2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van

MSRP range: $32,385 - $42,015
$37,415
$37,098

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2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van Review

  • Easier to maneuver than similarly sized vans
  • Variety of body styles to suit a range of business needs
  • Good turning radius for its size
  • Strange and uncomfortable driving position
  • Unrefined ride quality, even for a van
  • New advanced driver safety features, such as blind-spot monitoring and automatic emergency braking, are now available
  • Crosswind assist, helping the driver stay on course in windy conditions, is now standard
  • New available digital rearview mirror
  • Part of the first ProMaster Cargo generation introduced for 2014

The Ram ProMaster Cargo Van is among the small crop of modern work vans that sit atop a streamlined, passenger car-type chassis, rather than the tall truck frames of yesterday's vans. This design makes for more nimble maneuvering, improved fuel efficiency and smarter use of interior space without sacrificing capability.

The ProMaster Cargo stands apart from its rivals, however, with a front-wheel-drive layout and three available van lengths. The ProMaster's entire drivetrain sits under the front cab, so its load floor sits just 21 inches above the ground, lowest in the class, and ideal when handling bulky, awkward objects. An 118-inch wheelbase version, shortest in the class, is also available for buyers who want a capable but compact van.

Front-drive cars often sacrifice capability for efficiency, but the ProMaster Cargo can handle up to 4,680 pounds of payload or tow up to 6,910 pounds when properly configured. These are comparable specs to those of the Ford Transit, which is a key full-size van rival. If you drive in a wet and snowy climate, a Transit or Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, which offer available all-wheel drive, might be a better choice. These vans are also a little more refined to drive. But overall the ProMaster is a capable work van that'll get the job done.

Which Promaster Cargo Van does Edmunds recommend?

The ProMaster isn't offered in conventional tiered trim levels. Instead you choose a body length, roof height and payload capacity to suit your needs, then add optional features to taste. If you'll need to stand up or walk around inside the van, you'll want the high-roof body, which offers more than 8 feet of clearance.
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Ram Promaster Cargo Van models

The 2021 Ram ProMaster Cargo is a large van with two seats and a large cargo area designed for storing gear and equipping to your needs. There are no traditional trim levels. Instead, the ProMaster comes in 1500, 2500 and 3500 versions, with the higher numbers indicating increased payload ratings (think of these as light, medium, and heavy-duty choices), then a selection of short and long body styles, and finally low- and high-roof options.

The most compact ProMaster, with its 118-inch wheelbase, is only available as a 1500 model with a low roof. All others are available as 2500 or 3500 versions, with low or high roof, and with medium or long wheelbases (136 and 159 inches, respectively). The long-wheelbase 3500 high-roof is also available with a slightly extended body for maximum cargo space.

All ProMaster vans come with a 3.6-liter V6 gasoline engine (280 horsepower, 260 lb-ft of torque) that drives the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission.

Standard feature highlights include:

  • Split-opening rear cargo doors
  • Remote locking and unlocking
  • Rearview camera
  • Air conditioning
  • 5-inch touchscreen central display
  • Four-speaker audio system
  • Crosswind assist (helps the driver stay on course in windy conditions)

The ProMaster's options list is extensive and geared toward increasing levels of comfort and utility. Notable features here include:

  • Power-folding and heated mirrors
  • Sliding side doors
  • Rear windows
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Cruise control
  • Heated seats
  • Suspended driver's seat
  • Cargo-area climate control
  • Tow hitch
  • Digital rearview camera (allows you to see out the back even with a fully loaded cargo area)
  • Blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert (warns you if a vehicle is in your blind spot during a lane change or while reversing)
  • Forward collision mitigation (warns you of an impending collision and applies the brakes in certain scenarios)

Consumer reviews

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Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$34,240
MPG & Fuel
N/A City / N/A Hwy / N/A Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 24.0 gal. capacity
Seating
2 seats
Drivetrain
Type: front wheel drive
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Engine
V6 cylinder
Horsepower: 280 hp @ 6400 rpm
Torque: 260 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
Basic Warranty
3 yr./ 36000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 213.7 in. / Height: 92.8 in.
Overall Width with Mirrors: 97.6 in.
Overall Width without Mirrors: 81.3 in.
Curb Weight: N/A
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 304.0 cu.ft.

