2024 Ram 2500 Engine Performance
With two engine options available under the hood, the Ram 2500 allows you to both haul and tow with confidence. That’s true whether you stick with the standard issue 6.4-liter HEMI V8 or opt to swap the V8 for the available 6.7-liter Cummins turbo diesel I6. Both offer up a unique set of capabilities. If you are after greater payload, you’ll find it in the gas-powered V8, which tops out at 4,000 pounds in the bed. In the towing department, the V8 goes up to 17,730 pounds with its 410-horsepower output.
As with all diesel engines, torque is higher in the Cummins turbo diesel, which churns out an astounding 850 lb-ft in combination with 370 horsepower. That output translates to 3,150 pounds of payload and falls just 10 pounds short of a 20,000-pound towing capacity, making the diesel-drinking engine the stronger of the two when it comes to pulling extra weight off the hitch.