RAM 1500 Specs: Rugged Power, Exceptional Strength

The RAM 1500 specs highlight the lofty horsepower and dynamic torque that have made this half-ton pickup so popular around the world. The RAM 1500 offers three engine options, a standard V6 and available EcoDiesel and V8 options, as well as a standard 8-speed automatic 845RE transmission. Altogether, with a gasoline engine, the RAM 1500 can produce up to 395 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque – along with up to a maximum of 10,620 pounds of towing capacity and up to 1,880 pounds in maximum payload.


Standard 3.6L V6

Standard across all RAM 1500 trim levels, the 3.6 V6 engine generates 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque with Pentastar technology.

Optional 5.7L V8

The optional 5.7L V8 engine is a powerful upgrade, boasting up to 395 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque.

Optional 3.0L EcoDiesel

The optional 3.0L EcoDiesel engine produces a best-in-class 29 mpg on the highway, along with up to 240 hp.

Torqueflite 8-Speed Automatic Transmission

The standard transmission utilizes RAMs exclusive Rotary E-shift to change gears seamlessly, enhancing performance and efficiency.

Power and Efficiency

The RAM 1500 offers three different powertrain options with impressive specs at every level. The standard 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine boasts 305 hp, the best in its class, and Variable Valve Timing technology boosts efficiency to an EPA-estimated 25 mpg on the highway. A Thermal Management System optimizes performance and fuel economy. Maximum towing capacity clocks in at up to 10,410 pounds.

The RAM 1500 may also be equipped with two additional powertrain choices. The 5.7L HEMI V8 is the powerhouse of the two, delivering up to 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque with MDS technology. Even bearing such immense power, this V8 engine still delivers up to 22 mpg on the highway. To maximize efficiency, drivers can opt for the available 3.0L EcoDiesel engine. This configuration delivers 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, along with a best-in-class fuel economy of 29 mpg on the highway. Additionally, this EcoDiesel provides a driving range of up to 754 highway miles. Drivers can choose between power-boosting rear-wheel drive or traction-enhancing all-wheel drive to optimize the driving experience even further.

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