2021 Ram 1500 Towing Capacity and Towing Features

2021 Ram 1500 Tan with RamBox
In the vast world of trucks, there are many powerful contenders to choose from. Still, you need a ride that brings your performance and security to the max. Whether you need to haul a trailer for your business or bring a camper or boat on your family vacation, the Ram 1500 has your back. It features all the power you’ll need to tow large or heavy cargo. Just how much can it haul, though?

C. Harper CDJR is here to do the digging and find out. To show families, truck lovers, and businesses throughout the Uniontown, Brownsville, Connellsville, and Greensburg, Pennsylvania, areas, what it’s capable of, we took a closer look at the 2021 Ram 1500 towing capacity.

Read on to learn more!

2021 Ram 1500 Specs & Towing

The 2021 Ram 1500 can tow up to 12,750 pounds when properly equipped. To carry a trailer that size, the truck runs on an available 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine that includes class-exclusive eTorque Mild Hybrid Technology.

2021 Ram 1500 DT Limited Diamond Black What does this new-age tech mean for performance? First and foremost, this setup maximizes both your power and your powertrain’s efficiency. You can count on eTorque to help handle and optimize shift changes, which also improve drivability.

It’s just one of the dependable engines available under the hood of the Ram 1500, though. There are five powerful engines to choose from, each of which boasts strength that will carry whatever you need. They also work with a TorqueFlite® 8-speed automatic transmission.

These robust engines are all prepared to tow a trailer, but they offer some impressive specs, too. Check them out:




Towing Capacity (when properly equipped)

5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque


410 lb-ft

12,750 pounds

5.7L HEMI® V8


410 lb-ft

11,610 pounds

3L EcoDiesel V6


480 lb-ft

12,560 pounds

3.6L Pentastar® V6 with eTorque


269 lb-ft

7,730 pounds

In addition to offering eTorque technology and a turbo diesel engine, the Ram 1500 is also available with a supercharged 6.2L HEMI® V8. This will make your pickup feel like driving a sports car. It delivers athletic acceleration with a whopping 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, so you can enjoy zooming down the road with ease.

Efficiency in the 2021 Ram 1500

What’s better than functionality? Our dealer says…good fuel economy! While the Ram 1500 showcases an impressive amount of towing capacity and features, there’s even more for you to explore while you’re on the road.

Efficiency is an important aspect for any traveler, and if you’re cruising with a trailer, you want the bonus of weight management with your travel distance. Luckily, this truck is one you can count on.

Take a look at the 2021 Ram 1500 Tradesman® HFE EcoDiesel, for example. When you take a magnifying glass to its 3L EcoDiesel V6 engine, you’ll find a best-in-class EPA-estimated 33 highway MPG fuel economy rating. This optimizes the ride for long trips and hauls, as well as whatever else the road may throw at you.

What other features does this set of wheels offer?

2021 Ram 1500 Trailering Features

2021 Ram 1500 DS Tradesman Bright WhiteFrom lining up with your trailer to helping you back it into place, the Ram 1500 offers all sorts of useful trailering technology.

For example, the ParkView® Rear Back-Up Camera lets you use your infotainment system to get a closer look at what’s behind you and line up your trailer hitch.

It’s just one of the great features that are offered, though. You can take advantage of a plethora of available systems, some of which maximize visibility and safety—and others that showcase impressive trailer tech.

Some of these optional additions include:

  • 360° Surround View Camera: Uses five cameras to give you a bird’s-eye view of your truck and trailer, so alignment is easy. The cameras feed a direct stream to your Uconnect® touchscreen, so you can see exactly where to maneuver.
  • Trailer Sway Control and Electronic Roll Mitigation: Keeps your cargo balanced and in line with your pickup, even in adverse conditions. Paired with Hill Start Assist, it prioritizes your security.
  • Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring System and Trailer Light Check: Allows you to check your trailer’s features and functions before you hit the road. It also offers live pressure readings on your Digital Cluster Display, so you’ll be alerted if there’s a change.
  • Trailer Reverse Steering Control with Trailer Steering knob: Makes backing up and dropping your cargo off simpler for you when you arrive at your destination. You can change your trailer’s direction easily, while the system assists you in steering the truck.

2021 Ram 1500 Truck Bed & Payload

2021 Ram 1500 DT LimitedAll your cargo, equipment, and gear that doesn’t require a trailer can be stored in the Ram 1500’s durable truck bed. Built to handle whatever you need to carry, it holds a payload of 2,300 pounds when properly equipped. Plus, it offers lots of different ways to load and unload, too!

For example, the multifunction tailgate lets you get closer to your cargo by offering a pair of 60/40 split swing-away doors. They open at an 88-degree angle and even accommodate forklift loading, so stepping into the bed and loading has never been simpler. You can conveniently open one side, organize the whole bed by opening both, or drop the whole thing down flat like a traditional tailgate. Which strategy is your go-to?

Even the walls of your truck bed offer some convenient storage space. The RamBox® Cargo Management System features lockable storage compartments on both sides. They also include a built-in drain, so you can store your valuables and keep them clean. You can even use the compartments for events! Rinse them out and load them up with ice and drinks for the big game or a BBQ.

Load Up the 2021 Ram 1500

After experiencing such a vehicle virtually, are you ready to take it on? With its powerful engines, convenient features, and versatile tailgate, the Ram 1500 can help drivers around the Uniontown, Brownsville, Connellsville, and Greensburg, PA, areas, carry everything they need.

Visit C. Harper CDJR to learn more about the 2021 Ram 1500 towing capacity—or contact us today! We’ll be happy to schedule you a test drive. Don’t miss out on a ride powered by you!

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