The 2014 RAM 1500 is a full-size pickup truck renowned for its impressive towing capacity and payload. It is a popular choice among truck enthusiasts who require a reliable and robust vehicle capable of hauling heavy loads with ease.

Whether you need a truck for work or recreation, the 2014 RAM 1500 has a range of engine options, including the V6, 3.0 diesel, and Ecodiesel, each with its unique towing capacity and payload.

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the 2014 RAM 1500’s towing and payload capacities, including detailed charts to help you make an informed decision.

So, let’s dive in and explore the 2014 RAM 1500’s towing and payload capacities in detail.

The 2014 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity ranges between 4100 – 10,450 lbs. and has a maximum payload capacity of 1930 lbs. This can vary depending on factors such as the vehicle’s Curb Weight, Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), Payload, and other factors.

2014 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity Chart

With EnginesGCWRMax. Towing CapacityMax. Payload Capacity
3.6L Pentastar V6 / 8-Speed12,500 lbs.7300 lbs.1930 lbs.
3.0L EcoDiesel V6 / 8-Speed14,500 lbs.9,200 lbs.1620 lbs.
5.7L HEMI V8 / 6-Speed15,650 lbs.10,450 lbs.1710 lbs.
5.7L HEMI V8 / 8-Speed15,650 lbs.10,450 lbs.1730 lbs.
2014 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity Chart

Here’s a breakdown of the 2014 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity Chart:

  • 3.6L Pentastar V6/8-Speed: The 3.6L Pentastar V6/8-Speed has a GCWR of 12,500 lbs, a max towing capacity of 7,300 lbs, and a max payload capacity of 1,930 lbs.
  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6/8-Speed: The 3.0L EcoDiesel V6/8-Speed offers a GCWR of 14,500 lbs, a max towing capacity of 9,200 lbs, and a max payload capacity of 1,620 lbs.
  • 5.7L HEMI V8/6-Speed: With the 5.7L HEMI V8/6-Speed, you get a GCWR of 15,650 lbs, a max towing capacity of 10,450 lbs, and a max payload capacity of 1,710 lbs.
  • 5.7L HEMI V8/8-Speed: The 5.7L HEMI V8/8-Speed provides a GCWR of 15,650 lbs, a max towing capacity of 10,450 lbs, and a max payload capacity of 1,730 lbs.

It’s important to note that the towing capacity of your RAM 1500 will depend on the specific configuration of your vehicle, including the engine, transmission, axle ratio, and other factors.

Be sure to consult your owner’s manual or a trusted mechanic to determine the maximum towing capacity for your specific vehicle.

It is also crucial to remember that the total weight of the vehicle and the trailer should not surpass the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) specified for the RAM 1500.

Here I’ve collected all the 2014 RAM 1500 towing and payload capacity information from the official RAM resources including the 2014 RAM 1500 Brochure and ramtrucks.com.

Trims

The 2014 RAM 1500 comes in different trim levels to suit different needs and preferences: Tradesman, HFE, Express, SLT, Big Horn/Lone Star, Sport, Outdoorsman, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, and Laramie Limited.

Towing Capacity by Engines

The 2014 RAM 1500 comes with different engine options, each with its own unique towing capacity. Each engine is available with different axle ratios, which affect the truck’s towing capacity.

2014 RAM 1500 Towing and Payload Capacity Chart 1
2014 RAM 1500 Towing and Payload Capacity Chart 1
2014 RAM 1500 Towing and Payload Capacity Chart 2
2014 RAM 1500 Towing and Payload Capacity Chart 2

Let’s take a closer look at each engine and what they have to offer in terms of the 2014 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity.

