2014 RAM Cargo Overview
Sharing the same platform and powertrain as the consumer-oriented Dodge Grand Caravan minivan, the two-seat Ram Cargo Van is designed for commercial use. The van has an aluminum rear load floor, and solid panels take the place of glass windows in many instances. Buyers can also choose an optional floor that provides access to storage bins below the surface. The van competes against the Ford Transit Connect and Nissan NV200.
A crosshair grille sits at the front of the Ram Cargo. Standard 17-inch steel wheels with covers provide excellent utility and durability. The Cargo features dual manual-sliding side doors for ease of use and heated side mirrors and LED tail lights help ensure the driver is unbothered by the weather. A variety of solid- or glass-panel combinations available as well as a rear window wiper.
Cloth buckets seats for two at the front seat and a large cargo area configured to handle 4-by-8 feet sheets of building material. Dual-zone manual air conditioning come standard, as well as cruise control, CD stereo with MP3 jack, front and rear 12-volt power outlets, and tilt/telescoping steering wheel. A 6.5-inch touch-screen stereo with Garmin-based navigation system and 30-gigabyte hard drive optional as well as an upgradeable power driver’s seat.
Under the Hood
The RAM Cargo uses regular gas in a six-speed automatic transmission, 283-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine. It comes standard in front-wheel drive, engine oil cooler, heavy-duty radiator and suspensions, and a 160-amp alternator. The Cargo has a 3,600-pound towing capacity and 1,800-pound payload rating.
The Cargo features all-disc antilock brakes, electronic stability system with traction control, side-impact airbags for the front seats, side curtain airbags, and active head restraints. Available backup camera optional.
*Overview Courtesy of Cars.com