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2015 Ram ProMaster City compact van EPA-rated at 24 mpg combined

The 2015 Ram ProMaster City compact van (earlier post) has been EPA-rated at 21 mpg city, 29 mpg highway and 24 mpg combined (11.2, 8.1 and 9.8 l/100 km, respectively)—matching the EPA fuel economy ratings for the 2015 Ford Transit Connect (2WD) powered by a 2.5L, four-cylinder engine. The 1.6L EcoBoost version of the Transit Connect delivers slightly better fuel economy, with 22 city, 30 highway and 25 mpg combined, while the Nissan NV 200 and Chevy City Express both are also rated at 25 mpg combined—albeit with a more narrow spread between city and highway figures.

Compact Van Fuel Economy (mpg US)
Cycle 2015 Ram ProMaster City 2015 Ford Transit Connect (2.5L) 2015 Ford Transit Connect (1.6L EcoBoost) 2015 Nissan NV200 2015 Chevy City Express
City 21 21 22 24 24
Highway 29 29 30 26 26
Combined 24 24 25 25 25

Powered by a 2.4-liter Tigershark I-4 engine generating 178 hp (133 kW) at 6,400 rpm and peak torque of 174 lb-ft (231 N•m) at 3,900 rpm and exclusive 9-speed automatic transmission, the 2015 Ram ProMaster City also offers 2,000 pounds of towing capacity.

The base Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2015 Ram ProMaster City Cargo is $23,130, plus $995 for destination. The MSRP for the 2015 Ram ProMaster City Wagon starts at $24,130 plus $995 destination.

The Ram ProMaster City features a 48.4-inch span between the rear wheel wells, the widest in the class. Above the wheel wells, the ProMaster City’s nearly vertical side panels offer a width dimension of 60.4 inches. Combined with an interior roof height of 51.8 inches, the result is best-in-class volume of 131.7 cubic feet for the cargo van version of the ProMaster City.

The rear of the Ram ProMaster City is fitted with 60/40 split rear doors. Using lessons learned from European customers, the larger door of the Doblò-based 2015 Ram ProMaster City swings open toward the traffic (driver) side of the van, making it easy to quickly access larger cargo items and not block the path to the curbside of the van.

The five-passenger wagon version of the Ram ProMaster City is equipped with a three-passenger second row. The second-row seating is split 60/40, with each section capable of folding and tumbling forward to expand cargo room.

The 2015 Ram ProMaster City is assembled at the TOFAS plant in Bursa, Turkey. Awarded the World Class Manufacturing Gold Medal, this 3.6-million-square-foot (83.7-acre) state-of-the-art plant also assembles the Fiat Doblò. The optional cargo van configuration is upfitted at the Chrysler Group Transformation Center in Baltimore, Maryland.


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