EnginesAxle RatioGCWRMax. Towing Capacity
3.6L Pentastar V6 / 8-Speed3.219,500 lbs4,800 lbs
3.6L Pentastar V6 / 8-Speed3.5512,000 lbs7,300 lbs
3.6L Pentastar V6 / 8-Speed3.5512,200 lbs7,300 lbs
3.6L Pentastar V6 / 8-Speed3.5512,500 lbs7,450 lbs
3.0L EcoDiesel V6 / 8-Speed3.5513,500 lbs8,250 lbs
3.0L EcoDiesel V6 / 8-Speed3.9214,500 lbs9,200 lbs
5.7L HEMI V8 / 6-Speed3.2112,100 lbs7,150 lbs
5.7L HEMI V8 / 6-Speed3.5514,150 lbs9,200 lbs
5.7L HEMI V8 / 6-Speed3.9214,100 lbs9,150 lbs
5.7L HEMI V8 / 6-Speed3.9215,650 lbs10,450 lbs
5.7L HEMI V8 / 8-Speed3.2113,500 lbs8,600 lbs
5.7L HEMI V8 / 8-Speed3.9214,100 lbs9,200 lbs
5.7L HEMI V8 / 8-Speed3.9215,650 lbs10,450 lbs
2014 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity Chart

3.6L Pentastar V6/8-speed

The 3.6L Pentastar V6/8-speed engine in the 2014 RAM 1500 comes with three different axle ratios, including 3.21, 3.55, and 3.92.

The maximum towing capacity for this engine ranges from 4,800 lbs with the 3.21 axle ratio up to 7,450 lbs with the 3.55 axle ratio.

With the 3.55 and 3.92 axle ratios, the GCWR for this engine is 12,000 lbs and 12,200 lbs, respectively, while the GCWR is 12,500 lbs with the 3.55 axle ratio.

3.0L EcoDiesel V6/8-speed

The 3.0L EcoDiesel V6/8-speed engine in the 2014 RAM 1500 has a maximum towing capacity of 8,250 lbs with the 3.55 axle ratio, and 9,200 lbs with the 3.92 axle ratio.

The GCWR for this engine is 13,500 lbs with the 3.55 axle ratio, and it increases to 14,500 lbs with the 3.92 axle ratio.

5.7L HEMI V8/6-speed

The 5.7L HEMI V8/6-speed engine in the 2014 RAM 1500 also has three different axle ratios, including 3.21, 3.55, and 3.92.

The maximum towing capacity for this engine ranges from 7,150 lbs with the 3.21 axle ratio up to 9,200 lbs with the 3.55 axle ratio.

The GCWR for this engine is 12,100 lbs with the 3.21 axle ratio, and it increases to 14,150 lbs with the 3.55 axle ratio and 14,100 lbs with the 3.92 axle ratio. With the 3.92 axle ratio, this engine can tow up to 15,650 lbs.

5.7L HEMI V8/8-speed

The 5.7L HEMI V8/8-speed engine in the 2014 RAM 1500 has two different axle ratios, including 3.21 and 3.92.

The maximum towing capacity for this engine ranges from 8,600 lbs with the 3.21 axle ratio up to 10,450 lbs with the 3.92 axle ratio.

The GCWR for this engine is 13,500 lbs with the 3.21 axle ratio, and it increases to 14,100 lbs with the 3.92 axle ratio. With the 3.92 axle ratio, this engine can tow up to 15,650 lbs.

Towing Capacity by Cabs

When it comes to towing capacity, the 2014 RAM 1500 offers different options depending on the cab size and engine.

Let’s take a closer look at each engine’s towing capacity for the various cab sizes.

EngineRegular Cab
6′ 4″ Box
Regular Cab
8′ Box
Quad Cab
6′ 4″ Box
Crew Cab
5′ 7″ Box
Crew Cab
6′ 4″ Box
3.6L Pentastar V6 / 8-Speed7300 lbs7300 lbs7450 lbs7400 lbs
3.0L EcoDiesel V6 / 8-Speed9,200 lbs9000 lbs8900 lbs8850 lbs
5.7L HEMI V8 / 6-Speed9200 lbs10,450 lbs10,350 lbs10300 lbs10,250 lbs
5.7L HEMI V8 / 8-Speed9200 lbs10,450 lbs10,400 lbs10,350 lbs10,250 lbs
2014 Dodge RAM 1500 towing capacity by Cabs

Regular Cab 6′ 4″ Box:

The 2014 RAM 1500 Regular Cab 6′ 4″ Box comes with a range of engine options that deliver impressive towing capacity.

