Looking to get a new truck? Not only will the 2020 Ram 1500 give you plenty of strength to tow a variety of equipment, it also comes with technology that will make towing and hauling gear around Edgewood, Bel Air, and Aberdeen, MD, safer.

Ready to learn all the capabilities of this truck? Our Thompson Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram (CJDR) of Harford County team is ready to share this review to highlight the Ram 1500 towing capacity and all the ways it can help you get your cargo wherever you're headed.

Call us if you have any questions along the way or if you'd like to learn more about the rugged capabilities of this pickup.

How Much Can the Ram 1500 Tow?

The 2020 Ram 1500 towing capacity will vary depending on the engine you choose to power your truck. Under the hood, you'll find the following four powertrain options, each one delivering its own blend of power:

Ram 1500 Engine Review

Engine Option



 Maximum Towing Capacity

3.6L Pentastar® V6 with eTorque
(standard on all trims)

305 HP

269 lb-ft

7,730 pounds

3.0L EcoDiesel V6
(available on all trims)

260 HP

480 lb-ft

12,560 pounds

5.7 HEMI® V8
(available on all trims)

395 HP

410 lb-ft

11,610 pounds

5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque (available on all trims)

395 HP

410 lb-ft

12,750 pounds

As you can see, the Ram 1500 outputs plenty of strength, allowing this truck to pull along a great deal of weight. Deciding which engine to equip your truck with will depend on the size of the boat or trailer you'll be towing.

What Can You Haul With the 2020 Ram 1500?

Many drivers find the capabilities of the standard 3.6L V6 engine to be enough to take their camper, motorboat, or jet skis along with them. However, if you need a little extra brawn for bulkier items, consider one of the available motors. When properly equipped, you'll be able to haul the following:

  • A 2-horse trailer for an out-of-town show
  • A large camper for a camping trip with your family
  • A large boat for a thrilling afternoon on the water with friends
  • A utility trailer heavily loaded with building supplies and bulky tools
  • Hefty equipment to lend a hand with worksite demands

Ram 1500 Towing Technology

There are also systems in place that work hard to make sure you'll have a smooth and controlled ride when towing. These include:

  • Trailer Sway Damping: Working with Electronic Stability Control, this feature can adjust the throttle and apply brake pressure to keep your truck and whatever you're towing under control.
  • Active-Level™ Four Corner Air Suspension: A class-exclusive system that automatically lowers your truck when approaching highway speeds or when loading up, so you can quickly attach your trailer and hit the open road.
  • Blind Spot Monitoring System with Trailer Detection: Scans the surroundings of your truck and trailer and alerts you when there's a car in your side blind zone, so you'll know when it's safe to change lanes.

Additionally, there are technologies in the 2020 Ram 1500 that can help with everything from attaching your trailer to making everyday maneuvers while towing. The ParkView® Rear Back-Up Camera displays a video feed on the touchscreen in the cabin when you switch into Reverse. This is helpful when lining up your hitch since you can clearly see the path as you back up toward your trailer.

For an even greater view, arm your Ram 1500 with the 360° Surround-View Camera System. It places cameras all around the exterior of your truck to provide a complete birds-eye view of your surroundings. This makes navigating your pickup and trailer into tighter spaces easier and hitching up your trailer quicker.

Ram 1500 Hauling Capacity and Bed

On top of being able to tow a lot of weight, the bed of the Ram 1500 can haul its fair share of gear, too.

The payload capacity of the Ram 1500 reaches 2,300 pounds, allowing you to throw heftier materials into the bed of your truck or load up some dirt bikes. Add in the available multifunction tailgate and you'll be able to load and unload cargo quickly. The 60/40-split doors open side to side-or can lower down vertically as a typical tailgate does-to help you reach the cargo in your bed even with a trailer attached.

To make sure every item has its place, you can opt for the RamBox® Cargo Management System. It places two lockable and drainable boxes on the exterior of your cargo bed so width is not affected. These storage systems can be used for smaller tools or turned into a cooler for tailgating-the possibilities are endless.

Learn More About the 2020 Ram 1500 Today!

With the 2020 Ram 1500, you'll get a highly capable truck that also provides a confident drive around Edgewood, Bel Air, and Aberdeen, Maryland, with your camper or boat in tow.

Come see what else this truck offers for both towing and non-towing here at Thompson CJDR of Harford County. With a strongly crafted exterior and a well-appointed cabin, this pickup has something for everyone to love. Sit down with a member of our team to discuss the features you need most in your next truck, and we'll help you find the Ram 1500 trim level to match. You can also finance your ride right on site to help save time and hit the road faster.

You can schedule a test drive now and see what it's like inside the spacious and modern cabin of the Ram 1500. Give us a call if you're ready to get started.

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