2019 & 2020 Heavy Duty Truck Towing Capability – Buyer’s Guide

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2020 HD Truck : Towing Guide

We rank the newest 2019 & 2020 heavy duty trucks to see which one have the most towing capability. The list is split into 2500 (3/4-ton) and 3500 series (1-ton) single rear wheel and dually trucks.

For now, this is simply a listing of all the towing numbers. Soon, we will test many of these truck configurations on our highway towing MPG loop and the Ike Gauntlet – world’s toughest towing test to really see which new HD truck is the best.

2500 HD Trucks

2019 Ram HD 25002WD Diesel19,780 lbs
2020 Chevy/GMC HD 25002WD Diesel18,600 lbs
2019 Ford F-250 SD2WD Diesel18,500 lbs

Ram heavy duty is ahead by at least 1,180 lbs over Ford and GM towing ratings, while the new 2020 GM trucks are in second place with Ford Super Duty just 100 lbs away.

3500 HD Truck (Single Rear Wheel)

2019 Ram HD 35002WD Diesel26,990 lbs
2020 Chevy/GMC HD 35002WD Diesel21,500 lbs
2019 Ford F-350 SD2WD Diesel21,500 lbs

The Ram 3500 is once again way ahead of competition with a trailer weight rating of 26,990 lbs.

3500 HD Truck (Dually)

2020 Chevy/GMC HD 35002WD Diesel35,500 lbs
2019 Ram HD 35002WD Diesel35,100 lbs
2019 Ford F-350 SD (*note)2WD Diesel32,000 lbs

*note: Ford F-450 SD consumer version is rated to tow a maximum 35,000 lbs.

The big dually truck towing wars are really heating up as all three can be configured to tow well in excess of 30,000 lbs. Ford has two options for heavy towing. They are the F-350 and F-450 consumer pickup trucks. The F-450 has the same GVWR of 14,000 lbs as the F-350, but the F-450 is rated to tow 35,000 lbs. It’s very close to where the second-place Ram HD and first place GM trucks are.

Here is how the new 2019 Ram 3500 HD did on our highway MPG loop with a 29,000 lbs in tow.