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Used 2016 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van

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174 HP
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Pros

The only reason you’re shopping this segment is if you earn your living with a big van, and the ProMaster offers unique, useful attributes: front-drive, lowest floor, lowest step-in height, tallest ceiling, cavernous interior, easily configurable in about a zillion ways. If the ProMaster fills your bill, check it out.

Cons

There is, as yet, no passenger version of the Ram ProMaster – it’s strictly for the kind of work that often requires gloves and tie-downs. Somewhat unproven in the United States, it has a 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty on the diesel.

What's New For 2016

Changes to the Ram ProMaster for 2016 are minimal but worthwhile: The long-wheelbase, high-roof extended version has a new window availability and, based upon customer feedback, it can now handle increased electrical power to more easily adapt a variety of conversions.

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Used 2016 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van Expert Review

In the big- van segment the 2016 Ram ProMaster goes against the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Nissan NV and Ford Transit. The ProMaster, in 1500, 2500 and 3500 series, is derived from the successful European Fiat Ducato and Americanized with a Pentastar V6 engine, 6-speed transmission and numerous specific and customization features. A 4-cylinder turbodiesel is optional. Unique in the segment, and perhaps its best feature, is the ProMaster’s front-wheel-drive layout, which gives the lowest load floor and step-in height and highest ceiling in the class, thus resulting in more, and more accessible, interior room for hauling cargo or as a mobile workspace. The ProMaster’s unit-body construction, combined with the 3.0-liter diesel, helps it claim several best-in-class accolades, including fuel economy, cargo capacity, turning radius and payload.

Driving the Used 2016 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van

The concept of “driving experience” needs recalibration for big commercial vans. Ride quality needs to be controlled and stable, particularly when loaded. Handling refers to steering ease and maneuverability in tight spots and stability on the highway. The goal is not driving fun but ease and confidence. And here the Ram ProMaster does just fine. The big windshield and side windows help with the visibility that’s important in dealing with traffic and parking, and its surprisingly snug turning circle of only 36 feet – tighter than a lot of midsize sedans – is helpful in crowded spots. Ram’s 3.6-liter standard Pentastar V6 moves the 2016 ProMaster with surprising response, and the front-drive layout also contributes to good crosswind stability. Some found the steering feel to be less than wonderful, but maybe they’ve been spending too much time in high-performance sports sedans. We think the big ProMaster’s driving experience is entirely acceptable.

Favorite Features

FRONT-WHEEL DRIVE
While we're used to rear-wheel-drive full-size vans, the Ram ProMaster's unit-body cab and front-drive layout give it several advantages. There's that tight turning circle and a flat cabin floor that's the lowest in its class. Additionally, the Ram weighs less and has better traction in snow.

USER-FRIENDLY INTERIOR
The goal of a big commercial van being to haul stuff, having the lowest floor and step-in height, the highest ceiling and most-vertical side walls are significant advantages. Whether you’ll be carrying cargo or using it as a mobile machine shop, the ProMaster’s generous interior makes any job easier.

Used 2016 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van Interior

A big commercial van is for work boots and old gloves, but the 2016 Ram ProMaster still delivers on comfort and convenience. An available suspension-enhanced driver’s seat provides long-haul comfort and available swiveling seats ease access to the rear. There are three wheelbase lengths, two choices of ceiling height, four choices of body length, up to 17 tie-downs. Add in what’s available from the near-limitless upfitter industry, with racks, shelves and workbenches, and the ProMaster can be turned into just about anything for any purpose. The low load floor and high ceiling might be justification enough to choose the ProMaster.

Used 2016 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van Exterior

The counterculture of the 1960s would have loved the ProMaster’s high-funk exterior but, functionally, it all works. There are three models, 1500, 2500 and 3500, in what can be thought of as duty ratings; available wheelbase lengths are 118, 136 and 159 inches; there’s a choice of a low or high roof; the 159-inch wheelbase is available with an extended body; and there are Chassis Cab Cutaway versions. It’s also available with a single cargo door on the passenger side or an additional sliding door on the driver’s side; in all cases, the doors will accept a standard-size pallet.

