The 2015 RAM 1500 is a powerhouse pickup truck with impressive towing and payload capacities, making it an ideal choice for anyone in need of a workhorse vehicle.

Even if you’re not a professional in these industries, the RAM 1500’s towing and payload capabilities can come in handy for everyday use.

In this article, we’ll provide you with detailed charts that break down the 2015 RAM 1500’s towing and payload capacities for each engine and configuration, giving you a better understanding of what this impressive truck can do.

The 2015 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity ranges between 4,190 – 10,650 lbs. and has a maximum payload capacity of 1,900 lbs. This can vary depending on factors such as the vehicle’s Curb Weight, Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), Payload, and other factors.

2015 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity Chart

With EnginesGCWRMax. Towing CapacityMax. Payload Capacity
3.6L Pentastar V6 / 8-Speed12,900 lbs.7,600 lbs.1,900 lbs.
3.0L EcoDiesel V6 / 8-Speed14,750 lbs.9,200 lbs.1,610 lbs.
5.7L HEMI V8 / 6-Speed15,950 lbs.10,650 lbs.1,820 lbs.
5.7L HEMI V8 / 8-Speed15,950 lbs.10,640 lbs.1,780 lbs.
2015 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity Chart

Here’s a breakdown of the 2015 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity Chart:

  • 3.6L Pentastar V6 / 8-Speed: With a Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) of 12,900 lbs., this engine can tow up to 7,600 lbs. and has a maximum payload capacity of 1,900 lbs.
  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 / 8-Speed: With a GCWR of 14,750 lbs., this engine has a maximum towing capacity of 9,200 lbs. and a maximum payload capacity of 1,610 lbs.
  • 5.7L HEMI V8 / 6-Speed: With a GCWR of 15,950 lbs., this engine can tow up to 10,650 lbs. and has a maximum payload capacity of 1,820 lbs.
  • 5.7L HEMI V8 / 8-Speed: This engine also has a GCWR of 15,950 lbs. and can tow up to 10,640 lbs. with a maximum payload capacity of 1,780 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 2015 RAM 1500 towing and payload capacity information from the official RAM resources including the 2015 RAM 1500 Brochure and ramtrucks.com.

Trims

The 2015 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.

2015 RAM 1500 Trims (Tradesman, HFE, Express, SLT, Big Horn-Lone Star, Sport, Outdoorsman, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, and Laramie Limited) Towing Capacity and Payload Capacity Chart 1
2015 RAM 1500 Trims (Tradesman, HFE, Express, SLT, Big Horn-Lone Star, Sport, Outdoorsman, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, and Laramie Limited) Towing Capacity and Payload Capacity Chart 2

Towing Capacity by Engine

The 2015 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.

2015 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity Chart
2015 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity Chart

Let’s take a closer look at each engine and what they have to offer in terms of the 2015 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity.

EnginesAxle RatioGCWRMax. Towing Capacity
3.6L Pentastar V6 / 8-Speed3.219,850 lbs4,980 lbs
3.6L Pentastar V6 / 8-Speed3.5512,200 lbs7,310 lbs
3.6L Pentastar V6 / 8-Speed3.5512,400 lbs7,280 lbs
3.6L Pentastar V6 / 8-Speed3.5512,900 lbs7,600 lbs
3.0L EcoDiesel V6 / 8-Speed3.5513,750 lbs8,240 lbs
3.0L EcoDiesel V6 / 8-Speed3.9213,750 lbs8,240 lbs
3.0L EcoDiesel V6 / 8-Speed3.9214,550 lbs8,390 lbs
3.0L EcoDiesel V6 / 8-Speed3.9214,750 lbs9,200 lbs
5.7L HEMI V8 / 6-Speed3.2112,350 lbs7,160 lbs
5.7L HEMI V8 / 6-Speed3.9214,325 lbs9,140 lbs
5.7L HEMI V8 / 6-Speed3.5514,400 lbs9,100 lbs
5.7L HEMI V8 / 6-Speed3.9215,950 lbs10,650 lbs
5.7L HEMI V8 / 8-Speed3.2113,800 lbs8,630 lbs
5.7L HEMI V8 / 8-Speed3.9214,350 lbs9,180 lbs
5.7L HEMI V8 / 8-Speed3.9215,950 lbs10,640 lbs
2015 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity Chart

3.6L Pentastar V6

The 2015 RAM 1500 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine with an 8-speed transmission and 3.21 axle ratio has a maximum towing capacity of 4,980 lbs, while the same engine with a 3.55 axle ratio can tow up to 7,310 lbs.

Opting for a higher 3.92 axle ratio with the 3.6L Pentastar V6 increases the maximum towing capacity to 9,200 lbs.

3.0L EcoDiesel V6

For those looking for diesel power, the 2015 RAM 1500 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine with an 8-speed transmission and 3.55 axle ratio has a maximum towing capacity of 8,240 lbs.

The same engine with a 3.92 axle ratio can tow up to 8,390 lbs, and upgrading to a 14,750 lbs maximum towing capacity requires a higher 3.92 axle ratio.

