First on the list, and most popular lately is RAM’s model ProMaster 2500. This is a middle solution offered by RAM. Smaller is model 1500, and bigger is 3500. This van is possible to buy in two wheelbase lengths, short wheelbase 136WB, and long 159WB. Numbers here stand for inches. An overall length of the shorter model is 213.1”, longer wheelbase model length is 236”.
Let’s see specs you are most interested.
Regular wheelbase ProMaster 2500 high roof has cargo capacity (behind rear seats)
of 353 cubic feet, longer version has 420 cubic feet. Overall height (without roof rack) for both models is 99.44”.
High-roof body style indeed offers more storage options and headroom. 6 feet person can easily stand in cargo a have some space over top of the head. Low roof model offers only 88.7" of height.
A new van equipped with standard 3.6L Pentastar V6 VVT engine (280 horsepower) and 6-speed automatic transmission costs $33,695. Used 2017 ProMaster 2500 high roof, with low mileage and in good shape is possible to find for $23,000.
Why do you need to consider ProMaster cargo van?
This is the only cargo van at the market with front wheel drive
. It is pretty good on the snow and ice. Turning radius is way better compared to main rivals. Driving the van of its size can sometimes be challenging, especially on the city streets, but that is not the case with ProMaster. Tight turning radius
helps a lot. Engine comes from Chrysler, and it's up to the task when accelerating under maximum payload. The motor is quiet, smooth and refined. Driver sits very high, and driving position allows good ergonomic. Because of ProMaster’s front wheel drive, the van has the lowest floor height in the segment
. Low step-in height makes this van very easy to load. Cargo space is possible to load and unload by two side doors and rear door which opens under a 270-degree angle.
If this cargo capacity is not enough for you, RAM offers 3500 high roof cargo van in extended version. This model is rated over 462 cubic feet of cargo volume when properly equipped.