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 makes your time 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 with this review to highlight the Ram 1500 towing capacity and all the ways it can help get you and your cargo wherever you are headed.

2020 Ram 1500 Towing Capacity

The 2020 Ram 1500 towing capacity will vary, depending on the engine you choose to have powering your truck.

Ram 1500 Engine Review




Towing Capacity

3.6L Pentastar® V6
(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, there is plenty of strength under the hood of the Ram 1500, which allows this truck to pull along a great deal of weight. Deciding which engine to have equipped in your truck will depend on the size of the boat or trailer you will be towing.

Many drivers find the capabilities of the standard 3.6L V6 engine to be enough to take their camper, motorboat, or jet skis with them. If you have an RV or larger horse trailer you plan on towing, the extra strength of one of the available engines will be able to do so safely.

Ram 1500 Towing Technology

There are also systems that work hard to make sure you have a smooth and controlled ride when towing, such as 

  • Trailer Sway Damping: Working with the Electronic Stability Control, this feature can adjust the throttle and apply brake pressure to keep your truck and whatever you are towing under control.

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 your path as you back up toward your trailer.

The Trailer Detection that's part of the available Blind Spot Monitoring system makes it easier for you to merge into another lane. That is because this system can scan the surroundings of your truck and trailer and alert you when there is a car to your side that you may not be able to see.

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. Add in the available multifunction tailgate, as well as the available RamBox® Cargo Management System, and loading supplies in and out of the bed becomes much easier thanks to the versatility these features provide.

Learn More About the Ram 1500

With the 2020 Ram 1500, you get a highly capable truck that also gives you a confident drive around Edgewood, Bel Air, and Aberdeen, Maryland, while towing.

Come see what else this truck offers, for both towing and non-towing driving, here at Thompson CJDR of Harford County. You can schedule a test drive now and see what it's like inside the spacious and modernly designed cabin of the Ram 1500.

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