2020 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van

2020 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van Review: It Is What It Is

The humble cargo van has been the backbone of generations of small and medium-sized businesses for decades and still plays a massive part in the US economy. These modest machines, the 2020 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van being a prime example, are built to transport goods and services reliably and efficiently, with little emphasis placed on comfort or refinement. This cargo van offers a no-nonsense approach to transporting stuff, a reliable 3.6-liter V6 gas engine, a wide range of body types and roof heights, and three base models, namely the 1500, 2500, and 3500. It's front-wheel-drive layout might hamper its towing capability, but it still offers a convincing solution to most cargo-hauling needs. The Ram ProMaster Cargo Van goes up against competitors such as the 2020 Ford Transit and 2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. That's tough competition and our 2020 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van review will uncover whether it can still keep up.

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2020 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van Changes: 🚙What’s the difference vs. 2019 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van?

Not much changes for the 2020 ProMaster , with the 136-inch wheelbase, now being available on the 2500 Standard Roof, 3500 Standard Roof, and 3500 High Roof configurations. Every model also comes equipped with a trailer hitch straight out of the factory this year, allowing the van to tow up to 6,910 lbs.

Pros and Cons

  • Strong V6 engine
  • It's highly configurable
  • Good payload capacity
  • Accessible cargo bay
  • Factory-installed trailer hitch
  • Uncomfortable driving position
  • Jittery ride quality when unladen
  • Low towing capacity

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2020 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van Trims and Prices

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Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
1500
3.6L V6 Gas
6-Speed Automatic
Front-Wheel Drive
$31,245
2500
3.6L V6 Gas
6-Speed Automatic
Front-Wheel Drive
$34,145
3500
3.6L V6 Gas
6-Speed Automatic
Front-Wheel Drive
$35,895

ProMaster Cargo Van Exterior

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Dimensions

  • Length 195.4 in
  • Wheelbase 118.0 in
  • Height 88.7 in
  • Max Width 80.7 in

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearlcoat
  • Patriot Blue Pearlcoat
  • Sandstone Pearlcoat
  • Bright Silver Metallic Clearcoat
  • Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat
  • School Bus Yellow, Low Volume
  • Black Clearcoat
  • Bright White Clearcoat
  • Broom Yellow Clearcoat
  • Flame Red Clearcoat

ProMaster Cargo Van Performance

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Engine and Transmission

Under the hood of the 2020 ProMaster Cargo Van is a tried and tested 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 gas engine with 280 horsepower and 260 lb-ft, which gets sent to the front wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission. This is a no-fuss setup that offers enough power in the city and out on the highway along with fuel economy that is similar to its chief rivals. Reliability is also all but guaranteed. The 2020 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van will do the 0-60 mph sprint in around eight seconds, making it as fast as a 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. Properly equipped, this van has a towing capacity of 6,910 lbs and a payload capacity of 4,680 lbs. Rivals from Ford and Mercedes offer both RWD and AWD configurations. In the case of the Ford, a turbocharged version of the Transit with 310 hp provides significantly swifter performance than the ProMaster.

  • Engine
    3.6L V6 Gas
  • Transmission
    6-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain
    FWD

ProMaster Cargo Van Gas Mileage

  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    24.0 Gallons
* 2020 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van 1500 Low Roof 118" WB

ProMaster Cargo Van Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

  • Seating capacity
    2-seater
  • Front Leg Room 38.8 in
  • Front Head Room 65.4 in

ProMaster Cargo Van Trunk and Cargo Space

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ProMaster Cargo Van Safety and Reliability

Warranty

  • Basic:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    5 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles

Verdict: 🏁Is the 2020 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van a good van?

Cargo vans live by a specific set of rules that don't necessarily apply to regular cars. They don't have to be the most comfortable, refined, or technologically advanced; much of the time, just the driver and one passenger are on board, anyway. What this vehicle does have to be is practical and reliable. The 2020 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van ticks both those boxes comfortably. The Ram isn't athletic or even fun to drive on the road, but it does feel planted enough (especially when fully loaded), and its V6 engine offers enough pull, even when carrying heavy loads that a regular minivan can't come close to. Another great selling point for the ProMaster Cargo Van is the many body length and roof heights on offer. Its FWD layout limits its towing capacity, and competitors such as the Ford Transit or Mercedes-Benz Cargo Van offer stronger engines and larger capacities, but the appealing price of the 2020 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van and the fact that it's a genuinely capable cargo hauler brings it back into contention among US customers.

🚗What 2020 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van Model Should I Buy?

Each and every Ram ProMaster Cargo Van comes equipped with the same features, so your choice will boil down to how much weight you want to carry and tow. The most expensive 3500 will carry the most weight, with the lower models scaling down on capability and price. New customers are given the opportunity to make their van a bit more personalized with features such as rear heating and rear parking assistance. The Uconnect 3 with built-in navigation will be essential for those doing drop-offs and pickups in different locations daily. This van can be many things to many people, although we would have liked to see more driver-assist technologies to increase its safety rating.

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