2019 Ram 1500 Performance: Engines & Towing Capacity

September 27th, 2018 by

2019 Ram 1500

When you think “pickup truck,” you think “capability.” That’s exactly what the 2019 Ram 1500 performance delivers. From thunderous engine power, to clever mild hybrid technology, to admirable towing strength, the new Ram 1500 is a class leader. Learn more about this light-duty truck’s specs and performance features below!

Ram 1500 Engines

The 2019 Ram 1500 can be had with one of three engines:

  • 3.6L Pentastar® V6 Engine with eTorque: This engine is standard on most Ram 1500 trims, and produces 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque.
  • 5.7L HEMI® V8 Engine: With this engine, the Ram 1500 can generate up to 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque.
  • 5.7L HEMI® V8 Engine with eTorque: Generates the same engine figures shown above.

Ram 1500 Performance Features

Sure, the 2019 Ram 1500 engines play a large role in its overall power and performance, but there’s much more to this light-duty pickup truck. Check out a few of its best performance features:

  • New eTorque Technology: The eTorque mild hybrid system replaces the alternator with a 48-volt battery-powered, belt-drive motor generator for greater efficiency on Breckenridge roads.
  • TorqueFlite® Transmission: The standard TorqueFlite® 8-speed automatic transmission uses eTorque, as well as other technologies, to boost handling and efficiency.
  • Available Air Suspension: The available Class-Exclusive Active-Level Four Corner Air Suspension lowers ride height on highways for smoother, more efficient performance.

Ram 1500 Towing & Payload Capacities

In addition to excellent horsepower and torque, the Ram 1500’s engines earn impressive towing capacities, especially when compared to the Chevy Silverado 1500. Available towing power depends on the engine under the hood. Here’s a quick look at each Ram 1500 engines’ towing capabilities:

  • 3.6L Pentastar® V6 with eTorque—tows up to 7,730 pounds
  • 5.7L HEMI® V8—tows up to 11,610 pounds
  • 5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque—tows up to 12,750 pounds (Best-in-Class V8 Towing*)

Depending on the trim and engine, the Ram 1500 also has a payload capacity of up to 2,300 pounds.

Test Drive a Ram 1500 at Dakota Chrysler Center in Wahpeton

Want to learn more about the all-new 2019 Ram 1500’s performance feature, or its cabin and safety systems? Schedule a test drive at Dakota Chrysler Center, located near West Fargo and Fargo! Be sure to learn more about in-house financing, and browse our current new vehicle specials for any new deals on a Ram 1500 or 2500! Curious about heavy-duty capability? Take a look at our RAM 2500 towing page! While you’re here, check out our comparison between the RAM 1500 and RAM 2500 and GMC Sierra 1500. Want to go a different direction and compare SUVs? Compare the Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer.


*Class based on Light-Duty pickups.