2017 Ram 3500 Towing Capacity

The 2017 Ram 3500 is a heavy-duty truck manufactured under the Ram nameplate. The 2017 Ram 3500’s main competitors are the Ford F-350 Super Duty and the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD.

In this article, we will explore the towing capacity of the 2017 Ram 3500.


How much can the 2017 Ram 3500 tow?

The 2017 Ram 3500 has a towing capacity of up to 31,210 pounds, when properly equipped. 

Please note, the towing capacity will vary based on factors such as engine type, drivetrain and whether or not your vehicle is equipped with a towing package. If you are unsure of your vehicle’s towing capacity, please contact your local dealership for details.


2017 Ram 3500 Payload Capacity

The payload capacity of the 2017 Ram 3500 is 7,680 pounds. This means that the truck can carry up to 7,680 pounds of cargo in the bed without exceeding the maximum gross vehicle weight rating. Note that this is only when equipped with the 6.4L Hemi V8 Engine. When the Ram 3500 is equipped with the High-Ouput Cummins Turbo Diesel engine, the maximum payload drops to 6,570.


2017 Ram 3500 Tow Package

The 2017 Ram 3500 does not come standard with a tow package. However, it is available as an option on some models. If you are planning to use your truck for towing, we recommend that you choose a model that includes the tow package. This will ensure that your truck is properly equipped to handle the weight of a trailer or other heavy equipment.


Towing Capacity By Engine Type

The 2017 Ram 3500 is powered by four different engine options: a 5.7L V8 engine, a 6.4L V8 engine, a 6.7L I6 Turbo Diesel engine, or a 6.7L I6 High-Output Turbo Diesel engine.

The towing capacity of the 2017 Ram 3500 will vary based on certain factors like engine, drivetrain and trim level. We’ve broken out the maximum towing capacities by engine type below:



6.4L HEMI V8 ENGINE: 16,520 pounds

5.7L HEMI V8 ENGINE: 13,910 pounds

As you can see, the towing capacity varies depending on which engine you choose. If you are looking for the highest towing capacity, we recommend choosing a the High-Output Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 Engine.


Ram 3500 Towing Capacity vs Competitors

The Ram 3500 has a towing capacity of up to 31,210 pounds when equipped with the 6.7L High-Output Cummins turbo diesel engine. Let’s take a look at how it stacks up to the competition:

2017 Ram 3500 Towing Capacity: 31,210 pounds

2017 Ford F-350 Towing Capacity: 35,750 pounds

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Towing Capacity: 36,000 pounds

2017 GMC Sierra 3500 Towing Capacity: 36,000 pounds


2017 Ram Truck Towing Chart

Model Towing Capacity (lbs)
2017 Ram 1500 10,620
2017 Ram 2500 17,980
2017 Ram 3500 31,210


Source: https://www.ramtrucks.com/ram-3500.html

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