As of 2015, the payload capacity for most Dodge vehicles is 1,713 pounds. One Dodge truck, the Ram 1500 Tradesman, has a slightly higher towing capacity of 1,723 pounds.
Payload capacity refers to the maximum amount of weight a vehicle can carry. It is generally significant when referring to pickup trucks and other vehicles used primarily for transport. The total payload capacity includes the weight of the passengers in the vehicle's cab as well as the weight of the cargo it is carrying. It does not include any weight being towed by the vehicle, which is measured by another figure known as the vehicle's towing capacity.