2019 Ram Promaster Window Van
- Newly restyled grille
- Higher tow rating
- Part of the first ProMaster generation introduced in 2014
- Impressive payload capacity
- Space-efficient layout
- Good turning radius for its size
- Improved tow rating with a Class IV hitch
- The steering wheel is not adjustable for tilt
- Rear seats must be purchased through a third party
- Rough riding, even for a van
2019 Ram Promaster Window Van pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which Promaster Window Van does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
The 2019 Ram ProMaster Window Van is the people-carrying version of the ProMaster Cargo Van (reviewed separately). Its front-wheel-drive layout is unusual since full-size vans are traditionally rear-wheel-drive, but it does provide benefits. It has a lower floor height, which makes cargo loading and entry and exit easier. And extra engine weight over the front wheels can offer better traction on slippery roads. A tight turning circle also helps with low-speed maneuverability.
Ram has boosted the ProMaster's towing capacity this year. The van's maximum rating of 6,800 pounds is still a little short of the competition, but it should be sufficient for most users. And thanks to upgrades this year, the 2019 Ram can handle payloads of up to 4,230 pounds on the 2500 version and an impressive 4,680 pounds on the 3500.
Perhaps the biggest drawback is that the ProMaster is sold with front seats only — or just a driver's seat if you'd prefer — with no option of fitting rear seats from the factory. That means the buyer will need to find a third-party upfitter from which to buy and install the seats. On the whole, though, we like the ProMaster and find it to be a solid pick for a commercial passenger van.
Trim levels & features
The 2019 Ram ProMaster Window Van comes in 2500 and 3500 versions. Both have a 159-inch wheelbase and a high roof, which allows adults to stand up inside the van. The 3500 version, however, also has an extended-length body. (It's 250 inches long versus 236 inches for the 2500 van.) Only front seats are provided since Ram expects owners to outfit the van to suit their needs. Options and engine choices are available equally on both the 2500 and the 3500.
Standard on the Ram ProMaster Window Van is a 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 280 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission.
Other standard features include 16-inch steel wheels, a passenger-side sliding side door, air conditioning, cloth bucket seats, power front windows, power locks, keyless entry, a telescoping (but not tilt-adjustable) steering wheel, a rearview camera, a 5-inch touchscreen, and a four-speaker audio system with USB and auxiliary audio inputs.
Available options include alloy wheels, foglights, daytime running lights, a driver-side sliding door, windows for the side and rear doors, power-folding and heated sideview mirrors, rear parking sensors, cruise control, a cargo partition (with or without a sliding window), heated seats, swivel seats, a suspension driver's seat, adjustable lumbar support, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, interior wall paneling, and various add-ons aimed at upfitters. You can also get satellite radio and a navigation system.
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Promaster Window Van safety features:
- Rear Park Assist
- Warns you if you get too close to an object you can't see while backing up.
- Rear Backup Camera
- Helps you navigate accurately while backing up, especially helpful in a large van.
- Equipped with driver and front passenger airbags, including front and side curtain airbags.
Ram ProMaster Window Van vs. the competition
2019 Ram ProMaster Window Van
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Ram ProMaster Window Van vs. Ford Transit Wagon
Perhaps the Ram's closest competition, the Ford Transit is also front-wheel-drive and makes very good use of its interior space. But the Transit comes in multiple roof-height configurations, has better on-road manners and includes rear seats from the factory. You might pay a bit more, but you're buying a more complete vehicle.
Ram ProMaster Window Van vs. Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
The Sprinter is by far the more expensive option in this class. But while it has some options the ProMaster does not — such as a diesel engine, an available longer wheelbase and four-wheel drive — it can't match the payload ratings of the 2019 ProMaster. The diesel is also lacking in power, and that may be a concern when fully loaded with passengers.
Ram ProMaster Window Van vs. Nissan NV Passenger
If the idea of a full-size van being front-wheel-drive is tough to get your head around, Nissan offers the much more traditional V8-powered, rear-wheel-drive NV. On the plus side, the Nissan has a strong 8,700-pound tow rating, rides well enough and is fairly comfortable. But fuel efficiency is not its forte and it lacks a 15-passenger capability — things to consider if you're after a passenger van.
Before Ram was Ram, it was Dodge. And Dodge's history of the commercial delivery vehicle goes back to 1919 when it introduced its first half-ton panel truck. But the 2019 ProMaster is actually based on the Fiat Ducato van, a European design that's also produced in countries around the world. The significant difference between the ProMaster and all its siblings is that, while the others are offered solely with four-cylinder diesel engines, the ProMaster only comes with a gas-burning V6.
In fact, the ProMaster's V6 is the same 3.6-liter V6 offered in many Ram, Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles. Rated at 280 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of peak torque in the ProMaster, it's mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
The ProMaster Window Van 2500 starts at around $36,000, but that really only gets you an empty shell ready for customization. For the extended-length 3500 model, the base price goes up around $4,000. Options are varied and include such things as LED light bars for the cargo area, a spray-on floor liner and a driver suspension seat. You can even delete some standard features, such as the passenger seat and air conditioning, if you really want to go bare-bones and save some money.
But outfitting the ProMaster with options is what this vehicle is all about. It's important to note that you cannot order rear passenger seating from the factory. That's something that will take a third-party provider more time and more money to achieve. But if you have very specific tastes, the ProMaster gives you the option of not paying for any more than you want.
Buying a commercial van is a business decision. It means making a hard-nosed choice about what's best for your needs and which vehicle can meet those needs as efficiently as possible. Edmunds is your partner in getting the perfect 2019 Ram ProMaster Window at the right price to boost your profits.
2019 Ram Promaster Window Van Overview
The 2019 Ram Promaster Window Van is offered in the following styles: 3500 High Roof 3dr Van (3.6L 6cyl 6A), and 2500 High Roof 3dr Van (3.6L 6cyl 6A).
What do people think of the 2019 Ram Promaster Window Van?
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Edmunds Expert Reviews
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