2018 Ram ProMaster vs 2018 Ford Transit

Commercial shoppers on the hunt for a practical and affordable cargo van may be able to find their match with one of the vehicles in this 2018 Ram ProMaster vs 2018 Ford Transit comparison. Each of these models is available in both cargo van and passenger-oriented styles, but for this page we are focusing on the cargo-optimized options.

Both of these vans offer practical hauling capability, but the value that the 2018 Ram ProMaster offers from the get-go can be very attractive for small and large business owners. Even though this model has a lower starting MSRP, its base model offers more horsepower and interior space right out of the gate than the 2018 Ford Transit. This can make it extremely valuable whether drivers are looking for an affordable starting model, or a high-volume fleet model.

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2018 Ram ProMaster vs 2018 Ford Transit
$29,995 Starting MSRP $32,285
3.6-L V-6 (280 hp) Base Engine 3.7-L V-6 (275 hp)
Front-wheel Drive Rear-wheel
259 to 463 cubic feet Cargo Capacity 246.7 to 487.3 cubic feet

Cargo Space and Engines on the 2018 ProMaster

Both models in this 2018 Ram ProMaster vs 2018 Ford Transit comparison come in short and high roof options, and with extended wheelbases for shoppers who need premium space. While the 2018 Ford Transit offers the maximum interior space in this comparison (if drivers opt for its largest and more expensive model) the base 2018 Ram ProMaster delivers 259 cubic feet of cargo space in even its smallest version, compared to the 246.7 cubic feet that comes in the smallest 2018 Transit.

Part of the reason the 2018 Ram ProMaster can offer such valuable interior space is its drive design. With its class-exclusive front-wheel drive, the 2018 ProMaster can deliver more interior space with its best-in-class standard cargo height of 65.4 inches, while also providing premium traction in all weather situations. The 2018 Ram ProMaster comes standard with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine, while the base 3.6-liter V-6 on the 2018 Ford Transit is rated for 275 horsepower. Both of these engines offer 260 pound-feet of torque. The 2018 Ram ProMaster is also available with a 3.0-liter diesel four-cylinder, while the Ford van has an additional gas and diesel engine option. To learn more about this comparison, or to test drive a 2018 Ram ProMaster at the Fury Ram Truck Center in Lake Elmo MN, contact a member of our sales team.
white 2018 Ram ProMaster  on the work site with rear doors open
2018 Ram ProMaster driving in the city directly at the camera
front and side view of a red 2018 Ram ProMaster
red 2018 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van being loaded with possibly sandbags

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