Ram 1500 Engine Options & Towing (2022-2020) Barre, VT

As you're shopping for a new truck, one of your first considerations is the engine - how much power it makes and how much it can tow. When you go with the 2022 Ram 1500, you have five engines to choose from, including the base 3.6L Pentastar® V6, two 5.7L HEMI® V8 engines, the EcoDiesel V6, and the TRX®-exclusive 6.2L supercharged HEMI V8. To help you learn which Ram 1500 engine is right for you, the team at Midstate Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram created the following performance and towing guide.

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2022 RAM 1500

Engine Differences: Gas vs. Diesel

5.7L HEMI® V8

If you're looking for a burly V8 engine in your new truck, the 5.7L HEMI V8 is one you'll want to consider. With a cast-iron block and aluminum-alloy heads, the 5.7L HEMI is tough, but it's also efficient with a multi-displacement system with fuel saver technology and variable valve timing.

5.7L HEMI V8 with eTorque

The eTorque mild hybrid system incorporated with the 5.7L HEMI V8 engine replaces the traditional alternator with a 48-volt, 12-cell lithium-ion battery that powers a belt-start generator. This mild hybrid system makes 130 pound-feet of launch torque, perfect for getting a heavy trailer going.

3.6L Pentastar® V6 with eTorque

The base engine across most of the Ram 1500 lineup, the Pentastar V6 is a balanced engine that features an aluminum block with aluminum alloy heads and operates with wide-range variable valve timing and two-step variable valve lift. The eTorque system on this engine makes 90 pound-feet of launch torque.

3.0L EcoDiesel V6

When you're looking for big torque numbers and the best fuel efficiency in the Ram 1500, the EcoDiesel V6 is the engine to choose. The cast-iron engine block stands up to punishing work - including making maximum torque at 1,600 revolutions per minute (rpm), which is significantly lower than the gas engines.

6.2L Supercharged HEMI V8

At the heart of the Ram 1500 TRX, you'll find the monstrous 6.2L HEMI V8. The twin-screw supercharger unleashes a blast of torque almost instantly - launching the TRX from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds. Maximum engine speed with the 6.2L HEMI is 14,600 rpm, and the engine is built with a cast-iron engine block, forged-steel crankshaft, and induction-hardened bearings.

Engine Specs & Towing Differences

Get to work with confidence in the 2022 Ram 1500, knowing the engine you choose has the horsepower, torque, and fuel efficiency you need. Each engine is paired with a TorqueFlite® eight-speed automatic transmission. The maximum towing capacity of the 2022 Ram 1500 is 12,750 pounds with a properly equipped 5.7L HEMI V8 with eTorque. See other key performance specs for each engine in the accompanying table.


ENGINE5.7L HEMI V85.7L HEMI V8 with eTorque3.6L Pentastar V6 with eTorque3.0L EcoDiesel V66.2L supercharged HEMI V8
HORSEPOWER395 HP395 HP305 HP260 HP702 HP
TORQUE410 lb.-ft.410 lb.-ft.269 lb.-ft.480 lb.-ft.650 lb.-ft.
MAX. TOWING CAPACITY11,610 lbs.12,750 lbs.7,730 lbs.12,560 lbs.8,100 lbs.
FUEL EFFICIENCY (MPG)15 city / 22 hwy18 city / 23 hwy20 city / 26 hwy23 city / 33 hwy10 city / 14 hwy

2022 RAM 1500

Engine Model Availability

Whether you're interested in a specific engine or you just want to see which trims offer the performance you need, see the accompanying table to learn more about which engines are standard and available in all of the 2022 Ram 1500 trims.

      
5.7L HEMI V8 5.7L HEMI V8 with eTorque 3.6L Pentastar V6 with eTorque 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 6.2L supercharged HEMI V8
Tradesman®
Big Horn®
Laramie®
Rebel®
Limited Longhorn™
Limited
Limited
Tradesman HFE quad cab
TRX

Learn More About the 2022 Ram 1500

Now that you know about the power under the hood, take the next step and learn more about the unique features available inside and outside the 2022 Ram 1500. Read our model review and get more specifics on the available models with our trims page.

2021 Ram 1500 Engine Options

Ram 1500 Engine Options & Towing (2021, 2020) - Barre, VT

The 2021 Ram 1500 is ready to haul your lumber or RV with its available engines. You'll be able to tow up to 12,750 pounds with the Ram 1500 when properly equipped with the corresponding engine. There are five 2021 Ram 1500 engines with varying towing capacities, so be sure to review the following Ram 1500 engine guide to learn more.

Be sure to check out the Ram 1500 models for sale through Midstate Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in our inventory below. Then, pair your favorite with a Ram 1500 offer to see how you can save. If you have questions, reach out to our CDJR dealership in Barre, VT, through our online form or by phone at (802) 423-2836.


2021 RAM 1500

Engine Differences: Gas vs. Diesel

5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque

If you're searching for an engine that's well-rounded and focuses on providing some of the best specifications in the lineup, the 5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque is worth a hard look. Using fuel saver technology, variable valve timing (VVT), and an eTorque mild hybrid system, this engine is built to deliver.

5.7L HEMI V8

The other 5.7L HEMI V8 engine is equally as robust as the eTorque version. The 5.7L HEMI V8 engine produces the same horsepower and torque figures as the eTorque using VVT and a multi-displacement system with fuel saver technology.

