Best Picks for Towing Power

Whether towing a trailer is an everyday must for you or you’re just looking for something to occasionally pull your boat or jet skis, towing is major factor in car-buying. However, when it comes to towing, not all vehicles are created equally. When you’re looking for major capabilities, there’s nothing like RAM trucks at Zeigler Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM.

Towing Terms Explained

Towing terms can be difficult is this is new to you. Here are a few helpful ones to remember when you shop.

  • Towing Capacity – explains how much maximum weight you can pull behind your vehicle.
  • Payload Capacity – describes how much weight you can load in your truckbed.
  • GAWR – Gross Axle Weight Rating is the maximum distributed weight an axle can support.
  • GCWR – Gross Combined Weight Rating is the maximum allowed combined weight of the truck and trailer.
  • GTWR – Gross Trailer Weight Rating is the total weight of your trailer, including its maximum cargo.

Best Towing Options

The RAM 1500 has multiple engine and power options. When you are maximizing power, you can tow up to 12,750 pounds. The truck is also equipped with innovative technology that makes towing easier. The available class-exclusive Active-Level™ Four Corner Air Suspension automatically lowers your truck at high speeds to reduce drag and increase efficiency.

Need even more power? The RAM 2500 gives you a best-in-class diesel towing capacity of up to 19,780 pounds. It also includes advanced technology such as the 360⁰ Surround View Camera with Trailer Reverse Guidance View that utilizes five sensors to give you a complete view of your surroundings and helps you easily guide your truck to your trailer.

While our trucks pack some major power, we also have a variety of other new cars for sale in Schaumburg, IL that are major contenders for best towing. For example, if you need the space and accessibility of an SUV, consider the Dodge Durango or Jeep Cherokee which both have huge towing capacities. To know for sure what’s your best fit, visit our RAM dealership near Crystal Lake, IL for a test drive. Let’s put these powerhouses to work!