Take one peek under the hood, and you'll become excited to see what the Ram 1500 is capable of. Whether you're driving an entry-level Ram 1500 or upgrading to a more powerful edition for towing reasons, this is a truck ready for the road ahead.

In this Ram 1500 engine configurations review, we'll compare the different engines found in this truck and help Ithaca, Binghamton, and Cortland drivers see what they're all about.

Ram 1500 Engine Specs

On most trim levels, you'll find the 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 engine standard. This engine with eTorque uses advanced technology like variable valve timing and two-step variable valve to offer the best possible power, efficiency, and V6 horsepower. Receive up to 20 MPG city/25 MPG highway with this engine, and tow up to 7,730 pounds.

The 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine, an available option, brings together power and capability, receiving up to an EPA-estimated 15 MPG city/22 MPG highway. Tow up to 11,610 pounds with this engine, which makes 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque.

The optional 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine with eTorque Mild Hybrid System enhances performance and uses fuel-saving technologies to deactivate cylinders, only using them when they're needed. With this engine, you'll be able to tow up to 12,750 lbs., while receiving an EPA-estimated 17 MPG city/23 MPG highway.

Smart Towing Technology

The Ram 1500 comes with available sensors, cameras, and software designed to keep you in control. Available Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path make towing easier by scanning blind spots to ensure that next move is safe.

LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist prevents unintentional lane drifting by providing an alert, guiding the Ram 1500 back to the lane's boundaries. Under heavy payloads, the available Active-Level Four Corner Air Suspension system maintains a balanced and easy-going ride. With the standard backup camera making it easy to line up the trailer and hitch, you'll be ready to get going.

With the V8 engine offering a towing capacity of 12,750 lbs. and a max payload of 2,300 lbs., you'll be able to bring just about anything you want on that next adventure.

Browse the Ram 1500 Inventory


From its high-strength steel frame to the available multifunction tailgate to the already-mentioned engine power, the Ram 1500 is certainly a driver-friendly truck. Use our online search tool to check out our latest inventory, or visit us here at the dealership to explore these models for yourself.

We're always here to help set up that all-important test drive. It's still the best way to experience a vehicle, particularly a powerful truck like the Ram 1500. Tour the interior, feel the power under the hood, and find the Ram 1500 with the engine that's right for your needs.

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Feel the power of the Ram 1500 at Maguire Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT. We look forward to meeting drivers from Ithaca, Binghamton, and Cortland here at our location.

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