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Features & Specs

2019 Ram ProMaster


2019 Ford Transit






6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

Engine power






Cargo space

259.0 cu. ft.

246.7 cu. ft.

2019 Ram ProMaster vs 2019 Ford Transit near Akron, OH

Are you looking to take your business to the next level? An easy solution for that is to buy yourself a commercial cargo van to take everything on the go. But once you’ve decided to buy a cargo van, the next question becomes, which one should I be buying? Luckily for you, we have chosen two of the top vehicles in the segment, and we are going to break them down for you to figure out which one is right for your needs. These two cargo vans are the 2019 Ram ProMaster and the 2019 Ford Transit. The Ram ProMaster has added many new features to the 2019 model, including front-end styling updates, an increase in payload and towing, and three new variants! The Ford Transit only comes with a few new additions to the 2019 model year, including new hinges, a few changes to feature availability and new seating layouts. These two cargo vans are off to a roaring start, but which one will come out on top? Keep reading to find out which one we recommend!

2019 Ram ProMaster Power & Handling

If you’re looking for a cargo van that comes with a reliable engine, then look no further than the ProMaster. This cargo van comes standard with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, which can generate up to 260 pound-feet of torque and 280 horsepower. This engine comes standard with a six-speed automatic transmission, along with front-wheel drive. Thanks to the Pentastar engine, towing is no problem for the ProMaster. The towing capacity is up to 5,100 pounds. This kind of towing is hard to find with a commercial van like the ProMaster. The payload rating is no slouch either, as you can carry up to 4,430 pounds with the 3500 model.

2019 Ford Transit Power & Handling

The 2019 Ford transit comes standard with a 3.7-liter V6 engine. This engine can pump out 275 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, while connected to a six-speed automatic transmission. All of this power is directed towards the rear wheels. You can also opt for an EcoBoost 3.5-liter V6 engine, or a 3.2-liter Power Stroke Diesel inline-5 engine.

2019 Ram ProMaster Features & Design

In order to differentiate the different models, the ProMaster comes in three different levels, including the 1500, 2500, and 3500. These different sizes show off longer wheelbases, taller roofs, and an increase in payload. The 1500 comes with a 118-inch wheelbase and a low roof, or you can opt for a 136-inch wheelbase and either a high or low roof. The 2500 is available with a 136-inch wheelbase and either a high or low roof or a 159-inch wheelbase with a high roof. Finally, the 3500 comes with either a low or high roof and a 136-inch wheelbase or a 159-inch wheelbase with a high roof. Standard features among these models include a media player interface, 16-inch steel wheels, a 4-speaker audio system with an auxiliary audio jack, split-opening rear doors, two USB ports, manually adjustable mirrors, a 5-inch touchscreen, remote locking and unlocking, tie-down rings in the cargo area, a full-size spare tire, cargo lights, a rearview camera, a telescoping-only steering wheel, air conditioning, and cloth upholstery. A few optional features include a navigation system power-folding and heated mirrors, a tow hitch, vinyl upholstery, rear parking sensors, swivel seats, and heated seats.

2019 Ford Transit Features & Design

The 2019 Transit comes with many standard and available features. Some of the standard features include air conditioning, cargo tie-down hooks, vinyl floor covering, a 4-inch multi-function display, steering wheel with audio controls, 4-speaker audio system, power windows, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, remote keyless entry, variable-intermittent wipers, rear recovery eye, and power-adjustable mirrors. A few of the available features include 3 lengths, 3 roof heights, Bluetooth, a reverse sensing system, trailer wiring provisions, lane-keeping system with driver alert, SecuriLock passive anti-theft system, and a 6.5-inch SYNC 3 touchscreen system. The Transit is heavily lacking when it comes to standard features, and while it’s easy enough to add on a few options, it’s also preferable to have a solid base model.


While both Ford and Ram put forward their best commercial cargo vans, it’s very easy to see that the 2019 ProMaster truly takes the cake. This cargo van comes with a reliable standard engine, three model options, and a long list of standard features. There truly is no cargo van on the market today that can boost your business as easily as the 2019 Ram ProMaster. To learn more about this van, read our full model review that has been linked down below!

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