How Much Does the RAM 1500 Weigh?

April 21st, 2022 by

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If powerful towing is a must on your Benbrook job sites, then the new RAM 1500 is a solid choice. Before you buy, you’ll need to configure your pickup so that it has the proper equipment and payload capacity for the jobs you’ll be doing. How much a RAM 1500 weighs when unloaded has a big impact on how much it can tow, as well as its payload capacity. Get the info you need to buy with confidence in our guide to RAM 1500 weight ratings, below!

 

 

RAM 1500 Weight Ratings

To make sense of RAM 1500 weight ratings, you’ll first need to know the meaning of these key terms:

  • The curb weight is how much a RAM 1500 weighs without any passengers or cargo. 
  • The GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) is the maximum amount that a vehicle can safely weigh with all gear, passengers, and cargo added.
  • The GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating) is the maximum amount that a vehicle can safely weigh when combined with the weight of a loaded trailer.
  • The towing capacity is the maximum amount that a vehicle can tow safely.
  • Tongue weight is the amount of weight that the trailer itself puts on the trailer hitch.

2022 RAM 1500 Curb Weight

The dimensions of your cab and truck bed, as well as the added weight of accessories, will impact how much your RAM 1500 weighs without cargo. Here’s how much the RAM 1500 weight varies by trim level alone:

  • 1500 Tradesman: 4,775 pounds
  • 1500 Tradesman HFE: 4,785 pounds
  • 1500 Big Horn: Between 4,785 pounds
  • 1500 Laramie: Between 5,022
  • 1500 Rebel: 5,127 pounds
  • 1500 Limited Longhorn: 5,199 pounds
  • 1500 Limited: 5,323 pounds
  • 1500 TRX: 6,439 pounds

2022 RAM 1500 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)

As we noted above, the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating tells you how much your RAM 1500 can safely weigh once all gear, passengers, and cargo are added. Here’s how the gross RAM 1500 weight rating varies by trim level:

  • 1500 Tradesman: 7,100 pounds
  • 1500 Tradesman HFE: 6,010 pounds
  • 1500 Big Horn: 6,800 pounds
  • 1500 Laramie: 6,900 pounds
  • 1500 Rebel: 6,900 pounds
  • 1500 Limited Longhorn: 6,900 pounds
  • 1500 Limited: 6,900 pounds
  • 1500 TRX: 7,800 pounds

RAM 1500 GCWR, Towing Capacity, & Payload Capacity

2022 RAM 1500 Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR)

  • 1500 Tradesman: 12,900 pounds
  • 1500 Tradesman HFE: 11,900 pounds
  • 1500 Big Horn: 11,900 pounds
  • 1500 Laramie: 11,900 pounds
  • 1500 Rebel: 12,900 pounds
  • 1500 Limited Longhorn: 11,900 pounds
  • 1500 Limited: 13,900 pounds
  • 1500 TRX: 15,160 pounds

2022 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity

  • 1500 Tradesman: Up to 7,690 pounds
  • 1500 Tradesman HFE: 6,750 pounds
  • 1500 Big Horn: Up to 6,750
  • 1500 Laramie: Up to 6,510
  • 1500 Rebel: Up to 7,410 pounds
  • 1500 Limited Longhorn: Up to 6,340 pounds
  • 1500 Limited: Up to 8,210 pounds
  • 1500 TRX: 8,100 pounds

2022 RAM 1500 Payload Capacity

  • 1500 Tradesman: Up to 2,320 pounds
  • 1500 Tradesman HFE: 1,220 pounds
  • 1500 Big Horn: Up to 2,010 pounds
  • 1500 Laramie: Up to 1,880
  • 1500 Rebel: Up to 1,770
  • 1500 Limited Longhorn: Up to 1,700 pounds
  • 1500 Limited: Up to 1,580 pounds
  • 1500 TRX: 1,310 pounds

Questions About the RAM 1500 Weight Ratings?

The team at Moritz Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is happy to help! We’re easy to reach from Weatherford and Azle, so stop by our dealership in Fort Worth today—and we’ll make sure you head home in a new truck that perfectly suits your needs. Take the next step today by filling out our financing application!

 

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