Ford Transit vs RAM ProMaster Cargo Van

Ford Transit vs RAM Promaster

Consider this comparison of the Ford Transit versus the Ram ProMaster Cargo van to be a PSA for small business owners everywhere. Cargo vans are a solid investment for any business--big or small. The key to finding the perfect commercial vehicle is knowing your unique business goals and needs.

We're happy to go up to bat for either the Ford Transit or the Ram ProMaster Van; however, we do believe one is better than the other. We're going to compare specifications, prices and overall reliability of each model so that you don't have to. When you're ready, browse our latest commercial catalogs and brochures.

Engine Performance: Ram ProMaster Van Wins

Between the 2021 Ford Transit and the Ram ProMaster engines, you will see a minor difference in performance ratings. While Ford's commercial van offers a potent transmission option, the new Ram ProMaster provides better horsepower ratings. While both have V6 engines, one is more powerful, marking a win for the Ram ProMaster Cargo Van.

2021 Ford Transit

  • Engine Type: 3.5L PDFi V6
  • Transmission: 10-speed automatic Selectshift® with overdrive
  • Horsepower: 275 @ 6,500
  • Torque: 262 @ 3,750

2021 Ram ProMaster

  • Engine Type: 3.6 V6
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic
  • Horsepower: 280 @ 6,400RPM
  • Torque: 260 pound feet (4,400)

Towing Capabilities: Ram ProMaster Van Wins


Both the Ford Transit and the Ram ProMaster offer varying configurations, making the towing capacity a hard segment to compare. Generally speaking, the T-150, Low Ford Transit can tow up to 6,100 pounds. The Ram ProMaster offers a competitive towing capacity of 6,910 pounds.

2021 RAM ProMaster

Safety Features: Ram ProMaster Van Wins, Again

One can expect all of the typical safety features inside the Ford Transit. If you're shopping for a business van that can take on the harsh winters of Manhattan, New York, you're going to need something that can do more. The Ford Transit boasts a standard SecuriLock® Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) with an engine immobilizer. It also features Standard Co-Pilot360™ Technologies, which includes:

  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)
  • Auto High-Beam Headlamps
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Rear View Camera with Trailer Hitch Assist

In comparison, the Ram ProMaster van offers competitive safety systems for drivers to explore. In addition to what the Ford Transit has, the Ram ProMaster offers:

  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Advanced Front Air Bags
  • Parkview® Rear Back-Up Camera
  • Optional ParkSense® Rear Park-Assist System

The Final Say -- It's the ProMaster

Both of these two vans are top tier. You'll find that both models come outfitted with shelving, cabinets and a heavy-duty liftgate for business owners with tons of cargo. Both models come with high and low roof model designs as well. So, which is the winner? If you're looking for a vehicle that can easily get you around Queens, New York, we highly recommend the Ram ProMaster cargo van. In addition to all of the benefits mentioned above, the new Ram ProMaster offers 4 wheelbase options.

Test Drive Our Commercial Van Inventory Today

We're here to help you choose the right vehicle for your business. Book a test drive online on Long Island, NY and talk to our professionals about the Ram ProMaster in person. With the help of South Shore CDJR, you'll be the proud owner of a high-performance fleet of commercial vans in New York.

Interested in a Ram Promaster Van? Contact us today

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