The 2019 Ram 1500 towing capacity is a maximum of 12,750 pounds. However, this number will vary based on trim level, engine specs, configuration, and other factors you'll want to consider when choosing your next truck in the Mount Pocono and Tobyhanna areas.

To help you get a better idea of how much the 2019 Ram 1500 can tow, our team at Ray Price Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram put together this Ram towing capacity guide. If you want to put one of these trucks to the test, contact our dealership, serving the Stroudsburg, Scranton, and East Stroudsburg areas.

MAXIMUM RAM 1500 TOWING CAPACITY BY TRIM LEVEL

Tradesman

12,750 pounds

Big Horn/Lone Star

11,610 pounds

Limited

11,540 pounds

Laramie

11,610 pounds

Laramie Longhorn

11,540 pounds

Rebel

11,540 pounds

What Towing Capacity Is and Why It Matters

Towing capacity is the maximum weight your truck can pull while towing. It includes the weight of any trailer you may be using as well as the item you plan to tow. This can be a boat, RV, horse trailer, building materials, or something else.

Knowing your truck's towing capacity is important because it allows you to accurately predict your truck's capability when you put it to work.

For example, a boat trailer may weigh anywhere from 300 to 1,512 pounds, while the average sailboat is approximately 7,000 pounds. Therefore, you'd need a truck with a towing capacity of 8,512 pounds to accommodate it.

With a maximum towing capacity of 12,750 pounds, the Ram 1500 can easily tow this weight when properly equipped.

Ram Towing Capacity by Engine: 3.6L Pentastar® V6

This powertrain helps you tow small boats and equipment trailers.

Horsepower

305 HP

Torque

269 lb-ft

Maximum Towing Capacity

7,730 pounds

Trim Level (standard)

Tradesman, Big Horn, Rebel

 

The 2019 Ram 1500 towing capacity varies based on several factors, an important one of which is the engine. With this truck, you'll have three different engines to choose from, starting with the 3.6L Pentastar® V6.

This engine generates 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. It also has a towing capacity of 7,730 pounds when properly equipped. It comes standard on the Tradesman, Big Horn, and Rebel trim levels.

It's equipped with the TorqueFlite® 8-speed automatic transmission with eTorque. eTorque is a mild hybrid system that optimizes shift changes for maximum efficiency, performance, drivability, and towing capacity.

5.7L HEMI® V8 and Ram 1500 Towing

With the 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine, your Ram 1500 pickup can tow small cars and car trailers, midsize boats, and small RVs.

Horsepower

395 HP

Torque

410 lb-ft

Maximum Towing Capacity

11,610 pounds

Trim Levels (standard/optional)

Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, Limited/Tradesman, Big Horn, Rebel

 

This engine turns up the power, increasing your engine output as well as your towing capacity. Like the other powertrains, it comes with either 2-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive and is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. It come standard on the Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, and Limited trim levels.

5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque

To reach the maximum towing capacity with your 2019 Ram 1500, you'll want the 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine with eTorque. This can tow lightly loaded horse trailers, RVs, sailboats, and even other pickup trucks.

Horsepower

395 HP

Torque

410 lb-ft

Maximum Towing Capacity

12,750 pounds

Trim Levels (available)

Tradesman, Big Horn, Rebel, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, Limited

 

This powertrain can attribute its increase in towing capacity to the addition of the eTorque mild hybrid system, which not only improves fuel economy, but also gives your towing capacity an extra boost.

This engine is optional on all trim levels.

Other Factors that Affect Towing Capacity

While your engine specs can play a big part in your 2019 Ram 1500 towing capacity, there are several other factors to consider as well.

The drivetrain, for example, is something to look at. Most of the Ram 1500 trim levels come with either 2-wheel drive (2WD) or 4-wheel drive (4WD). While 4WD is better suited to off-roading or tackling more rugged terrain, 2WD tends to have a higher towing capacity.

Also, be sure to consider your cabin configuration. The Quad Cab seats up to six passengers and has a higher towing capacity. The Crew Cab also seats six, but it offers even more legroom. The trade-off for the extra cabin space, however, is a lower towing capacity. This is due to a difference in curb weight.

Learn More About the 2019 Ram 1500 Towing Capacity

The best way to know if your 2019 Ram 1500 towing capacity is right for your drives around Mount Pocono, Scranton, and East Stroudsburg is to work one on one with a member of your dealership's sales team.

They can tell you more about the specs that each configuration offers and make sure you choose the right one for you.

Drivers near Tobyhanna and Stroudsburg can contact Ray Price CDJR to test drive a Ram truck today!

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