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Ram Promaster Window Van Review

Whether you're looking for a van with windows to transport passengers or just prefer a cargo van with windows for the greater visibility it offers, the Ram ProMaster Window Van gives you a solid foundation from which to build.

And build you will in either case since you'll be starting with what is essentially an empty Ram ProMaster Cargo Van (reviewed separately) with the side openings filled with expansive stretches of glass. From there, you'll need to plan on visiting an upfitter to customize your ProMaster Window Van's interior to suit your intended use. Other manufacturers allow their passenger vans to be fitted out with rows of factory seating, and all the amenities that go with them, straight from the factory.

This customization approach potentially limits the Ram ProMaster's appeal, though it keeps the initial cost low and helps to ensure you're getting exactly what you need in your new van.

Current Ram ProMaster Window Van
The Ram ProMaster Window Van is offered in medium-duty (2500) and heavy-duty (3500) versions. A high roof, with more than 6 feet of available interior headroom, is standard, and 3500 models come with an extended body that gives you more interior room to work with.

The list of standard features is pretty basic, including 16-inch steel wheels, a passenger-side sliding door, air-conditioning, cloth upholstery, power front windows, power locks, keyless entry, a telescoping (but sadly not tilt-adjustable) steering wheel, and a four-speaker sound system with USB and auxiliary audio inputs.

Outside, the list of options consists of alloy wheels, foglights, daytime running lights, power-folding and heated sideview mirrors, a driver-side sliding door, windows for the side and rear doors, rear parking sensors and a rearview camera. The interior can be kitted out with a cargo partition, side-wall paneling, heated front seats, a suspension driver seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and cruise control. A few electronic features are also on offer, including an upgraded audio system with a Uconnect 5-inch touchscreen interface.

Under the hood, buyers can opt for one of two engines. Standard on the Ram ProMaster Window Van is a 3.6-liter V6 that's rated at 280 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. It's paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Optional is a turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel-powered four-cylinder, which puts out 174 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque and comes mated to a six-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission. All Ram ProMaster Window Van models have front-wheel drive, a driveline detail that makes them unique among their exclusively rear-wheel-drive competitors.

The Ram ProMaster Window Van earns high marks for outward visibility, and driving it is a breeze thanks to its light steering effort and tight turning circle. The standard 3.6-liter engine is a good match thanks to its high degree of refinement, though the optional diesel four-cylinder is an attractive alternative for buyers looking to keep fuel costs down.

Used Ram ProMaster Window Van Models
The Ram ProMaster Window has undergone only a few changes since its 2014 introduction. Notably, the 3500 version did not debut until the 2016 model year.

Read the most recent 2017 Ram Promaster Window Van review.

If you are looking for older years, visit our used Ram Promaster Window Van page.

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