Used 2016 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van Standard Features

The 2016 Ram ProMaster van, like all big commercial vans, is essentially a blank slate. Standard equipment includes Brembo brakes, a telescoping steering wheel, remote keyless entry, power windows and a 4-speaker radio with USB and auxiliary inputs. Safety-wise, there's electronic traction and stability control, Trailer Sway Control, six airbags and Hill Start Assist to prevent rolling backward on steep inclines. There's a 220-amp alternator, auxiliary oil coolers for the engine and transmission, and air conditioning that can be delete-optioned. As with other commercial vans, most of the rest is up to the owner’s choices and the extensive upfitter industry.

Used 2016 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van Options

Options for the 2016 ProMaster include swiveling front seats, heated seats, a pneumatic-suspension driver's seat and 3-across seating with vinyl upholstery for carrying the whole crew. Other options are Uconnect touch-screen navigation, Bluetooth, a rearview camera and backup sensors, cruise control, an overhead shelf and a driver-side sliding door. Available in-vehicle Internet access via Uconnect Web can help the business side. Typical for the industry, many of these vans end up being fitted with all manner of accessories from the upfitter market, and that can usually be arranged right at the dealership and included in the entire deal.

Used 2016 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van Engine

Standard in the 2016 ProMaster is the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 we've liked in other Chrysler products. In the ProMaster it delivers 280 horsepower, 260 lb-ft of torque and commendable performance and power. The available 3.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged EcoDiesel makes 174 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque at only 1,400 rpm. It promises low-end power and, according to Ram, class-leading fuel economy. Both engines are matched with a 6-speed automatic transmission; the EcoDiesel is also available with an exclusive 6-speed automated manual transmission that allows the driver to choose gears, or can be left on its own and driven like an automatic. If it were our money we’d go with the standard 3.6-liter V6; it’s smooth and powerful and will cost less than the diesel.

3.0-liter turbocharged diesel inline-4
174 horsepower @ 3,600 rpm
295 lb-ft of torque @ 1,400 rpm
EPA estimated fuel economy: NA

3.6-liter V6
280-horsepower @ 6,400 rpm
260 lb-ft of torque @ 4,175 rpm
EPA estimated fuel economy: NA

How Much Does the Used 2016 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van Cost?

The standard low-roof, short-wheelbase 2016 Ram ProMaster 1500 has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $29,000; the 136-inch wheelbase adds roughly $1,000 and the tall roof adds another $1,000 onto that. The ProMaster 2500 starts at about $32,000, with the longer version adding $1,500. The window model is about $34,500. The maximum-duty 3500 starts around $36,000, and roughly $37,000 for the extra-length version. The open-bed Chassis Cab and Cutaway models start at about $28,500 and $28,000, respectively. That's competitive with the Nissan NV and new Ford Transit van, and considerably less than the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, which begins around $37,000. Check the Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area are paying for a 2016 Ram ProMaster. Work vans generally don't retain high residual values, and seeing as the ProMaster is still new, we’ll have to give it some time to establish its resale value.

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Used 2016 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van Consumer Reviews

4.4 

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Performance
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Quality
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Comfort
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Reliability
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Styling
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Edimar
05/20/2019
2017 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van

"Nice van"

I have 2017 I love this van
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Mikey999
03/05/2019
2016 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van

"Lot of minor problems"

Turning radius, gas mileage, low price tag
gears shifting a lot and small problems
I owned a 2016 gassesr and i really love the size and comfortability of this van. but you have to be mechanically inclined to fix little problem periodically. Headlight bulb failing and water leaking from windshield cowl are the most annoying problem. Also, i recommend new buyer to choose the very base model because its a royal pain to upgrade the radio if you have a more expensive uconnect 5.0 system.
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Scott
09/13/2017
2017 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van

"Best Space, Nimble Driver"

Best Price, Best size, Super Nimble, FWD
No tilt wheel, few interior options, FWD
The RAM Promaster is the most nimble driver of the big Vans; many owners claim it drives like a minivan. Great windshield and field of vision; the large heated two panel mirrors are excellent as is the back up camera. Best turning radius. Peppiest large van out there. Lowest floor height and widest body makes it great for conversions. Front wheel drive gives excellent traction and handling on solid surfaces, alleviates driveshaft through the center and lowers floor. Low center of gravity makes for less sway and rocking than other large vans. I love the upright driving position, though some dont. Widest doors, best price.Read less
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Steve
03/06/2016
2016 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van

"Best van I've worked out of for plumbing."

