If you own a 2014 RAM 2500 and are planning to tow a trailer or haul a heavy payload, it’s essential to know the maximum towing capacity and payload capacity of your vehicle.

In this article, we will provide a detailed guide on the towing and payload capacity of 2014 RAM 2500, including charts, VIN Decoder, and tables for easy reference.

The 2014 RAM 2500 has a maximum Towing Capacity of 17,970 pounds and a maximum Payload Capacity of 4,490 pounds. This can vary depending on factors such as the vehicle’s Curb Weight, Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), Payload, and other factors.

2014 RAM 2500 (Heavy-Duty) Towing and Payload Capacity Chart

EngineHorsepowerTorqueMax. TowingMax. Payload
5.7-liter HEMI V8383 HP400 LB-FT13,860 lbs.3,560 lbs.
6.4-liter HEMI V8410 HP429 LB-FT16,300 lbs.4,490 lbs.
6.7-liter Cummins (manual)350 HP660 LB-FT16,900 lbs.3,070 lbs.
6.7-liter Cummins (auto)370 HP800 LB-FT17,970 lbs.3,170 lbs.

The 5.7L and 6.4L HEMI® engines come with a 6-speed automatic transmission, while the Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 offers the choice between a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission.

It’s important to note that the towing capacity of your RAM 2500 will depend on the specific configuration of your vehicle, including the engine, transmission, axle ratio, and other factors.

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 2500 RAM.

Here I’ve collected all the 2014 RAM 2500 towing and payload capacity information from the official RAM resources including the 2014 RAM 2500 Brochure and ramtrucks.com.

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

2014 RAM 2500 Trims

The 2014 RAM 2500 offers ten different trim levels to choose from: Big Horn, Laramie, Laramie Power Wagon, Lone Star, Longhorn, Longhorn Limited, Outdoorsman, SLT, Tradesman, Tradesman Power Wagon.

These trims can be customized with either a 2-wheel or 4-wheel drive, and are available in 2-door Regular-cab, 4-door Crew-cab, or 4-door Mega cabs.

Model/ConfigurationCurb WeightPayload CapacityTowing Capacity
Tradesman 4×2 Regular Cab 140.5 in. WB5966 lb3034 lb11,860 lbs
SLT 4×2 Regular Cab 140.5 in. WB6061 lb2939 lb11,770 lbs
Tradesman 4×2 Crew Cab 149 in. WB6337 lb2663 lb11,490 lbs
Tradesman 4×4 Regular Cab 140.5 in. WB6340 lb2660 lb11,490 lbs
SLT 4×4 Regular Cab 140.5 in. WB6399 lb2601 lb11,430 lbs
SLT 4×2 Crew Cab 149 in. WB6408 lb2592 lb11,420 lbs
Laramie 4×2 Crew Cab 149 in. WB6448 lb2552 lb11,380 lbs
Tradesman 4×2 Crew Cab 169 in. WB6512 lb2488 lb11,320 lbs
Longhorn 4×2 Crew Cab 149 in. WB6579 lb2421 lb11,250 lbs
SLT 4×2 Crew Cab 169 in. WB6614 lb2386 lb11,220 lbs
Tradesman 4×4 Crew Cab 149 in. WB6629 lb2371 lb11,200 lbs
Laramie 4×2 Crew Cab 169 in. WB6653 lb2347 lb11,180 lbs
Laramie 4×2 Mega Cab 160.5 in. WB6745 lb2255 lb11,560 lbs
SLT 4×4 Crew Cab 149 in. WB6756 lb2244 lb11,070 lbs
Longhorn 4×2 Crew Cab 169 in. WB6763 lb2237 lb11,070 lbs
SLT 4×2 Mega Cab 160.5 in. WB6789 lb2211 lb11,610 lbs
Laramie 4×4 Crew Cab 149 in. WB6813 lb2187 lb11,020 lbs
Longhorn 4×2 Mega Cab 160.5 in. WB6824 lb2176 lb11,480 lbs
Tradesman 4×4 Crew Cab 169 in. WB6840 lb2160 lb10,990 lbs
Longhorn 4×4 Crew Cab 149 in. WB6895 lb2105 lb10,940 lbs
SLT 4×4 Crew Cab 169 in. WB6956 lb2044 lb10,870 lbs
Laramie 4×4 Crew Cab 169 in. WB7030 lb1970 lb10,800 lbs
SLT 4×4 Mega Cab 160.5 in. WB7080 lb1920 lb10,750 lbs
Longhorn 4×4 Crew Cab 169 in. WB7118 lb1882 lb10,710 lbs
Laramie 4×4 Mega Cab 160.5 in. WB7119 lb1881 lb10,710 lbs
Longhorn 4×4 Mega Cab 160.5 in. WB7206 lb1794 lb10,620 lbs
Power Wagon 4×4 Crew Cab 149 in. WB7077 lb1433 lb10,750 lbs

