2022 Ram 1500 in Saskatchewan: Towing Guide

Discover segment-leading capability, with the 2022 Ram 1500 delivering an available towing capacity of 12,750 pounds (5,783 kg) to Saskatchewan. Visit Energy Dodge in Kindersley to learn more about this premier light-duty pick-up.

2022 Ram 1500 (DT) Towing and Payload Charts
2022 Ram 1500: Towing Guide
2022 Ram 1500: Towing FAQ

These are some of the most common questions we get on the topic of towing. Check them out—they might be the same questions you have.

What Is Torque?

  • Torque refers to rotational power, and when applied to a vehicle, it indicates the force produced by an engine’s crankshaft, measured in pound-feet. Generally, the more torque that a vehicle can apply, the better suited it is for moving heavy objects—such as when towing or climbing steep grades.

What Is Horsepower?

  • Horsepower is a measure of the power that an engine produces, or what it takes to move an object over a certain distance in a certain amount of time. In the simplest terms, horsepower measures the rate at which work is done. One unit of horsepower is the power required to raise a 33,000-pound object by one foot in a minute.

What Is Payload Capacity?

  • Payload capacity is the amount of weight your vehicle can carry, including passengers and cargo. It does not include the weight of the vehicle itself.

What Is Towing Capacity?

  • Towing capacity indicates how much your vehicle can tow, including the weight of your trailer itself.

How Is Towing Capacity Calculated?

  • To calculate your towing capacity, you’ll need to know your vehicle’s Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR, which is determined by the manufacturer), the weight of your vehicle (or curb weight), and the weight of any payload you’re carrying (passengers and cargo combined). Subtract the vehicle’s curb weight and payload weight from GCWR to find how much your vehicle can tow.

What Does GVWR Mean?

  • GVWR, or Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, indicates the maximum operable weight of a vehicle, including all components of the vehicle itself as well as fuel, accessories, the driver and any passengers and cargo, but excluding all towing.
2022 Ram 1500 Dominates Competitors in Saskatchewan

With the unveiling of the new 1500 Ram promises more than exceptional power. Instead it offers drivers an unrivalled experience – blending segment-shattering towing outputs with a bevy of cargo-focused upgrades. This light-duty pick-up adapts to every payload demand and it leaves its competitors trailing far behind.

2022 Ram 1500 in Saskatchewan: Competitor Comparisons

Among the pick-up segment four brands reign supreme: the Ford F-150, the GMC Sierra 1500, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, and the Ram 1500. 

Which of these proves best for those demanding superior towing? Let’s compare.

2022 Ram 1500 Versus 2021 Ford F-150 in Saskatchewan
Achieve diesel domination in the new Ram 1500. Boasting an available 3.0L V6 engine, this pick-up yields up to 12,560 pounds (5,696 kg) of conventional trailering. Experience 260 HP and 480 lb.-ft of torque, while the crisp eight-speed automatic transmission assures smooth performance. This block – which is offered on the Rebel, Laramie, Limited, and Limited Longhorn trims – easily accommodates every work-site demand.

The 2021 Ford F-150, comparatively, yields a milder diesel experience. Its available 3.0L PowerStroke V8 produces only 250 HP and 440 lb.-ft of torque, leaving it lagging behind on the highway; while its maximum 12,100 pounds (5,488 kg) of towing will force drivers to compromise their cargo needs. This block proves less capable for both work and play.

2022 Ram 1500 Versus 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 in Saskatchewan
Dominate every payload while traveling in the new 1500. Ram has equipped this platform with an available 5.7L HEMI V8, which delivers a potent 395 HP and 410 lb.-ft of torque (as well as 130 lb.-ft of launch torque, courtesy of its complementary mild hybrid system). This affords superior towing, with up to 12,750 pounds (5,793 kg) offered. Standard on the GT Package, this engine will impress with its robust performance capabilities.

The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500, however, offers no mild hybrid boost. Instead its available 5.3L V8 is assisted only by a 10-speed automatic transmission, which delivers a mere 355 HP and 383 lb.-ft of torque. To further limit performance, this engine provides a less potent 11,200 pounds (5,080 kg) of conventional trailering – leaving drivers limited with their towing options.

2022 Ram 1500 Versus 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Saskatchewan
Available for the new Ram 1500 is the non-hybrid 5.7L HEMI V8. This engine emphasizes dynamic performance, yielding up to 395 HP and a torque rating of 410 lb.-ft. Standard on the Sport, Rebel, Limited, Limited Longhorn, and Laramie trims, it provides up to 12,750 pounds (5,783 kg) of towing when paired with a 4×2 configuration. Additionally, up to 11,410 pounds (5,175 kg) of trailering is available with the optional 4×4.

In comparison, the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 can match none of the Ram’s V8 outputs – offering only 355 HP and 383 lb.-ft of torque when equipped with its available 5.3L EcoTec block. A towing ratio of 9,500 pounds (4,309 kg) further showcases the cargo disparity.

Test Drive A 2022 Ram 1500 In Saskatchewan

Discover class-leading performance. Visit Energy Dodge today to learn more about the new Ram 1500 – including additional spec comparisons and financing information – and don’t hesitate to schedule a test-drive with our team at your earliest convenience.