Tackle the roads of Ithaca, Binghamton, Cortland, NY, and beyond, behind the wheel of a powerful truck like the Dodge Ram 1500. If you're going to be doing a lot of towing with your next truck, you'll certainly want to consider the Ram 1500 and everything it has to offer.

Maguire Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT (CDJRF) sales experts are standing by, ready to explain everything there is to know about this truck when it comes to towing.

Ram 1500 Towing Specs

With so many different engine and cab options, the Ram 1500 towing capacity will vary. When properly equipped with the Quad Cab and 4x4 setup, for instance, you can tow 6,460 pounds. However, when properly equipped and loaded up with the most powerful engine option, the Ram 1500 can tow up to 12,750 pounds, and offers a max payload of 2,300 pounds.

The standard engine offering on the Ram 1500 is a 3.6-liter V6 engine, which produces 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. There's also the available 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine, which delivers 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque.

While it's important to note the Ram 1500 towing capacity, it's also worth noting that you'll have options when it comes to hauling items along too. The Quad Cab provides a 6-foot-4-inch box, while the Crew Cab offers 5-foot-7-inch and 6-foot-4-inch boxes-perfect for bringing all your gear or work equipment along for the ride.

Towing Technology

When out on the road, the towing technology found in the Ram 1500 can protect you and other drivers. Let's take a closer look at some of the towing tech you'll find in this Ram truck.

  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path and Trailer Detection: This can make towing easier by scanning blind spots to ensure every move is made as safely as possible. The system can also automatically sense the length of your trailer.
  • LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning-Plus: This available feature prevents unintentional lane drift. A visual alert will be provided if needed, guiding the Ram 1500 back to the lane it was in.
  • Forward Collision Warning with Advanced Brake Assist: This available feature can sense a possible frontal collision. If you aren't able to react in time, the brakes will be activated to bring the Ram 1500 to a full stop.
  • Rear Cross-Path Detection: When putting the Ram 1500 in reverse and other vehicles or objects are in the way, you'll know about it from an illuminated icon on the outside mirror and a driver-chosen chime.

Security Features


There are a number of features specifically designed to keep you and your cargo protected, helping the Ram 1500 reach new heights when it comes to security. Trailer Sway Damping is one of them. This can tell when a trailer begins to sway, and can automatically apply the brakes and/or rein in the engine power a bit to eliminate sway.

With the available innovative suspensions and monitoring technology, towing is easier than it's ever been. Plus, when you have available features like LED headlamps, you're able to see clearly even after the sun goes down. Don't forget to use the 360-Degree Surround-View Camera System to your advantage as well. This helpful system provides a complete look around your Ram 1500, so you can understand what that next maneuver should be, even with a heavy load attached.

Pure Ram 1500 Capability

So much goes into crafting a powerful truck that's capable of just about anything. Take a closer look at your Ram 1500 and you'll have the chance to see what pure capability is all about. Trailering-simply put-is in the Ram DNA. The available Class IV trailer hitch ensures you're able to tow everything safely to your destination.

How do you boost towing, though? Well, the available Max Tow Package, with the large 10-inch rear axle, plays an important role. When properly equipped, this provides the confidence to tow up to 12,750 pounds. The available Active-Level™ 4-Corner Air Suspension plays an important role too. This is ideal for towing because it's able to maintain an even and level profile when loaded.

High-strength steel is at the heart of this truck. High-strength steel accounts for 98% of the steel used in the frame, which makes the Ram 1500 a force to be reckoned with out on the roads.

A Simple and Strong Cargo Management System

While you may be towing a boat, a few ATVs, or perhaps a trailer along for the ride, you may still need a bit of extra space. That's where the Multifunction Tailgate comes in. The 60/40-split of the tailgate allows it to open side-to-side or vertically in a normal tailgate manner.

Once you've opened up the tailgate, you'll have access to the RamBox® Cargo Management System. It's the smart, efficient way to handle all the cargo in your truck, with a maximum cargo volume of almost 62 cubic feet.

There's even an available 115-volt power outlet, so you're able to power up your favorite small appliance or audio system, even when you're tailgating with friends or deep in the woods on a hiking expedition.

Explore the Towing Power of the Dodge Ram 1500

Now that you know all about the Ram 1500 and its towing capability, visit Maguire CDJRF to see it in person. Take a test drive and see how it handles on the Ithaca, Binghamton, and Cortland, New York, roads, and get a feel for the towing technology here at our dealership.

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