2014 Motor Trend Truck of the Year Contender: Ram ProMaster
Although the 2014 Ram ProMaster is based on the Fiat Ducato, the new full-size van is unmistakably a Ram, sharing similar styling, features, and powertrains found in other Ram trucks. It's not just like any other commercial van either, as it's based on a front-drive architecture.
The ProMaster can be had with two engines: Chrysler's familiar 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6, paired with a six-speed automatic, or a new-to-the-U.S. EcoDiesel 3.0-liter four-cylinder engine that comes paired to an automated six-speed manual transmission. This combination is expected to be the most fuel efficient, with mpgs in the mid-20s.
The ProMaster comes equipped with features that are geared to make things much easier for the driver, including a rearview camera and parking sensors. The bonus? The ProMaster has a three-piece front bumper that allows only the pieces that are damaged to be replaced, which means that if there's a mishap, owners won't have to replace the entire bumper.
While the bumper is a neat party trick, it gives the ProMaster a face only a mother could love. Will it scare away the judges?
Find out which contender becomes the 2014 Truck of the year at MotorTrend.com on Wednesday, December 4.
2015 Ram ProMaster SpecificationsVIEW ALL
|Fair Market Price||$27,352|
|Editors' Overall Rating|
|Mileage||18 City / 26 Highway|
|Horse Power||280 hp @ 6,400 rpm|
|Torque||258 ft lb of torque @ 4,175 rpm|