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Towing Capacities for the 2023-2024 RAMs

Front view of Ram 1500 2024 with tractor-loaded trailer

When hauling a fifth wheel, a yacht or a horse trailer, the question is not if a pickup is capable of towing heavy loads… of course it can! The question is, rather, what type of towing capacity do you actually need? Given that purchasing a truck is a significant expense, it is important to assess your needs properly before purchasing a full-size truck by asking yourself the right questions and making the right calculations.

In order to help you make sense of it all, Duclos Longueuil RAM has listed all of the towing capacities for each 2023-2024 RAM truck model, along with other interesting specs, below. Keep on reading to find out more!

Elements to take into consideration

Before purchasing your pickup, your representative can help you establish which vehicle is best suited for you, according to your towing needs. The first thing that must be determined is the overall weight of your vehicle and your trailer. Moreover, you should know that there are also other important aspects that need to be considered, like:

  • Engine power;
  • The type of trailer hitch;
  • The axle ratio;
  • The type of transmission system;
  • The size of the cab;
  • The length of the bed.

For example: a RAM 1500 will be ideal to carry a boat, a regular caravan, an ATV, a fishing boat or snowmobiles. A RAM 2500 or 3500 will be perfect if you need to tow very heavy loads like a horse trailer or large recreational vehicles. With a fifth wheel hitch or a gooseneck trailer hitch you'll be able to tow even heavier loads.

There are different types of trailer hitches with different maximum towing capacities. Here they are:

  • Class 1 = 2,000 pounds (907 kg);
  • Class 2 = 3,500 pounds (1,588 kg);
  • Class 3 = 12,000 pounds (5,443 kg);
  • Class 4 = 14,000 pounds (6,350 kg);
  • Class 5 = 23,000 pounds (10,433 kg).

The two other determining factors for your pickup's towing capacity is the size of the cab and the bed length. A smaller cab will allow you to tow heavier loads than with a larger cab. And since a shorter bed length translates into a lighter weight compared to a longer bed, it will also allow you to tow a heavier load.

However, should you have to tow a fifth wheel or a gooseneck trailer, a longer bed will probably be necessary given that you will need more space for turning.

Other than your budget, the towing capacity is definitely the most important detail regarding your RAM truck purchase, and there are different types of powertrains and trailer hitches. To help you see more clearly what you need, we have created a summary table in this blog for the different RAM truck models and the maximum towing capacity each one offers.

Box view of Ram 1500 2024 with equipment and trailer with boat, ready to go

Technologies

Also very useful −and depending on the selected trim or available as added options-, RAM truck technologies will not only provide you with greater confidence but also allow you to tow like a pro, even if you are towing for the first time. Here are just a few examples of the technologies offered.

Telescopic Towing Mirrors

In order to provide you with a wider and deeper view, telescopic towing mirrors will help you see all blind spots.

A 360 Degree Panoramic Camera

You can set this camera over or inside the trailer. It will give you access to a complete view of your truck's surroundings, allowing you to maneuver your pickup with confidence.

A Split-Screen Surveillance System for Reverse Maneuvers

Thanks to this system, you can maneuver backwards without any problem and, mostly, without anyone's help other than your own. This is extremely practical for narrow or tight spaces.

Trailer Reverse Steering Control (TRSC)

This system really makes your life easier when backing up with your trailer by simply using the direction knob which is located on your RAM's center console, allowing you to easily control your trailer's direction, given that the system controls the truck's steering wheel.

Close-up of the Ram 1500 2024 dashboard and reversing system

The Different 2024 RAM 1500 Models

The Trims

With a rugged and stylish silhouette, the RAM 1500 truck is offered in eight trims:

  • Tradesman;
  • Big Horn;
  • Sport;
  • Rebel;
  • Laramie;
  • Limited Longhorn;
  • Limited;
  • TRX.

2024 RAM 1500: The Different Powertrains

Here are the different available powertrains, either standard or optional, along with the maximum towing capacity and payload for each: 

Powertrain Power Torque Towing Payload
3.0-Liter Ecodiesel V6 260 HP 480 lb-ft. 12,560 lbs/5,697 kg 2,040 lbs/925 kg
3.6-Liter Pentastar V6 305 HP 269 lb-ft. 7,710 lbs/3,497 kg 2,300 lbs/1,043 kg
5.7-Liter HEMI V8 395 HP 410 lb-ft. 12,750 lbs/5,783 kg 1,900 lbs/962 kg
6.2-Liter supercharged HEMI SRT V8 702 HP 650 lb-ft. 8,100 lbs/3,674 kg 1,310 lbs/594 kg

2023 RAM 1500 Classic Models

The Available Trims

Available in 5 trims, the RAM 1500 Classic promises remarkable performance, for those of you who don't necessarily need a full array of technologies or amenities, but who need a tireless worker who is ready for anything. Here are the five trims:

