2021 Ram ProMaster
The 2021 Ram ProMaster proves its versatility as it comes in a good selection of size alternatives. Variants range from low- to high-roof models and 118, 136, and 159-inch wheelbases. While its competitors offer the same feature but with more powerful powertrains, better towing potential, and the option of all-wheel drive, the ProMaster makes up for these with its great payload-carrying capacity.
forward collision warning
automated emergency braking
What's New for 2021?
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
All ProMaster vans have a 3.6-liter V-6 engine that generates 280 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. While other vans can be quicker, the Ram ProMaster also executed a solid performance during our track tests, making it from zero to 60 mph in just 8.1 seconds. It can also tow up to 6800 pounds, although others can go up to 7500. Additionally, its steering system is loose and numb, and the ride may be less smooth than its rivals. Nevertheless, the Ram ProMaster offsets these downsides with a higher payload capability, which allows up to 4680 pounds.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
The ProMaster has an overall appealing design, and favorably provides the driver with a wide-angle view of the road. One significant drawback of the vehicle, however, is that it’s sold only with front seats. For this reason, you’ll have to go out of your way to find a third-party Upfitter to install rear seats. Compared to some of its rivals, it also falls short in keeping the road noise out of the cabin.
Infotainment and Connectivity
The base ProMaster features a 5.0-inch touchscreen and a four-speaker sound system. There is also standard Bluetooth phone connectivity for hands-free calls as well as Bluetooth streaming music on board. Some optional equipment also includes SiriusXM satellite radio and navigation. Unfortunately, they are not yet offering Apple CarPlay smartphone and Android Auto integration.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
The 2021 ProMaster hasn’t acquired an overall crash-test rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) or National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The good news is, it now boasts driver-assistance features commonly expected on most consumer vehicles, but only as optional add-ons. You may also order it with a digital rearview mirror.