What is the towing capacity of a 2023 RAM 3500?

The 2023 RAM 3500 is here and it comes with a couple of interesting updates, starting from the new infotainment system and new Trailer 360 View camera. Other than that, it continues in the same way as the initial version of this generation, which debuted in 2019. This means that you may count on familiar design and features, which make this pickup a class leader not just in terms of towing capacity, but also in terms of ride quality, tech features, interior quality, and much more.

So, despite the nice updates, things like the 2023 RAM 3500 towing capacity remains the same. That’s not a bad thing, considering that the current model already offers spectacular max ratings. With the new trailer 360 view came, things will become even easier, so let’s take a look at the ratings once again:

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What is the towing capacity of the 2023 RAM 3500?

The max towing capacity depends on many things. Of course, one of them is the engine, and this pickup comes in three powertrain options. Furthermore, the drivetrain also plays an important role, as RWD models usually offer better ratings in this aspect. Other things that can affect the max towing capacity are cab style, level of equipment, other upgrades etc. In any case, let’s take a look at the max ratings of each powertrain option.

2023 RAM 3500 6.4 HEMI V8 Max Towing Capacity

The offer starts with the gasoline version, which uses a good-old 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine that comes in paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The max output is rated at 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque. With rear-wheel drive, this setup ensures a max towing capacity of 18,210 pounds. Of course, that’s lower compared to what you get from diesel-powered models. On the other hand, the gasoline version is the best choice if your main concern is hauling, considering that this model features a max payload capacity of around 7.690 pounds.

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2023 RAM 3500 6.7 Cummins I6 Diesel Max Towing Capacity

As you may presume, diesel versions are a better choice in terms of towing capacity. This pickup comes in two diesel variants. The standard model features a 6.7-liter Cummins inline six with 370 horsepower and 850 pound-feet of torque. Paired with a good-old 6-speed Aisin automatic transmission and RWD, this version can tow up to 22.670 pounds, which is notably higher compared to the gasoline version. However, the max payload capacity is lower and goes around 6.840 pounds.

Finally, there is the more capable variant of the Cummins engine, with 420 horsepower and 1.075 pound-feet of torque. It also comes with a 6-speed Aisin transmission and when equipped with the fifth wheel and other towing features, it can tow up to 37.090 pounds, which is the class-leading rating, according to the manufacturer. On the other hand, the max payload is 6.570 pounds.

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2023 RAM 3500 GVWR

Besides classic payload capacity, it’s also important to known what’s the GVWR of your pickup. This stands for Gross Vehicle Weight Rating and it refers to the overall weight of the truck, which includes curb weight, accessories, passengers and complete payload. The curb weight of RAM 3500 goes between 6,056 to 7,536 lbs, while the GVWR goes between 10.700 and 11.400 pounds.

2023 RAM 3500 Exclusive Features

Besides excellent working capabilities and unmatchable ride quality for the class, this pickup stands out in many other ways. One of them is the class-exclusive auto-leveling rear air suspension, which keeps the ground clearance unchanged, no matter the payload. Furthermore, there is a pretty advanced blind-spot monitoring with rear cross path and trailer detection. The company has just introduced the new, fifth generation of Uconnect infotainment system, which comes with a large 12-inch infotainment system, as well as a new surround-view camera. The Ram 3500 can also be equipped with various convenience features, such as power-deployable running boards, a 17-speaker premium audio system, adaptive cruise control with stop, a new air filtration system, leather seats and wood and aluminum accents and much more.

2023 RAM 3500 Price

The 2023 RAM 3500 starts at around 44.500 dollars, while the most expensive versions could go close to 80.000 dollars.



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