Using VIN Decoder

If you already own a 2014 RAM 2500 truck and want to know the towing capacity, payload capacity, trim, curb weight, axle ratio code, and other information about your truck, you can use a VIN decoder.

A VIN decoder is an online tool that allows you to decode the unique Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of your vehicle and provides you with detailed information about its specifications and history.

One of the popular VIN decoders is the Dodge VIN Decoder. It’s free and easy to use. Just type your vehicle VIN and get most of the information about your specific model.

Towing Capacity by Engines

The 2014 RAM 2500 comes with different engine options, each with its own unique towing capacity.

2014 RAM 2500 Towing Capacity Chart

Each engine is available with different axle ratios, which affect the truck’s towing capacity.

EngineHorsepowerTorqueMax. TowingMax. Payload
5.7-liter HEMI V8383 HP400 LB-FT13,860 lbs.3,560 lbs.
6.4-liter HEMI V8410 HP429 LB-FT16,300 lbs.4,490 lbs.
6.7-liter Cummins (manual)350 HP660 LB-FT16,900 lbs.3,070 lbs.
6.7-liter Cummins (auto)370 HP800 LB-FT17,970 lbs.3,170 lbs.

Here’s the breakdown of the above table:

5.7-liter HEMI V8:

The 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine produces 383 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. It has a maximum towing capacity of 13,860 lbs and a maximum payload capacity of 3,560 lbs.

  • Horsepower: 383 HP
  • Torque: 400 LB-FT
  • Maximum Towing Capacity: 13,860 lbs.
  • Maximum Payload Capacity: 3,560 lbs.

6.4-liter HEMI V8:

With 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque, the 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine is a powerful option. It can tow up to 16,300 lbs and has a maximum payload capacity of 4,490 lbs.

  • Horsepower: 410 HP
  • Torque: 429 LB-FT
  • Maximum Towing Capacity: 16,300 lbs.
  • Maximum Payload Capacity: 4,490 lbs.

6.7-liter Cummins (manual):

The 6.7-liter Cummins (manual) engine produces 350 horsepower and 660 lb-ft of torque, making it a strong option for towing. It can tow up to 16,900 lbs and has a maximum payload capacity of 3,070 lbs.

  • Horsepower: 350 HP
  • Torque: 660 LB-FT
  • Maximum Towing Capacity: 16,900 lbs.
  • Maximum Payload Capacity: 3,070 lbs.

6.7-liter Cummins (auto):

The 6.7-liter Cummins (auto) engine is a high-performance option, producing 370 horsepower and 800 lb-ft of torque. It has a maximum towing capacity of 17,970 lbs and a maximum payload capacity of 3,170 lbs.

  • Horsepower: 370 HP
  • Torque: 800 LB-FT
  • Maximum Towing Capacity: 17,970 lbs.
  • Maximum Payload Capacity: 3,170 lbs.

Payload Capacity

The 2014 RAM 2500 is a workhorse when it comes to payload capacity.

Let’s take a look at the different engine options and their corresponding payload capacities.

EngineHorsepowerTorqueMax. Payload
5.7-liter HEMI V8383 HP400 LB-FT3,560 lbs.
6.4-liter HEMI V8410 HP429 LB-FT4,490 lbs.
6.7-liter Cummins (manual)350 HP660 LB-FT3,070 lbs.
6.7-liter Cummins (auto)370 HP800 LB-FT3,170 lbs.

