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Thank Fiat International, one of the largest producers of commercial vehicles in the world, for the latest fine offering from Dodge. The 2015 compact Ram Promaster City wagon is a good alternative to the pickup or minivan.
The purposeful cargo/passenger van gets a sole 24-liter DOHC inline-4 cylinder engine offering 178 horsepower @ 6400 rpm and 174 pounds-feet of torque @ 3800 rpm. And forget the antique 6-speed auto transmission. Instead, you get a standard 9-speed gear box, which will save you loads at the gas station because of its fuel-efficient features. Boosting the solidness and instilling confidence in the driver is a front independent MacPherson strut and a bi-link rear suspension. Turning sharp corners on the back roads? The hydraulic power-assist rack-and-pinion steering in our front-wheel drive version was up to the job. The van can haul up to 1,900 pounds and touts a tow capacity of about 2,000 pounds.
Large side panels for advertising/business signage, swing-out rear doors, sliding passenger-side doors, four built-in cargo tie-down rings, and customizable shelves add to the functionality and versatility. Just to give you an idea, with the 60/40 second-row seat in place, you get 4 feet of cargo length; with seat folded, 6 feet of cargo length space. It is the perfect workshop vehicle to deliver packages, food from a caterer, tools for a professional trader or even gear for band members. Best of all, the vehicle fits in most garages or passes through most car washes and fast food/bank drive-thru lanes. Lest we forget, the Promaster comes with a/c, cloth bucket seats, tilt/telescopic steering wheel, power windows and door locks, 5-inch Uconnect touchscreen and other standard amenities.
Base priced at $24,130 for our five-passenger version, optional groups packages are available to fit the needs of any buyer. If you seek pickup-like comfort, interior comforts and drivability in a passenger/cargo van, the Ram Promaster City fits the bill. And handily so.

Tires: 215/55/R16
Wheelbase: 122.4 inches
Length: 187.5 inches
Fuel capacity: 16 gallons
City: 21 mpg
Highway: 24 mpg
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Test-drive the Promaster City as well as any Jeep, Chrysler and Dodge vehicles at Jerry Ulm Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep, 2966 N. Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa. For more information, call the dealership at (813) 872-6645 or visit