For some time, Chrysler didn’t have a commercial van in the offer. So, the new FCA management decided to offer the legendary Fiat Ducato in North America. The new model came as Ram ProMaster and it’s been around since 2013. However, the actual model dates from 2006, so it’s no wonder that some younger rivals feel more refined. However, it still has a lot of great things to offer, so there is no doubt that the 2022 Ram ProMaster will carry on in the same way.
This means that you may count on the same overall design and same overall characteristics. This van still has a lot of good things to offer, starting from good payload capacity, lots of configurations in the offer and excellent visibility. However, there are some obvious drawbacks as well, as rivals are faster, can tow more and look nicer from the inside.
We expect that the 2022 Ram ProMaster will hit the market sometime late in the year.
2022 Ram ProMaster Design
This aspect definitely won’t bring changes. The 2022 Ram ProMaster is about to carry on with familiar characteristics. In terms of the base design, this model rides on a car-like unibody platform. For comparison, many commercial vehicles in North America use traditional truck-based body-on-frame platforms. As a result, this isn’t the best choice if the max towing capacity is your main concern. On the other side, the 2022 Ram ProMaster will continue to stand out with excellent payload capacity, which goes around 4.700 pounds.
Visually, the next year definitely won’t bring changes. Also, you may count on familiar configuration. This van is available in both cargo and passenger configurations. Also, there are three wheelbase options in the offer, with 118, 135.8 and 158.9 inches.
Given the model’s age, it’s no wonder that some aspects of the dashboard look a little bit outdated. Still, the overall look of the cabin seems fairly attractive. More importantly, the visibility is excellent. Also, you can get a lot of equipment. There is a 5.0-inch infotainment screen, while you can also get an options 9.2-inch digital rearview mirror, which is extremely useful in vehicles like this.
As we already mentioned, this van is also available in passenger configuration. However, the fact that even this version comes with front seats only is a huge drawback. When it comes to safety, a crosswind assistance system is standard. Additionally, you can also get goodies like blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-path detection, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking etc.
2022 Ram ProMaster Engine
When it comes to the powertrain, this van relies on a proven unit. Of course, we are talking about a good-old 3.6-liter V8, which in this case delivers around 280 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The engine comes in pair with a six-speed automatic transmission and the whole system provides quite a refined ride. In terms of acceleration, things are decent enough. This van needs around 8 seconds to hit 60 miles per hour.
When it comes to fuel economy, you may count on about 14 mpg combined. That seems quite typical for the segment. On the other side, the max towing capacity is slightly lower compared to key rivals. This van is good for about 6.800 pounds, while models like Ford Transit can tow up to 7.500 pounds. As we already mentioned, the max payload capacity goes around 4.700 pounds.
2022 Ram ProMaster Release Date and Price
Considering that bigger changes probably won’t happen, we presume that the 2022 Ram ProMaster will hit the market sometime late in the year. Base models should go around 32.500 dollars.