Which RAM Truck is Right for Your towing needs?

Those in need of a new RAM truck have an impressive lineup of choices. From the 1500, to the 2500, and even the 3500, all are top-of-the-line choices in terms of towing your boat, RV, or camper trailer. If you aren’t sure how to choose the best RAM truck for your towing needs, we at Dick Scott Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and Dick Scott Motor Mall have broken your choices down for you by model, so you can be sure you’ve made the right choice.

RAM 1500

The RAM 1500 kicks off the pickup truck lineup with a choice of three powerful engine options. The base 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine gives the Ram 1500 a commanding 7,160-lb. towing capacity as well as a 1,880-lb. payload capacity. You’ll also have 305 horsepower and 269 lb.-ft. of torque. There’s also the choice of the 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine, which upgrades towing to a 10,650-lb. towing capacity, as well as a 1,810-lb. payload capacity. You’ll also have 395 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. of torque.

If you prefer to drive a diesel truck, the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 delivers in a big way with a 9,210-lb. towing capacity and a 1,600-lb. payload capacity. This engine also has an output of 240 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque. The Ram 1500 also has commanding towing features, so you can do so with confidence, with features like Hill Start Assist, an Integrated Trailer Hitch, and Trailer Sway Control.

RAM 2500

If you are looking for a RAM truck with a little more horsepower for your towing needs check out the RAM 2500. This heavy-duty pickup truck spares no effort with three engine options of its own. First up is the 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine with Variable Valve Timing. This engine choice delivers a staggering 13,890-lb. towing capacity and a 3,060-lb. payload capacity. You’ll also have 383 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. For more power, the 6.4L HEMI® V8 gives the RAM 2500 a 16,320-lb. towing capacity, a 3,990-lb. payload capacity, 410 horsepower, and 429 lb.-ft. of torque.

The RAM 2500 also has a diesel engine: the 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel, which produces an impressive 17,980-lb. towing capacity, a 3,160-lb. payload capacity, and a 10,000-lb GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating). Drivers will also have a breakdown of 370 horsepower and 800 lb.-ft. of torque. In terms of towing features, the RAM 2500 boasts heavy-duty hooks, a trailer harness connector, a tow/haul mode selector, and more.

RAM 3500

For the utmost in power, there’s the RAM 3500 for the toughest of jobs and biggest of items. Starting things off is its own 5.7L HEMI® V8 with Variable Valve Timing, but with a more powerful 13,910-lb. towing capacity and a 4,480-lb. payload capacity. The 6.4L HEMI® V8 in the RAM 3500 now has a maximum 16,520-lb. towing capacity and a remarkable 7,390-lb. payload capacity.

For top-of-the-line power, the 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel choice has a best-in-class 31,210-lb. maximum towing capacity, a 6,720-lb. payload capacity, 385 horsepower, a maximum 14,000-lb. GVWR, and a best-in-class 900 lb.-ft. of torque.

We hope this breakdown of each RAM truck has made it clear how to choose the best RAM truck for your towing needs.

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