We’re going to dive into the towing capacity of the 2019 RAM 1500 and 2019 RAM 1500 Classic, beloved models that are still making waves in the truck world.

And to make things even more interesting, we’re including some beautiful charts to help you compare and contrast the two models side by side.

So buckle up, because we’re about to take you on a journey through the towing capacity of two of the most impressive trucks on the market.

The 2019 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity ranges between 6,250 – 12,750 lbs. while the 2019 RAM 1500 Classic Towing Capacity ranges between 4,390 – 10,710 lbs. This can vary depending on factors such as the vehicle’s Curb Weight, Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), Payload, and other factors.

2019 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity Chart

EnginesAxle RatioGCWRMax. Towing CapacityMax. Payload
3.6L Pentastar V6 eTorque3.2111,900 lbs6,730 lbs.1,210 lbs
3.6L Pentastar V6 eTorque3.5512,900 lbs7,730 lbs.1,710 lbs
3.6L Pentastar V6 eTorque3.9212,900 lbs7,730 lbs.2,100 lbs
5.7L HEMI V83.2113,900 lbs8,510 lbs.2,300 lbs
5.7L HEMI V83.9217,000 lbs11,610 lbs.1,900 lbs
5.7L HEMI V8 eTorque3.2113,900 lbs8,460 lbs.1,970 lbs
5.7L HEMI V8 eTorque3.9217,000 lbs11,560 lbs.1,830 lbs
5.7L HEMI V8 eTorque3.9218,200 lbs12,750 lbs.1,820 lbs
2019 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity Chart

2019 RAM 1500 Classic Towing Capacity Chart

EnginesAxle RatioGCWRMax. Towing CapacityMax. Payload
3.6L Pentastar V63.219,850 lbs.5,010 lbs.1,500 lbs.
3.6L Pentastar V63.5512,200 lbs.7,360 lbs.1,580 lbs.
3.6L Pentastar V63.5512,400 lbs.7,340 lbs.1,890 lbs.
3.6L Pentastar V63.5512,900 lbs.7,680 lbs.1,920 lbs.
3.0L EcoDiesel V63.5513,750 lbs.8,260 lbs.1,510 lbs.
3.0L EcoDiesel V63.9214,750 lbs.9,260 lbs.1,490 lbs.
5.7L HEMI V83.2113,800 lbs.8,700 lbs.1,640 lbs.
5.7L HEMI V83.9214,350 lbs.9,250 lbs.1,620 lbs.
5.7L HEMI V83.9215,850 lbs.10,090 lbs.1,700 lbs.
5.7L HEMI V83.9215,975 lbs.10,710 lbs.1,800 lbs.
2019 RAM 1500 Classic Towing Capacity Chart

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 2019 RAM 1500 and 2019 RAM 1500 Classic towing and payload capacity information from the official RAM resources including the 2019 RAM 1500 Brochure and 2019 RAM 1500 Classic Brochure.

Trims

2019 RAM 1500 Trims2019 RAM 1500 Classic Trims
TRADESMAN
BIG HORN
REBEL
LARAMIE
LARAMIE LONGHORN
LIMITED
TRADESMAN
EXPRESS
BIG HORN
LONE STAR
WARLOCK
2019 RAM 1500 & 2019 RAM 1500 Classic Trims

2019 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity Chart

The 2019 RAM 1500 offers a variety of engine options, each with its own unique towing capacity. Let’s take a closer look at each one.

  • 3.6L Pentastar V6 with eTorque engine: Maximum Towing 7,730 pounds
  • 5.7L HEMI V8 engine: Maximum Towing 11,610 pounds
  • 5.7L HEMI V8 with eTorque engine: Maximum Towing 12,750 pounds
2019 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity Chart
2019 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity Chart

3.6L Pentastar V6 with eTorque:

The 3.6L Pentastar V6 eTorque engine is the standard engine on the RAM 1500.

With a GCWR of 11,900 lbs and a maximum towing capacity of 6,730 lbs, it’s a solid choice for those who don’t need to tow heavy loads.

However, if you need a bit more towing power, opting for the 3.6L Pentastar V6 eTorque engine with a 3.55 or 3.92 axle ratio can increase your towing capacity up to 7,730 lbs.

5.7L HEMI V8:

For those who need even more towing power, the 5.7L HEMI V8 engine is the way to go.

With a GCWR of 13,900 lbs and a maximum towing capacity of 8,510 lbs with a 3.21 axle ratio, it’s a step up from the V6 engine.

