2017 Ram Promaster City

2017 Ram Promaster City
MSRP range
$23,495 - $26,220

Pros

  • Payload ratings are higher than most rivals
  • Cargo area is large and versatile
  • Engine delivers respectable power and efficiency

Cons

  • Tall, narrow profile makes it lean heavily when driving around corners
  • Transmission's occasionally clunky shifts
  • Doesn't offer some desirable safety features and amenities
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Good value, lots of room.
zach berdan, 9/30/2016
I was looking for a rig that could haul gear and furniture and double as a recreation vehicle for bike, kayak, camping, etc. with decent gas mpg and fwd. In a word versatility that was fun to drive. I found the Promaster city wagon after the local Ford dealer wasn't even carrying the passenger Ford Transit and the salesman looked at me like I had something growing out of my head. This was the only Promaster City Wagon on the lot so I guess the versatile Eurovan has yet to catch on. I hate the lack of versatility/space in minivans and crossovers b/c of seating and finish. I recently bought this for clearing out an estate and for long trips. It's been a smooth ride so far. There is plenty of head room and room to bed down for the night or long haul. Back seats can be removed to make more room or tumble forward. Ideal for one or two people on a long haul. Lots of cargo space for moving gear and head space and shelf rack above windshield. Cruise control is a must but not standard. The cargo base is a tin can with 2 seats. The city wagon finishes the back with some plastic and fabric/sound dampening. You pretty much pay for anything extra. Decent fit and finish. Be forewarned: here in VT and with insurers it is deemed a truck/commercial vehicle b/c it has a truck base? so costs @$100 more to insure for a year. I am hoping after the break in period to get better mpg. Right now @23 hwy? 4 speaker Stereo is a little tinny but it is nice to take calls and play tunes via bluetooth, a new trick for this old dog, and I like the backup camera. City wagon was in short supply so no break from the msrp. Hard to get the features I wanted, pretty much had to take what is on the lot. Which was an ok set of features, camera, stereo, blutooth, cruise. I was unable to procure the rear defrost and wiper package. Rain driving means using the side mirrors which fold in btw, for parking. So far, so good. Lots of compliments and head turns around town. Good sight lines, though somewhat exposed, like you are driving around in an fish bowl. Roof rack is extra. Seat is comfortable for a big guy like me. Some have said the drive position is weird, but I don't mind it 33" arms, 30" inseam legs. I checked out the videos on line about it first and was happy to see it can haul a modest small size trailer too.
Own it for 40 days more than 20 in service departm
Yuri, 1/27/2018
First out of dealership steering wheel shakes and not aligned with the front wheels .Sliding door on the passenger side unlatched while driving 3 times .More then 4 attempts to solve the shaking steering wheel issue by the service department didn't helped .Ram Customer Care case manager unreachable .Left massages for 7 days include true costumer care services and didn't hear back .My first and defiantly last Chrysler/Fiat creation .Great design for small business/family car , very poor mechanical quality.
Not a good investment for new small business
John, 1/31/2018
Own it for 40 days (820 miles) more then 20 days in service department .5 attempts to solve multiple mechanical issues . Case managers with Chrysler resolution team not responding for more then a week. Before you buying give yourself a favor and research online :"what is the car manufacturer with a lowest reliability rating" and make the decision after . If you buying anyway take two so you can use one while second in service department .
The penalty box
Scott, 5/9/2018
I have been issued this vehicle as a ‘service’ van. It has been the most uncomfortable van I have had during my career. The driver seat is very uncomfortable after about 45 minutes of driving. The cab is cramped with little storage, none behind the seats. Why Chrysler decided that it wasn’t worth the extra $2.00 to equip this with variable speed intermittent wipers is beyond me. In the 33,000 miles that I have driven it so far, it has been in the shop twice for a bad front stabilizer/sway bar. The 2nd visit today and was advised by the dealership that the part is on back order. I suppose they are on back order because of how many they are replacing? Thankfully our fleet vehicles are rotated out after 80,000 miles. I hope and pray that my company doesn’t make the same mistake of selecting this vehicle again.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$26,220
MPG
21 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
9-speed automatic
Gas
178 hp @ 6400 rpm
MSRP
$25,120
MPG
21 city / 28 hwy
Seats 2
9-speed automatic
Gas
178 hp @ 6400 rpm
MSRP
$23,495
MPG
21 city / 28 hwy
Seats 2
9-speed automatic
Gas
178 hp @ 6400 rpm
MSRP
$24,595
MPG
21 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
9-speed automatic
Gas
178 hp @ 6400 rpm
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More about the 2017 Ram Promaster City

If you've been to Europe or Asia, chances are you've seen plenty of compact commercial vans scooting around the streets. And now these little vans are finally making their way to North America. Chrysler's entry is the Ram ProMaster City, which is based on a European-market van known as the Fiat Doblò. With a payload rating of nearly 1,900 pounds, a figure that surpasses most of its rivals, the ProMaster City is a great choice for companies that need a more maneuverable and fuel-efficient alternative to a full-size van.

Ram offers the ProMaster City as both a two-seat cargo van and a five-seat "wagon." We think this small van is better suited to the role of cargo-carrier, in which guise it offers 131.7 cubic feet of space behind the front seats. That's more space than most of its rivals and comes with a maximum payload of 1,883 pounds. The low, flat floor offers 48.4 inches of width between the wheelwells, room enough for a full-size pallet. The 60/40 rear doors (the smaller door on the curb side) can open up to 180 degrees, allowing a pallet to be loaded and unloaded with a forklift. The option list includes factory-fit cargo dividers.

As a passenger van, the ProMaster City doesn't score quite so well. The industrial-grade interior is designed for function rather than fun, with lots of storage space and materials chosen for durability over decor. We do like the easy-to-use Uconnect infotainment system, and you won't hear us complain about the 74.1 cubic feet of space behind the second row. Actually, you probably couldn't hear us complain even if we did because the cabin is fairly noisy. That, and the lack of advanced safety and driver aids, are among the reasons we feel the ProMaster City isn't as well suited to hauling passengers as a traditional SUV or crossover.

All ProMaster City vans are powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 178 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque and drives the front wheels through a nine-speed automatic. The EPA estimates the ProMaster City's fuel economy at 24 mpg combined (21 city/28 highway), which is significantly better than that of a full-size van and impressive compared to fuel economy of other small vans. The ProMaster City accelerates well and rides comfortably for a commercial van, but its tall, narrow shape affects the van's handling and grip, and not in a good way.

Ram offers both the cargo and passenger versions in two trim levels, and while the names differ (Tradesman and Tradesman SLT for the cargo van, Base and SLT for the passenger wagon), the content is mostly the same. The lower trim level comes with basic creature comforts suitable for commercial use, while the upper trim level offers upgraded trim and features. Edmunds can help find the 2017 Ram ProMaster City that's perfect for you.

2017 Ram Promaster City Overview

The 2017 Ram Promaster City is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include Wagon SLT 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 9A), Tradesman SLT Cargo 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 9A), Tradesman Cargo 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 9A), and Wagon 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 9A).

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