The Dodge Ram ProMaster City is the smallest van customers can buy from the Dodge showroom, its compact footprint providing plenty of advantages over bigger trucks and vans. It features a 178-horsepower 2.4L "Tigershark" 4-cylinder gasoline engine that sends power to the front wheels through a 9-speed automatic transmission. The configuration allows for a lower load floor than those found in rear-wheel-drive vehicles. Torque is more than adequate at 174 foot pounds, and fuel economy is rated at 29 mpg on the highway and 21 mpg in the city.
The ProMaster City is offered in two basic body styles -- Cargo Van and Passenger Wagon. The Cargo Van only features seats in the front of the vehicle, with a large load area behind them. This makes it ideal as an urban delivery vehicle, or even a small mobile workshop.
As its name implies, the Passenger Wagon has a rear bench allowing it to seat up to five people. However, unlike a small hatchback, the ProMaster City Passenger Wagon still has ample cargo room behind the rear seats. Other differences between the two body styles include a set of rear windows that are only present on the Passenger Wagon version of the ProMaster City.
Standard features on the ProMaster City include sliding side doors and a 60/40 split rear opening. Load height is only about 21 inches off the ground, a feature sure to please anyone loading or unloading heavy cargo. The rear doors only open 90 degrees by default, but can be configured to open a full 180 degrees if so desired.
Safety features include anti-lock brakes and traction control as well as stability control, hill-start assist, trailer sway control, rollover mitigation and a rearview camera. Airbags include front seat side airbags, side curtain airbags, a driver knee airbag and of course standard front airbags.
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