Ram Trucks Towing & Payload Capacity (2022-2017) | Barre, VT

When you need a truck that's ready to work, turn to the Ram truck lineup. Whether you have light- or heavy-duty towing or carrying ahead of you, a Ram 1500, 2500, or 3500 is ready to help you get it done.

At the heart of every Ram truck is its engine. Learn more about the performance specs for each Ram truck and engine using this research guide created by the team at Midstate Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Our team of Ram truck experts has compiled the maximum towing and payload capacity for the Ram 1500, Ram 2500, and Ram 3500 trucks in the 2022 through 2017 model years, so you can see whether a new or used truck best fits your needs.

Keep reading to find the available engines and power outputs for each of the 2022 Ram trucks, as well as an explanation of key towing terms and calculations, so you can buy - and use your new truck - with confidence.

Once you find the truck that fits your needs, explore our inventory of new and used Ram trucks for sale in Barre, VT, and schedule a test drive. Have a question about a particular Ram truck's towing or payload capacity? Contact our team online or by calling us at (802) 479-0586.

Ram 1500 Engines & Towing

Whether you're looking at the 2022 Ram 1500 for work or for fun - why not both? - it offers the power to help you thrive.The supercharged HEMI® V8 - available exclusively in the TRX® trim - is the stuff of legends, with extreme power output and a 0-60 MPH time of 4.5 seconds. The eTorque mild hybrid technology that's available on the 5.7L HEMI and standard with the Pentastar® further enhances your half-ton Ram truck's performance.

Pentastar® further enhances your half-ton Ram truck's performance.

Learn more about each of the 2022 Ram 1500 engines, towing capacity, and payload with the accompanying chart. Head over to our Ram 1500 engines page or our Ram 1500 trims page to continue your research.

3.6L Pentastar V6 with eTorque305 HP269 lb.-ft.7,730 lbs.2,300 lbs.
5.7L HEMI V8395 HP410 lb.-ft.11,610 lbs.1,940 lbs.
5.7L HEMI V8 with eTorque395 HP410 lb.-ft.12,750 lbs.1,860 lbs.
3.0L EcoDiesel V6260 HP480 lb.-ft.12,560 lbs.2,090 lbs.
6.2L supercharged HEMI V8702 HP650 lb.-ft.8,100 lbs.1,310 lbs.

Ram 2500 Engines & Towing

Do you prefer gas or diesel? The 2022 Ram 2500 offers a powerful engine, no matter your answer, with the standard HEMI V8 and available Cummins® turbo diesel I6. The HEMI V8 makes best-in-class standard horsepower among other three-quarter ton trucks, and enables a maximum Ram 2500 payload of over 4,000 pounds.

See the performance specs for each of the 2022 Ram 2500 engines, along with maximum towing and payload capacities in the accompanying chart. Take your knowledge to the next level with our Ram 2500 engines page or Ram 2500 trims research page.

6.4L HEMI V8410 HP429 lb.-ft.17,540 lbs.4,010 lbs.
6.7L Cummins turbo diesel I6370 HP850 lb.-ft.20,000 lbs.3,160 lbs.

Ram 3500 Engines & Towing

Among other one-ton trucks, the 2022 Ram 3500 churns out best-in-class available diesel towing, best-in-class diesel torque, and best-in-class standard horsepower. In the 2022 model year, the Ram 3500 boasts three robust engines, including a standard HEMI

V8, available Cummins turbo diesel, and a high-output Cummins turbo diesel with over 1,000 pound-feet of torque.

See the accompanying 2022 Ram 3500 engines, towing, and payload chart for more details.

6.4L HEMI V8410 HP429 lb.-ft.18,210 lbs.7,680 lbs.
6.7L Cummins turbo diesel I6370 HP850 lb.-ft.22,670 lbs.6,840 lbs.
6.7L high-output Cummins turbo diesel I6420 HP1,075 lb.-ft.37,090 lbs.6,570 lbs.

What is Towing & Payload Capacity?

Whether you're a seasoned tower in need of a refresher or just learning about how to use your truck effectively, knowing about the key capacity numbers is important. That's why we've included the maximum towing and payload capacities for new and used Ram trucks in the charts below. It's also helpful to understand the terms we use to talk about towing. There will be some math involved - but don't worry, we've explained the key equations and terms for you below.

What is the Towing Capacity of Ram Trucks?

Whether you're looking for a capable pickup truck or a heavy-duty hauler, find what you're looking for in the Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 lineup. For your research convenience, we looked at the most recent model year, as well as several past models, so you can determine whether a new or used Ram truck is right for you.

Ram 1500 Towing & Payload Capacity

Max. Towing12,750 lbs.12,750 lbs.12,750 lbs.12,750 lbs.10,640 lbs.10,640 lbs.
Max. Payload2,300 lbs.2,300 lbs.2,300 lbs.2,300 lbs.1,880 lbs.1,880 lbs.

Ram 2500 Towing & Payload Capacity

Max. Towing20,000 lbs.19,790 lbs.19,680 lbs.19,790 lbs.17,980 lbs.17,980 lbs.
Max. Payload4,010 lbs.4,480 lbs.4,010 lbs.4,050 lbs.3,990 lbs.3,990 lbs.

Ram 3500 Towing & Payload Capacity

Max. Towing37,090 lbs.37,100 lbs.35,100 lbs.35,100 lbs.31,210 lbs.31,210 lbs.
Max. Payload7,680 lbs.7,680 lbs.7,680 lbs.7,680 lbs.7,390 lbs.7,390 lbs.

Towing Capacity

The towing capacity of your Ram truck refers to the maximum weight you can pull, in addition to the cargo and passengers aboard. If you're not sure of the towing capacity for your specific model or configuration, use the following formula to calculate towing capacity:

Towing capacity = gross combined weight rating (GCWR) - curb weight - payload weight

Payload Capacity

Payload refers to the amount of weight you can add to your truck bed and cab, but does not include the trailer or the empty vehicle weight. Use the following formula to calculate how much your Ram truck can haul:

Payload capacity = gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) - curb weight

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)

Gross vehicle weight rating, or GVWR measures how much weight your truck can carry. This includes the weight of the vehicle, cargo, and passengers combined, but doesn't include the weight of a trailer.

Calculate a vehicle's GVWR with the following formula:

GVWR = curb weight + cargo weight + passenger weight

Gross Trailer Weight Rating (GTWR)

The gross trailer weight rating (GTWR) measures the total weight of your trailer, plus the cargo inside it.

Calculate GTWR with the following formula:

GTWR = trailer weight + trailer cargo

Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR)

The gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of your Ram truck is a crucial rating of the maximum allowable weight of your truck, trailer, and cargo combined. This is not an arbitrary number, as it shows you how much weight the mechanical components of your truck can safely handle.

Calculate GCWR using the following formula:


Contact Midstate CDJR in Barre, VT, for More Information

Are you curious about how much a specific new or used Ram truck for sale at our Barre, VT, dealership can tow? Reach out to a knowledgeable Midstate CDJR representative using our convenient online form or by phone at (802) 479-0586.

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