The 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine with 8-speed transmission has a towing capacity of 7300 lbs.

The 5.7L HEMI V8 engine with 6-speed transmission has an impressive towing capacity of 9200 lbs.

The 5.7L HEMI V8 engine with 8-speed transmission also has a towing capacity of 9200 lbs.

However, the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine with 8-speed transmission does not have a towing capacity specified for this particular cab configuration.

2014 RAM 1500 (Regular Cab 6' 4" Box) Chart Towing and Payload Capacity (Tradesman, HFE, Express, SLT, Big Horn-Lone Star, Sport, Outdoorsman, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, and Laramie Limited) Chart
2014 RAM 1500 Towing and Payload Capacity (Regular Cab 6′ 4″ Box) Chart

If you’re looking for a truck with the power and capacity to tow heavy loads, the Regular Cab 6′ 4″ Box with the available HEMI V8 engine is an excellent option.

Regular Cab 8′ Box:

The 2014 RAM 1500 Regular Cab 8′ Box offers four different engine options for drivers to choose from.

2014 RAM 1500 (Regular Cab 8' Box) Towing and Payload Capacity (Tradesman, HFE, Express, SLT, Big Horn-Lone Star, Sport, Outdoorsman, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, and Laramie Limited) Chart
2014 RAM 1500 Towing and Payload Capacity (Regular Cab 8′ Box) Chart

The 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine with an 8-speed transmission provides a maximum towing capacity of 7300 lbs.

For those in need of more power, the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine with an 8-speed transmission can tow up to 9,200 lbs, making it a great option for heavier loads.

The 5.7L HEMI V8 engine with a 6-speed transmission can tow up to 10,450 lbs, while the 5.7L HEMI V8 engine with an 8-speed transmission has the same maximum towing capacity.

Quad Cab 6′ 4″ Box:

The 2014 RAM 1500 Quad Cab 6′ 4″ Box offers impressive towing capabilities with its various engine options.

2014 RAM 1500 (Quad Cab 6' 4" Box) Towing and Payload Capacity (Tradesman, HFE, Express, SLT, Big Horn-Lone Star, Sport, Outdoorsman, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, and Laramie Limited) Chart
2014 RAM 1500 Towing and Payload Capacity (Quad Cab 6′ 4″ Box) Chart

The 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine paired with the 8-speed automatic transmission can tow up to 7450 pounds, making it a great option for light to medium-duty hauling.

The 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine provides even more power, with a towing capacity of 9000 pounds. This engine option is a great choice for those who prioritize fuel efficiency and want to save money on gas while still being able to haul a significant load.

For those who require the most power, the 5.7L HEMI V8 engine is available with both a 6-speed and an 8-speed automatic transmission.

The 6-speed transmission can tow up to 10,350 pounds, while the 8-speed transmission can tow up to 10,400 pounds.

These engine options are ideal for heavy-duty hauling, making the Quad Cab 6′ 4″ Box a versatile and capable option for various towing needs.

Crew Cab 5′ 7″ Box:

The 2014 RAM 1500 Crew Cab 5′ 7″ Box configuration provides ample room for passengers, with comfortable seating for up to six adults. Additionally, this cab style offers a 5′ 7″ box that provides ample cargo space for hauling equipment, tools, or luggage.

2014 RAM 1500 (Crew Cab 5' 7" Box) Towing and Payload Capacity  (Tradesman, HFE, Express, SLT, Big Horn-Lone Star, Sport, Outdoorsman, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, and Laramie Limited) Chart
2014 RAM 1500 Towing and Payload Capacity (Crew Cab 5′ 7″ Box) Chart

The 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine in 2014 RAM 1500 Crew Cab 5′ 7″ Box configuration when paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission offers a maximum towing capacity of 7400 lbs.

The 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine in 2014 RAM 1500 Crew Cab 5′ 7″ Box configuration when paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission offers a maximum towing capacity of 8900 lbs, making it a great choice for those who need to tow heavier loads.

Finally, the 5.7L HEMI V8 engine paired with either a 6-speed or 8-speed automatic transmission provides a maximum towing capacity of 10300 lbs or 10,350 lbs, respectively, depending on the transmission.

