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.
For the 2014 model year, RAM Trucks fitted its full-size pickup with the buyer's choice of a 3.6-liter Pentastar gasoline V-6 engine, a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel diesel V-6 or a 5.7-liter HEMI gasoline V-8.
The base V-6 is rated at 305 horsepower and 269 foot-pounds of torque with a fuel economy rating of 17 city and 25 highway mpg. Max towing is 7,450 pounds. The extra-cost EcoDiesel V-6 is rated at 240 horsepower and 420 foot-pounds of torque and 20 city and 28 highway mpg, along with a 9,200-pound max tow rating.
The range-topping HEMI made 395 horsepower and 410 foot-pounds of torque plus 15 city and 22 highway mpg. Its tow rating, while the highest for RAM's light-duty trucks, slightly trails model-year 2014 trucks from Ford and Chevrolet.