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2012 RAM Cargo Overview
New for 2012, the RAM Cargo Van offers plenty of versatility, cargo space, and mobility for businesses both large and small.
For 2012, Dodge split its commercial vehicles and pickup trucks into their own brand named RAM and the RAM Cargo Van is the first new vehicle to be introduced by the newly minted RAM brand. The RAM Cargo Van looks very similar in appearance to the Dodge Grand Caravan, except that solid metal pieces replace the two rear windows and instead of seats there is a flat, aluminum loading floor with three antiskid strips that prevent cargo from sliding around.
Any discussion of the RAM Cargo Van starts under the hood, where you’ll find Chrysler’s Pentastar V-6 engine which combines fuel economy with excellent horsepower/torque. In fact, the RAM Cargo Van’s 283-horsepower and 260 pounds-feet of torque are both best-in-class. A six-speed automatic transmission comes standard as does a commercial-grade heavy-duty suspension. Combine the RAM Cargo Van’s best-in-class power with that suspension and you get excellent payload and tow ratings which turn out to be, you guessed it – best-in-class. The RAM Cargo Van can handle 1,800 pounds of payload and can two up to 3,600 pounds.
Inside the RAM Cargo Van you’ll find 144.4 cubic feet of cargo space which is designed to also handle 4-by-8 foot pieces of building material as well. The back space can also be customized to fit more shelving or to create a mobile office, whatever is needed. Standard features include dual-zone air conditioning, cruise control, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, auxiliary audio input, and front/rear 12-volt power outlets. The RAM Cargo Van can also be outfitted with plenty of tech features as well, such as a navigation system and Bluetooth® connectivity.
Standard safety features include all-disc antilock brakes, electronic stability system with traction control, and active front head restraints.
So if you’re looking for a van to tackle those big jobs, look no further than the 2012 RAM Cargo Van.