How Much Does the RAM 1500 Weigh?

2022 RAM 1500 parked near golf course at sunset

If towing and hauling tasks are a part of your every day in Joliet and Naperville, then there’s a lot you need to know about vehicle weight and cargo capacity before you buy your next truck. How much does the RAM 1500 weigh, and which configuration can easily take care of your cargo? Find out in this guide to RAM 1500 GVWR, GCWR, and curb weight from Tyson Motor Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram.

RAM 1500 Weight Ratings

Need to know how much the RAM 1500 weighs without passengers or cargo? The weight of an unloaded vehicle is known as the curb weight.

If you need to know how much cargo your truck can carry, you’re looking for the GVWR or Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. This is the amount you get when you add the curb weight to the weight that the truck can handle safely—including passengers, cargo, and any additional gear.

If you’re towing, you will need to be aware of the maximum safe weight of the loaded vehicle when combined with a loaded tow trailer. This is known as the Gross Combined Weight Rating, or GCWR.

Towing capacity is the maximum safe weight the vehicle can tow. That’s different from tongue weight, which is the amount of weight placed on the trailer hitch by the trailer itself.

2022 RAM 1500 Curb Weight

Exactly how much your RAM 1500 weighs without cargo will depend on your chosen trim level, cab size, and bed length. Here’s how you can expect the unloaded RAM 1500 weight to vary between trim levels:

  • 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)

Once again, look at the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating when you need to know how much weight your RAM 1500 can handle in its cabin and truck bed. Here’s how it shakes out for each 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

Learn More About the RAM 1500 Weight at Tyson Motor Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

If you have further questions about which RAM 1500 configuration can handle your Plainfield -area job sites, don’t hesitate to ask! Our team here at Tyson Motor Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram is happy to help. Contact us online, or drop by our dealership in Shorewood for a test drive at your convenience.


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