Whether you need a truck for work or play, the RAM 1500 Crew Cab 5′ 7″ Box has the capability to handle your needs.

Crew Cab 6′ 4″ Box:

The Crew Cab 6′ 4″ Box of the 2014 RAM 1500 is a spacious option for those who want a truck that can accommodate more passengers and cargo.

This cab comes with four doors and a cargo bed measuring 6 feet 4 inches. The Crew Cab 6′ 4″ Box is available with four different engine options, making it versatile for different driving needs.

2014 RAM 1500 (Crew Cab 6' 4" Box) Towing and Payload Capacity (Tradesman, HFE, Express, SLT, Big Horn-Lone Star, Sport, Outdoorsman, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, and Laramie Limited) Chart
2014 RAM 1500 Towing and Payload Capacity (Crew Cab 6′ 4″ Box) Chart

The 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine with 8-speed transmission is not available for the Crew Cab 6′ 4″ Box.

However, customers can opt for the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine with an 8-speed transmission, which can tow up to 8,850 pounds. This engine is great for those who want to maximize fuel economy and towing capacity.

The 5.7L HEMI V8 engine is also available with both a 6-speed and 8-speed transmission. This engine can tow up to 10,250 pounds, making it an excellent choice for those who need more power for heavy towing and hauling.

Overall, the Crew Cab 6′ 4″ Box is a great option for those who want a truck that can handle more passengers and cargo while still being versatile with different engine options.

Whether you need an engine for fuel efficiency or heavy-duty towing, the Crew Cab 6′ 4″ Box has you covered.

Payload Capacity

The 2014 RAM 1500 comes with three different engine options: the 3.6L Pentastar V6, the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6, and the 5.7L HEMI V8.

Each engine has a different GVWR and maximum payload capacity, providing drivers with a range of options to suit their needs.

2014 RAM 1500 Towing and Payload Capacity Chart 1
2014 RAM 1500 Towing and Payload Capacity Chart 1
2014 RAM 1500 Towing and Payload Capacity Chart 2
2014 RAM 1500 Towing and Payload Capacity Chart 2

Let’s take a closer look at each engine’s payload capacity for the various configurations.

EnginesGVWRMax. Payload Capacity
3.6L Pentastar V6 / 8-Speed6,025 lbs1,510 lbs
3.6L Pentastar V6 / 8-Speed6,300 lbs1,590 lbs
3.6L Pentastar V6 / 8-Speed6,600 lbs1,900 lbs
3.6L Pentastar V6 / 8-Speed6,700 lbs1,820 lbs
3.6L Pentastar V6 / 8-Speed6,800 lbs1,930 lbs
3.0L EcoDiesel V6 / 8-Speed6,600 lbs1,520 lbs
3.0L EcoDiesel V6 / 8-Speed6,600 lbs1,520 lbs
3.0L EcoDiesel V6 / 8-Speed6,950 lbs1,620 lbs
3.0L EcoDiesel V6 / 8-Speed6,950 lbs1,620 lbs
5.7L HEMI V8 / 6-Speed6,350 lbs1,610 lbs
5.7L HEMI V8 / 6-Speed6,600 lbs1,710 lbs
5.7L HEMI V8 / 6-Speed6,800 lbs1,710 lbs
5.7L HEMI V8 / 8-Speed6,350 lbs1,630 lbs
5.7L HEMI V8 / 8-Speed6,600 lbs1,730 lbs
5.7L HEMI V8 / 8-Speed6,800 lbs1,730 lbs
2014 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity Chart

3.6L Pentastar V6

The 3.6L Pentastar V6/8-speed transmission on the 2014 RAM 1500 is available in several GVWR options ranging from 6,025 lbs to 6,800 lbs. The maximum payload capacity for this engine ranges from 1,510 lbs to 1,930 lbs, depending on the GVWR.

3.0L EcoDiesel V6

The 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine also comes with an 8-speed transmission and is available in two GVWR options: 6,600 lbs and 6,950 lbs. The maximum payload capacity for this engine is between 1,520 lbs and 1,620 lbs.

