Used 2015 Ram C/V Tradesman

Pros & Cons

  • Strong V6 engine
  • well-equipped driver's compartment
  • variety of floor choices.
  • Lower fuel economy than other small cargo vans
  • ride can be stiff over sharper impacts
  • limited legroom for taller drivers.
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$14,995

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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2015 Ram CV Tradesman offers small business owners much of the functionality of a full-size cargo van in a more space-efficient minivan body. It's one of the few cargo vans that fits between compact and full-size offerings in the segment.

Vehicle overview

With the 2015 Ram CV Tradesman, you're basically getting a two-seat Dodge Grand Caravan prepped for cargo duty. With such a basic premise and dedicated purpose, it's pretty hard to go wrong. The CV Tradesman has a standard V6 engine with 283 horsepower, is capable of towing 3,600 pounds or hauling 1,800 pounds, and posts an EPA-estimated 21 mpg combined. It also has lots of options for customizing the back, including varying door and window configurations and an available flat cargo floor.

Practical though it may be, the 2015 Ram CV Tradesman does have some drawbacks. A heavy-duty suspension helps it to be a more capable hauler, but results in a stiffer ride, which can be annoying if you're spending all day making service calls in the van. And while the CV gets respectable gas mileage compared to some trucks, smaller, more nimble vans from Ford and Nissan get an additional 3-4 mpg combined.

Essentially, the 2015 Ford Transit Connect and the 2015 Nissan NV200 are the 2015 Ram CV Tradesman's closest competitors. They're more efficient, agile and comfortable around town than the Ram. Both the Transit Connect and the NV200, however, aren't as roomy on cargo space. Interestingly, Ram is also bringing out another small van this year, the 2015 Ram ProMaster City, which is based on a popular Fiat van from Europe. We recommend checking it out as well. But if you're looking for a familiar van that can handle light-duty hauling, it's worth considering the 2015 Ram CV Tradesman.

Ram C/V Tradesman models

The 2015 Ram CV Tradesman is a two-passenger minivan intended for commercial use, and it comes in one basic trim level. Standard features include 17-inch steel wheels, a heavy-duty suspension, dual sliding side doors, heated sideview mirrors, rubber floor covering, cruise control, cloth upholstery, power front windows, power locks, keyless entry, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, air-conditioning and a two-speaker sound system with a CD player and auxiliary audio jack.

Available options include a choice of solid or windowed walls and rear liftgate, an engine block heater, trailer hitch, rear privacy glass, power rear windows, a cargo divider, an eight-way power driver seat, an upgraded sound system (with digital music storage and a 6.5-inch touchscreen display), a navigation system, a rearview camera, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, satellite radio and the Uconnect voice command system (with Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a USB port and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls) and an onboard WiFi router.

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2015 Highlights

The 2015 Ram CV Tradesman carries over mostly unchanged, aside from the standard 16-inch steel wheels now being replaced by 17-inch steel wheels.

Performance & mpg

All 2015 Ram CV Tradesman models are powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 283 hp and 260 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission.

In Edmunds testing, the Grand Caravan upon which the Ram CV is based went from zero to 60 mph in a respectable 8.0 seconds. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 21 mpg combined (18 city/26 highway).

Safety

Standard safety features for the 2015 Ram CV Tradesman include antilock disc brakes, stability control and traction control, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags, a driver knee airbag and active front head restraints. A rearview camera is optional.

In Edmunds brake testing, the similar Grand Caravan came to a stop from 60 mph in 123 feet, which is a respectable distance for a minivan.

Driving

As a work truck, the 2015 Ram CV Tradesman is generally pleasant to drive. The V6 engine is strong, capable of hauling around a cabin full of gear. The six-speed automatic transmission does a respectable job of keeping the power on tap, though sometimes it's not that smooth with gearchanges. The steering is firmly weighted and precise, though as expected, given the van's heavy-duty suspension, ride quality is on the firm side. The Ram CV is sturdy, but smaller competitors like the Nissan NV200 and Ford Transit Connect may feel more agile around town.

Interior

The 2015 Ram CV's interior is surprisingly attractive for a work van, with solid materials quality and a pair of comfortable seats. Available features such as navigation and an iPod/USB port make long days behind the wheel considerably easier, and the optional Uconnect is one of our favorite infotainment systems around. It's easy to learn and operates quickly, which should be a benefit on any job site. The only significant gripe is that longer-limbed drivers may find legroom lacking due to limited seat-track travel.

A number of standard and optional features are available to help contractors tailor the Ram CV to their specific needs. A flat load floor is available, as are a choice of solid or windowed walls and a rear liftgate. The Ram CV's cargo capacity is an impressive 144.4 cubic feet. For comparison that's 22 feet more than the Ford Transit Connect and Nissan NV200.

