The maximum towing capacity for the 2015 RAM 1500 is between 9,000 and 10,500 lbs., depending on the model, as noted on the RAM website. The truck is equipped with state of the art technology that allows drivers to set the suspension to one of five height settings and air shocks automatically adjust
There are no towing methods that can increase the maximum towing capacity of a Dodge Ram 1500. These vehicles are designed with a maximum Gross Combined Vehicle Weight, which is a total of the weight of the vehicle, passengers or cargo, and anything in tow.
Cab and box size, transmission type, wheel drive, axle ratio and engine size are all variables that can affect the RAM 1500 towing capacity. Other items that can impact the towing capacity include the gross vehicle weight, the trailer weight and the trailer tongue weight.
The 2014 RAM 1500 full-size light-duty pickup truck achieves a maximum towing capacity of 10,450 pounds. Three available engines each attain different maximum tow ratings.
With a 6.7 liter Cummins turbo diesel engine, the towing capacity of the 2011 Dodge Ram 2500 exceeds 13,000 pounds. This engine generates 350 horsepower and 650 foot-pounds of torque. When outfitted properly, the Dodge Ram 2500 goes above and beyond other trucks of its caliber.
The towing capacity of the 2000 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup ranges from 8,800 pounds to 14,150 pounds, depending on the truck's engine, transmission and equipment. Maximum, gross, vehicle-weight ratings come in between 14,000 and 20,000 pounds.
The 2016 Jeep Wrangler is rated to tow up to 3,500 pounds on its Extra Heavy Duty model. Other models vary in their towing capacity, working down to 2,500 pounds with the Heavy Duty model, 2,000 pounds for the Medium Duty model and 1,000 pounds for the Light Duty model.
You can find the towing capacity of a vehicle by using the free towing capacity databases provided by the Online Towing Guide and Camping Life. The information from these sites comes directly from manufacturers at the time of the vehicle's release.
For the model year of 2014, some of the top-rated towing vehicles included the Dodge Ram 3500, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, the Ford Expedition, the Lincoln Navigator, the Volkswagen Touareg and the Porsche Cayenne. These vehicles range from heavy duty trucks to crossovers.
The 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 delivers a towing capacity of 22,750 pounds, followed by the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD. With the optional diesel motor, the 3/4-ton pickup can tow up to 17,800 pounds.