2018 Ram Promaster City
- A 5-inch touchscreen is now standard
- Bluetooth and a rearview camera are also standard
- Part of the first generation of the ProMaster City introduced in 2015
- Higher payload rating than most rivals
- Large and versatile cargo area
- Engine delivers respectable power and efficiency
- Occasional clunky shifts from the transmission
- Tends to lean a lot when going around corners
2018 Ram Promaster City pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which Promaster City does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Ram offers the 2018 ProMaster City as both a two-passenger cargo van and a five-passenger variant. Although you can't stand upright inside this van as you can in the full-size ProMaster van (reviewed separately), it's still plenty useful. The interior is spacious, and it beats most competitors when it comes to maximum cargo volume. The ProMaster City's payload rating of 1,886 pounds (or 1,760 pounds for the passenger version) also surpasses most rivals.
All ProMaster City versions come with a 178-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. Acceleration and fuel economy are both respectable for the class. On the move, the ProMaster City rides well enough for a commercial van, but its tall, narrow profile means turns should be navigated with some caution. This is one reason we don't consider the ProMaster City Wagon a great alternative to a five-passenger crossover SUV. A noisy cabin and limited safety features are other reasons.
For passenger van duty, the similarly priced Ford Transit Connect is a better option. It has lower payload limits, but it comes in two different wheelbase lengths. The passenger version also has additional amenities, including seven-passenger seating and leather upholstery. You might want to check out the Mercedes-Benz Metris, which we like because of its above-average interior space. Overall, though, the ProMaster City is a solid option if you need an affordable and capable cargo van for your business or organization.
2018 Ram Promaster City configurations
The 2018 ProMaster City comes as a cargo van, the Tradesman Cargo, and a five-passenger version known as the Wagon. There are also base and SLT trim levels. The main differences between the base and the SLT come in the form of standard equipment, better seats and a less utilitarian appearance. Of course, the Tradesman Cargo Van version seats just two passengers and the Wagon seats five.
Both the Tradesman Cargo and Wagon use a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine (178 horsepower, 174 pound-feet). The engine is mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission and is only available in front-wheel drive.
Standard equipment includes 16-inch steel wheels, keyless entry, power front windows, cloth upholstery, air conditioning, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a front overhead storage bin, a 60/40-split folding rear seat (Wagon only), Bluetooth, a 5-inch touchscreen, and a four-speaker stereo with a USB port.
For the SLT trim levels, all of the above equipment comes standard along with body-colored mirrors and bumpers, power-adjustable heated mirrors, privacy glass, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, driver-seat lumbar adjustment, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, upgraded cloth upholstery and cruise control.
Available option packages include the Popular Entertainment group (second-row power windows, a six-speaker stereo, heated front seats), a Cargo Partition package, a Lights and Wheels group (16-inch alloy wheels and foglights), and a tow package with a Class III hitch.
Other ProMaster City options include roof rails, a rear window defroster and wiper/washer, remote start, rear parking sensors, a navigation system (in combination with the 5-inch touchscreen), window grates and satellite radio.
Features & Specs
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
2018 Ram ProMaster City
2018 Ford Transit Connect
Ram ProMaster City vs. Ford Transit Connect
With clean styling, optional leather seats and seating for seven, the Transit Connect is better suited for regular consumer use rather than commercial use. It can work well as a minivan alternative. That said, performance and fuel economy aren't nearly as good as they should be, and the second-row seats don't slide or recline.
Ram ProMaster City vs. Mercedes-Benz Metris
The Metris is just a bit bigger than its competitors and that advantage shows in its roominess for cargo and passengers alike. Payload and towing ratings are at the top of the class as well. The Metris, however, is also more expensive than its budget-minded competition.
Ram ProMaster City vs. Nissan NV200
If a compact hauler on a budget is what you're after, the affordably priced NV200 deserves a look. Its diminutive size makes it easy to maneuver, and the four-cylinder engine returns solid fuel economy numbers. On the downside, the engine's down on power and the interior quality and design are underwhelming.
2018 Ram Promaster City for Sale
2018 Ram Promaster City Overview
The 2018 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 Cargo 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 9A), and Tradesman SLT Cargo 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 9A).
What do people think of the 2018 Ram Promaster City?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Ram Promaster City and all its trim types. 0 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 2018 Promaster City.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 Ram Promaster City and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 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.
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What's a good price for a New 2018 Ram Promaster City?
2018 Ram Promaster City Wagon SLT 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 9A)Available Inventory:
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2018 Ram Promaster City Wagon 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 9A)
The 2018 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 $26,290. The average price paid for a new 2018 Ram Promaster City Wagon 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 9A) is trending $8,300 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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The average savings for the 2018 Ram Promaster City Wagon 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 9A) is31.6% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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