5.7L HEMI V8

The 5.7L HEMI V8 engine in 2015 RAM 1500 is available with both a 6-speed and 8-speed transmission, each with different axle ratios.

The 6-speed transmission with a 3.21 axle ratio can tow up to 7,160 lbs, while the 3.92 axle ratio can handle up to 9,140 lbs.

Opting for a 3.55 axle ratio increases the maximum towing capacity to 9,100 lbs, and upgrading to the higher 3.92 axle ratio increases the towing capacity to 10,650 lbs.

The 8-speed transmission with a 3.21 axle ratio has a maximum towing capacity of 8,630 lbs, while the 3.92 axle ratio can tow up to 9,180 lbs.

The highest towing capacity of 15,950 lbs can be achieved with the 5.7L HEMI V8 engine, 3.92 axle ratio, and 6-speed or 8-speed transmission.

Towing Capacity by Cabs

When it comes to towing capacity, the 2015 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-Speed7,310 lbs7,280 lbs7,600 lbs7,480 lbs
3.0L EcoDiesel V6 / 8-Speed9,200 lbs8,950 lbs8,840 lbs8,880 lbs
5.7L HEMI V8 / 6-Speed9,140 lbs10,650 lbs10,390 lbs10,370 lbs10,340 lbs
5.7L HEMI V8 / 8-Speed9,180 lbs10,640 lbs10,360 lbs10,320 lbs10,220 lbs
2015 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity by Cabs

Regular Cab 6′ 4″ Box:

  • 3.6L Pentastar V6 / 8-Speed: Maximum Towing Capacity 7,310 lbs
  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 / 8-Speed: Not available
  • 5.7L HEMI V8 / 6-Speed: Maximum Towing Capacity 9,140 lbs
  • 5.7L HEMI V8 / 8-Speed: Maximum Towing Capacity 9,180 lbs
2015 RAM 1500 Trailer Towing Chart (Regular Cab 6' 4" Box) (Towing Capacity and Payload Capacity)
2015 RAM 1500 Trailer Towing Chart (Regular Cab 6′ 4″ Box)

Regular Cab 8′ Box:

  • 3.6L Pentastar V6 / 8-Speed: Maximum Towing Capacity 7,280 lbs
  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 / 8-Speed: Maximum Towing Capacity 9,200 lbs
  • 5.7L HEMI V8 / 6-Speed: Maximum Towing Capacity 10,650 lbs
  • 5.7L HEMI V8 / 8-Speed: Maximum Towing Capacity 10,640 lbs
2015 RAM 1500 Trailer Towing Chart (Regular Cab 8' Box) (Towing Capacity and Payload Capacity)
2015 RAM 1500 Trailer Towing Chart (Regular Cab 8′ Box)

Quad Cab 6′ 4″ Box:

  • 3.6L Pentastar V6 / 8-Speed: Maximum Towing Capacity 7,600 lbs
  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 / 8-Speed: Maximum Towing Capacity 8,950 lbs
  • 5.7L HEMI V8 / 6-Speed: Maximum Towing Capacity 10,390 lbs
  • 5.7L HEMI V8 / 8-Speed: Maximum Towing Capacity 10,360 lbs
2015 RAM 1500 Trailer Towing Chart (Quad Cab 6' 4" Box) (Towing Capacity and Payload Capacity)
2015 RAM 1500 Trailer Towing Chart (Quad Cab 6′ 4″ Box)

Crew Cab 5′ 7″ Box:

  • 3.6L Pentastar V6 / 8-Speed: Maximum Towing Capacity 7,480 lbs
  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 / 8-Speed: Maximum Towing Capacity 8,840 lbs
  • 5.7L HEMI V8 / 6-Speed: Maximum Towing Capacity 10,370 lbs
  • 5.7L HEMI V8 / 8-Speed: Maximum Towing Capacity 10,320 lbs
2015 RAM 1500 Trailer Towing Chart (Crew Cab 5' 7" Box) (Towing Capacity and Payload Capacity)
2015 RAM 1500 Trailer Towing Chart (Crew Cab 5′ 7″ Box)

Crew Cab 6′ 4″ Box:

  • 3.6L Pentastar V6 / 8-Speed: Not available
  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 / 8-Speed: Maximum Towing Capacity 8,880 lbs
  • 5.7L HEMI V8 / 6-Speed: Maximum Towing Capacity 10,340 lbs
  • 5.7L HEMI V8 / 8-Speed: Maximum Towing Capacity 10,220 lbs
2015 RAM 1500 Trailer Towing Chart (Crew Cab 6' 4" Box) (Towing Capacity and Payload Capacity)
2015 RAM 1500 Trailer Towing Chart (Crew Cab 6′ 4″ Box)

Payload Capacity

The 2015 RAM 1500 offers three different engine options that provide varying payload capacities.

