2021 RAM 1500 Weight Rating

October 13th, 2020 by

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The 2021 RAM 1500 weight when the vehicle is unloaded is about 4,800 pounds, although the exact figure (also known as Curb Weight) varies depending on trim level. How much does the RAM 1500 weigh when loaded up with gear and passengers? Thanks to innovative RAM design features, the 2021 RAM 1500 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) ranges between 6,800 and 7,800 pounds. Below, the Sam Leman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT Morton team breaks down the difference between payload capacity, GVWR, and curb weight — so you can choose the right RAM 1500 model for your jobs.

What’s the Difference Between Curb Weight and GVWR?

Curb weight is what a vehicle weighs before you add any optional gear, cargo, or passengers. GVWR (or Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) is the safe weight for a vehicle when you factor in passengers, cargo, and the TW or tongue weight — the amount that a fully loaded trailer exerts downward on the hitch ball of your RAM 1500. (In other words, GCWR equals curb weight plus towing capacity.) Keep in mind that tongue weight is not the same as towing capacity — so GVWR doesn’t directly impact your truck’s max towing capacity.

GVWR RAM 1500 Weight by Trim Level

How much does the RAM 1500 weigh at your chosen trim level? Compare GCWR RAM 1500 weight across the 2021 lineup, below:

  • Tradesman® — 7,100 pounds
  • Tradesmans HFE — 6,010 pounds
  • Lone Star — 6,800 pounds
  • Laramie® — 6,800 pounds
  • Rebel® — 6,900 pounds
  • Limited Longhorn® — 6,900 pounds
  • Limited — 11,900 pounds
  • TRX — 7,800 pounds

RAM 1500 Towing Capacity

From the base 3.6L Pentastar® V6, to two available HEMI® V8 engines and an efficient 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine, the RAM 1500 gives you plenty of ways to pull your weight. Again, keep in mind that whole towing capacity isn’t the same as tongue weight, they both influence Gross Vehicle Weight Ratings. The 2021 RAM 1500 gets the absolute most out of its impressive towing capability with technologies like:

  • Active-Level™ Four Corner Air Suspension
  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path and Trailer Detection
  • 360 degree Surround View Camera
  • Available 4×4 Off-Road Package

Experience Class-Leading RAM 1500 Capability in Morton

Ready to see for yourself what a RAM 1500 truck could do for your job sites in Washington and East Peoria? Contact our team to learn more, or drop by Sam Leman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT Morton for a test drive! Apply for financing online to get started from home today. Interested to see how this truck stacks up? Closely compare the RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500 with our team!


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