How Big Is A Ram ProMaster? [2500 And 3500 Models]

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The Ram ProMaster is a versatile work van useful for carrying cargo, transporting passengers, or even camping. However, with three models available, each in multiple sizes and some with the option of adding rear seats, it can be challenging to determine which configuration best meets your needs. How much room you need for payload, passengers, or living space is a primary consideration. So, how big are the various models of the Ram ProMaster? We’ve done the research, and we have the answers for you!  

Ram ProMaster vans range in size from a 118″ wheelbase with 259 cubic feet of cargo space to a high-roof 159″ wheelbase with 463 cubic feet of cargo space. The volume of cargo space varies with the length and height of the cargo area; the width of all ProMasters is 6’3″.

  • The smallest features a 118″ wheelbase, 8′ long cargo area, 5’6″ interior height, and 6’3″ interior width. 
  • The largest has a 159″ wheelbase, 13′ long cargo area, 6’5″ interior height, and 6’3″ interior width. 

In the remainder of this article, we’ll discuss the sizes and configurations of Ram ProMasters in detail, with attention to the implications for work, passenger seating, and camping. Additionally, we’ll describe the differences between the ProMaster 1500, 2500, and 3500 models. And we’ll tell you which ProMaster vans are the smallest and the largest, as well as which ones are tall enough to stand up in. Keep on reading!

Three Ram Promast er 2500 full sized vans parked on the side of a parking lot, How Big Is A Ram ProMaster? [2500 And 3500 Models]

How Big Is A Ram ProMaster?

Wheelbase And Cargo Area Dimensions

The Ram ProMaster comes in three wheelbase lengths and four cargo-area lengths:

  • 118″ wheelbase/8′ cargo area
  • 136″ wheelbase/10′ cargo area
  • 159″ wheelbase/12′ cargo area
  • 159″ wheelbase/13′ cargo area

The cargo area’s cubic footage is computed by multiplying its width by length by height. All ProMasters are 6’3″ wide. So, as the length of the cargo area increases, as does its volume.

For example, a ProMaster with an 8’long cargo area and a standard-height roof has 259 cubic feet of cargo capacity. By contrast, with a 10′ long cargo area and standard roof, the cargo capacity increases to 304 cubic feet. 

However, the larger volume doesn’t necessarily mean that a bigger van can carry more cargo weight. For example, the 8′ van described above has a smaller cargo volume than the 10′ van but a greater maximum payload.

Although this may seem counterintuitive, it’s explained by something called the GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating), which is the maximum total amount that a vehicle, its cargo, and its passengers can weigh. Both of the vans described here have a GVWR of 8,550 lbs. Because the larger vehicle weighs more than the smaller one, it can add less cargo before reaching its maximum weight.

Roof Height

There are two roof heights available in the Ram ProMaster:

  • The standard interior roof height (5’6″) is available in the 118″ and 136″ wheelbase lengths.
  • The high roof (6’5″) is available in the 136″ wheelbase and standard for the 159″ wheelbase. 

A high-roof van has greater cargo volume than a van of the same length with a standard roof. However, as described above, greater cargo volume does not equal greater cargo weight capacity. In addition to the GVWR, there is also the danger that the taller vehicle may become unstable if too much heavy cargo is loaded near its ceiling. 

A major advantage of the high roof is its capacity to carry taller items. Additionally, it is more comfortable to work and/or live in, especially for tall individuals. By contrast, the standard-roof van is more stable in high winds, and its lower profile makes it easier to park in the family garage. 

Upfits And Seating Capacity

All of the ProMaster cargo vans can accommodate upfits. These are integrated shelving and storage units specially designed to hold the tools of various trades: catering/delivery, construction, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, or telecommunications. Upfits are configured to fit the cargo area in any size of ProMaster.

By contrast, ProMaster window vans do not have upfits available; however, they can add rear seating. Both the 12′ and 13′ window vans can accommodate up to 10 rear seats. They are especially popular as shuttle buses.

