Searching for a vehicle that can handle your towing needs? Every driver knows that RAM trucks are manufactured to tow more than almost any vehicle on the market. Check out the RAM trucks with the highest tow ratings here at Vaughn Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM in Ottumwa.
Towing Capacity Explained
Three different factors affect your vehicle’s towing capacity: wheel drive system, box length, and cab size.
Most trucks are available in either front- or rear-wheel drive (also known as 2WD) or four-wheel drive (4WD). 4WD vehicles have a greater curb weight than 2WD vehicles, so they tend to tow less, but they offer better traction. Lighter 2WD vehicles can typically tow more than their heavier counterparts, but with a little less stability.
Since a lower curb weight results in a higher towing capacity, the longer your box length, the less you’ll be able to tow. This also goes for larger cab sizes, as the greater your passenger weight, the less your truck will be able to tow.
When it comes to RAM trucks, different engine options will also result in different towing capacities. Typically, a larger engine results in a higher towing capacity.
Top-Rated RAM Trucks
Available in six different trim levels, each RAM 1500 truck has a minimum towing capacity of 6,250 pounds, but this number differs when it comes to specific configurations and engine types. Here’s how the different trim levels perform at the highest level:
- Tradesman: 12,750 pounds
- Big Horn: 11,610 pounds
- Laramie: 11,610 pounds
- Rebel: 11,470 pounds
- Laramie Longhorn: 11,470 pounds
- Limited: 11,470 pounds
Shopping for RAM Trucks
Ready to drive off in a new RAM truck? Head to our RAM dealership near Bloomfield, IA to see our inventory and our current RAM truck specials. We can’t wait for you to start driving a new RAM truck!