The Ram 1500 was introduced into Ram’s lineup as a full-size pickup truck in 1993 and is still made today. Ram is one of the best-selling truck brands in the USA and has many features consumers expect from today’s trucks, including towing. But what is the towing capacity of a 2019 Ram 1500?
A 2019 Ram 1500 has a maximum towing capacity of 12,750 pounds when properly equipped.
The 2019 Ram 1500 tow capacity can vary based on a few different factors such as engine size, drivetrain, and others which we’ll cover in this guide.
There’s a bit more to know about the 2019 Ram 1500 tow capacity which we’ll cover in today’s guide.
How Much Can The 2019 Ram 1500 Tow?
The 2019 Ram 1500 has a towing capacity of 12,750 pounds.
The 2019 Ram 1500 tow capacity is affected by other factors like engine type, drivetrain, the weight of cargo and passengers, and whether your vehicle has a towing package equipped or not.
You can always reach out to your local Ram dealership for details to confirm how much your 1500 can tow.
You can also read our guide on what makes a vehicle towing capacity to learn all the aspects that go into it.
Towing Capacity By Engine Size
There are three engine options for the 2019 Ram 1500: a 3.6L V6 engine with eTorque, a 5.7L HEMI V8 engine, and a 5.7L HEMI V8 engine with eTorque.
5.7L HEMI V8 Engine Towing Capacity: 11,610 pounds
5.7L HEMI V8 Engine with eTorque Towing Capacity: 12,750 pounds
3.6L V6 Engine Towing Capacity: 7,730 pounds
Note that these are the max towing limits for each 2019 Ram 1500 engine. Your Ram 1500 may have a lower towing capacity based on the drivetrain, axle ratio, and if your vehicle has a towing package installed.
2019 Ram 1500 Payload Capacity
The maximum payload capacity of the 2019 Ram 1500 is 2,300 pounds.
This max payload assumes the 3.6L engine and Rear-wheel drive.
If you had a 5.7L HEMI V8 engine with 4WD, then the max payload would be 1,940 lbs.
Please note, the payload capacity will vary based on factors such as engine type, drivetrain and whether or not your vehicle is equipped with a towing package that includes other features like an engine oil cooler or transmission oil cooler.
If you are unsure of your vehicle’s payload capacity, please contact your local dealership for details.
2019 Ram 1500 Tow Package
The 2019 1500 does not come with a tow package installed, but it is available as an add-on.
Towing package options that can be added to the 2019 Ram 1500 include a hitch receiver, trailer wiring harness, and a trailer brake controller.
2019 Ram 1500 Towing Capacity Vs Competitors
The 2019 Ram 1500 has a maximum towing capacity of 12,750 pounds, which makes it capable of doing some heavy duty trailer towing. This number is similar to its main competitors, the 2019 Ford F-150 and the 2019 Ram 1500.
Here are some similar vehicles to the Ram 1500 and their towing capacities below:
2019 Ford F-150 Towing Capacity: 13,200 pounds
2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity: 12,200 pounds
2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Towing Capacity: 13,000 pounds
2019 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity: 12,000 pounds
2019 Nissan Titan Towing Capacity: 11,060 pounds
2019 Ram Trucks Towing Capacity Chart
|2019 Ram 3500||37,090 lbs|
|2019 Ram 2500||19,990 lbs|
|2019 Ram 1500||12,750 lbs|
We’ve gathered all data represented here from the official 2019 Ram 1500 Owner’s Manual on Mopar’s site and have checked all data thoroughly for accuracy.
Having said that, we still recommend you refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual yourself before towing with a 2019 Ram 1500.