2023 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van Performance

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Ram ProMaster Cargo Van Performance Rating

2023 ProMaster Cargo Van Performance

Regardless of the trim or body configuration you opt for, each ProMaster Cargo Van comes equipped with the same V6 engine that directs 276 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque to the front wheels. Front-wheel drive sets the Ram apart from the rear-wheel-driven competition. Workhorse vans are not designed to be athletic by any stretch of the imagination, but the ProMaster is still pretty quick, with a 0-60 mph time of around eight seconds, at least when it isn't carrying any cargo. Naturally, each model will perform slightly differently, depending on their individual dimension and weights.

When properly equipped, the van is able to pull up to 6,910 bs, which is a bit behind segment leaders like the Ford Transit and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. This is where FWD is a bane rather than a boon. Still, payload capacity is a bit more competitive at 4,680 lbs in the van's optimal guise.

2023 ProMaster Cargo Van Performance Photos

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2023 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van Driving Front Angle
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2023 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van Wheel

Engine and Transmission

The same 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine powers every model in the ProMaster range. Mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission, this powertrain directs 276 hp and 250 lb-ft to the front wheels. The van has enough power to get around town with relative speed, if not true haste. A low first gear gives the Cargo Van impressive initial pull-off speed. The transmission is smooth enough and keeps the revs down on the highway for a more refined drive. Power is given a little less eagerly when the van is laden with cargo, but the Ram never feels underpowered, making it a capable errand runner around town.

2023 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van Performance Specs:

Ram ProMaster Cargo Van TrimsRam ProMaster Cargo Van EnginesRam ProMaster Cargo Van HorsepowerRam ProMaster Cargo Van TransmissionsRam ProMaster Cargo Van Drivetrains
15003.6L V6 Gas276 hp @ 6400 rpm9-Speed AutomaticFWD
25003.6L V6 Gas276 hp @ 6400 rpm9-Speed AutomaticFWD
35003.6L V6 Gas276 hp @ 6400 rpm9-Speed AutomaticFWD

2023 ProMaster Cargo Van Gas Mileage

Large cargo haulers like the ProMaster are often not rated by the EPA for fuel economy; however, real-world reports suggest that the V6 engine should get an average combined mileage of 16.7 mpg for the 1500. That was for two years ago's model with the older transmission, but Ram claims a 9% increase and efficiency since last year with the newer nine-speed transmission. Filled to the brim with regular unleaded gasoline, the 24-gallon fuel tank can carry the Cargo Van across 400 miles or so before it needs refilling. Heavier ProMasters or those fully loaded with cargo will obviously return higher consumption. These estimates are on par with segment rivals like the Ford Transit Cargo, which gets between 14 and 17 mpg.

2023 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van Trailering

Ram ProMaster Cargo Van Trims150025003500
Ram ProMaster Cargo Van Maximum Trailering Capacity6,700 lbs.
6,800 lbs.
6,910 lbs.
6,480 lbs.
6,700 lbs.
6,800 lbs.
6,410 lbs.
6,480 lbs.
6,600 lbs.
6,700 lbs.
Engine3.6L V6 Gas3.6L V6 Gas3.6L V6 Gas
Transmission9-Speed Automatic9-Speed Automatic9-Speed Automatic
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