- 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 3500 is a commercial van for cargo and passenger transport. The 3500 Cargo Van has two wheelbases options: the 136-inch wheelbase and 159-inch wheelbase. The 3500 Window Van is only available with the 159-inch wheelbase. Both vans come with the high roof configuration.
Overall, the ProMaster 3500 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. The 3500 Window Van has more rear visibility of the two vans, due to its driver-side and passenger-side windows. A chrome grille, daytime running lamps, fog lights, power/heated side mirrors, tinted rear windows, and a trailer hitch receiver are available.
Under the hood, the ProMaster 3500 is powered by a 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 is available as well. Maximum towing capacity for the 3500 is 5,100 pounds. A 180-amp alternator comes standard, while a 220-amp alternator is available.
Inside, the ProMaster 3500 has a barebone interior, which can be outfitted with additional amenities. The 3500 has a maximum 460 cubic feet of cargo room. A standard 12-volt power outlet is mounted in the instrument panel. The standard audio system can now 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, an integrated navigation system, a satellite radio, and Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio. A leather-wrapped steering wheel, rear HVAC, heated front seats, additional storage, rear passenger seats, and cargo tie down rings are also available.
Standard safety features include front air bags, antilock brakes, an electronic stability system, and a tire pressure monitoring system. Rear park assist, a backup camera, and a rear window wiper are available as well. An electronic parking brake is available for the diesel engine models.