5.7L HEMI V8

The 5.7L HEMI V8 is available with either a 6-speed or an 8-speed transmission and comes in several GVWR options ranging from 6,350 lbs to 6,800 lbs. The maximum payload capacity for this engine ranges from 1,610 lbs to 1,730 lbs, depending on the GVWR and transmission options.

Overall, the 2014 RAM 1500 offers a variety of engine options with different GVWR and payload capacities to meet the needs of different drivers and industries.

What you can tow with the 2014 RAM 1500?

The 2014 RAM 1500 is a versatile pickup truck that can tow a range of trailers and haul various items thanks to its towing and payload capabilities.

Here are some examples of what you can tow with the 2014 RAM 1500:

  1. Small to mid-sized boats: The RAM 1500 can easily tow a boat with a weight of up to 4,000 pounds, such as a small fishing boat or a mid-sized speedboat.
  2. Travel trailers: The 2014 RAM 1500 can also tow a travel trailer with a weight of up to 7,000 pounds, making it a great choice for camping and road trips.
  3. Horse trailers: If you own horses, the RAM 1500 can easily tow a horse trailer with a weight of up to 5,000 pounds.
  4. Small to mid-sized RVs: The RAM 1500’s towing capacity is also suitable for pulling a small to mid-sized RV with a weight of up to 8,000 pounds.
  5. Work equipment and supplies: The truck’s maximum payload capacity of 1930 lbs. means you can haul a range of work equipment and supplies, such as building materials, tools, and machinery.
  6. Recreational vehicles: The RAM 1500 can tow recreational vehicles such as ATVs, jet skis, and snowmobiles with ease, making it an ideal choice for outdoor enthusiasts.

These are just a few examples of what you can tow or haul with the 2014 RAM 1500. Its towing and payload capabilities make it a reliable and versatile option for a variety of tasks and adventures.

Towing Equipment required:

The required towing equipment for the 2014 RAM 1500 varies depending on the weight of the trailer being towed.

Here is a list of towing equipment required for towing with a 2014 RAM 1500:

  1. Hitch Receiver: A hitch receiver is required to connect your trailer to the RAM 1500. It is important to choose a hitch that matches the weight capacity of your trailer.
  2. Ball Mount: A ball mount is used to connect the trailer ball to the hitch receiver. The ball mount should be chosen based on the trailer’s height and weight.
  3. Trailer Ball: The trailer ball is what connects the trailer to the ball mount. It should be chosen based on the weight capacity of the trailer.
  4. Wiring Harness: A wiring harness is required to connect the electrical system of the trailer to the RAM 1500. This will allow you to power the lights on the trailer and use turn signals.
  5. Brake Controller: If your trailer has electric brakes, a brake controller is required to activate them. This device will be installed inside the RAM 1500 and will allow you to control the trailer’s brakes using the truck’s brake system.
  6. Mirrors: It is important to have mirrors that provide a clear view of the trailer while towing. This can be achieved through the use of towing mirrors or by replacing the existing mirrors on the RAM 1500 with towing mirrors.
  7. Sway Control: Sway control devices can be used to prevent the trailer from swaying while towing. This is especially important when towing heavy loads or in windy conditions.
  8. Weight Distribution Hitch: A weight distribution hitch can help distribute the weight of the trailer more evenly across the RAM 1500. This can improve stability and handling while towing.

Useful Resources

2014 RAM 1500 Brochure PDF

Conclusion

In conclusion, the 2014 RAM 1500 has an impressive towing and payload capacity, making it a reliable option for those who require heavy-duty towing capabilities.

The towing capacity ranges between 4,100 – 10,450 lbs. and has a maximum payload capacity of 1,930 lbs. However, it is important to keep in mind that the specific configuration of the vehicle, including the engine, transmission, axle ratio, and other factors, can impact the towing capacity.

Therefore, it is recommended to consult the owner’s manual or a trusted mechanic to determine the maximum towing capacity for your specific vehicle.

Overall, the 2014 RAM 1500 with its different trim levels and engine options provides a versatile and dependable option for those who need a truck that can handle heavy loads.

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