Despite what seems to be popular belief, most of life happens outside of social media. Sure, everyone loves to broadcast every rep they do at the gym, or every shot they take at the bar, but in between phone charges, some of us have actual work to do. Yes, it’s fun to tell people about your new business, but what’s more fun is actually making that business happen, and with the 2022 Ram ProMaster Van, you will be able to actually create something work bragging about.
Whether you’re a contractor, electrician, delivery service, or car service, the 2022 Ram ProMaster Van has plenty of features to make your daily commutes a lot more efficient and comfortable. Starting from the inside and working our way out, the Ram updates it’s infotainment system for 2022 with its Uconnect 5C NAV w/Ram Connect. The centerpiece of the system, quite literally, is the central mounted (and optional) 10-inch touchscreen (7-inch is standard). This system uses Bluetooth to connect to two smartphones at once, so you and your partner or crew can get things done at the same time.
The driver’s dashboard comes standard with a traditional 3.5-inch analog display or optional 7-inch digital setup, which can alert you to fun things like remaining oil life, and traffic sign changes. But fear not, because there is a centrally mounted phone shelf incorporated with the cup holders to keep your two most valuable daily possessions within easy reach — the internet and caffeine. Wireless charging keeps things simple, while two USB ports and a traditional 115V outlet allow for powering other devices. Another useful features is the start/stop button which works in tandem with the Remote Proximity Keyless Entry to allow you to carry those money-making packages or tools and not have to waste time hunting for your keys.
Power for the 2022 Ram ProMaster Van comes from the gracefully aging (also read: classic) 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 that makes a respectable 280-horsepower at 6,400 rpm and moderate 260 pound-feet of torque at 4,400 rpm. Though it’s been around since the Bush administration, Ram has updated things a bit. Electric power steering, variable-valve timing, and lower internal friction all help the elderly V6 keep up with the times. That power then gets channeled through a new 9-speed automatic on its way to the front wheels. Weirdly, the PM doesn’t offer an all-wheel drive option like some of its competitors, which we can only assume is a payload issue, or rather a payload bragging issue. With more weight from the truck itself, the Best-in-Class payload rating of 4,680 pounds would not be so, and we assume that the 6,910-pound towing capacity would also suffer a bit as well.
Getting cargo in to and out of the 2022 Ram ProMaster Van is obviously going to be a regular task, so Ram set up the rear doors to be able to open 260 degrees and able to fold just about flat against the van itself to allow for up to 60-inches of width. There are also dual sliding side doors that can be opened up to 49-inches. The 75-inch max cargo width is Best-in-Class, as is the 56-inch width between the rear wheel wells and the low-load floor height of just 21-inches.
There are plenty of available driving aids on the ProMaster to make your work day as safe as possible. Traffic Sign Recognition, Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist as well as the Drowsy Driver Detection, Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning w/Active Braking and Pedestrian/Cyclist Emergency Braking system all do their best to make sure you get where you’re going in one piece.
Obviously depending on what set up and how many options you choose from will dictate exactly how much you ending up paying for your ProMaster, but Ram gave this truck a very low buy-in base price of just $26,765. So you can spend less on your vehicle and more on your business, or maybe even upgrade that iPhone to the latest and greatest model to get back to telling everyone how awesome your new work truck really is.