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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Promaster Cargo Van safety features:

Crosswind Assist
Helps maintain stability in windy conditions by selective, course-correction braking. Standard feature new for 2021.
Digital Rearview Mirror
Displays real-time video image in the rearview mirror from rear-facing camera. Can be deactivated. Optional new feature for 2021.
ParkSense Rear Park Assist
Sounds an alert if an object is close to the rear bumper.


Ram Promaster Cargo Van vs. the competition

2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van

2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van

2020 Ford Transit Cargo Van

2020 Ford Transit Cargo Van

Ram Promaster Cargo Van vs. Ford Transit Cargo Van

The Ford Transit offers a dizzying array of configurations, just like the Ram ProMaster and every other competitor listed here. The Transit's real-wheel-drive layout gives it a slight towing advantage in specific configurations, as does its available all-wheel drive in foul weather. More important, the Transit Cargo simply feels more refined and cares more for the driver's comfort. You pay more for it, though.

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Ram Promaster Cargo Van vs. Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Don't let the three-pointed star up front fool you. The Sprinter is a real workhorse, the work van of choice in Europe for years. Feature for feature, the ProMaster and the Sprinter aren't too far off, and their prices aren't dissimilar. But the Sprinter outshines the Ram with better ride and creature comforts as well as advanced technology, including navigation and voice control features. Like the ProMaster, the Sprinter is available in a range of configurations.

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Ram Promaster Cargo Van vs. Nissan NV Cargo

Nissan's NV Cargo is the only modern work van that offers a V8 engine. It's advantageous, but that's about it. The Nissan does cost a bit less, and we've found its seats more comfortable for long-haul driving. It's also easier to find a suitable model with Nissan's simplified model and pricing structure. But the NV's dated technology leaves a bit to be desired.

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FAQ

Is the Ram Promaster Cargo Van a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 Promaster Cargo Van both on the road and at the track. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that carrying capacity for the Promaster Cargo Van ranges from 259.0 to 463.0 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 Promaster Cargo Van. Learn more

What's new in the 2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van:

  • New advanced driver safety features, such as blind-spot monitoring and automatic emergency braking, are now available
  • Crosswind assist, helping the driver stay on course in windy conditions, is now standard
  • New available digital rearview mirror
  • Part of the first ProMaster Cargo generation introduced for 2014
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Is the Ram Promaster Cargo Van reliable?

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

Is the 2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 Promaster Cargo Van 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 2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van?

The least-expensive 2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van is the 2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 1500 Low Roof 3dr Van w/118" WB (3.6L 6cyl 6A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $32,385.

Other versions include:

  • 2500 High Roof 3dr Van w/159" WB (3.6L 6cyl 6A) which starts at $37,885
  • 1500 High Roof 3dr Van (3.6L 6cyl 6A) which starts at $35,140
  • 3500 High Roof 3dr Ext Van (3.6L 6cyl 6A) which starts at $42,015
  • 1500 Low Roof 3dr Van w/136" WB (3.6L 6cyl 6A) which starts at $34,240
  • 2500 High Roof 3dr Van w/136" WB (3.6L 6cyl 6A) which starts at $36,210
  • 3500 High Roof 3dr Van w/159" WB (3.6L 6cyl 6A) which starts at $38,865
  • 2500 Low Roof 3dr Van (3.6L 6cyl 6A) which starts at $35,285
  • 3500 Low Roof 3dr Van (3.6L 6cyl 6A) which starts at $36,815
  • 1500 Low Roof 3dr Van w/118" WB (3.6L 6cyl 6A) which starts at $32,385
  • 3500 High Roof 3dr Van w/136" WB (3.6L 6cyl 6A) which starts at $37,315
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What are the different models of Ram Promaster Cargo Van?