3.6L Pentastar® V6 with eTorque

Standard across most of the lineup, the 3.6L Pentastar® V6 eTorque is a versatile engine built to serve. This engine is paired with wide-range VVT and two-step variable valve lift, making it perfect for towing light-duty trailers and small boats.

3.0L EcoDiesel V6

The 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 is the most fuel-efficient Ram 1500 engine available. The best-in-class torque figures associated with this engine can be produced thanks to the refreshed turbo and all-new intake ports and fuel injector nozzles.

6.2L Supercharged HEMI V8

Available only on the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX, the 6.2L supercharged HEMI V8 delivers incredible power and 0-60 MPH time rivaling some sports cars.

Engine Specs & Towing Differences

The five 2021 Ram 1500 engines are all hefty powerhouses with the ability to take your jobsite tasks seriously. Every engine is matched with standard TorqueFlite® eight-speed automatic transmission. Most Ram 1500 models include the option of either a 4×2 or a 4×4 drivetrain, except the Ram 1500 Tradesman HFE, which can only be paired with 4×2. For Ram 1500 engine specs, check the following chart.

ENGINE3.6L Pentastar V65.7L HEMI V85.7L HEMI V8 with eTorque3.0L EcoDiesel V66.2L Supercharged HEMI V8
HORSEPOWER305 HP395 HP395 HP260 HP702 HP
TORQUE269 lb.-ft.410 lb.-ft.410 lb.-ft.480 lb.-ft.650 lb.-ft.
MAX. TOWING CAPACITY7,730-lb11,610-lb.12,750-lb.12,560-lb.N/A
FUEL EFFICIENCY (MPG)20 city / 26 hwy15 city / 22 hwy17 city / 23 hwy22 city / 32 hwy10 city / 14 hwy

2021 RAM 1500

Engine Model Availability

Most of the 2021 Ram 1500 trim levels offer all five engines, with a couple of exceptions. The Ram 1500 Tradesman HFE is only available with the 3.6L Pentastar V6, and the Ram 1500 Limited only offers three of the five available engines. The Limited trim cannot be equipped with the 3.6L Pentastar.



 
3.6L Pentastar V6 5.7L HEMI V8 5.7L HEMI V8 with eTorque 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 6.2L Supercharged HEMI V8
Tradesman
Big Horn
Laramie
Rebel
Limited Longhorn
Limited
TRX

Learn More About the 2021 Ram 1500

Delve deeper into the 2021 Ram 1500 by checking out the following Ram 1500 research pages put together by the team at Midstate CDJR.

2020 Ram 1500 Engine Options

2020 Ram 1500 Truck Engine Options & Towing | Barre, VT


You deserve your new 2020 Ram 1500 pickup to be equipped with an engine that goes above and beyond when it comes to performance. The specialists at Midstate Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Barre, VT, put together this engine and towing guide to provide you with important information about each engine, so you can select the right engine for your workday needs.

View our entire selection of 2020 Ram 1500 trims in our online inventory, and be sure to take advantage of our impressive specials to save big. For additional information, view our 2020 Ram 1500 model hub. Have questions? Give us a call at (802) 505-6331 or contact us online.


Engine Differences

The new 2020 Ram 1500 is offered with four distinct engines. Each engine is powerful and beyond capable, but if it's maximum towing ability you want, check out the 5.7L HEMI® V8. Explore the table below for complete engine and performance specs.


ENGINE

3.0L EcoDiesel V6

3.6L Pentastar® V6 w/
eTorque

5.7L HEMI® V8

5.7L HEMI® V8 w/
eTorque

HORSEPOWER

260 HP

305 HP

395 HP

395 HP

TORQUE

480 lb.-ft.

269 lb.-ft.

410 lb.-ft.

410 lb.-ft.

TOWING CAPACITY*

12.560 lbs.

7.730 lbs.

11.610 lbs.

12.750 lbs.

PAYLOAD CAPACITY*

2.040 lbs.

2.300 lbs.

1.970 lbs.

1.830 lbs.

FUEL EFFICIENCY)
(city/hwy)
*When properly equipped


N/A


20/25


15/22


17/23


Model Availability

Now that you have a solid idea of which engine option is going to best suit your needs, you're probably curious which engines are available for each 2020 Ram 1500 trim level. The table below will provide you with this key information.


Tradesman

Big Horn

Laramie

Rebel

Laramie Longhorn®

Limited

3.0L EcoDiesel V6
3.6L Pentastar® V6 w/ eTorque
5.7L HEMI® V8
5.7L HEMI® V8 w/ eTorque

3.0L EcoDiesel V6
3.6L Pentastar® V6 w/ eTorque
5.7L HEMI® V8
5.7L HEMI® V8 w/ eTorque

3.0L EcoDiesel V6
3.6L Pentastar® V6 w/ eTorque
5.7L HEMI® V8
5.7L HEMI® V8 w/ eTorque

3.0L EcoDiesel V6
3.6L Pentastar® V6 w/ eTorque
5.7L HEMI® V8
5.7L HEMI® V8 w/ eTorque

3.0L EcoDiesel V6
3.6L Pentastar® V6 w/ eTorque
5.7L HEMI® V8 w/ eTorque

3.0L EcoDiesel V6
3.6L Pentastar® V6 w/ eTorque
5.7L HEMI® V8 w/ eTorque


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