What Sizes Does The Ram ProMaster Come In?

The Ram ProMaster van comes in 12 different configurations, designed to serve a wide variety of functions. The configurations are determined by a combination of four factors: length of cargo area, roof height, seating capacity, and windows in the cargo area.  

ProMaster 1500 Configurations

The ProMaster 1500 comes in 118″ and 136″ wheelbases, with cargo lengths of 8′ and 10′. With a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) rating of 8,550 lbs, this is the lightest ProMaster model. It also has the smallest cargo space and payload capacity.

The 118″ configuration has a light-duty suspension, while the 136″ configuration has a medium-duty suspension. So, the 1500 model is not ideal for carrying heavy loads or navigating rough terrain.

Cargo Van, Standard Roof, 118″ Wheelbase

  • 8′ cargo length
  • 5’6″ cargo height
  • 259 cubic feet cargo space
  • 4,000 lbs maximum payload
  • 8,550 lbs GVWR
  • 2 seats
  • Available upfits: construction, delivery/catering, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, telecom
  • Light-duty suspension

Cargo Van, Standard Roof, 136″ Wheelbase

  • 10′ cargo length
  • 5’6″ cargo height
  • 304 cubic feet cargo space
  • 3,890 lbs maximum payload
  • 8,550 lbs GVWR
  • 2 seats
  • Available upfits: construction, delivery/catering, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, telecom
  • Medium-duty suspension

Cargo Van, High Roof, 136″ Wheelbase

  • 10′ cargo length
  • 6’5″ cargo height
  • 353 cubic feet cargo space
  • 3,760 lbs maximum payload
  • 8,550 lbs GVWR
  • 2 seats
  • Available upfits: construction, delivery/catering, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, telecom
  • Medium-duty suspension

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ProMaster 2500

The most popular of the ProMaster models, the 2500, is a workhorse with a heavier body, sturdier suspension, and higher payload capacity than the 1500. The 2500 series includes two wheelbase lengths: 136″ (10′ cargo area length) available in standard and high roof; and 159″ (12′ cargo area length) with high roof. The 159″ van is available as either a standard cargo van or a window van with the option of adding up to 10 rear seats. 

Cargo Van, Standard Roof, 136″ Wheelbase

  • 10′ cargo length
  • 5’6″ cargo height
  • 304 cubic feet cargo space
  • 4,260 lbs maximum payload
  • 8,900 lbs GVWR
  • 2 seats
  • Available upfits: construction, delivery/catering, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, telecom
  • Heavy-duty suspension

Cargo Van, High Roof, 136″ Wheelbase

  • 10′ cargo length
  • 6’5″ cargo height
  • 353 cubic feet cargo space
  • 4,130 lbs maximum payload
  • 8,900 lbs GVWR
  • 2 seats
  • Available upfits: construction, delivery/catering,electrical, HVAC, plumbing, telecom
  • Heavy-duty suspension

Cargo Van, High Roof, 159″ Wheelbase

  • 12′ cargo length
  • 6’5″ cargo height
  • 420 cubic feet cargo space
  • 4,010 lbs maximum payload
  • 8,900 lbs GVWR
  • 2 seats
  • Available upfits: construction, delivery/catering, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, telecom
  • Heavy-duty suspension

Window Van, High Roof, 159″ Wheelbase

  • 12′ cargo length
  • 6’5″ cargo height
  • 420 cubic feet cargo space
  • 3,940 lbs maximum payload
  • 8,900 lbs GVWR
  • 2 seats standard; up to 10 rear seats available
  • No upfits available
  • Touring suspension standard; heavy-duty suspension available

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ProMaster 3500

The ProMaster 3500 is the best option for artisans who normally carry heavy payloads and conversion to a camping vehicle. All ProMaster 3500 vans come with heavy-duty suspension. The two largest can be outfitted with premium suspension and rear stabilization bars.

