2018 Ram Promaster City
Why buy the Ram Promaster City?
You buy the Ram Promaster City because you need an urban workhorse of a vehicle that has excellent maneuverability, lots of storage space, and a reasonably small footprint. If you operate a business and have to move goods around the tight streets of a town or city, this is the perfect vehicle.
Another thing that the Promaster City commercial user will love is the price, because nobody wants to spend more than they have to, especially when it affects your business’s bottom line. This is a very affordable van that this year sees the addition of a newly standard rearview camera and an upgraded stereo, so even though it’s affordable it’s also pretty well equipped too.
Can the Promaster City Tow?
This isn’t a vehicle you buy if you’re going to be towing a lot of the time, especially when you want to tow reasonably heavy loads. Plenty of other vehicles are more suitable for such tasks, but it is possible to tow with the Promaster City on a more casual basis.
Every version of the Ram features a 178 horsepower inline-four gas engine, which sends the power to the front wheels through a nine-speed automatic transmission. When properly equipped the Promaster City is rated to tow up to 2,000 pounds, which means it’s no Ram 1500, but it is capable of towing a smallish trailer to extend the capability of your vehicle for big jobs.
How can the Promaster City be configured?
There are many ways to configure the Promaster City, but what you get from the factory is only usually the start of things, especially with the cargo van version, as it can then be upfitted to suit your specific requirements by expert up-fitters.
The Ram comes as a Tradesman Cargo Van, a Tradesman SLT Cargo Van, a five-seat Wagon and an SLT version of the Wagon. The rear seats in the wagon can be folded to create additional cargo space when not being used. And cargo vans can be configured with no partition between the front seats and cargo area, with a partition with a window, or with a full bulkhead partition.
What kind of businesses is the Ram Promaster City best for?
The only businesses the Ram Promaster City isn’t suitable for are those that need a bigger vehicle or something completely different. Any business that needs a compact cargo van is a potential buyer for the Ram.
With a maximum payload of up to 1,883 pounds, a cargo capacity of 131.7 cu.-ft., and a towing capacity of 2,000 pounds, the Promaster city is the perfect van for plumbers, florists, carpenters, bakers, couriers, and just about anyone else. With the option of the Wagon versions, the Ram can even be an excellent taxi too.