The 2021 Ram 1500’s top trim levels are the most luxurious in its class, but where does towing capacity fall for such a posh truck? Ranging from 6,290 pounds to 12,750 pounds, there’s plenty of towing range for those looking into the new Ram 1500. Read on to see our guide to the 2021 Ram 1500’s towing capacities. One thing to keep in mind, however, is that Ram recommends using a weight distribution hitch for towing anything more than 5,000 pounds.
What we list below are the highest ratings available with an empty truck. Adding options and other payload items or people can decrease the maximum towing capacity. Be sure to never exceed any of the weight ratings for the truck or trailer. Knowing how much a truck is rated to tow and following those ratings will keep drivers safe and provide a good base for those looking to purchase a new trailer.
What’s the 2021 Ram 1500’s Maximum Towing Capacity?
The Ram 1500’s maximum towing capacity of 12,750 pounds is achieved in the Tradesman Quad Cab (extended cab with four doors) configuration with the 6-foot-4-inch bed, two-wheel drive and 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 with eTorque (Ram’s mild-hybrid system). The only required item on top of that is the Max Tow Package that includes 18-by-8-inch wheels, a 3.92:1 axle ratio, a full-size spare tire, LT275/65R18 tires and the Trailer-Tow Group. The Trailer-Tow Group includes a Class IV receiver hitch, trailer tow mirrors and trailer brake controller. The price of this configuration starts around $38,000 with destination charge.