The 2015 Ram ProMaster City Wagon van has the payload capacity to haul heavy loads, but does it have the volume to haul a 200cc Suzuki dual-sport motorcycle? TFLtruck wanted to find out.
The Wagon version of the van is setup to carry up to five people with the folding second row of seats. This is very useful for hauling your crew, but it also decreases the the payload and towing ratings from the ProMaster City cargo van. The payload for the Wagon is 1,700 lbs (versus 1,883 lbs) and maximum towing is at 1,800 lbs (versus 2,000 lbs).
All ProMaster City vans come with a 2.4-liter TigerShark four-cylinder engine that makes 178 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque. It’s backed up by the 9-speed automatic transmission to spin the front wheels. EPA rates the van at 21 MPG in the city, 29 MPG on the highway, and 24 MPG combined.
Will the motorcycle fit? The offset rear barn doors are handy and can be made to swing all the way out (180 degrees). The rear opening is 48 inches wide and 49 inches tall. Cargo floor length with the seats folded is 68.7 inches. And the wagon has 101.7 cu-ft of cargo hauling volume. If this was the cargo version, then the total cargo volume is at 131.7 cu-ft.
Take a look at exactly how the Suzuki motorcycle fits.