The 3500-model window van features a high roof (6’5″) and a 13′-long open area behind the front seats. This makes it ideal for carrying a payload, accommodating passengers, or converting to living space. 

Cargo Van, Standard Roof, 136″ Wheelbase

  • 10′ cargo length
  • 5’6″ cargo height
  • 304 cubic feet cargo space
  • 4,680 lbs maximum payload
  • 9,350 lbs GVWR
  • 2 seats
  • Available upfits: construction, delivery/catering, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, telecom
  • Heavy-duty suspension

Cargo Van, High Roof, 136″ Wheelbase

  • 10′ cargo length
  • 6’5″ cargo height
  • 353 cubic feet cargo space
  • 4,580 lbs maximum payload
  • 9,350 lbs GVWR
  • 2 seats
  • Available upfits: construction, delivery/catering, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, telecom
  • Heavy-duty suspension

Cargo Van, High Roof, 159″ Wheelbase

  • 12′ cargo length
  • 6’5″ cargo height
  • 420 cubic feet cargo space
  • 4,430 lbs maximum payload
  • 9,350 lbs GVWR
  • 2 seats
  • Available upfits: construction, delivery/catering, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, telecom
  • Heavy-duty suspension standard, premium heavy-duty suspension available
  • Rear heavy-duty stabilizer bar available

Cargo Van, High Roof, 159″ Wheelbase

  • 13′ cargo length
  • 6’5″ cargo height
  • 463 cubic feet cargo space
  • 4,330 lbs maximum payload
  • 9,350 lbs GVWR
  • 2 seats
  • Available upfits: construction, delivery/catering, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, telecom
  • Heavy-duty suspension standard, premium heavy-duty suspension available
  • Rear stabilizer bar standard, rear heavy-duty stabilizer bar available

Window Van, High Roof, 159″ Wheelbase

  • 13′ cargo length
  • 6’5″ cargo height
  • 463 cubic feet cargo space
  • 4,290 lbs maximum payload
  • 9,350 lbs GVWR
  • 2 seats standard, up to 10 rear seats available
  • No upfits available
  • Touring suspension standard, heavy-duty or premium heavy-duty suspension available
  • Rear heavy-duty stabilizer bar standard, rear stabilizer bar available

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What Is The Smallest Ram ProMaster?

The Ram ProMaster 1500 cargo van with a standard roof and 118″ wheelbase (8′ cargo length) is the smallest ProMaster available. It is nimble and maneuverable, making it excellent for navigating tight city streets. It’s generally used for light-duty work such as delivery and catering.  

What Is The Longest Ram ProMaster?

Several Ram ProMasters have a 159″ wheelbase. Among these, one cargo van and one window van feature 13′ cargo areas. In addition, both have heavy-duty suspension and can handle large passenger and/or cargo loads. 

What Is The Difference Between Ram ProMaster 1500 And 2500?

The two major differences between the 1500 and 2500 Ram ProMaster models are their sizes and suspensions. The ProMaster 1500 is smaller, with 118″ and 136″ wheelbases, no high-roof option, and no window option. The 2500, on the other hand, comes with a 136″ wheelbase, either a standard or high roof, and a 159″ cargo or window van –both with high roofs.   

Due to its smaller size, the 1500 ProMaster uses light- and medium-duty suspensions, respectively, on its 118″ and 136″ models. The 2500 series, designed for heavier payloads and rougher terrain, features heavy-duty suspension on all its configurations. 

Can You Stand Up In A Ram ProMaster?

A Ram ProMaster with a standard roof has an interior height of 5’6″, which makes it possible for relatively small people to stand up in it. A high-roof ProMaster, by contrast, measures 6’5″ inside the cargo area, which makes it comfortable for almost anyone to stand upright.

In Closing

Whether you’re using it for work, passenger transport, or camping, there’s a Ram ProMaster that’s just right for you! Now that you know all about the different lengths, roof heights, and seating options, you can design your van to meet your unique needs.

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