Towing and Payload Capacity Charts

2014 RAM 2500 (REGULAR CAB) Towing and Payload Capacity Chart
2014 RAM 2500 (REGULAR CAB) Towing and Payload Capacity Chart 2
2014 RAM 2500 (MEGA CAB) Towing and Payload Capacity Chart
2014 RAM 2500 (MEGA CAB) Towing and Payload Capacity Chart 2
2014 RAM 2500 (CREW CAB) Towing and Payload Capacity Chart
2014 RAM 2500 (CREW CAB) Towing and Payload Capacity Chart 4
2014 RAM 2500 (CREW CAB) Towing and Payload Capacity Chart 3
2014 RAM 2500 (CREW CAB) Towing and Payload Capacity Chart 2

Gooseneck and Fifth-Wheel Towing

The 2014 Ram 2500 has a towing capacity of up to 17,970 pounds but may require a heavy-duty gooseneck/fifth-wheel hitch for towing standard semi-trailers.

These hitches are designed explicitly for heavier loads and attach to the bed of the truck, allowing for heavier towing and hauling gooseneck trailers.

2014 Ram 2500 Towing Safety Features

  1. Anti-lock brakes: This safety feature increases the vehicle’s ability to turn while braking. ABS brakes automatically sense when a tire has stopped rotating under extreme braking and modulates brake pressure.
  2. Stability control: It senses when the vehicle’s handling limits have been exceeded and reduces engine power and/or applies brakes to prevent the driver from losing control of the vehicle.
  3. Front-impact airbags: Designed to protect the head during a frontal crash, these airbags are located on the driver and passenger sides.
  4. Side impact airbags: These airbags protect the torso during a side impact collision and are located in the front seats.
  5. Overhead airbags: Used to protect the occupant’s heads in the event of a side collision or rollover.
  6. Pretensioners: Seatbelt pretensioners automatically tighten seatbelts to place the occupant in the optimal seating position during a collision.
  7. Security system: Equipped with an ignition disable device that prevents the engine from starting if the correct original manufacturer key is not used.

Important Notes

Payload and Trailer Weight Information

  1. Payload and Max Trailer Weights are estimated values.
  2. All values are shown in pounds unless otherwise stated.
  3. Payload and Max Trailer Weight values are rounded to the nearest 10lb.
  4. Payload = GVWR – Base Weight.
  5. Payload and Trailer Weight Ratings are mutually exclusive.
  6. GAWRs, GVWRs and GCWRs should never be exceeded.
  7. Trailer Weight Rating and Tow Vehicle Trailering Weight are calculated as specified in SAE J2807.

Weight Factors for Trailering

  1. Passenger Weight = 300 lb.
  2. Options Weight = 100 lb.
  3. Trailering Equipment Weight: 75 lb for conventional hitch, 70 lb for gooseneck, and 250 lb for 5th-wheel.
  4. Tongue weight: 10 percent of the gross trailer weight for conventional hitch, 15 percent of the gross trailer weight for a 5th-wheel or gooseneck hitch.
  5. Payload and GAWR should never be exceeded and must account for all of the above weights, including the appropriate trailering equipment and tongue weight.
  6. Box-Off Body Completion Weight = 80 lb per foot from end of cab to end of frame.

Maximum Capability

  1. RAM 2500 boasts a maximum towing capacity of 17,970 pounds with the available 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 engine.
  2. RAM 2500 has a maximum payload capacity of 4,490 pounds with the standard 6.4L HEMI® V8 engine.
  3. The maximum tongue weight for Class V (hitch receiver) is limited to 1,800 lb.
  4. A 5th-wheel or gooseneck hitch is required for trailers over 18,000 lb.
  5. Regular and Crew cab vehicles with diesel engines and 17” wheels have GCWR of 23,000 lb for conventional trailers only.

Useful Resources

2014 RAM 2500 Towing Capacity PDF

Conclusion

In conclusion, the 2014 RAM 2500 Heavy-Duty Truck is a powerful vehicle with impressive towing and payload capacities. With a towing capacity of 17,970 pounds and a maximum payload capacity of 4,490 pounds, this truck is capable of handling a variety of heavy-duty tasks.

However, it’s essential to keep in mind that these capacities can vary depending on several factors, so it’s essential to consult the charts and consider all relevant factors before towing.

Whether you’re hauling a trailer or transporting heavy equipment, the RAM 2500 is a reliable and capable vehicle that won’t disappoint.

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