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2017 ProMaster Cargo Van vs. 2017 Ford Transit

2017 ProMaster Cargo Van vs. 2017 Ford Transit

No business can afford to waste time or money on an unreliable cargo van. At North York Chrysler, we take finding the perfect van for you seriously. That's why we thought it would be helpful to compare our popular, versatile, and tough New 2017 ProMasterCargo Van with some of our competitors. This time around, we will take on the 2017 Ford Transit.

2017 ProMaster Cargo Van


2017 ProMaster Cargo Van

Based on the industry-leading FIAT Ducato design, the 2017 ProMaster Cargo Van is an outstanding cargo van that offers businesses a tremendous number of benefits. Available in four body types (van, window van, cutaway, and chassis cab) and three trims, the ProMaster Cargo Van has something for everyone. No matter which trim or body type you choose, your van is powered by the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar VVT V6 that produces 280 horsepower and
260 lb.-ft. of torque. Unlike other vans the sector, the 2017 ProMaster Cargo Van has front-wheel drive, which gives you the Best-in-Class turning radius. The van handles like a dream due to Electronic Stability Control with Brake Assist, Hill Start Assist, Trailer Sway Control, and All-Speed Traction Control. Depending on what trim you choose, you get a GCWR of up to 12,500 lb. (5,670 kg), a towing capacity up to 5,100 lb. (2,313 kg), and a maximum wheelbase of 4039 mm (159 inches.)


As far as technology, the 2017 ProMaster Cargo van is loaded with standard and available features like:

  • Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Uconnect 5.0 multimedia centre with five-inch touchscreen
  • GPS navigation
  • Park-Sense Rear Park Assist
  • ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera.
  • SiriusXM satellite radio
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring Display
  • Nine exterior colours
  • 260 degree-opening rear doors
  • Smart three-piece front fascia
  • RAM Commercial Upfit Centre ready


2017 Ford Transit

The 2017 Ford Transit is a capable van that is available in three trims (Van, Passenger Wagon XL, Passenger Wagon XLT) and ten exterior colours. The Ford Transit comes standard with a 3.7-liter Ti-VCT V6 that puts out 275 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque and a 94.6 liter fuel tank. The wheelbase of the Ford Transit measures in at 3750 mm and the ride is improved by heavy-duty gas shocks, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, and hydraulic power rack and pinion staring.  Other standard features on the 2017 Ford Transit include:

  • Front only A/C
  • Vinyl floor covering (front)
  • Step well pads
  • Lighted rear compartment
  • AM/FM stereo with audio input jack and four front speakers
  • Cargo area tie down loops
  • 60/40 hinged passenger-side doors
  • 50/50 hinged rear door with a maximum of 237-degree opening
  • Keyless-Entry pad
  • Centre High Mount Stop Light (CHMSL)
  • SecuriLock Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) with engine immobilizer


The Right Cargo Van for You

2017 ProMaster Cargo Van Interior

As we mentioned before, no business can afford a subpar, or even average, cargo van. While the 2017 Ford Transit has its benefits, we believe that the 2017 ProMaster Cargo Van is the best choice. The Promaster Cargo Van gives you more versatility for both passengers and cargo, more engine torque, better rear doors, and unique styling. While looking a stats and pictures on the internet can help, you need to get behind the wheel of a van to make an educated choice. At CarHub - Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat dealership, we'd be happy to schedule a test-drive and also explain all the other benefits of the 2017 ProMaster Cargo Van. So don't waste another day driving around in a mediocre cargo van, talk with the experts at North York Chrysler today.

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