RAM Cargo Van: Another Look

Here’s a newer member of the hard-working RAM Trucks lineup that’s well worth a second look: The RAM Cargo Van—RAM C/V for short.

If the vehicle’s profile looks familiar, that’s because the RAM C/V is brought to you by the people who pioneered the minivan, and there’s over 25 years of engineering experience backing up the platform. Upgrades for commercial use include a heavy-duty radiator and transmission cooler, while a heavy-duty suspension system raises the RAM C/V’s maximum Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) to 8,750 lbs.

An enclosed, windowless cargo area keeps valuable inventory safe and secure, away from prying eyes, or buyers can also select from a variety of glass/panel combinations. Total cargo volume is a whopping 144.4 cubic feet, impressive for a vehicle with such a tidy footprint, while the aluminum cargo deck can easily accommodate 4×8 ft. sheet materials stowed flat on the floor. The RAM C/V might be compact on the outside, but it’s big on the inside.

Here’s another compelling feature: With large, dual-sliding cargo doors—one on each side—and a body-wide lift gate at the rear, the RAM Cargo Van is far easier to load and unload than traditional commercial vehicles, especially in tight loading zones. And with the cargo floor barely a foot off the ground, lifting is reduced to the barest minimum.

Then there’s the award-winning Pentastar V6, which offers both 283 hp and EPA fuel economy ratings of 25 mpg highway, 17 mpg city. Who says a real work truck has to use lots of fuel? That’s just one more way the RAM C/V could change the way you think about your business vehicles.