If you're interested in the Ram Promaster Cargo Van, the next question is, which Promaster Cargo Van model is right for you? Promaster Cargo Van variants include 2500 High Roof 3dr Van w/159" WB (3.6L 6cyl 6A), 1500 High Roof 3dr Van (3.6L 6cyl 6A), 3500 High Roof 3dr Ext Van (3.6L 6cyl 6A), and 1500 Low Roof 3dr Van w/136" WB (3.6L 6cyl 6A). For a full list of Promaster Cargo Van models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van

2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van Overview

The 2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van is offered in the following submodels: Promaster Cargo Van. Available styles include 2500 High Roof 3dr Van w/159" WB (3.6L 6cyl 6A), 1500 High Roof 3dr Van (3.6L 6cyl 6A), 3500 High Roof 3dr Ext Van (3.6L 6cyl 6A), 1500 Low Roof 3dr Van w/136" WB (3.6L 6cyl 6A), 2500 High Roof 3dr Van w/136" WB (3.6L 6cyl 6A), 3500 High Roof 3dr Van w/159" WB (3.6L 6cyl 6A), 2500 Low Roof 3dr Van (3.6L 6cyl 6A), 3500 Low Roof 3dr Van (3.6L 6cyl 6A), 1500 Low Roof 3dr Van w/118" WB (3.6L 6cyl 6A), and 3500 High Roof 3dr Van w/136" WB (3.6L 6cyl 6A). Ram Promaster Cargo Van models are available with a 3.6 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 280 hp, depending on engine type. The 2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed automatic. The 2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van and all its trim types. 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 2021 Promaster Cargo Van.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 Promaster Cargo Van featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

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 2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van?

2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 1500 Low Roof 3dr Van w/136" WB (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

The 2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 1500 Low Roof 3dr Van w/136" WB (3.6L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $37,415. The average price paid for a new 2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 1500 Low Roof 3dr Van w/136" WB (3.6L 6cyl 6A) is trending $317 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $317 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $37,098.

The average savings for the 2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 1500 Low Roof 3dr Van w/136" WB (3.6L 6cyl 6A) is 0.8% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 4 2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 1500 Low Roof 3dr Van w/136" WB (3.6L 6cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 1500 High Roof 3dr Van (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

The 2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 1500 High Roof 3dr Van (3.6L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $38,685. The average price paid for a new 2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 1500 High Roof 3dr Van (3.6L 6cyl 6A) is trending $418 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $418 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $38,267.

The average savings for the 2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 1500 High Roof 3dr Van (3.6L 6cyl 6A) is 1.1% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 1 2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 1500 High Roof 3dr Van (3.6L 6cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 2500 Low Roof 3dr Van (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

The 2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 2500 Low Roof 3dr Van (3.6L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $39,145. The average price paid for a new 2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 2500 Low Roof 3dr Van (3.6L 6cyl 6A) is trending $836 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $836 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $38,309.

The average savings for the 2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 2500 Low Roof 3dr Van (3.6L 6cyl 6A) is 2.1% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 2 2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 2500 Low Roof 3dr Van (3.6L 6cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 3500 Low Roof 3dr Van (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 2500 High Roof 3dr Van w/159" WB (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

The 2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 2500 High Roof 3dr Van w/159" WB (3.6L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $41,385. The average price paid for a new 2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 2500 High Roof 3dr Van w/159" WB (3.6L 6cyl 6A) is trending $309 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $309 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $41,076.

The average savings for the 2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 2500 High Roof 3dr Van w/159" WB (3.6L 6cyl 6A) is 0.7% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 4 2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 2500 High Roof 3dr Van w/159" WB (3.6L 6cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 3500 High Roof 3dr Ext Van (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

The 2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 3500 High Roof 3dr Ext Van (3.6L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $46,530. The average price paid for a new 2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 3500 High Roof 3dr Ext Van (3.6L 6cyl 6A) is trending $252 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $252 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $46,278.

The average savings for the 2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 3500 High Roof 3dr Ext Van (3.6L 6cyl 6A) is 0.5% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 5 2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 3500 High Roof 3dr Ext Van (3.6L 6cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

Which 2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Vans are available in my area?

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What is the MPG of a 2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van?

2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 2500 High Roof 3dr Van w/159" WB (3.6L 6cyl 6A), 6-speed automatic, regular unleaded

2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 1500 High Roof 3dr Van (3.6L 6cyl 6A), 6-speed automatic, regular unleaded

2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van 3500 High Roof 3dr Ext Van (3.6L 6cyl 6A), 6-speed automatic, regular unleaded

EPA Est. MPGN/A
Transmission6-speed automatic
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement3.6 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase159.0 in.
Length236.7 in.
WidthN/A
Height105.9 in.
Curb WeightN/A

Should I lease or buy a 2021 Ram Promaster Cargo Van?

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