When shopping for a car, you can take comfort in the fact that horsepower and torque are all calculated the same way thanks to the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Unfortunately, when it comes to max towing capacity there is no standard system in place – until now. SAE has adopted a new maximum towing capacity calculating system called J2807. RAM is proud to be the first auto brand to apply the new standards. Keep reading for more information.
The new J2807 standard tests simulate real-world towing. Trucks must perform tests that include 0-60 miles per hour time allowance test, a climb test (checking the ability to climb a grade without dipping below a certain speed), and handling test.
You can expect to see the new standardized ratings on the RAM 1500, RAM 2500 and RAM 3500 for the 2015 model year. They are as follows:
- RAM 1500 with 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 – 7,600 lbs
- RAM 1500 with 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 – 9,200 lbs
- RAM 1500 with 5.7-liter Hemi V8 – 10,650 lbs
- RAM 2500 with 6.4-liter Hemi V8 – 16,300 lbs
- RAM 2500 with 6.7-liter Cummins inline diesel – 17,970 lbs
- RAM 3500 with 6.4-liter Hemi V8 – 16,420 lbs
- RAM 3500 with 6.7-liter Cummins inline-six diesel – 30,000 lbs
You can see even with the new standards, RAM trucks haven’t seen much of a change in the towing capacity they were already reporting. Jake Sweeney Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM has these RAM trucks on our lot for you to check out. So, if you’re in the Cincinnati area looking for a RAM vehicle, we’ve got you covered. Stop by at any time to talk to one of our sales representatives, they will help you find exactly what you’re looking for.