2018 Ram ProMaster
Whether it’s for a home business, commercial properties, or a delivery business, the Ram ProMaster is a great choice. In its 2018 model year and with many options thanks to Ram Upfits, any consumer can customize their Ram ProMaster to meet their needs. Best-in-class fuel economy, cargo, and payload ratings, the ProMaster proves it’s a reliable top contender.
Max. Pay Load Capacity
Avail. Cargo Space
Max. Towing Capacity
The 2018 Ram ProMaster comes in three types of vans (cargo, window, and cutaway), that also have a difference in roof height and wheelbase lengths. The ProMaster 1500 is available with a low roof when it has a 118” wheelbase or a 136” wheelbase, and the high roof is only an option with a 136” wheelbase. The ProMaster 2500 is only available with a high roof and the options of a 136” wheelbase or a 159” wheelbase. The ProMaster 3500 is only available with a high roof and 159” wheelbase configuration, but there is also an extended variation available.
Only one engine option is needed for the 2018 Ram ProMaster. It is equipped with the popular 280-horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The engine features variable valve timing (VVT), an engine technology used by many brands to optimize an engine’s capabilities. All this gives the Ram ProMaster a max towing capacity of 5,100 pounds and a max payload of 4,440 pounds.
Most Ram ProMaster models and trims are cargo vans with a regular cab and several window and door configurations. The van comes standard with a sliding passenger side door without glass and rear hinged doors with a 260-degree opening for maximum access, and the window on the sliding door can be fixed or deleted altogether. The rear doors are available with factory installed tinted glass, the driver’s side sliding door can also come with or without windows, and convenient features have also been integrated into the van, such as deep tint sunscreen glass to keep glare from obstructing the driver’s vision. All trims ride on 16-inch wheels outfitted with all-season tires.
Many convenient features pop up in the 2018 Ram ProMaster to meet the driver’s needs. Standard features include cloth upholstery, 4-way adjustable driver and passenger seat, rear speaker wiring prep so drivers can add extra aftermarket speakers, a rearview day/night mirror, a trip computer, and a cargo lamp. If looking to upgrade, consumers can also get leather or vinyl upholstery, heated seats, swivel and double seats, underseat storage, a floor cargo compartment, a cargo net, an interior cargo rack package with strong, lightweight fixed shelving, LED light bars in the cargo area, window grates, and spray-on floor liner. The cargo floor length ranges from 105.1”-160.2”, and the maximum cargo width ranges from 55.8”-75.6” when factoring in the wheel wells; note that this is all subject to the rear configuration of the Ram ProMaster with the numerous upfits available.
Customization and UpFit Types
Speaking of available upfits, they can transform the van’s cargo area into an organized area for tools and equipment or products that need to be delivered to customers. If using their ProMaster for business, they can get a bunch of great services with BusinessLink. The Ram ProMaster is available with a number of different upfits depending on the vehicle’s rear configuration. Available with a trades interior upfit, mobile office interior upfit and delivery interior upfit, the Ram ProMaster chassis cab is also available with a platform upfit or a box van upfit, and the Ram ProMaster cutaway van is available with a service upfit or a box van upfit.
The standard setup is a 4-speaker system with a 5-inch touchscreen display, integrated voice command with Bluetooth, a media hub, Uconnect 3, and steering wheel mounted audio controls. Consumers can upgrade to SiriusXM Satellite Radio for a year and to Uconnect 3 with navigation from select trims across the lineup. Consumers may also want to check upfits and make use of the rear speaker wiring for custom setups.
Safety Features and Warranty
The 2018 Ram ProMaster has an advanced front airbag system with side-curtain front airbags, traction and stability control systems, a ParkView rear back-up camera, and remote keyless entry for a little convenience. Optional safety features include a DOT certified roadside safety kit, an electronic vehicle tracking system, ParkSense rear park assist, a security alarm, and speed control.
All Ram ProMaster cargo cans are covered by the following warranties: 3-year or 36,000-mile basic warranty, a 5-year or 60,000-mile powertrain warranty, 5 years or 100,000 miles of roadside assistance, and a 5-year/100,000-mile rust-through coverage plan.