2018 Ram ProMaster City Specs
When it comes to travelling in the city for work and needing a van to do it, the 2018 Ram ProMaster City is a great choice. Related to the Ram ProMaster, the ProMaster City is like a more compact version of a cargo van. Able to deliver the best payload and cargo capacity in its segment, the Ram ProMaster City is available with five passenger seating and a large cargo area. For many small businesses in the city, the Ram ProMaster and ProMaster City are number one on their list. Read on to find out why.
Max. Cargo Capacity
With two models that make up the 2018 Ram ProMaster City lineup, two trims each, there’s a single powertrain that powers them all. The models are split between a Tradesman and a Wagon, and the trims are Tradesman, Tradesman SLT, Wagon, and Wagon SLT. Features between each model type per trim are similar if not the same. All trims are powered by a 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir I4 engine and ride on a front-wheel drive powertrain.
Designed with MultiAir, a hydraulically powered variable valve timing (VVT) system, the frequency of the intake of gas and air and the exhaust of the resulting fumes has been altered for optimal performance. The 2.4-liter Tigershark engine can generate a total of 178 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque. With only one engine available, all models and trims are paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission. The more speeds available, the less the transmission has to work between thresholds for total control of the power needed as well as enhanced fuel efficiency in higher gears.
Being a wagon, the 2018 Ram ProMaster City isn’t necessarily fancy, but it does look good and have great functionality. Made standard with a sliding drivers and passengers side-door and rear doors without glass, consumers can opt-in for doors with vented glass if they desire. Other standard features include 180-degree opening rear hinged doors, remote keyless entry, and security panels for the sliding doors and rear doors. Consumers can upgrade for deep tint sunscreen glass and power heated exterior mirrors on select trims.
For additional cargo space, the Ram ProMaster City can come with adjustable roof rack crossbars, roof rack side rails, or a three bar utility roof rack. 16-inch wheels are the only option, but they come constructed from aluminium or steel depending on the options selected. Color choices for the exterior include Blue Nite Metallic, Deep Red, Black metallic, Bright White, Silver Metallic, Earth Brown, and Quartz Grey Metallic.
Depending on the seating configuration, the van’s cargo capacity changes. The Ram ProMaster City cargo van has seating for two people and a large maximum cargo capacity of 131.7 cubic feet, and the Ram ProMaster City wagon van has seating for five passengers and a maximum cargo capacity of 101.7 cubic feet. Many of the standard features one would expect in a vehicle today are included in boh Ram ProMaster City trims, such as a 60/40 fold and tumble rear seat, cloth upholstery, a cargo compartment, and a rearview day/night mirror.
Select trims have the option to upgrade the interior if the consumer wishes. Such upgrades consist of front all-weather floor mats, a GPS antenna input for navigation, LED cargo area lighting, and two cargo packages to make storage and organization easier. The two ProMaster City SLT trims are available with a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The standard entertainment setup in both trims is a 4-speaker system with a 5-inch touchscreen display and integrated voice command with Bluetooth. The ProMaster City SLT can upgrade to a 6-speaker system. Both trims come with Uconnect 3 but can upgrade to Uconnect 3 with navigation. Steering wheel mounted audio controls are standard on the ProMaster City SLT trim and optional on the base trim.
Safety Features and Warranty
Being a wagon for the city, the 2018 Ram ProMaster City comes with all the latest safety features today. These include airbags for the driver and front passenger, a driver’s knee airbag, supplemental front seat-mounted side and side curtain airbags for the front and rear, traction and stability control systems, a ParkView rear backup camera, and more. Optional safety features consist of a ParkSense rear park assist system, a DOT roadside safety kit, and a vehicle tracking system.
All Ram ProMaster City vans are covered by the following warranties: 3-year or 36,000-mile basic warranty, a 5-year or 60,000-mile powertrain warranty, 5 years or 100,000 miles of roadside assistance, and a 5-year/100,000-mile rust-through coverage plan.