F-150 vs Silverado vs RAM 1500 Towing Capacity

By Product Expert | Posted in Chevrolet, FAQs, Ford, Model Information, RAM on Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 at 5:13 pm
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2020 Truck Showdown: Ford F-150 vs Chevy Silverado vs RAM 1500

Here it is. The grudge match. Which of the Big Three in domestic trucks is the best workhorse? That’s what we’re here to find out.

Today, we’ll be comparing the max towing and payload capacities between the 2020 Ford F-150, the 2020 Chevy Silverado, and the 2020 RAM 1500.


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Towing and Payload Capacities

Different engines have different towing and payload capacities. We’ve put together three charts showing the highest towing and payload ratings along with their corresponding engines. Note that these engines may not have the highest horsepower or torque in their respective lineups. They are, according to their manufacturers, the best at towing and hauling, however. Take a look.

Gas Engine Max Towing

Model2020 Ford F-1502020 Chevy Silverado 15002020 RAM 1500
Max Towing13,200 lbs13,400 lbs12,750 lbs
Engine3.5L EcoBoost V66.2L EcoTech3 V8 w/ DFM5.7L HEMI V8 w/eTorque
Horsepower/Torque375 hp / 470 lb-ft420 hp / 460 lb-ft395 hp / 410 lb-ft

Gas Engine Max Payload

Model2020 Ford F-1502020 Chevy Silverado 15002020 RAM 1500
Max Payload3,270 lbs2,250 lbs2,100 lbs
Engine5.0L Ti-VCT V84.3L EcoTech3 V6 w/AFM3.6L Pentastar V6 w/eTorque
Horsepower/Torque395 hp /400 lb-ft285 hp / 305 lb-ft305 hp / 269 lb-ft

Diesel Engine Max Towing and Payload

Model2020 Ford F-1502020 Chevy Silverado 15002020 RAM 1500
Max Towing11,500 lbs9,300 lbs12,500 lbs
Max Payload2,020 lbs2,100 lbs2,300 lbs
Engine (Diesel)3.0L TurboDiesel V63.0L Duramax TurboDiesel I63.0L EcoDiesel V6
Horsepower/Torque250 hp / 440 lb-ft277 hp /460 lb-ft260 hp / 480 lb-ft

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