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2015 Ram SAE J2807 Towing Capacities Announced

If you didn't know yet, the Society of Automotive Engineers is here to make sure that truck manufacturers rate their pickup lineups correctly for maximum towing capacity. The standardized SAE J2807 rating system is the centerpiece of it all and the 2015 model year Ram Truck range of trucks has just finished testing.
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Currently the only full-size pickup truck manufacturer to adopt the SAE J2807 towing practices in all three segments (half-ton, 3/4-ton and 1-ton), SAE J2807 standard Ram Truck maximum towing capacities are either unchanged or improved compared to the manufacturer's former ratings.

As things stand now, Ram trumps its direct competition in the two most sought-after titles in the pickup truck market - fuel economy and SAE towing capacity, offering the most capable and fuel efficient trucks available, at least until the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 comes to town.

“Because our customers asked for it, every single 2015 model year pickup truck Ram sold will come with a trailer-tow rating achieved using SAE’s J2807 testing protocols,” declared Reid Bigland, president and CEO of the Ram Truck brand. “No other automaker can make that claim,” he concluded.

Before we reveal the complete results, we deem necessary to point out that the SAE J2807 towing standard basically outlines dynamic and performance criteria. Examples include a number of tests while towing, including 0 to 60 mph time allowance, tackling the notorious Davis Dam Grade while maintaining no less than 40 mph for single-rear-wheel trucks and 35 mph for dual-rear-wheel trucks, a constant radius understeer test while increasing speed and an aggressive sway maneuver. That being said and without further ado, here's Johnny:

2015 Ram SAE J2807 towing capacities

  • Ram 1500 V-6 with 3.6-liter gasoline Pentastar – 7,600 pounds
  • Ram 1500 V-6 with 3.0-liter EcoDiesel – Best-in-class 9,200 pounds
  • Ram 1500 V-8 with 5.7-liter gasoline HEMI – 10,650 pounds
  • Ram 2500 V-8 with 6.4-liter gasoline HEMI – 16,300 pounds
  • Ram 2500 with 6.7-liter Cummins diesel – Best-in-class 17,970 pounds
  • Ram 3500 V-8 with 6.4-liter gasoline HEMI – 16,420 pounds
  • Ram 3500 with 6.7-liter Cummins diesel – Best-in-class 30,000 pounds


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