The 2014 line-up of the Ram ProMaster Van is the second introduction of a European style commercial van, after Ford’s early announcement of its Transit van.
The ProMaster is based on the Fiat Ducato, with some adjustments and refinements for the American market.
As a front-wheel-drive-only, it differentiates itself from other currently available vans. The exclusion of a driveshaft resulted in a decreased overall weight and a lower floor height.
Prices start at $28,630.00. A high-roof, long wheelbase model’s base MSRP is $32,875.00.
Van buyers are offered the ultimate choice of three lengths in addition to two roof heights. The 2014 ProMaster features a low roof ( 90”ext. ) (1500 model only) and a high roof ( 101”ext. ), while supporting a 118 inch (1500 model only), 136 inch or 159 inch wheelbase. Its rear cargo doors swing open up to 270 degrees and give complete access to the van.
The van supports a cargo volume of 530 cubic feet and features 56 inches between the wheel wells. The driver’s seat is fairly elevated, which enhances the view of the driver.
The 6-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive are implemented with your choice of the following engines.
- A standard 3.6-liter V-6 engine with 280-horsepower (260 lb-ft of torque).
- The Fiat-derived I-4 3.0-liter TurboDiesel engine option (295 lb-ft of torque).
All configurations will be produced at the Saltillo Van Assembly Plant in Saltillo, Mexico.
All information in this article updated as of September 2013.