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2017 Ram ProMaster City: A Work Van with European Flair

11.03.16 - 2015 Ram ProMaster City

Work vans have been part of the landscape for many decades, giving those who need to carry items from one place to another a great way to get the materials to the jobsite in a covered and protected manner. Work vans have been configured in a variety of different ways to have all the tools, materials and equipment needed for a job carried along with them. After many years of work vans being the large box and square designs that we’re accustomed to, the Ram ProMaster City is being offered to us as a work van that’s different from the rest.

How is this van different? The Ram ProMaster City is a new style of van that is known in other parts of the world as the Fiat Doblo. It’s smaller than the typical work van and more maneuverable to be able to fit anywhere in a city in needs to. This van is capable and the perfect competitor for the Ford Transit Connect and Nissan NV200. The ProMaster City is able to give you the best in class payload capability and a large cargo bay to make sure you can have whatever you need along on the ride to the destination where the work needs to get done.

As a work van one of the most important aspects for any business is knowing how much this van will cost and how it will affect the bottom line. The ProMaster City starts out at a little over the $24,500 mark and this price increases by $1,500 for the SLT version which gives you more equipment. The Wagon version adds another $1,000 to the price and if you lad this workhorse up with some great options you could easily pay as much as $30,000 for the SLT Tradesman edition with the popular equipment group and a TomTom navigation system, a lighting package, aluminum alloy wheels and a rearview camera to give you the additional features you want to have for your work to get done.

There is only one powertrain on the ProMaster City, this powertrain uses a 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine that can produce 178 horsepower and 174 lb.-ft. of torque to get the job done for you. This engine is mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission that gives it the combination needed to be a great van with the power to get the job done. With this powertrain you can enjoy the fact that you have the best in class fuel mileage at 21 city/29 hwy mpg to give you the efficiency you need to have a van that can offer you the ride you desire.

When you have a work van you often don’t receive much in the way of features. Many times these vehicles are meant to be decked out how you want with upfitter items, but the ProMaster City does offer you some good standard items to add value to your purchase. These items include Bluetooth connectivity, thick carpeting, air conditioning, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, power door locks, keyless remote entry, cargo area tie down loops, the Uconnect 3.0 infotainment system, a four-speaker audio system, a USB port, an auxiliary input, airbags and stability control to give you a van that’s ready for you to start working from the day you drive it off the lot.

As mentioned, most of the features you can add are upfitter items that make the ProMaster City the work van that’s perfect for your business, but there are some factory items you can have added as well. These additional options include the Uconnect 5.0 system, a 5.0-inch color touchscreen, the TomTom navigation system, more USB ports, Internet connectivity, satellite radio, heated front seats, six speakers, a rearview camera and a rear wiper system if you have the ProMaster City that has a rear window that needs to be taken care of.

As a van that offers you a great drive, a large workspace for all your needs and is small enough to fit anywhere in the city, the ProMaster City is a great choice when you need a work van that shows a lot of value for the money you spend on it. The low load floor makes it easy for you to load and unload heavy objects and with the included features you can enjoy staying connected with those you need to for your business. The ProMaster City is the right van for your work needs and gives you the right tool to get the job done.



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