A Breakdown of the 2021 Ram 1500’s Towing Capacities – Miami Lakes Automall Ram
Ram has been steadily increasing its presence in the pickup sector with new trim upgrades like the 2022 Ram 1500 Laramie and Rebel G/T and talk of its first all-electric pickup . As the auto industry moves toward electric vehicles, Ram is making sure it remains ahead of the competition both with its powerful pickups and its new innovations. Focusing on Ram’s pickups, we can look at the 2021 Ram 1500 to see what sets it apart from its competitors. One area where the 2021 Ram 1500 shines is with its towing capabilities. Depending on the engine and cab choice, 2021 Ram 1500 owners can reach a towing range between 6,290 pounds and 13,330 pounds.
Minimum Towing Capacity of the 2021 Ram 1500
The 2021 Ram 1500 offers consumers a powerful pickup capable of almost any towing and hauling project. Choices in engine and cab can determine the towing capacity of the pickup. Optional package upgrades can also affect the amount of weight towed. Using base features and selections, the 2021 Ram 1500 can reach a minimum towing capacity of 6,290 pounds.
It should be noted that Ram recommends using a weight-distribution hitch when towing anything greater than 5,000 pounds. With that said, let’s take a look at the powerful 2021 Ram 1500 and how it can manage to tow such impressive amounts of weight.
The 2021 Ram 1500 comes available in several trims: the Tradesman, Big Horn/Lone Star, and the Laramie Longhorn/Limited. Each trim comes with a crew-cab configuration with a 3.21 axle ratio. Additionally, the pickup comes with a 6-ft 4-inch bed, four-wheel drive, and a 3.6L V6 engine. These configurations can be modified and interchanged to increase the towing capacity. Prices for the Tradesman trim starts at $41,000 MSRP (plus destination fee) and $58,000 MSRP (plus destination fee) for the Laramie Longhorn trim.
Maximum Towing Capacity of the 2021 Ram 1500
The maximum towing capacity of the 2021 Ram 1500 is an impressive 13,300 pounds. This feat of towing strength can be reached with a configuration of four-wheel drive with an eTorque V8 engine alongside a quad cab and 6-ft-4 bed configuration. To reach such feats, the Tradesman and Big Horn/Lone Star trims are recommended. They offer the most powerful range for those looking to haul the heaviest of materials.
The second highest towing capacity for the 2021 Ram 1500 is 12,750 pounds and this can be reached with the Tradesman trim. A quad cab configuration with a 6-ft 4-inch bed, two-wheel drive, and a 5.7L Hemi V8 with eTorque. A max tow package can be included which provides 18-by-8-inch wheels, a 3.92:1 axle ratio, and a trailer-tow group. This trailer-tow group includes a class IV receiver hitch, trailer tow mirrors, and a trailer brake controller. Owners can opt for these packages for a more secure and higher-end tow capacity.
Towing capacity depends on the engine of which Ram offers five. Two transmission options are also available. Alongside the engine, the type of drive affects towing range. Four-wheel drive is the most optimal for those looking for higher-end tow ranges. The 2021 Ram 1500 offers consumers a powerful and versatile pickup. For those looking for a pickup that can haul and tow during just about any job, the 2021 Ram 1500 is the right choice.
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