How Much Can the 2023 Ram 1500 Tow?Apr 16th, 2023
The 2023 Ram 1500 is a popular half-ton pickup that offers truck buyers a variety of options when it comes to powertrain, cab configuration and bed length. Regardless of which model you choose, the Ram 1500 is a highly-capable towing machine that’s more than ready to get you and your hitch-mounted equipment almost anywhere you need to go. With its five available powertrain options, 4x4 or 4x2 drivetrain configurations and various available axle ratios, there’s sure to be a 2023 Ram 1500 model that can handle your towing requirements. Continue reading below to learn more about this truck’s impressive towing and hauling capabilities, available for sale at Devon Chrysler.
2023 Ram 1500 Towing Capabilities
Depending on the model, engine and drivetrain that you opt for, your specific 2023 Ram 1500 pickup will have a different maximum towing capacity compared to other models.
3.6L Pentastar™ V6 with eTorque
Entry-level Ram 1500 models come equipped with the brand’s venerable 3.6L Pentastar™ V6 engine with a mild hybrid eTorque system. This powertrain generates 305 horsepower and a net torque figure of 355 lb-ft. This powerplant is rated to tow up to 3,496 kgs (7,710 lbs) when equipped with a 4x2 drivetrain, while 4x4 models receive a maximum tow rating of 3,383 kgs (7,460 lbs).
5.7L HEMI® V8 Variants
For owners who require heavy-duty towing capabilities out of their half-ton pickup truck, we highly recommend upgrading to either one of the 2023 Ram 1500’s available 5.7L HEMI® V8 engines. Generating 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque (add an extra 135 lb-ft for eTorque models), these engines are more than ready for heavy-duty towing. Both the standard gasoline and the eTorque mild-hybrid equipped variants of the HEMI® V8 engine receive the same maximum towing capacity ratings. 4x2 variants receive a maximum towing capacity of 5,783 kgs (12,750 lbs), while 4x4 variants are rated to have a maximum towing capacity of 5,175 kgs (11,410 lbs).
3.0L EcoDiesel V6
If you’re a truck buyer who values fuel economy, but still requires heavy-duty towing capabilities out of your vehicle, 2023 Ram 1500 models equipped with the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine would be the ideal truck for you. Don’t let its modest 260 horsepower figure fool you as this powertrain generates an impressive 480 lb-ft of torque! That’s not even the best part, this turbo-diesel engine is rated to tow up to a maximum of 5,696 kgs (12,560 lbs) for 4x2 variants and 4,472 kgs (9,860 lbs) for 4x4, while delivering stellar fuel economy metrics of 11.1 L/100km in the city and 8.0 L/100km on the highway!
6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8
Exclusively available on the range-topping 2023 Ram 1500 TRX, this supercharged V8 engine is not only an off-road ready speed demon, it’s also highly capable of towing your favourite hitch-mounted toys. Generating a mind-blowing 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, this supercharged half ton pickup truck is rated to tow a maximum of 3,673 kgs or 8,100 lbs! That’s more than enough to pull a decent sized boat, a pair of jet skis and even another off-road ready rig on a flatbed.
|2023 Ram 1500 Towing Capacity Chart|
|Specifications||3.6L Pentastar™ V6 with eTorque||5.7L HEMI® V8||5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque||3.0L EcoDiesel V6||6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8 (TRX Only)|
|Torque (lb-ft)||265 + 90 launch torque||410||410 + 135 launch torque||480||650|
|Maximum 4X2 Towing Capacity
|7,710 / 3,496||12,750 / 5,783||12,750 / 5,783||12,560 / 5,696||N/A|
|Maximum 4X4 Towing Capacity
|7,460 / 3,383||11,410 / 5,175||11,410 / 5,175||9,860 /
|Fuel Economy (Highway/City) (L/100km)||9.4 / 11.9||10.5 / 16.2||10.5 / 13.4||8.0 / 11.1||16.5 / 22.4|
Interested in getting behind the wheel of a 2023 Ram 1500 model and experiencing the powertrains responsible for these impressive maxing towing figures for yourself? Visit our Devon, Alberta showroom at 7 Saskatchewan Avenue West and speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable Devon Chrysler sales professionals about getting a comprehensive tour of our Ram 1500 lineup.