- Maximum towing capacity of 5,100 lbs.
- UConnect 3.0 and 5.0 multimedia systems now available
- Electronic parking brake is available
The 2017 RAM ProMaster 1500 is a commercial cargo van that comes in three configurations: a low-roof version with a standard 118-inch wheelbase, a low-roof with an extended 136-inch wheelbase, and a high-roof with the 136-inch wheelbase.
Overall, the ProMaster 1500 has a simple, boxy exterior with a steep sloping front-end. Standard black bumpers and side moldings surround the van, which help hide dings and scratches that are bound to occur on the job. The van also has a standard sliding, side passenger door and 50/50 split rear doors that swing out 260 degrees for easy loading and unloading. A sliding door at the driver’s side, side windows, and rear windows are available as well. Other optional features include a silver grille, front fog lights, a rear window defroster, power/heated side mirrors, a trailer hitch receiver, privacy glass tint, and daytime running lamps.
Powering the ProMaster 1500 is a standard 280-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. A more fuel-efficient 174-hp, diesel 3.0-liter 4-cylinder paired with a 6-speed clutchless manual transmission is also available. Maximum towing capacity for the ProMaster 1500 is 5,100 pounds.
Inside, the Promaster 1500 features an ergonomic cockpit with optional swivel seats for quick entry. The 1500 has a maximum 353 cubic feet of cargo room. For those needing an alternative power source, in-dash 20-amp auxiliary switches and a second rear-cabin battery are available. Optional tie-down rings on the side walls and floor help ensure that cargo is held down securely. A telescoping steering wheel, air conditioning, power windows/locks, and remote keyless entry come standard. The standard audio system can be upgraded to either the Uconnect 3.0 or 5.0 multimedia systems. The 3.0 system has a 4-line text display, an auxiliary audio jack, and a USB port, while the 5.0 system adds a 5-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio, an integrated navigation system, satellite radio, and Uconnect mobile app suite. Other available features include an adjustable suspension seat, heated front seats, bench seating, an entertainment system, a rear HVAC system, and cruise control.
Standard safety features include front airbags, antilock brakes, an electronic stability system, a backup camera, and rear park assist. A protective partition between the front passengers and rear cargo area is available. The diesel engine models have an optional electronic parking brake as well.