Lots of room. Comfortable. Tight turn radius.
The key is switch blade style & opens in my pocket
I can carry twice as many parts and tools as I did in my Chevy 2500 and still have a clear floor and can stand up in the back. I have the standard height and I'm 6' tall and can walk through the van. The drivers side slider is awesome for service work. I open the door to a shelf full of tools and can grab my bags without having to go to the curbside and get in the mud or grass. I can make a U-turn on a standard subdivision street which is great.
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snowbird
01/06/2016
2015 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van

"not for snow climate or heavy snow areas."

great space and size.
very poor snow traction.
this van doesn't move well at all in any snow even with studded snow tires. very bad performance neither dealership or anyone else has any idea how to correct this. short wheel base and short vans are fine. but the extended and high top are the worse. needs more drivetrain engineering.
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2016 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.

Technology

  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Hands Free Phone
  • Navigation System
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Telematics / Communication Systems
  • Touch Screen Monitor
  • USB Port
  • Voice Recognition System

Entertainment

  • AM/FM Radio
  • MP3 Player
  • Satellite Radio

Seating

  • Optional Seating Capacity - 3 passenger
  • Cloth Seats
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Leatherette/Vinyl Seats

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Power Locks

Fuel Economy

  • EPA Class - Vans, Cargo Type

Performance

  • Horsepower - 280 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 6400 rpm
  • Stroke - 3.27 inches
  • Torque - 260 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 4400 rpm

Interior

  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • 12V Power Outlet
  • Power Outlet
  • Steering Wheel Controls
  • Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel

Exterior

  • Alloy Wheels
  • Conventional Spare
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Number of Doors - 3 doors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Privacy Glass
  • Spare Tire Type - Conventional
  • Tires / Wheel Size - 225/75R16C
  • Upgraded Wheels
  • Wheel Type - Steel
  • Sidewall Description - BSW
  • Fog Lights
  • Power Folding Exterior Mirrors
  • Trailer Hitch Receiver

Security

  • Alarm System

Warranty

  • Basic Miles - 36000 miles
  • Basic Years - 3 years
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Miles - Unlimited miles
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Years - 5 years
  • Powertrain Miles - 60000 miles
  • Powertrain Years - 5 years

Mechanical

  • Alternator Amps - 180 amps
  • Alternator Amps - 220 amps
  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Disc
  • Braking System - F&R Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - FWD
  • Engine Type - Gas
  • Power Steering
  • Tachometer
  • Transmission Type - Automatic
  • Cylinders - 6 cylinders
  • Displacement - 3.6 liter
  • Bore - 3.78 inches
  • Compression Ratio - 17.5
  • Fuel Induction - Sequential Fuel Injection
  • Total no. valves - 24 valves
  • Valve Train - Dual Overhead Cam
  • Engine Configuration - V
  • Max Engine Speed - 6400 rpm
  • # of Speeds - 6 speed
  • CID - 220 cubic inches
  • Amps - 95 amps
  • Recommended Fuel - Regular
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Parking Assist System

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Fuel Capacity - 24.0 gallons
  • Height - 101.0 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 3
  • Overall Length - 213.1 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 2 passenger
  • Wheel Base - 136.0 inches
  • Width with mirrors - 98.0 inches
  • GVWR - 8550 pounds
  • Payload Designation - .5 ton
  • Width without mirrors - 90.5 inches
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2016 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van Safety

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2016 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van Safety Technology
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Front Head Curtain Airbag
  • Front Side Airbag
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Rear View Camera

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2016 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van Rankings

Horsepower
174 HP
Consumer Ratings
4.4 Rating
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2016 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van
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