Scorecard

Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2015 Ram C/V Tradesman.

Average user rating: 4.7 stars
3 total reviews
5 star reviews: 67%
4 star reviews: 33%
3 star reviews: 0%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 0%

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Most helpful consumer reviews

5/5 stars, Perfect van for service technicians
sikpuppy,
4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
I just got the C/V as a company vehicle about a month ago. Coming from a Ford Transit, this vehicle is like riding on a cloud...a quick cloud! And I no longer feel like I'm going to get run over while trying to merge onto the freeway. The "expert review" that said the Transit is more comfortable around town is completely inaccurate. Comparing the Transit or NV200 to a Ram C/V isn't even fair...to Ford, Nissan or Chrysler. Any employee or other person travelling from site to site all day is going to be way happier in the C/V...and a lot safer than in a Transit or NV200. The C/V is smooth, powerful, has power everything and ample space for tools/equipment. Even the stock sound system isn't bad for what it is. Ok, 75000 miles later : Cons: The side mirrors have terrible blind spots. They could be better. Invest in some small stick-on blind spot mirrors. The spare tire could be located in a better spot. Other than that, still a great vehicle for service technicians. Very disappointed that Ram discontinued the model.
5/5 stars, INCREDIBLE VALUE
NANCY H,
4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
I am an appliance repair(wo)man. Bought the van new 3 years ago. 80k later, I've changed the front brakes and tires once. Although I change the oil every 3k to 4k miles, the book says every 8k. The acceleration is like a race car, even fully loaded to the brim with parts and tools. It goes from -0- to zoom in a few fast seconds. With sliding doors on each side, and a rear hatch, all my parts and tools are easily accessible. There are no rear windows, but the back-up camera works very well. I trust dodge to build a reliable van, and have never....never....been let down. Since 1995, and 4 hard-ridden vehicles later, i've always sold them at about 250k, with no major repairs. I paid 16.5 k, brand new....put 500.00 in shelving, and on the road we went. Peace of mind is priceless. Can't wait to see what they add in 2016! Built in wifi and a tablet station would be very usefull....add a printer into the dash, and you'd have the best service vehicle in history. Thanks again for keeping the faith!
4/5 stars, Good option for lighter hauling
Barry,
4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
Cargo space is generous for a minivan - no back seats. We liked the van, its ride, styling, etc., but we really needed a larger cargo area. This would be a good delivery van for florists, parts distributors, etc.


Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$22,500
MPG & Fuel
18 City / 26 Hwy / 21 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 20.0 gal. capacity
Seating
2 seats
Drivetrain
Type: front wheel drive
Transmission: 6-speed shiftable automatic
Engine
V6 cylinder
Horsepower: 283 hp @ 6400 rpm
Torque: 260 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
Basic Warranty
3 yr./ 36000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 202.8 in. / Height: 69.0 in. / Width: 78.7 in.
Curb Weight: 4150 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 144.4 cu.ft.

FAQ

Is the Ram C/V Tradesman a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2015 C/V Tradesman both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Ram C/V Tradesman fuel economy, so it's important to know that the C/V Tradesman gets an EPA-estimated 21 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the C/V Tradesman has 144.4 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Ram C/V Tradesman. Learn more

Is the Ram C/V Tradesman reliable?

To determine whether the Ram C/V Tradesman is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the C/V Tradesman. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the C/V Tradesman's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2015 Ram C/V Tradesman a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2015 Ram C/V Tradesman is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2015 C/V Tradesman is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2015 Ram C/V Tradesman?

The least-expensive 2015 Ram C/V Tradesman is the 2015 Ram C/V Tradesman 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $22,500.

Other versions include:

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What are the different models of Ram C/V Tradesman?

If you're interested in the Ram C/V Tradesman, the next question is, which C/V Tradesman model is right for you? C/V Tradesman variants include 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A). For a full list of C/V Tradesman models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

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Used 2015 Ram C/V Tradesman Overview

The Used 2015 Ram C/V Tradesman is offered in the following submodels: C/V Tradesman Minivan. Available styles include 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A).

What do people think of the 2015 Ram C/V Tradesman?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the Used 2015 Ram C/V Tradesman and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the Used 2015 C/V Tradesman 4.7 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the Used 2015 C/V Tradesman.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

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Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New Used 2015 Ram C/V Tradesman?

Used 2015 Ram C/V Tradesman 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

The Used 2015 Ram C/V Tradesman 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $23,495. The average price paid for a new Used 2015 Ram C/V Tradesman 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A) is trending $14,145 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the Used 2015 Ram C/V Tradesman 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A) is 60.2% below the MSRP.

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