The 2014 Ram ProMaster 2500 is a full size commercial van that is comparatively very unique to the rest of the vehicle in the segment for different reasons. The ProMaster is something new to the commercial vehicle market as it is the only van that has the front wheel drive and a fresh look. The ProMaster is also known as Fiat Ducato in Europe and in America and Canada it is ProMaster. In some other parts of the world including Mexico, the van is also called Peugeot Boxer, Peugeot Jumper, Citroen Jumper and Citroen Relay.
2014 Ram ProMaster 2500 Pricing
The Ram ProMaster 2500 2014 is available in two trims, 136 inch wheelbase and 159 inch wheelbase and is priced from $31,520 to $32,875 and is available for sale now.
Exterior and Interior
The Ram ProMaster 2014 carries a distinctive design but is not very bold and fascinating however, the design says goodbye to the conventional boxy vans. The ProMaster 2500 is offered in low roof and high roof, open box or boxed cargo van, single/dual sliding side doors and a simple yet attractive overall look.
The interior of the Ram ProMaster 2500 2014 is a blend of comfort, accessibility and convenience. The swiveling driver and passenger seats help the driver to access controls and other features offered in the cabin. The cargo area of the ProMaster 2500 has 17 tie downs as well as there are shelves and rack systems for extra storage.
Standard safety features of the 2014 Ram ProMaster 2500 include six airbags, trailer sway control, ParkSense with an audible warning, electronic stability control and purview backup camera.
Under the Hood
The full size commercial van 2014 Ram ProMaster has two engine choices, a 3.6 liter Pentastar V6 produces 280 horsepower and 260 lb ft of torque that is also offered at a number of Ram, Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles but is rare in commercial vans. The engine is mated with a six speed automatic transmission.
For better fuel efficiency, Ram offered a 3.0 liter turbodiesel four-cylinder engine produces 174 horsepower and 295 lb ft of torque. The engine is paired with a six speed automated manual transmission. The towing capability of the 2014 ProMaster 2500 is up to 5,100 pounds. The front wheel drive is standard across the lineup of the ProMaster including 2500 and the acceleration from 0-62 mph for the 3.6 liter V6 is 11.5 seconds (estimated).
Though, the 2014 Ram ProMaster 2500 is new in the American and Canadian market however, if we look at its performance statistics in another part of the world we get that it is one of the best selling commercial vans. According to the 2012’s statistics about 43,100 units of Jumper and 53,900 units of Boxer were sold across the world. We can expect a good sales figure from the Ram Promaster 2500 in the US and Canada too.
The key competitors of the 2014 ProMaster 2500 include Mercedes Benz Sprinter, Ford Transit and Chevrolet Express.
Compared to the rivals, the ProMaster has a distinctive look and has a really impressive drive like a car. The Sprinter is agile and narrower but the width of Promaster is making it stable and safe. The Chevrolet Express has a competitive advantage of low price tag.
- Impressive Engine Choices
- Reflecting Italian design language
- Best Cargo capacity
- Numerous worthy competitors
The new (for the US) 2014 Ram ProMaster 2500 commercial van has a number of impressive features inside, outside and in the technical point of view. Unfortunately, the ProMaster has to tackle with a strong bunch of commercial vans already serving the market and so this new and decent van has to struggle hard to stand out of the crowd.