2020 Ram Promaster Cargo Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
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One of the most popular work vans in America, the 2020 RAM ProMaster Cargo Van has a huge following from one-person operations to large businesses. For the 2020 model year, the RAM ProMaster continues to be one of the top-selling work vans in the country.
What’s New for 2020?
For the 2020 model year, the RAM ProMaster Cargo van receives new wheelbase and roof combinations. Also, the maximum tow capacity has been increased. The 2020 RAM ProMaster is part of the first generation of the vehicle's production run which started during the 2014 model year.
The RAM ProMaster Cargo Van is a two-door cargo van that features double doors at the rear of the van.
For the 2020 model year, the RAM ProMaster is available in three trim levels: the 1500, the 2500 and the 3500. Within these trim levels, there are both a low-roof and a high-roof variant. For the 1500 trim, there is a 118, 136 and 159-inch wheelbase model. The 2500 and 3500 trims offer a 136-inch wheelbase and a 159-inch wheelbase variant.
The 1500 trim provides the most affordable way to get into a RAM ProMaster Cargo Van. This trim level comes with the essential features that an operator needs to get the job done. Some of the standard features on the 1500 trim includes air conditioning, a 4-speaker stereo system and voice-activated audio controls. Finally, the 1500 trim has a total max payload of 4,000 pounds.
For those who want more standard features on these ProMaster Cargo Van, there is the 2500 trim. This mid-level trim offers power door locks, power windows, and steering wheel audio controls. The 2500 also offers a total vehicle gross weight rating of 8,900 pounds and a top payload rating of 4,260 pounds.
The top 3500 trim offers the highest gross vehicle weight of 9,350. The 3500 also offers a top payload rating of 4,430 pounds. This is the trim of choice for those who need to get the most out of their cargo van.
The 2020 RAM ProMaster Cargo Van is designed to provide for easy driving in tight city environments. That means the cargo van has a tight turning radius and excellent visibility from its side and rear windows. The ProMaster provides for a comfortable driving experience for a vehicle in its segment. The seats are comfortable enough to handle daily driving duties. Acceleration on the 2020 RAM ProMaster is modest. That can be expected considering that this vehicle is meant to haul heavy cargo. Finally, the ProMaster has capable brakes to allow it to be one of the safest cargo vans in its category.
The 2020 RAM ProMaster Cargo Van is available with only one powertrain. That's a capable 3.6-liter V-6 engine that provides up to 280 horsepower and up to 260 foot-pounds of torque. This engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. This V-6 engine is able to take the ProMaster from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 7.8 seconds. Overall, the RAM ProMaster has an engine that is powerful enough to handle the daily hauling duties of a busy cargo truck.
One of the biggest questions anyone would ask about a cargo van is its total capacity. With the RAM Promaster, there are several ways to answer that question based on the configuration of the vehicle. For the 118-inch wheelbase van, the total cargo space is rated at 259 cubic square feet.
The total cubic square feet of cargo space for the low-roof, 136-inch wheelbase models are 304 cubic square feet. For the 136-inch high roof models, the total cargo space is rated at 353 cubic square feet. Now let's take a look at the longer, 159-inch wheelbase total cargo space numbers. The high-roof, 159-inch wheelbase cargo van, cargo space is rated at 420 cubic square feet.
Since the 2020 RAM ProMaster Cargo Van is going to be used for business, the fuel economy is going to play an important role. The actual fuel rating will vary depending on how much cargo is on the van. When the vehicle is not carrying any cargo, the fuel economy is rated at about 15 miles per gallon. This is a respectable number considering that the cargo van is designed for city traffic that will involve many stops and low-speed driving.
As a business vehicle that is designed for daily operations, the reliability of the vehicle is paramount. That is why RAM offers a 3 year or 36,000-mile basic warranty and a 5 year or 60,000-mile powertrain warranty. Overall, this warranty is in line with the industry standard.
The 2020 RAM ProMaster Cargo Van has millions of drivers across the country who depend on the vehicle's capability to get the job done. The ProMaster offers a number of variants that allow it to be ideal for just about any operator's needs. With its capable V-6 engine and durability, the 2020 RAM ProMaster Cargo Van will remain a top choice for many types of businesses both big and small.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Ram Promaster invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All Ram Promaster MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.