2022 Ram ProMaster City Passenger Wagon Performance

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Ram ProMaster City Passenger Wagon Performance Rating

2022 ProMaster City Passenger Wagon Performance

The capable 178-horsepower 2.4-liter engine found in the Ram provides enough steady power to haul its occupants around without running out of breath. The ProMaster can't lay claim to real athleticism, which is to be expected from an entry-level van, and it becomes slightly sluggish when passengers bring their luggage along for the ride. Only one drivetrain is available, and both trim levels drive power to the front wheels. A maximum towing capacity of 1,870 pounds is offered by the ProMaster City Wagon, and the wagon manages a payload capacity of 1,710 pounds. You can expect to get to 60 mph in around ten seconds according to independent testing, which is adequate for an affordable carryall. You could fling a small toaster across the kitchen much faster, but it can't carry five human beings the way this big one can, so it's about picking your battles. The turbocharged Mercedes-Benz Metris outshines the Ram in terms of power, but also comes with a debt-inducing price tag. The ProMaster City manages to best the Ford Transit's power offering, even if only by a small margin.

2022 ProMaster City Passenger Wagon Performance Photos

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2022 Ram ProMaster City Passenger Wagon Front View Driving
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Engine and Transmission

The beast of burden is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that manages power outputs of 178 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque, Ram also has enough confidence in the engine to call it a "Tigershark", but the engine is as threatening as a ladybug. It falls behind the Mercedes-Benz Metris' 208 hp and 258 lb-ft, but manages to be ahead of the Ford Transit Connect's 162 hp and 144 lb-ft in base form. The Ford does have a 2.5-liter unit available that develops 169 hp and 171 lb-ft, though. A nine-speed automatic transmission is standard for the Ram, though only eight of those gears are truly used thanks to its schmaltzy attitude. Navigating gears smoothly is a challenge for the ZF-sourced transmission, and though it wouldn't be the bane of one's existence, it's subpar at best. Low-end acceleration is good enough for trips around town, and merging on the highway is a relatively easy task. Attempting to overtake another vehicle on the highway with five occupants inside is slightly more difficult at higher speeds, but the van will manage.

2022 Ram ProMaster City Passenger Wagon Performance Specs:

Ram ProMaster City Passenger Wagon TrimsRam ProMaster City Passenger Wagon EnginesRam ProMaster City Passenger Wagon HorsepowerRam ProMaster City Passenger Wagon TransmissionsRam ProMaster City Passenger Wagon DrivetrainsRam ProMaster City Passenger Wagon MPG/MPGE
Wagon2.4L Inline-4 Gas178 hp @ 6400 rpm9-Speed AutomaticFWD24 MPG

2022 ProMaster City Passenger Wagon Gas Mileage

Choosing your ideal passenger van is all about finding the right balance, and while the ProMaster City Wagon may seem a little on the slow side, it's reserved when it comes to fuel economy. In fact, it delivers EPA estimates of 21/28/24 mpg. These figures are far better than the larger Mercedes-Benz Metris' 18/22/19 mpg, but falls behind the Ford Transit Connect's 24/28/26 mpg. When its 16-gallon fuel tank is at full capacity, the Ram offers just over 380 miles of range.

2022 Ram ProMaster City Passenger Wagon Fuel Capacity

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Ram ProMaster City Passenger Wagon Fuel Economy (Cty/Hwy)21/28
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