After highlighting the 2018 Ram 1500 and 2018 Ram 2500 last week, it is high time to showcase the 2018 Ram ProMaster van. Designed to take on the awesomely popular Ford Transit, this full size Ram van has quite the challenge ahead. Is the ProMaster up to it?
The 2018 Ram ProMaster retains many of the characteristics of previous versions. It has the same looks, same purposeful engines, same capable mechanicals and qualities we want in a van. It also adds a reversing camera and Bluetooth connectivity into the mix for this year.
2018 Ram ProMaster design
It’s a van. It isn’t going to win any design awards but it has a good look and the design is all about practicality. The low front end makes driving a breeze while also offering the pretention of aerodynamics. There isn’t much you can do with a van shape but what can be achieved is done well here.
Inside, the driving position is very high and offers excellent forward and side views. Materials are hard wearing and functional yet surprisingly comfortable. Depending on how you specify your ProMaster will have tough vinyl or cloth upholstery and a huge range of features.
2018 Ram ProMaster engines
There are two engine options with the 2018 Ram ProMaster. A 3.6-litre V6 gasoline engine delivers 280 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque while a diesel four cylinder delivers 174 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. The gas engine uses a 6 speed automatic transmission while the diesel gets an automated manual. Both drive the front wheels.
Power deliver is smooth and steady with the diesel offering all its power from a mere 1,400 RPM. The transmission is pretty good too, with the automatic definitely being the better of the two.
The signature of the 2018 Ram ProMaster is its turning circle. Even as a long wheelbase, it can perform a 360 degree turn in under 47 feet, which is class leading.
2018 Ram ProMaster features
Being a work van, there are lots of configuration options to choose from. There are 14 varieties of wheelbase and body shapes and hundreds of features and options available. It will take a little time to configure your 2018 Ram ProMaster to your exact needs but it will deliver a truly customized van if you do.
All Promasters come with power windows and accessories, steel wheels, practical storage options, 5 inch touchscreen, reversing camera and air conditioning. Additions are many and varied including dozens of cargo handling options as well as cabin upgrades.
If you’re in the market for a full size van, the 2018 Ram ProMaster delivers. Visit Unique Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, 915 Walkers Line, Burlington, ON L7N 3V8 to see it up close.