

4x4

5.7 HEMI V8 MDS VVT

Quad Cab

6' 4"

3.21

1940 lbs

8220 lbs

4x2

5.7 HEMI V8 MDS VVT

Quad Cab

6' 4"

3.92

1930 lbs

11590 lbs

4x4

5.7 HEMI V8 MDS VVT

Quad Cab

6' 4"

3.92

1940 lbs

11320 lbs

4x2

5.7 HEMI V8 MDS VVT

Crew Cab

6' 4"

3.21

1800 lbs

8440 lbs

4x2

5.7 HEMI V8 MDS VVT

Crew Cab

5' 7"

3.21

1870 lbs

8430 lbs

4x4

5.7 HEMI V8 MDS VVT

Crew Cab

6' 4"

3.21

1820 lbs

8230 lbs

4x4

5.7 HEMI V8 MDS VVT

Crew Cab

5' 7"

3.21

1870 lbs

8180 lbs

4x4

5.7 HEMI V8 MDS VVT (Limited Longhorn)

Crew Cab

5' 7"

3.21

1870 lbs

7180 lbs

4x2

5.7 HEMI V8 MDS VVT

Crew Cab

6' 4"

3.92

1800 lbs

11540 lbs

4x2

5.7 HEMI V8 MDS VVT

Crew Cab

5' 7"

3.92

1870 lbs

11530 lbs

4x4

5.7 HEMI V8 MDS VVT

Crew Cab

6' 4"

3.92

1820 lbs

11330 lbs

4x4

5.7 HEMI V8 MDS VVT

Crew Cab

5' 7"

3.92

1870 lbs

11280 lbs

4x2

3.6 L V6 24V VVT eTorque

Quad Cab

6' 4"

3.55

2010 lbs

7750 lbs

4x2

3.6 L V6 24V VVT eTorque (Tradesman)

Quad Cab

6' 4"

3.55

2300 lbs

7720 lbs

4x4

3.6 L V6 24V VVT eTorque

Quad Cab

6' 4"

3.55

1830 lbs

7510 lbs

4x2

3.6 L V6 24V VVT eTorque (Lone Star)

Quad Cab

6' 4"

3.21

1220 lbs

6750 lbs

4x4

3.6 L V6 24V VVT eTorque (Lone Star)

Quad Cab

6' 4"

3.21

1830 lbs

6510 lbs

4x2

3.6 L V6 24V VVT eTorque

Crew Cab

5' 7"

3.55

2020 lbs

7550 lbs

4x2

3.6 L V6 24V VVT eTorque

Crew Cab

6' 4"

3.55

1990 lbs

7490 lbs

4x4

3.6 L V6 24V VVT eTorque

Crew Cab

5' 7"

3.55

1840 lbs

7320 lbs

4x4

3.6 L V6 24V VVT eTorque

Crew Cab

6' 4"

3.55

1790 lbs

7120 lbs

4x2

3.6 L V6 24V VVT eTorque (Lone Star)

Crew Cab

5' 7"

3.21

2020 lbs

6550 lbs

4x2

3.6 L V6 24V VVT eTorque (Lone Star)

Crew Cab

6' 4"

3.21

1990 lbs

6490 lbs

4x4

3.6 L V6 24V VVT eTorque (Lone Star)

Crew Cab

5' 7"

3.21

1840 lbs

6320 lbs

4x4

3.6 L V6 24V VVT eTorque (Lone Star)

Crew Cab

6' 4"

3.21

1790 lbs

6120 lbs

4x4

3.0 L V6 Turbo Diesel Gen 3

Quad Cab

6' 4"

3.92

1710 lbs

9690 lbs

4x2

3.0 L V6 Turbo Diesel Gen 3 (Tradesman)

Quad Cab

6' 4"

3.92

2090 lbs

12560 lbs

4x2

3.0 L V6 Turbo Diesel Gen 3

Quad Cab

6' 4"

3.92

1830 lbs

12560 lbs

4x2

3.0 L V6 Turbo Diesel Gen 3 (Big Horn)

Quad Cab

6' 4"

