How Much Can a 2023 Ram 1500 Tow?

April 6th, 2023 by

On top of unbeatable style and comfort features, the 2023 Ram 1500 can pull or tow with incredible force. This truck will carry you and your passengers through almost any terrain, and its strong towing and payload capacities are just a few examples of its performance and work-ready benefits.

With so much variation in its capabilities depending on which model you get, finding the best for your budget and driving needs can be tricky. Let our sales experts at Meadowland of Carmel find the ideal Ram 1500 configuration for your needs. Take a look at this explanation to find out exactly how much the 2023 Ram 1500 truck can tow. We’ll also go over related information, including valuable tips to get the most out of your vehicle’s towing capability.

Ram 1500 Tow Capacity

RAM 1500 Towing Capacities

Whether as a personal vehicle or a commercial truck, there’s no denying the impressive towing capacity of the 2023 Ram 1500. The exact towing limits will vary depending on which of the four engines your truck has. The choices are a 3.6-liter V-6 engine, a 5.7-liter V-8, a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6, or a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8. Below, we’ve included each engine’s possible maximum towing capacities:

  • 3.6-liter V-6 24V VVTe Torque: 6,180-7,750 lbs.
  • 5.7-liter V-8 HEMI MDS VVTe Torque: 6,350-12,750 lbs.
  • 3.0-liter V-6 Turbo Diesel: 6,180-12,560 lbs.
  • 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 HEMI: 6,450-8,100 lbs.

Knowing the upper and lower limits is a good place to start when choosing an engine with the right power range for your needs. Always remember that the 2023 Ram 1500’s exact towing range will depend on your chosen engine and other factors such as rear-wheel or four-wheel drive and the cab body style. It’s clear to see that all four engine options start well over 6,000 lbs., and greater numbers are possible.

What’s on the 2023 Ram 1500 Tow Package?

A new Ram 1500 will bring enough power to tow various trailers and other objects. With that said, it’s worth remembering that not everyone buys a truck for towing. As a result, a tow receiver package isn’t included as standard equipment with the 2023 Ram 1500 Tradesman. Instead, it’s a separate, affordable add-on that includes the following:

  • Class IV receiver hitch.
  • Wiring harness with four-pin to seven-pin trailer adapter.
  • Brake controller for trailers.

On top of an excellent maximum payload, the 2023 Ram 1500 features incredible towing capabilities and easy access to a hitch package. You won’t need any complex or special equipment beyond those above.

Which 2023 Ram 1500 Is Best for Towing and Hauling?

The rear-wheel-drive Ram 1500 Quad Cab, with the long bed and V-8 engine, can tow up to 12,750 lbs. Rear-wheel-drive models often have more towing capacity than four-wheel-drive models, and the long bed with a Quad Cab is the most beneficial mix of length and weight for towing, so these requirements are understandable.

Most other V-8-powered versions can tow between 7,800 and 11,500 lbs. on several combinations. A Ram with a diesel engine has a maximum towing capacity between 7,760 and 12,560 lbs., depending on the combination you choose. The same holds for the other engines, but for the most power possible, keep an eye out for any versions using the 5.7-liter V-8 or turbo diesel.

What Objects Can a 2023 Ram 1500 Tow?

With its excellent towing capabilities, the 2023 Ram 1500 can haul things, including large flatbeds or other special types of trailers, such as horse trailers or those for large boats. Pop-up campers, jet ski trailers, multiple motorcycles, ATVs, and other special cases are unlikely to be a problem. You can bring all kinds of gear to your next adventure or work site, thanks to the 2023 Ram 1500, as long as it has a hitch receiver and the weight isn’t above the model’s maximum capacity.

Towing-Friendly Features of the 2023 Ram 1500

Engine power and capability ratings are important, but they’re not the only factors to consider. On most or all drives that involve towing or payloads, you can rely on some or all of these Ram 1500 features, including the following:

  • High-strength steel frame.
  • 360-degree surround view camera.
  • Trailer reverse steering control.
  • Blind-spot monitoring system.
  • Trailer sway control.
  • Active-level adaptive air suspension.
  • Active air dam.
  • Ram 1500 tow mirrors.
  • Electronic roll mitigation.
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Parallel and perpendicular park assist.
  • Forward collision warning.
  • Rear cross-path detection.

For example, Selec-Speed maintains a constant speed while navigating changes in terrain and slopes around Carmel by controlling the engine torque and brake pressure. This keeps power delivery steady so you can concentrate on steering. Whether hooking up to a trailer, backing it into the right spot, or just maneuvering with it on the highway, features like the ones above all contribute to a calm, engaging driver experience.

Tips for Safe Truck Towing

Even if you’re new to towing, you’ll find the Ram truck welcoming and useful. Although a Ram truck is usually up to the task, being safe and careful ensures you don’t get stuck and need a tow yourself. Take a look at some safety tips listed below to get the most out of your Ram while towing anything.

  • Check the condition of your Ram’s tires, lights, and brakes.
  • Adjust your mirrors, seat, and rearview mirror for perfect comfort and visibility.
  • Always review your specific Ram 1500 trim level’s towing and payload capacities.
  • Have a spotter to help guide you when backing up to the trailer or backing up the trailer itself.
  • Don’t carry heavy payloads and tow heavy gear at the same time.

Test-Drive the Ram 1500 at Meadowland of Carmel

Want to decide what style of Ram truck is right for you? Visit our Carmel, New York, dealership and take one of the models in our inventory for a test drive. Whether you wish to lease or purchase a vehicle, we’d be happy to help you do so. Until then, browse through the rest of our new and used Ram vehicles. Our team at Meadowland of Carmel is ready to assist you in finding the perfect Ram vehicle that best meets your needs. Call or use our contact form for prompt assistance.

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