Ram 2500 is a World-Wide Towing Beast
The Ram 2500 is not only widely seen and used in countries like Australia and New Zealand, but is an award-winning heavy-duty truck over there as well. In 2016, the Ram 2500 was awarded with the title “Tow-Car of the Year” by Stuff, a popular publication in New Zealand and was named “Top Tow-Car” by Caravan in Australia. Both of these stories were picked up and written about from the United States publication, Behind the Wheel.
So, why is the 2500 so awesome? There are different engine options available for Ram 2500 trucks, all of which have the potential to tow different amounts. However, even the base engine can tow heavy-duty items including boats, horse trailers, and even RVs.
Engine and Towing Capacities:
- The base engine for the 2500 is a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine. The Ram 2500 Tradesman 4×2 (base trim) can tow anywhere from 11,750 to 13,900 pounds depending on the axle ratio.
- Bigger than the 5.7L engine, is the 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine. When the Ram 2500 Tradesman 4×2 is equipped with this engine, it can tow up to anywhere from 12,950 to 16,500 pounds, depending on axle ratio and size of the truck bed.
- Finally, the third engine option is the huge 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel engine. When this engine is in on the Ram 2500 Tradesman 4X2, the truck has a maximum towing capacity of 18,000 pounds.
For simplicity we used just the Ram 2500 Tradesman trim as an example, however other Ram 2500 trims have different towing capacities. The Ram 2500 Tradesman, although the base trim, demonstrates the highest towing capacity across the board with each engine for the Ram 2500.
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