2023 Ram ProMaster Window Van

2023 Ram ProMaster Window Van
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2023 Ram ProMaster Window Van Review: The People's People Mover

by Michael Butler

While some drool over the latest Porsche 911 GT3 RS, others dream of the day they'll be able to have their own van, be it for business or adventure. The US commercial van market is huge, and the 2023 Ram ProMaster Window Van eagerly throws its hat in the ring for a slice of this lucrative pie. It comes with an unorthodox front-wheel-drive-only layout that lowers the floor for added practicality and is powered by a trusted 3.6-liter V6 engine producing 276 horsepower. Up to 463 cubic feet of cargo space is up for grabs if you opt for the 3500 model, but even in 2500 guise, it's practical. You don't get much off the factory floor, although the options list is filled with driver assists and features - but with only one or two seats, you'll be dealing with third-party suppliers if you want more seating in the back. It might not be as flashy as competitors such as the Ford Transit, but that doesn't mean the ProMaster Window Van isn't value for money.

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  • Exterior Design 8 /10
  • Performance 6 /10
  • Fuel Economy 7 /10
  • Interior & Cargo 9 /10
  • Infotainment & Features 7 /10
  • Reliability 8 /10
  • Safety 8 /10
  • Value For Money 8 /10
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2023 Ram ProMaster Window Van Changes: What’s The Difference vs The 2022 ProMaster Window Van?

Most people won't pay much attention to the way a van looks, but despite this, Ram has gone ahead with a styling refresh for the 2023 model year, which includes an updated front grille with shapely new headlights, a completely reworked front bumper, and a set of new wheel designs. Ceramic Gray and Spitfire Orange have been added to the exterior paint palette, and a new exterior Black Appearance Package will add black badges and wheels, and a blacked-out grille.

In terms of driver assistance tech, Ram now offers its customers a self-parking feature called Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist, which is optional to the range. The automaker has also stated that it will introduce a battery-electric ProMaster in 2023, but information about which configurations it will be available in has yet to be released.

Pros and Cons

  • Impressive payload capacity and good towing capacity
  • Lots of standard driver assistance tech
  • Visibility is good
  • Turning circle is exceptional for its size
  • Meek engine
  • Road noise and rough ride
  • Some competitors offer AWD/4WD

What's the Price of the 2023 Ram ProMaster Window Van?

The price of the 2023 Ram ProMaster Window Van starts at $47,125 for the 2500 model, while the 3500 goes on sale for $51,060 MSRP. Both these prices exclude destination fees of $1,895. This is on par with what competitors, such as the Ford Transit Van, will cost.

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2023 Ram ProMaster Window Van Trims

See trim levels and configurations:

Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
3.6L V6 Gas
9-Speed Automatic
Front-Wheel Drive
3.6L V6 Gas
9-Speed Automatic
Front-Wheel Drive
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2023 Ram ProMaster Window Van Handling and Driving Impressions

Vans aren't expected to handle like Porches, but we're also in the modern age where vans don't have to be a punishment to drive - many even drive as well as SUVs do. The 2023 Ram ProMaster Window Van is generally not awful to drive; but while it is certainly more comfortable than its cargo-focused sibling, courtesy of a standard 'Touring' suspension, it rides harshly over rough terrain, and bad city streets can be rather jarring. A heavy-duty suspension setup is available. Once up to speed, the light steering that helps it navigate tight city roads becomes detrimental as one needs to make constant minor adjustments to keep it between the lines. The good news is that the ProMaster Window Van has an excellent turning circle, making it great for tight spaces in city centers, and power deliver is smooth and predictable.

Verdict: Is The 2023 Ram ProMaster Window Van A Good Minivan?

The 2023 Ram ProMaster Window Van is a basic machine that meets basic needs. Got a lot of people or stuff you need to transport? This vehicle will do it. Need it to be reliable? It's got that area covered too. What about the price? Well, it's competitively priced, so no issues there. In all fairness, this van does the van thing well, despite its quirks. We know that the FWD layout isn't typical, but it makes sense when you see the low floor, and the new high-roof option capitalizes on that trait. The V6 engine is as bomb-proof as you're going to get and returns decent gas mileage too. We appreciate all the standard driver assistance features but wish it was a bit more comfortable over the rough stuff. This van will do what you ask of it, with no complaints, which is precisely what bosses look for in employees, no?

What 2023 Ram ProMaster Window Van Model Should I Buy?

This all depends on how much space you're looking for and what you want to do with your van. The 3500 has the most space in the lineup. If we were buying, we'd deck out the 3500 ProMaster Window van with the Driver Convenience Group, the LED Interior Package, and the Premium Convenience Group. The latter also requires adding one further driver assist feature, so we'd add the new Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist. For the exterior, we'd keep it white and add the 16-inch alloy wheels. The total for this build? $57,585, including delivery.

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