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2024 RAM 3500

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Ludington, MI

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Which RAM 3500 Engine Has The Highest Towing Capacity?

Learn About the RAM 3500 Engine Options

The RAM 3500 is hard to beat when towing and hauling heavy loads. But how much this monstrous truck can tow varies, depending on the engine under the hood. So, which of the engine options on the RAM 3500 offers the highest towing capacity? Find out in this guide by our team at Watson Ludington. Then, visit our showroom near Custer, MI, to see this heavy-duty pickup truck in person and discover its capabilities.

Engine Options and Specs

First, let’s explore the engine choices on the new RAM 3500 for sale at Watson Ludington. This RAM Truck offers three capable engines you can select from based on your hauling and towing needs. The standard powertrain is a 6.4-liter HEMI V8, producing 410 horsepower and 429 lb.-ft of torque. For more grunt, buyers can upgrade to any of the following optional engines:

  • 6.7-liter Cummins® turbo diesel six-cylinder offering 370 horsepower and 850 lb.-ft of torque
  • 6.7-liter high-output Cummins® turbo diesel six-cylinder that makes 420 horsepower and 1,027 lb.-ft of torque

The V8 gasoline model offers an eight-speed automatic transmission, while the diesel options have a six-speed automatic transmission. The RAM 3500 comes standard with rear-wheel drive, but an all-wheel-drive system is available for excellent traction and control in challenging weather and road conditions.

Engine Options and Specs

RAM 3500 Hauling and Towing Capacity

Towing Capacity

The RAM 3500 is one of the most potent towing rigs around. It can tow up to 37,090 lbs of weight, making it a solid choice for heavy-duty tasks around Custer, MI. This maximum towing capacity is only possible when the truck has the 6.7-liter high-output Cummins® turbocharged diesel engine. Other engines also have impressive towing ratings:


Maximum Towing Capacity

6.4-liter Hemi V8 engine

18,210 lbs

6.7-liter Cummins turbo diesel six-cylinder engine

22,660 lbs

So, the RAM 3500’s engine with the highest towing capacity is the 6.7-liter high-output Cummins® turbocharged diesel engine. Note that the engine is not the only factor determining how much a truck can tow. Other factors, such as the drivetrain and the transmission, influence trailering capacity.

Towing Features

In addition to energetic engines, the RAM 3500 offers several advanced technology features to make towing more accessible and safer. These include:  

  • Trailer Reverse Steering Control
  • Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Auto Level Rear Air Suspension
  • Integrated Trailer Brake Controller
  • Cargo View Camera


RAM 3500 Engine Options and Specs

Learn More about the RAM 3500 at Watson Ludington

Visit our RAM dealer near Custer, MI, to check out this work-ready truck and schedule a test drive. Our helpful sales representatives will answer any questions about the RAM 3500 towing capacity, specs, or features. Browse our RAM Truck inventory today to find the ideal RAM 3500 trim. Do you need a professional repair or maintenance service? We can help. The highly-trained technicians at our RAM service department can handle any job, from a simple oil change to complex engine repair. Have you been asking yourself, “Where can I find a RAM Truck dealership near me? You have come to the right place. Contact us today to book an appointment with our dedicated team.

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