2017 Ram ProMaster vs Ford Transit

Commercial vans offer massive amounts of cargo space and the comfort and technology of luxury SUVs, but the Ford Transit and the Ram ProMaster are leagues ahead of the pack. These two versatile commercial vans are excellent work vehicles, but they do have some key differences that may make one better suited for you.

Business owners in Beaver Springs, Lewistown, Lewisburg, and Harrisburg can explore all the differences in performance, technology, convenience, and storage features between the 2017 Ram ProMaster and the 2017 Ford Transit with our side-by-side comparison.


 The Ram ProMaster is equipped with a 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine that produces 280 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. There's also the available turbodiesel 3.0L 4-cylinder that produces 174 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and come in front-wheel drive.

The Ford Transit is equipped with a 3.7L V6 that produces 275 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, with an available 3.2L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel engine that produces 185 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. Like the ProMaster, both engines are mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and come in front-wheel drive.

Though the 2017 Transit offers the more powerful engine options of the two, the 2017 ProMaster has much better maneuverability and responsiveness. The engines are smoother as well, not hampering under the weight of towing or cargo.

Both vehicles are nearly equal in terms of towing capacity, which is roughly 5,100 pounds, and in payload capacities, which is 4,650 pounds for the Transit and 4,430 pounds for the ProMaster.

Cargo Capacity

With the full-size configuration, the ProMaster offers a massive 463 cubic feet of cargo space. The Transit falls behind in this area, offering up to 347.8 cubic feet of cargo space. The expansive cargo bay of the ProMaster is also more practical for hauling large objects and awkwardly shaped cargo, since there's no obstruction and a flush cargo surface.


 The ProMaster and the Transit offer similar interior features, such as adjustable seating and 4-speaker stereo systems, but the Ram ProMaster offers a number of packages and standalone options to customize the interior to your liking, most of which are unavailable for the Ford Transit.

In addition, the 2017 ProMaster offers the superior Uconnect® 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which is far more intuitive than the 2017 Transit's SYNC® 3 system. There are also more advanced safety features available for the Ram ProMaster, including rear parking sensors and a rearview camera.

Test Drive the 2017 Ram ProMaster

Though the Ram ProMaster and the Ford Transit are two of the top commercial vehicles in their segment, the Transit can't match the payload capacity, cargo space, drivability, and wide array of available packages and features of the Ram ProMaster.

Business owners in Beaver Springs, Lewistown, Lewisburg, and Harrisburg can explore all the versatility and customization options for the 2017 Ram ProMaster for themselves. Visit Beaver Motors in Beaver Springs to find out more about how the 2017 Ram ProMaster is the best choice for your business, and schedule your test drive today!

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