2015 RAM 1500 Payload Capacity Chart
2015 RAM 1500 Payload Capacity Chart

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

EnginesGVWRMax. Payload Capacity
3.6L Pentastar V6 / 8-Speed6,010 lbs1,450 lbs
3.6L Pentastar V6 / 8-Speed6,025 lbs1,520 lbs
3.6L Pentastar V6 / 8-Speed6,300 lbs1,580 lbs
3.6L Pentastar V6 / 8-Speed6,600 lbs1,900 lbs
3.6L Pentastar V6 / 8-Speed6,800 lbs1,900 lbs
3.0L EcoDiesel V6 / 8-Speed6,600 lbs1,500 lbs
3.0L EcoDiesel V6 / 8-Speed6,950 lbs1,610 lbs
5.7L HEMI V8 / 6-Speed6,350 lbs1,610 lbs
5.7L HEMI V8 / 6-Speed6,600 lbs1,720 lbs
5.7L HEMI V8 / 6-Speed6,900 lbs1,820 lbs
5.7L HEMI V8 / 8-Speed6,350 lbs1,600 lbs
5.7L HEMI V8 / 8-Speed6,600 lbs1,710 lbs
5.7L HEMI V8 / 8-Speed6,900 lbs1,780 lbs
2015 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity Chart

3.6L Pentastar V6

The 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine with 8-speed automatic transmission has a GVWR range from 6,010 lbs to 6,800 lbs, and a maximum payload capacity range from 1,450 lbs to 1,900 lbs, depending on the model.

3.0L EcoDiesel V6

The 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine with 8-speed automatic transmission has a GVWR range of 6,600 lbs to 6,950 lbs, and a maximum payload capacity range of 1,500 lbs to 1,610 lbs.

This engine is known for its impressive fuel economy, making it a popular choice for those who prioritize efficiency.

5.7L HEMI V8

The 5.7L HEMI V8 engine with 6-speed or 8-speed automatic transmission has a GVWR range from 6,350 lbs to 6,900 lbs, and a maximum payload capacity range from 1,600 lbs to 1,820 lbs, depending on the model.

This engine provides excellent power and torque, making it ideal for those who need to tow heavy loads.

Note: It’s important to note that payload capacity is not the same as towing capacity, as it refers to the weight of cargo that the truck can carry in the bed and cab. The payload capacity is affected by engine choice, transmission, axle ratio, and other factors.

What you can tow with the 2015 RAM 1500?

The 2015 RAM 1500 is a versatile truck with impressive towing capabilities. Depending on the engine and cab configuration, it can tow a range of trailers, such as:

  1. Travel trailers: The RAM 1500 is capable of towing a range of travel trailers, including small teardrop trailers and larger ones with amenities like kitchens and bathrooms.
  2. Boats: Whether you have a small fishing boat or a larger cabin cruiser, the RAM 1500 can handle towing it to your favorite waterway.
  3. Utility trailers: Need to move landscaping equipment, furniture, or other large items? The RAM 1500 can handle towing a variety of utility trailers.
  4. Horse trailers: If you’re a horse owner, the RAM 1500 can handle towing a horse trailer, allowing you to transport your animals safely and comfortably.
  5. Car trailers: Whether you’re a car collector or just need to transport a vehicle for a long distance, the RAM 1500 is capable of towing car trailers with ease.
  6. RV trailers: From smaller pop-up campers to larger RV trailers, the RAM 1500 can handle towing a range of recreational vehicles for your next adventure.

Keep in mind that the towing capacity of your RAM 1500 will depend on the engine, cab configuration, and other factors. Always consult your owner’s manual and follow safe towing practices to ensure a successful trip.

Towing Equipment required:

List of towing equipment that may be required when towing with a 2015 RAM 1500:

  1. Trailer Hitch: A trailer hitch is necessary for towing. It is a device that attaches to the frame of the vehicle and provides a connection point for the trailer.
  2. Wiring Harness: A wiring harness is required to provide power to the lights and brakes on the trailer. The harness connects to the vehicle’s electrical system and runs along the frame of the vehicle to the trailer hitch.
  3. Brake Controller: A brake controller is essential for towing a trailer with electric brakes. The controller is mounted inside the vehicle and controls the trailer’s braking system.
  4. Weight Distribution Hitch: A weight distribution hitch is recommended when towing heavy loads. It helps to distribute the weight of the trailer evenly across the vehicle’s axles, which can improve stability and handling.
  5. Sway Control: Sway control is an optional device that helps to reduce trailer sway. It can be particularly useful when towing in windy conditions or on uneven roads.
  6. Extended Mirrors: When towing a trailer, it is important to have a clear view of what is behind you. Extended mirrors can provide a wider field of vision and can make towing safer and easier.

Note: The towing equipment required may vary depending on the weight and type of trailer being towed. It is important to consult the vehicle’s owner’s manual and follow all manufacturer guidelines when towing.

Useful Resources

2015 RAM 1500 Brochure PDF

Conclusion

In conclusion, the 2015 RAM 1500 offers impressive towing and payload capabilities across its range of engines and cab configurations.

Whether you need to haul heavy loads for work or tow recreational vehicles for your leisure activities, the RAM 1500 can handle the job. Its towing capacity ranges from 4,190 to 10,650 lbs, while its maximum payload capacity is 1,900 lbs.

It’s important to note that towing equipment, such as a hitch and brake controller, may be required depending on the weight of the trailer. Overall, the 2015 RAM 1500 is a reliable and versatile truck that can meet your towing and payload needs.

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