The 2020 Ram 2500's towing capacity is 19,680 pounds when properly equipped, which is a hefty amount of strength.

At Rockland CDJR, we know that your business around the New City, Nanuet, or Pearl River, NY, areas, needs a fleet of trucks that are ready to get to work, and that's exactly what you get with the Ram 2500 heavy-duty pickup.

Read on to learn more about this truck's towing capacity. When you're ready to see it in action, let us know, and we'll set up a time for you to take it for a test drive. 

Ram 2500 Towing Capacity and Engine Specs

If you need a lot of towing strength, you'll need an engine with plenty of power and low-end torque. The Ram 2500 delivers by giving you a choice between two different powertrains:


6.4L HEMI® V8

6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel I-6


410 horsepower

370 horsepower


429 lb-ft of torque

850 lb-ft of torque


8-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

Max. Towing Capacity

17,540 pounds

19,680 pounds


As you can see in the table above, the diesel-powered, 6.7L I-6 engine delivers the highest towing capacity. That high torque output of 850 lb-ft is one of the main reasons why it can help you tow more than 19,000 pounds.

The 6.4L HEMI® V8 engine comes standard and still offers an impressive towing capacity of 17,540 pounds. This is a gas-powered engine that comes paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. This smart transmission uses on-the-fly shift mapping to provide an extra level of refinement to every drive and optimize your shift schedules for towing.

To achieve maximum towing capacity with either engine, make sure to go with the 4x2 drivetrain. The available 4x4 drivetrain improves off-roading capability, but slightly decreases towing capacity.

Body Style and Towing Capacity for the Ram 2500

Body style is something you may not consider when talking about towing capacity for your Ram 2500, but it actually plays a very big role in how much weight your pickup can pull. This is because different body styles and bed lengths affect your Ram truck's curb weight, which affects how much you can tow.

For your body style, you'll have three options: Regular Cab, Crew Cab, and Mega Cab. You also get two bed styles to choose from: an 8-foot box and a 6-foot, 4-inch box. Here's how they can pair up-and how that affects what you can tow:

Max. Towing Capacities

Regular Cab

Crew Cab

Mega Cab

8-foot Box

19,680 pounds

19,150 pounds


6-foot, 4-inch Box


19,310 pounds

16,460 pounds

Note that the Regular Cab and Crew Cab both reach their maximum towing capacities with the diesel engine, while the Mega Cab does so with the gas-powered HEMI® V8.

In general, the Crew Cab and Mega Cab are the better picks for you if you're going to be carrying a lot of passengers. However, if you're looking to maximize towing capabilities, you may prefer the smaller and lighter Regular Cab. 

Let's Talk About the Ram 2500 Towing Capacity

Do you want to learn more about the 2020 Ram 2500 towing capacity and what it can bring to your fleet around the New City, Pearl River, and Nanuet, NY, areas? Contact the team at Rockland CDJR, and let's talk towing capacity.

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