2020 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van vs. 2020 Ford Transit Van

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Both the ProMaster Cargo Van and the Transit Van have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available daytime running lights and rear parking sensors.

Engine

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The ProMaster Cargo Van’s 3.6 DOHC V6 produces 5 more horsepower (280 vs. 275) than the Transit Van’s standard 3.5 DOHC V6.

Suspension and Handling

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The ProMaster Cargo Van has vehicle speed sensitive variable-assist power steering, for low-effort parking, better control at highway speeds and during hard cornering, and a better feel of the road. The Transit Van doesn’t offer variable-assist power steering.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the ProMaster 2500 LWB’s wheelbase is 11.4 inches longer than on the Transit T-250 LWB-E (159 inches vs. 147.6 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the ProMaster Cargo Van is 3 inches wider in the front and 3.3 inches wider in the rear than the average track on the Transit Van.

For better maneuverability, the ProMaster Cargo Van’s turning circle is tighter than the Transit Van’s:

ProMaster Cargo Van

Transit Van

LWB Van

40.7 feet

48 feet

Extended Van

46.8 feet

47.8 feet

Chassis

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The Ram ProMaster Cargo Van may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 350 to 1050 pounds less than the Ford Transit Van.

The ProMaster Cargo Van is shorter than the Transit Van, making the ProMaster Cargo Van easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces:

ProMaster Cargo Van

Transit Van

SWB Van

195.8 inches

219.9 inches

LWB Van

213.7 inches

237.6 inches

Extended Van

236.7 inches

263.9 inches

Passenger Space

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The ProMaster Cargo Van offers optional seating for 3 passengers; the Transit Van can only carry 2.

Cargo Capacity

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The ProMaster 1500 SWB has a much larger cargo volume than the Transit T-150 MWB (259 vs. 246.7 cubic feet).

The ProMaster 1500 MWB has a much larger cargo volume than the Transit T-150 LWB (304 vs. 277.7 cubic feet).

The ProMaster Cargo Van’s cargo area is larger than the Transit Van’s in almost every dimension:

ProMaster

1500 SWB

ProMaster

3500 Ext. LWB

Transit

T-150 MWB

Transit

T-250 LWB-E

Length

105”

160”

126”

172.2”

Max Width

82.7”

82.7”

70.2”

70.2”

Min Width

56”

56”

54.8”

45.4”

Payload

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The ProMaster 1500 SWB has a much higher standard payload capacity than the Transit T-150 (4000 vs. 3670 lbs.).

The ProMaster Cargo Van has higher optional payload capacities than the Transit Van:

ProMaster Cargo Van

Transit Van

1500 Van

4000 lbs.

3670 lbs.

2500 Van

4240 lbs.

4070 lbs.

3500 Van

4690 lbs.

4640 lbs.

Ergonomics

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The ProMaster Cargo Van’s front power windows lower with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside of the car. The Transit Van’s passenger windows don’t open automatically.

To help drivers see further while navigating curves, the ProMaster Cargo Van offers optional adaptive headlights to illuminate around corners automatically by reading vehicle speed and steering wheel angle. The Transit Van doesn’t offer cornering lights.

Bluetooth wireless connectivity is standard on the ProMaster Cargo Van, connecting the driver and passenger’s cell phones to the vehicle systems. This allows them to use the vehicle’s stereo and hand controls to place calls safely and easily. Bluetooth costs extra on the Transit Van.

Economic Advantages

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Insurance will cost less for the ProMaster Cargo Van owner. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that insurance for the ProMaster Cargo Van will cost $335 less than the Transit Van over a five-year period.

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