Opting for the 5.7L HEMI V8 engine with a 3.92 axle ratio increases the maximum towing capacity to an impressive 11,610 lbs.

5.7L HEMI V8 with eTorque:

The 5.7L HEMI V8 eTorque engine is a hybrid engine option that combines the power of a V8 with the efficiency of an electric motor.

With a GCWR of 13,900 lbs, the eTorque engine can tow up to 8,460 lbs with a 3.21 axle ratio, while opting for a 3.92 axle ratio increases the maximum towing capacity to 11,560 lbs.

And for those who need the ultimate towing power, the 5.7L HEMI V8 eTorque engine with a 3.92 axle ratio can tow up to 12,750 lbs.

In my personal opinion, the 5.7L HEMI V8 engine with a 3.92 axle ratio is the best choice for those who need to tow heavy loads on a regular basis. It offers impressive towing capacity and plenty of power to get the job done.

However, if you don’t need to tow heavy loads, the 3.6L Pentastar V6 eTorque engine is a solid choice that offers good fuel efficiency and enough towing power for most needs.

Ultimately, it depends on your specific towing needs and how often you’ll be towing heavy loads.

2019 RAM 1500 Classic Towing Capacity Chart

Let’s take a look at the towing capacities of the engines in the 2019 RAM 1500 Classic.

  • 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine: Maximum Towing 7,680 pounds
  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6: Maximum Towing 9,260 pounds
  • 5.7L HEMI V8 engine: Maximum Towing 10,710 pounds
2019 RAM 1500 Classic Towing Capacity Chart
2019 RAM 1500 Classic Towing Capacity Chart

3.6L Pentastar V6:

The 3.6L Pentastar V6 comes with three different axle ratio options: 3.21, 3.55, and 3.92.

With the 3.21 axle ratio, the GCWR is 9,850 lbs., and the max towing capacity is 5,010 lbs.

However, with the 3.55 and 3.92 axle ratios, the GCWR increases to 12,200 lbs. and 12,400 lbs., respectively, and the max towing capacity jumps to 7,360 lbs. and 7,340 lbs., respectively.

If you choose the 3.55 axle ratio and the right configuration, you can get a max towing capacity of 7,680 lbs.

3.0L EcoDiesel V6:

The 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 also comes with two axle ratio options: 3.55 and 3.92.

With the 3.55 axle ratio, the GCWR is 13,750 lbs., and the max towing capacity is 8,260 lbs.

But if you go with the 3.92 axle ratio, the GCWR increases to 14,750 lbs., and the max towing capacity jumps up to 9,260 lbs.

This engine may be a good choice for those looking for a balance of power and fuel efficiency.

5.7L HEMI V8:

The 5.7L HEMI V8 is the most powerful engine option for the 2019 RAM 1500 Classic, and it also comes with several axle ratio options.

With the 3.21 axle ratio, the GCWR is 13,800 lbs., and the max towing capacity is 8,700 lbs.

But if you choose the 3.92 axle ratio, the GCWR increases to 14,350 lbs., and the max towing capacity goes up to 9,250 lbs.

If you need even more towing capacity, you can opt for the 3.92 axle ratio with the right configuration and get a max towing capacity of 10,090 lbs. or even 10,710 lbs.

2019 RAM 1500 Payload Capacity Chart

The 2019 RAM 1500 offers three different engine options for drivers, each with its own unique set of capabilities.

EnginesMax. Payload Capacity
3.6L Pentastar V6 eTorque2,100 lbs
5.7L HEMI V82,300 lbs
5.7L HEMI V8 eTorque1,970 lbs
2019 RAM 1500 Payload Capacity Chart
2019 RAM 1500 Payload Capacity Chart
2019 RAM 1500 Payload Capacity Chart

3.6L Pentastar V6 with eTorque:

Starting with the 3.6L Pentastar V6 eTorque, this engine can haul a maximum payload capacity of 2,100 pounds.

While this may be the smallest payload capacity of the three options, it is still a considerable amount and may be sufficient for those who don’t require significant towing or hauling capabilities.

5.7L HEMI V8:

Next up is the 5.7L HEMI V8 engine, which boasts a payload capacity of 2,300 pounds.

This engine is a popular choice among drivers who require more power and capability to handle larger loads.

With its impressive payload capacity, the 5.7L HEMI V8 engine can handle even the toughest jobs with ease.

5.7L HEMI V8 with eTorque:

Finally, the 5.7L HEMI V8 eTorque engine offers a slightly lower payload capacity of 1,970 pounds.