  • Tradesman;
  • SLT;
  • Express;
  • Night Edition;
  • Warlock.
Front view of Ram 1500 2024 with trailer loaded with a boat on the road on a sunny day

2023 RAM 1500 Classic: Powertrains

Two powertrains are offered on the RAM 1500 Classic:

Powertrain Power Torque Towing Payload
3.6-Liter Pentastar V6 305 HP 269 lb-ft. 7,660 lbs/3,475 kg 1,930 lbs/875 kg
5.7-Liter HEMI V8 395 HP 410 lb-ft. 10,610 lbs/4,813 kg 1,810 lbs/821 kg

2024 RAM 2500 Models

The Different Trims

In the Heavy-Duty segment, the 2024 RAM 2500 offers seven trims:

  • Tradesman;
  • Big Horn;
  • Rebel;
  • Power Wagon;
  • Laramie;
  • Limited Longhorn;
  • Limited.

2024 RAM 2500: Powertrains

Offered as an option, the diesel powertrain is a real beast. Here are the specs, alongside those for the HEMI V8:

Powertrain Power Torque Towing Payload
6.7-Liter Cummins Turbodiesel V6 420 HP 1 075 lb-ft. 20,000 lbs/9,072 kg 3,150 lbs/1,429 kg
6.4-Liter HEMI V8 410 HP 429 lb-ft. 17,540 lbs/7,956 kg 4,010 lbs/1,819 kg

2024 RAM 3500

The Different Trims

More rugged and the most powerful, the 2024 RAM 3500 is available in five trims:

  • Tradesman;
  • Big Horn;
  • Laramie;
  • Limited Longhorn;
  • Limited.

2024 RAM 3500: Powertrains

The RAM 3500 models are also equipped with the V6 and HEMI V8:

Powertrain Power Torque Towing Payload
6.7-Liter Cummins Turbodiesel V6 420 HP 1,075 lb-ft. 37,090 lbs/16,824 kg 7,680 lbs/3,484 kg
6.4-Liter HEMI V8 370 HP 850 lb-ft. 18,210 lbs/8,260 kg 6,630 lbs/3,007 kg
Side view of the Ram 1500 2024 on the road at full power with trailer

Very Innovative Trucks

No matter which RAM Truck you have your heart set on, and which is perfect for your needs and requirements, you can expect versatility, comfort, quality and reliability. No matter if you use it for work or leisure, you can also depend on a vast array of amenities and technologies that will make your life easier.

Moreover, with the numerous safety features and driver assist technologies, you can enjoy all your adventures with full confidence knowing that everyone on board and all that you are carrying or towing, will be safe and sound.

Other than the elements that are specific to towing, you can also choose to add several different options to your RAM truck. Here is just an example :

  • A trailer hitch package;
  • Trailer brake commands;
  • An Active-Level air suspension on all four wheels;
  • A class IV hitch;
  • A rear axle with auto-locking differential;
  • A 360-degree panoramic view camera system;
  • A multi-function tailgate;
  • The Park-Sense front and rear parking assist system;
  • Power towing mirrors that are foldable electronically;
  • And so much more.

If you would like to take a look at our RAM truck models in greater detail or take one out for a test drive, come and visit us today at your Duclos Longueuil RAM dealership. Moreover, you will find below a recap of all the impressive features our 2023-2024 RAM 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups offer.

Model Powertrain Power Torque Towing
RAM 1500 3.0-Liter Ecodiesel V6 260 HP 480 lb-ft. 12,560 lbs/5,697 kg
RAM 1500 3.6-Liter Pentastar V6 305 HP 269 lb-ft. 7,710 lbs/3,497 kg
RAM 1500 5.7-Liter HEMI V8 395 HP 410 lb-ft. 12,750 lbs/5,783 kg
RAM 1500 Classic 3.6-Liter Pentastar V6 305 HP 269 lb-ft. 7,660 lbs/3,475 kg
RAM 1500 Classic 5.7-Liter HEMI V8 395 HP 410 lb-ft. 10,610 lbs/4,813 kg
RAM 1500 6.2-Liter supercharged HEMI SRT V8 702 HP 650 lb-ft. 8,100 lbs/3,674 kg
RAM 2500 6.7-Liter Cummins Turbodiesel V6 420 HP 1,075 lb-ft. 20,000 lbs/9,072 kg
RAM 2500 6.4-Liter HEMI V8 410 HP 429 lb-ft. 17,540 lbs/7,956 kg
RAM 3500 6.7-Liter Cummins Turbodiesel V6 420 HP 1,075 lb-ft. 37,090 lbs/16,824 kg
RAM 3500 6.4-Liter HEMI V8 370 HP 850 lb-ft. 18,210 lbs/8,260 kg
Rear view of Ram 1500 2024, doors open, ready to be loaded into the box.
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