We were surprised at just how eager the 2023 Ram ProMaster Window Van feels in traffic. Its 3.6-liter V6 engine might not be groundbreaking or the most powerful engine in the class, but it delivers strong enough performance. It's hardly relevant to discuss 0-60 mph times when it comes to vans because the purpose of these laborers is to work hard and be reliable, not to smoke the tires. In this case, power is consistent and predictable, and while the Ford Transit may feel quicker, the ProMaster offers solid numbers: in 2500 guise it can 6,480 lbs and carry 3,940 lbs in the back. 3500 models can tow 6,410 lbs, but payload increases to 4,290 lbs. Maximum speed can be set to 65, 70, or 77 mph.
The 2023 Ram ProMaster Window Van is powered by a naturally-aspirated 3.6-liter V6 engine producing a humble 276 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent exclusively to the front wheels via a nine-speed automatic. This front-wheel layout means that the floor can be lower, adding to the van's practicality. Power delivery is exactly what you'd expect from a non-turbo V6 van: there's adequate go, and with no cargo on board, this van feels surprisingly light on its feet. Once fully loaded, the engine can feel a bit strained, especially at highway speeds.
|Ram ProMaster Window Van Trims||Ram ProMaster Window Van Engines||Ram ProMaster Window Van Horsepower||Ram ProMaster Window Van Transmissions||Ram ProMaster Window Van Drivetrains|
|2500||3.6L V6 Gas||276 hp @ 6400 rpm||9-Speed Automatic||FWD|
|3500||3.6L V6 Gas||276 hp @ 6400 rpm||9-Speed Automatic||FWD|
The EPA doesn't provide official fuel consumption figures for the ProMaster Van, but consumers report real-world numbers of around 16.8 mpg in the 2500 configuration. This figure will vary rather significantly depending on how much you're carrying and your driving style. The 3500 fares just marginally worse. The 24-gallon fuel tank should get you around 400 miles of range.
|Ram ProMaster Window Van Trims||2500||3500|
|Ram ProMaster Window Van Maximum Trailering Capacity||6,480 lbs.||6,410 lbs.|
|Engine||3.6L V6 Gas||3.6L V6 Gas|
|Transmission||9-Speed Automatic||9-Speed Automatic|
The 2500 model should be the most efficient, seeing as it is the lightest. Expect figures in the mid-16 mpg range on the combined cycle.
The ProMaster Window Van can run on non-premium gas, which should help to keep costs low.