While this may be a decrease compared to the non-eTorque version of the engine, it still offers impressive capability for those who prioritize fuel efficiency and eco-friendliness.

2019 RAM 1500 Classic Payload Capacity Chart

Let’s take a look at the different engines available for the 2019 RAM 1500 Classic and their corresponding maximum payload capacities.

EnginesMax. Payload
3.6L Pentastar V61,920 lbs.
3.0L EcoDiesel V61,510 lbs.
5.7L HEMI V81,800 lbs.
2019 RAM 1500 Classic Towing Capacity Chart
2019 RAM 1500 Classic Payload Capacity Chart
2019 RAM 1500 Classic Payload Capacity Chart

3.6L Pentastar V6:

First up is the 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine, which has a max payload of 1,920 pounds.

This engine offers a good balance of power and efficiency for those who don’t need a heavy-duty truck.

3.0L EcoDiesel V6:

Next is the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine, which has a max payload of 1,510 pounds.

This engine is a good choice for those who want the added fuel efficiency of a diesel engine, as well as the towing power that comes with it.

However, it’s worth noting that this engine is not as widely available as some of the other options.

5.7L HEMI V8:

Lastly, we have the 5.7L HEMI V8 engine, which has a max payload of 1,800 pounds.

This engine offers the most power and towing capability, making it a good choice for those who frequently haul heavy loads.

It’s worth noting, however, that this engine is also the least fuel-efficient of the three.

What you can tow with a 2019 RAM 1500 and Classic?

here are some examples of what you can tow with the 2019 RAM 1500 and 1500 Classic based on their respective maximum towing capacities and payloads:

2019 RAM 1500:

  • Boats: Depending on the weight of the boat and its trailer, the 2019 RAM 1500 can easily tow a variety of watercraft, from small fishing boats to larger speedboats.
  • RVs: The 2019 RAM 1500 can tow a range of travel trailers and campers, making it a great choice for outdoor enthusiasts who love to hit the road and explore new places.
  • Horse trailers: The 2019 RAM 1500’s maximum towing capacity allows you to tow horse trailers with ease, making it a great choice for horse owners who need to transport their animals to shows or events.
  • Utility trailers: Whether you’re hauling building materials or equipment, the 2019 RAM 1500’s high payload capacity makes it a great choice for towing utility trailers for work or personal use.

2019 RAM 1500 Classic:

  • Small boats: The 2019 RAM 1500 Classic’s maximum towing capacity is still quite impressive, allowing you to tow smaller boats with ease.
  • Camper trailers: While the 2019 RAM 1500 Classic’s maximum towing capacity is lower than 1500, it can still handle a range of travel trailers and campers for outdoor adventures.
  • ATV trailers: With a payload capacity of 1,920 lbs, the 2019 RAM 1500 Classic is a great choice for towing ATV trailers, making it ideal for off-road enthusiasts.
  • Landscaping equipment trailers: Whether you’re hauling a lawn mower or other landscaping equipment, the 2019 RAM 1500 Classic’s payload capacity can handle the weight, making it a great choice for professionals in the landscaping industry.

Towing Equipment Required

here are some short listicles of towing equipment that may be required for the 2019 RAM 1500 and Classic:

  • Hitch receiver: A hitch receiver is required to attach a trailer to your truck. Make sure to choose the right class of receiver for the weight of your trailer.
  • Trailer brake controller: If your trailer has brakes, a brake controller is required to control the brakes on the trailer from the truck.
  • Weight distribution hitch: If your trailer is heavy, a weight distribution hitch can help distribute the weight evenly between the truck and trailer, making the towing experience safer and more stable.
  • Tow mirrors: Extended tow mirrors can help provide better visibility of your surroundings when towing a wide trailer.

Useful Resources

2019 RAM 1500 Brochure and 2019 RAM 1500 Classic Brochure PDF

Conclusion

In conclusion, the 2019 RAM 1500 offers a higher towing capacity and payload than the 2019 RAM 1500 Classic.

The RAM 1500 has a maximum towing capacity of 12,750 pounds and a maximum payload of 2,300 pounds, while the RAM 1500 Classic has a maximum towing capacity of 10,710 pounds and a maximum payload of 1,920 pounds.

It is important to note that these capacities may vary depending on factors such as the vehicle’s curb weight, GVWR, payload, and other factors.

Additionally, the engine options and axle ratios also play a significant role in determining the towing capacity of the vehicle. It is recommended to always check the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) specified for the RAM 1500 and ensure that the total weight of the vehicle and the trailer do not surpass it.

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