(Part 3) Light Duty Towing Matchup – 2013 Ram 1500 solo and with Boat Trailer

2013 ram 1500 towing boat video

In another fun and informative TFLtruck video we decided to find out which of these three trucks is the fastest from 0-60 MPH and which one is fastest towing a boat from 0-60 MPH at a mile above sea level.  The trucks in this test are: 2014 Toyota Tundra Limited, 2013 Ram 1500 Sport, and 2013 Ford F-150 Limited.  All trucks are crew cabs and equipped with 4×4.

Part 3 of this ultimate towing challenge sees the 2013 Ram 1500 Sport CrewCab 4×4 run the 0-60 MPH solo and towing our test boat.  This truck has the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine.  The HEMI makes 395 hp and 407 lb-ft of torque, which is a little more than the iForce V8 in the Toyota.  However, the closer ratios of the Ram’s 8-speed automatic keep the truck in the meat of the power, and it produced better results than the 2014 Tundra.  Can the F-150 Ecoboost beat them all?  Stay tuned to find out.

 Tow Matchup Participant Solo With Boat
2014 Toyota Tundra CrewMax 4×4 Limited 9.13 sec 17.36 sec
2013 Ram 1500 CrewCab 4×4 Sport 8.39 sec 16.64 sec
2013 Ford F-150 SuperCrew 4×4 Limited 7.99 sec 15.56 sec

See a V6 Pentastar 2013 Ram 1500 run the same towing test.

Andre Smirnov

Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, writer, reporter, and software engineer. He has been a contributor at TFL since 2011. When not working or spending time with the family – you can find him tinkering in the garage or simply ‘going for a drive’.

Andre Smirnov is an Automotive Enthusiast, Producer, Reviewer, Videographer, Writer, Software Engineer, Husband, Father, and Friend.