2020 Ram 1500 Towing Capacity


If you’ve got a hefty job to do in the Wilsonville, Woodburn, and Portland, OR, area, then you need a truck with the strength to get the job done. That’s probably why you’re wondering about the 2020 Ram 1500 towing capacity.

Well, whether you’re towing a boat over to the coast or heading to the worksite, this pickup has the stuff you need. Keep reading to learn more about the towing capacity of the 2020 Ram 1500. Then, contact the team at Wilsonville CDJR to try it out for yourself!

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2020 Ram 1500

2020 Ram 1500 Towing Capacity: Engine Specs

The powertrain plays a big part in what kind of towing capacity your Ram 1500 gets, and the 2020 model gives you four very powerful engines to pick from:


3.6L Pentastar® V6 w/ eTorque

5.7L HEMI® V8

5.7L HEMI® V8 w/ eTorque

3.0L EcoDiesel V6


305 horsepower

395 horsepower

395 horsepower

260 horsepower


269 lb-ft

410 lb-ft

410 lb-ft

480 lb-ft

Max. Towing Capacity

7,730 pounds

11,610 pounds

12,750 pounds

12,560 pounds

As you can see, certain engines are going to give you a higher towing capacity than others.

If you have a really heavy load to tow, you’ll probably want to equip your truck with the 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine. It’s available with eTorque technology, which improves its towing capacity by 1,140 pounds compared to this engine without eTorque.

  • (eTorque technology is a mild hybrid system that pairs your engine with an electric motor. This provides extra low-end torque to improve efficiency and increase towing capabilities.)

The HEMI® and EcoDiesel engines are great for heavy-duty towing endeavors, like lightly-loaded horse trailers, RVs, and sailboats. If you only do recreational towing of small boats, personal watercraft, or equipment trailers, then you’ll do just fine with the standard Pentastar® V6 engine.

  • NOTE: Also consider your drivetrain when looking at your truck’s powertrain options. The 2020 Ram 1500 gives you an option between 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive. While 4-wheel drive is better-suited to off-roading and all-terrain driving, 2-wheel drive offers a higher towing capacity in most instances.

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Ram 1500 Towing Capacity and Cab and Bed Options

Something you might not expect to affect your new Ram 1500 towing capacity is the cab and bed options. The truth is, these factors can actually make a big impact on your truck’s capability.


Quad Cab, 6-foot, 4-inch box

Crew Cab, 5-foot 7-inch box

Crew Cab, 6-foot, 4-inch box





Cargo Volume

61.5 cubic feet

53.9 cubic feet

61.5 cubic feet

Max Towing Capacity

12,750 pounds

11,540 pounds

11,490 pounds

To get the most out of your truck’s towing capacity, you’ll want to choose the Quad Cab and pair it with the 5.7L HEMI® engine with eTorque.

Just like the Crew Cab, the Quad Cab seats five passengers. However, it has almost 10 inches less rear-seat legroom. The smaller body of this cab configuration decreases its curb weight and increases its overall towing capacity.

However, the Crew Cab options give you a towing capacity of more than 11,000 pounds, which is still impressive. Plus, with its additional 10 inches of rear-seat legroom, it may be a better fit for getaways with the whole family.

Explore the 2020 Ram 1500 Towing Capacity

Do you want to look a little closer at the 2020 Ram 1500 towing capacity? Then come to our Ram dealership and we’ll show you how to get the most out of your truck in the Portland, Wilsonville, and Woodburn, Oregon, area.

Contact us to schedule your test drive today!



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