3.21

1830 lbs

8370 lbs

4x2

3.0 L V6 Turbo Diesel Gen 3 (Lone Star)

Quad Cab

6' 4"

3.21

1830 lbs

8370 lbs

4x2

3.0 L V6 Turbo Diesel Gen 3 (Tradesman)

Quad Cab

6' 4"

3.21

2090 lbs

8340 lbs

4x2

3.0 L V6 Turbo Diesel Gen 3

Crew Cab

6' 4"

3.92

1720 lbs

9820 lbs

4x2

3.0 L V6 Turbo Diesel Gen 3

Crew Cab

5' 7"

3.92

1770 lbs

9770 lbs

4x4

3.0 L V6 Turbo Diesel Gen 3

Crew Cab

5' 7"

3.92

1780 lbs

9600 lbs

4x4

3.0 L V6 Turbo Diesel Gen 3

Crew Cab

6' 4"

3.92

1730 lbs

9440 lbs

4x2

3.0 L V6 Turbo Diesel Gen 3 (Tradesman HFE)

Crew Cab

5' 7"

3.21

1730 lbs

8280 lbs

4x2

3.0 L V6 Turbo Diesel Gen 3

Crew Cab

6' 4"

3.21

1720 lbs

8120 lbs

4x2

3.0 L V6 Turbo Diesel Gen 3

Crew Cab

5' 7"

3.21

1770 lbs

8070 lbs

4x4

3.0 L V6 Turbo Diesel Gen 3

Crew Cab

5' 7"

3.21

1780 lbs

7900 lbs

4x4

3.0 L V6 Turbo Diesel Gen 3

Crew Cab

6' 4"

3.21

1730 lbs

7740 lbs

Which Ram 1500 has the highest towing capacity?

Of the trims with the standard engines, the Tradesman HFE, 4×2, Crew Cab, 6′ 4″ bed has the highest towing of 8280 lbs.

Of the 230 customization options, the actual highest towing capacity is achieved with a 5.7 L HEMI V8 engine with eTorque, a 4×2 drive, a 3.92 axle ratio, a Quad Cab with a 6′ 4″ bed. This has a towing capacity of 12,750 lbs.

This is available in the Big Horn, Lone Star, and Tradesman Trims.

Towing Capacity of Ram 1500 by year

YearTowing CapacityPayload Capacity
20226,120 – 12,750 lbs1,220 – 2,320 lbs
20216,300 – 12,750 lbs1,200 – 2,300 lbs
20206,390 – 12,750 lbs1,180 – 2,320 lbs
20196,280 – 12,750 lbs1,180 – 2,320 lbs
20184,260 – 10,620 lbs1,270 – 1,880 lbs
20174,210 – 10,640 lbs1,260 – 1,890 lbs
20164,170 – 10,640 lbs1,260 – 1,890 lbs
20154,190 – 10,650 lbs1,270 – 1,900 lbs
20144,100 – 10,450 lbs1,200 – 2,300 lbs
20134,050 – 10,450 lbs1,190 – 1,710 lbs
20123,300 – 10,450 lbs1,265 – 1,773 lbs
20113,450 – 10,450 lbs1,340 – 1,700 lbs
20103,400 – 10,450 lbs1,330 – 1,780 lbs
Towing Capacity of Ram 1500 by Year Chart

Looking for more details on the towing capacity of a particular year? Check out each article below.

Conclusion

The 2022 Ram 1500 has a towing capacity ranging from 6,120 – 12,750 lbs.

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

It is important to remember that these are to be used as a guide for your truck. There may be errors in this document, though I do my best to keep the information up to date and correct.

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 was taken from the Ram 1500 specs and the Ram 1500 towing guide

You can also use the Ram 1500 comparison tool to compare various models from Ram with all other specs.

JOEY TECCHI

I, Joey, am the owner and primary writer for Tailored Trucks. When I'm not writing, I enjoy taking my RAM pickup to the White Mountains for skiing, camping, or ATVing. Thanks for reading!

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