2020 Ram Promaster City

What’s new

  • The ProMaster City returns unchanged for 2020
  • Part of the first ProMaster City generation introduced in 2015

Pros & Cons

  • Higher payload rating than most rivals
  • Large and versatile cargo area
  • Engine provides respectable power and efficiency
  • Substantial body roll around corners
  • The transmission's shifting can be a bit clunky at times
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2020
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2020 Ram Promaster City Review

Available as either a five-passenger van (called the "Wagon") or a two-passenger cargo van, the 2020 Ram ProMaster City offers a roomy cabin, vast expanses of cargo space, and substantial payload capability for its size and class. While you can't stand upright and move around in the City like you can in the full-size ProMaster (reviewed separately), the smaller van packs a solid punch of utility.

The ProMaster City carries over unchanged for 2020, and that's fine. Its 131.7 cubic feet of maximum cargo space is among the biggest you'll find in a small van. In addition to its cargo capacity, the ProMaster City can carry 1,883 pounds of payload in cargo van configuration, or slightly less in the passenger van.

Getting this van moving is a reasonably peppy and fuel-efficient 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine (178 horsepower, 174 lb-ft of torque) rated at up to 24 mpg combined. On the move, the ProMaster City rides well for a commercial van. But its tall, narrow profile requires taking turns with some caution, which is one reason we don't consider the ProMaster City Wagon an alternative to a five-passenger crossover SUV. Limited safety features and a noisy cabin are other reasons.

Drivers looking primarily for a passenger van should also consider the Ford Transit Connect. Its payload limits are lower, but it offers additional amenities, including two lengths, seven-passenger seating and leather upholstery. The Metris is worth a look, too, for its above-average interior space and good ride quality. But overall, the ProMaster City is a solid option for an affordable, capable small cargo and passenger van.

Which Promaster City does Edmunds recommend?

Your hauling needs will determine whether the Cargo or the Wagon is the best fit, but choosing the SLT trim level is a good idea. It gets you a leather-wrapped steering wheel and the option of heated seats, cruise control and a slightly upmarket appearance package.

Ram Promaster City models

The 2020 Ram ProMaster City comes as a two-passenger cargo van (Cargo) and a five-passenger Wagon. Both are available in Tradesman and SLT trim levels. The main differences between the two are standard equipment, better seats and a less utilitarian appearance.

Both vans use a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine (178 horsepower, 174 lb-ft) paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Only front-wheel drive is available.

Standard Tradesman equipment includes steel wheels, keyless entry, cloth upholstery, air conditioning, a front overhead storage bin, Bluetooth, a 5-inch touchscreen, and a four-speaker stereo with a USB port. The Wagon also offers a 60/40-split folding rear seat.

SLT trims offer all of the above and add power-adjustable heated mirrors, privacy glass, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, driver-seat height and lumbar adjustments, upgraded cloth upholstery, and cruise control.

Notable option packages include the Popular Entertainment group (second-row power windows, a six-speaker stereo and heated front seats), a Cargo Partition package, a Lights and Wheels group (alloy wheels and foglights), and a tow package with a Class III hitch. Additional stand-alone options are available to tailor the ProMaster City to specific needs.


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    Safety

    Our experts’ favorite Promaster City safety features:

    Electronic Stability Control
    Helps maintain stability and traction in extreme situations.
    Trailer Sway Control
    Works to correct a swaying trailer and stabilize the vehicle.
    Tire Pressure Monitoring
    Alerts the driver via a light on the dashboard to a possible flat tire.

    Ram ProMaster City vs. the competition

    Ram ProMaster City vs. Ford Transit Connect

    The Transit Connect received a fairly major update last year with new styling and new engine options, including a diesel. When optioned accordingly, it does a better impersonation of a small SUV than the ProMaster City. You can also get it in a cargo-only configuration.

    Compare Ram ProMaster City & Ford Transit Connect features

    Ram ProMaster City vs. Nissan NV200

    Price is the strongest selling point for Nissan's littlest van. Otherwise, it trails the ProMaster City in just about every other area. But for the budget-conscious business owner looking for an inexpensive compact cargo van (a passenger version isn't offered unless you buy one in the Taxi spec), the NV200 might fit the bill.

    Compare Ram ProMaster City & Nissan NV200 features

    Ram ProMaster City vs. Mercedes-Benz Metris

    The Metris is the most expensive of the small vans, not surprising given its badge and pedigree. There's a big price gap between the ProMaster City and the Metris. However, that extra cost gets you about 50 more cubic feet of cargo space, class-leading payload and towing ratings, a smoother and more maneuverable ride, and an overall upgrade in refinement.

    Compare Ram ProMaster City & Mercedes-Benz Metris features

    FAQ

    Is the Ram Promaster City a good car?
    The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 Promaster City both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Ram Promaster City fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Promaster City gets an EPA-estimated 24 mpg. 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 City. Learn more
    What's new in the 2020 Ram Promaster City?

    According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 Ram Promaster City:

    • The ProMaster City returns unchanged for 2020
    • Part of the first ProMaster City generation introduced in 2015
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    Is the Ram Promaster City reliable?
    To determine whether the Ram Promaster City is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Promaster City. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Promaster City's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more
    Is the 2020 Ram Promaster City a good car?
    There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 Ram Promaster City is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 Promaster City 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 2020 Ram Promaster City?

    The least-expensive 2020 Ram Promaster City is the 2020 Ram Promaster City Tradesman Cargo 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 9A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $24,480.

    Other versions include:

    • Wagon 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 9A) which starts at $26,130
    • Wagon SLT 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 9A) which starts at $27,730
    • Tradesman SLT Cargo 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 9A) which starts at $26,180
    • Tradesman Cargo 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 9A) which starts at $24,480
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    What are the different models of Ram Promaster City?
    If you're interested in the Ram Promaster City, the next question is, which Promaster City model is right for you? Promaster City variants include Wagon 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 9A), Wagon SLT 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 9A), Tradesman SLT Cargo 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 9A), and Tradesman Cargo 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 9A). For a full list of Promaster City models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

    More about the 2020 Ram Promaster City

    2020 Ram Promaster City Overview

    The 2020 Ram Promaster City is offered in the following submodels: Promaster City Minivan. Available styles include Wagon 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 9A), Wagon SLT 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 9A), Tradesman SLT Cargo 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 9A), and Tradesman Cargo 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 9A).

    What do people think of the 2020 Ram Promaster City?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 Ram Promaster City 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 2020 Promaster City.

    Edmunds Expert Reviews

    Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2020 Ram Promaster City and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2020 Promaster City 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 2020 Ram Promaster City?

    2020 Ram Promaster City Wagon SLT 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 9A)

    The 2020 Ram Promaster City Wagon SLT 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $30,100. The average price paid for a new 2020 Ram Promaster City Wagon SLT 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 9A) is trending $6,090 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $6,090 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $24,010.

    The average savings for the 2020 Ram Promaster City Wagon SLT 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 9A) is 20.2% below the MSRP.

    Available Inventory:

    We are showing 5 2020 Ram Promaster City Wagon SLT 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 9A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

    2020 Ram Promaster City Wagon 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 9A)

    The 2020 Ram Promaster City Wagon 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $28,320. The average price paid for a new 2020 Ram Promaster City Wagon 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 9A) is trending $2,697 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $2,697 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $25,623.

    The average savings for the 2020 Ram Promaster City Wagon 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 9A) is 9.5% below the MSRP.

    Available Inventory:

    We are showing 41 2020 Ram Promaster City Wagon 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 9A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

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