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2022 Ram ProMaster: Choosing the Right Trim

Ram’s efforts to push its 2022 Ram ProMaster commercial van to the head of the class takes form in a refreshed engine, an all-new transmission, and loads of new technology.

An ugly ducking by any measure, the ProMaster’s only option for a win in a beauty contest is for “Talent” or “Congeniality.”

For 2022, Ram has leaped forward in both categories.

In the area of talent, a new (to the ProMaster) 9-speed automatic transmission ups the gear count by three and should improve fuel economy.

Ram refreshed the V6, as well, but its production numbers are unchanged.

A new push-button electric parking brake automatically releases when the driver-side seatbelt fastens and the transmission shifts into gear. Consequently, the van gets underway more quickly.

To enhance congeniality (user-friendliness), Ram added a suite of available driver aids, more safety technology, and better infotainment features. For example, ProMaster gets the new five-times-faster Uconnect 5 with wireless Apple CarPlay and wireless Android Auto.

We particularly like ProMaster’s huge cargo area, available high-roof models, front-wheel drive (FWD), and the wide array of technologies.

Every ProMaster Sources its thrust from a 3.6-liter V6 engine mated to the new 9-speed automatic transmission.

The government has yet to post mileage estimates for the 2022 ProMaster with its new transmission.

Configurations

With almost as many variations as the Ram 1500 pickup, Ram offers ProMaster in 1500, 2500, and 3500 classes. The difference in class is basically maximum load capabilities.

You may order ProMaster with a regular roof or high roof in panel or window form.

There are even cab-only Chassis Cab and Cutaway models. To the Chassis Cab, you can have just about any cargo solution from a box to a flatbed to a tank.

The Cutway versions only accommodate a box.

Basically, Ram builds the entire ProMaster lineup off the Cargo Van. Even the window van is considered a Cargo Van option.

Ram further parses it down to 1500, 2500, and 3500 models. Then reduces it into cargo, window, cab chassis, or cutaway configurations.

Finally, there are wheelbase lengths and low or high roof.

At the end of the day, those permutations are basically the same van with very similar standard content.

We detail the smaller ProMaster City elsewhere.

2022 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van (starting at $34,380)

The listed price is for the 1500 low roof version with the 118-inch wheelbase (WB).

Other variations:

  • 1500 low roof/136-inch WB ($36,235)
  • 1500 high roof/136-inch WB ($37,135)
  • 2500 low roof/136-inch WB ($37,200)
  • 2500 high roof/136-inch WB ($38,195)
  • 2500 high roof/159-inch WB ($39,870)
  • 3500 low roof/136-inch WB ($38,565)
  • 3500 high roof/136-inch WB (39,065)
  • 3500 high roof/158-inch WB ($40,615)
  • 3500 high roof/extended length/159-inch WB ($43,765)

Standard are 16-inch wheels, a center-stack phone shelf, push-button start, a 3.5-inch driver info display, air conditioning, power windows/door locks, and bucket seats.

The Uconnect 5 infotainment system has a 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, dual phone connectivity, wireless Apple CarPlay, wireless Android Auto, and two USB ports.

The driver aids are cross-wind assist, forward-collision warning with auto emergency braking, traffic-sign recognition, and driver-alert warning.

Ram offers a bevy of option packages. For example, the Premium Convenience Group ($1,645) adds keyless entry, rain-sensing wipers, auto on-off headlights, navigation, a 10.1-inch touchscreen, and more.

The $6,495 Crew Van Package (2500 and 3500) adds a second-row three-passenger elevated seat, a fixed window on the driver’s side second row, and a passenger-side sliding door with a window.

A driver’s swivel seat will set you back $595.

Adding the $1,695 destination charge to the Cargo Van 1500 base price brings the total to $35,075. With no money down, financing for 60 months at 3% interest works out to $630 per month. See 2022 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van models for sale

2022 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van includes:

  • Uconnect 5 – With its 7-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay, and wireless Android Auto, this infotainment system is five times faster.
  • Wide range of configurations – It comes in low-roof and high-roof, three different wheelbases, and regular-duty or heavy-duty form.
  • Driver aids – Among the standard equipment are a few driver aids like forward-collision warning with auto emergency braking.

2022 Ram ProMaster Window Van (starting at $39,140)

Ram offers only two versions of the ProMaster passenger van. It’s only available as the 2500 high roof with the 159-inch wheelbase (listed above) and the 3500 in the same configuration ($42,990).

Other than the windows, Ram equips both Window Van versions virtually the same as the Cargo Van. See 2022 Ram ProMaster 2500 Window Van models for sale and See 2022 Ram ProMaster 3500 Window Van models for sale

2022 Ram ProMaster Cab Chassis (starting at $32,990)

The listed price is for the 3500 low-roof version with the 136-inch WB.

Ram also offers it in a 3500 low-roof, 159-inch WB version ($32,290), as well as a 3500 low-roof, extended-body, 159-inch WB variation ($34,140).

This cab-only set-up can accommodate nearly any sort of cargo solution. See 2022 Ram ProMaster 3500 Cab Chassis models for sale

2022 Ram ProMaster Cutaway (starting at $32,340)

The price listed is for the 3500 low-roof version with the 136-inch WB. Ram also offers it as the 3500 with the low roof and 159-inch WB.

This cab-only arrangement can only accommodate a box cargo (box truck) solution. See 2022 Ram ProMaster 3500 Cutaway Van models for sale

Russ Heaps
Russ Heaps is an author specializing in automotive, financial and travel news. For nearly 35 years he has covered the automotive industry for newspapers, magazines and internet websites. His resume includes The Palm Beach Post, Miami Herald, The Washington Times and numerous other daily newspapers through syndication. He edited Auto World magazine, and helped create and edit NOPI Street... Read More about Russ Heaps

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