Cargo Van Comparisons – Low Roof

Low Roof Models

The cargo vans with a standard roof are available in ½ ton, ¾ ton and 1 ton versions. With an eye on RV conversions, the models are sorted by cargo floor length. As space is a limited commodity in an RV, choice is heavily dependent on cargo floor length and floor-to-roof height. The Mercedes Benz Sprinter van is excluded, as it only comes with an extended roof line.

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Ram
ProMaster
1500
Nissan
NV
1500
2500
3500
Ram
ProMaster
1500
Chevy Express
1500
2500
3500
Ford TransitFord TransitChevy Express
2500
3500
Cargo floor length105″120”123″124.6”126”143.7”146.2”
Cargo floor-to-roof height65″55.8”65″52.9”56.9”56.9”53.4”
MSRP$28,630+$25,420+$29,520+$27,705+$31,070+
Wheelbase118”146.1”136”135”130”148”155”
Length195”240.6”213.1”224.1”219.9″ 237.6″244.1”
Height90”83.9”90”83.6”83.6”
Width (body)82.7”79.9”82.7”
Width at wheel housings56”54.3”56”52.7”52.7”
Cargo street-to-floor height21”28.5”21”25.1”
27.8”
27.8”
27.8”
Side door opening49”w
x
60”h
41.9”w49”w
x
60”h
44.1”w
x
47.9”h
44.1”w
x
47.9”h
Rear door opening62”w
x
60”h
61.6”w
x
48.9”h
62”w
x
60”h
57”w
x
49.4”h
57”w
x
49.4”h
Turning radius36.3”45.2′40.7”54.6′
Cargo
volume
cu. ft.
283234.1353239.7246.7277.7284.4
Ground clearance6.9”6.9”7.1”
7.1”
7.7”
7.1”
7.7”
Roof load capacity400 lbs500 lbs400 lbs400 lbs400 lbs

Note:

The 1500 Ram ProMaster may have a low roof, but doesn’t fit in a standard garage with a 7 ft. high door. All models are based on the new European styling, except for the Chevy Express.

 

2012 Cargo Van Comparison
 
Updated as of October 10, 2013

 

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