Ford Transit vs. Ram Promaster

If you need a cargo van for your business, and if you happen to be looking for a used van dealership near Chicago Hawk Auto is the place for you. We always maintain a superb inventory of both preowned and new cargo vans from Ford and other makers, and our professional sales staff will help you find just the right van to meet your needs.

Ford Transit

A cargo van that’s definitely worth considering is the Ford Transit, a van that gives you both comfort on the road and productivity on the job.

If cargo space is a major consideration, with the Transit 250 you have a choice of three wheelbases and a variety of roof heights that give you ample cargo room. The 130-inch wheelbase gives you a choice of two roof heights, 83 inches or 100 inches. The Transit 148-inch wheelbase gives you three choices – 83 inches, 100 inches, or a high roof over 110 inches. And the roof height for the 148-inch wheelbase extended model is 109 inches.

Need plenty of power? Again, the Transit has you covered, giving you a choice of three engines, all designed to provide high performance while minimizing operating costs. The standard 3.7L V6 has advanced twin independent variable cam timing, while the 3.5L EcoBoost® delivers best-in-class maximum torque of 400 lb.-ft. And the proven 3.2L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel combines power plus Built Ford Tough® durability and dependability.

Payloads range from 3,020 lbs. (single rear wheel) up to 10,360 lbs. (dual rear wheel), and the Transit has a maximum towing capacity of 7,500 pounds.

Ram ProMaster



Another great cargo van to consider is the Ram ProMaster that’s available in two models, the Cargo van or the Cargo/Window van. Both are compact and capable with a nimble body design.

The ProMaster comes equipped with a 3.6L Pentastar® engine that delivers 280 HP and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. The ProMaster’s advanced technologies, like wide-range variable valve timing and two-step variable valve lift, deliver best-in-class standard V6 horsepower.

And don’t overlook the ProMaster’s 62TE six-speed automatic transmission, a well-known workhorse. Along with the 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine, this exceptional transmission provides smooth driving on Chicagoland roads, small changes between gears and proven capability that’s ready to work, whatever the job happens to be.

The ProMaster comes with a front-wheel drive and will keep your business moving with a 4,680-pound maximum payload, along with a towing capacity of up to 5,100 pounds.

In addition to all these great features, the ProMaster also gives you exceptional control of your payload with its Electronic Stability Control and four-wheel, Antilock Brake System. And for those tight squeezes that often come with the job, the ProMaster lets you stay ahead of the curve with its best-in-class, 36-foot turning diameter. No matter the terrain – crowded city streets, narrow back alleys or cramped loading docks – with the ProMaster you’ll have the maneuvering capability to get in and out quickly.

Whatever your business, whatever your job, you really can’t go wrong with either of these great cargo vans. So come by Hawk Auto today for a test drive, and let us help you make your choice.

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