2000 Dodge Ram Van

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2000 Dodge Ram Van

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6 trims

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2000 Dodge Ram Van review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
Dodge doesn’t mince words when it identifies the passenger and cargo versions of its full-size vans. The passenger version is called Ram Wagon, and the cargo model is called the Ram Van.

The Ram Wagon and Van were restyled and extensively upgraded for the 1998 model year, but the basic design dates to 1971.

Dodge offers three sizes of its full-size vans, while Ford and Chevrolet have just two. The shortest version has a wheelbase of 110 inches and an overall length of 187 inches — slightly shorter than the Chevrolet Astro, a truck-based minivan. The in-between version is 205 inches long and has a 128-inch wheelbase. The Maxi Van/Wagon shares the 128-inch wheelbase but is 26 inches longer in back.

Standard fare on all models includes dual passenger-side doors that swing out and dual rear cargo doors that also open to the sides. A sliding side door and a side-hinged single rear door are no-cost options.

The Ram Van is basic, to say the least. It comes with standard vinyl seats for the driver and front passenger, and the passenger seat can be deleted. Side and rear glass is optional on cargo models.

Seating accommodations on passenger models range from eight on the short body to 12 on the middle size and 15 on the Maxi Wagon with five rows of seats.

Cargo space starts at 207 cubic feet for the short body, grows to 247 on the middle size and tops out at 304 on the Maxi Van.

Under the Hood
A 3.9-liter V-6 with 175 horsepower is the standard engine for models rated for half-ton payloads (1500 Series), and it teams with a three-speed automatic transmission. A 225-horsepower 5.2-liter V-8 is standard on three-quarter and one-ton models (2500 and 3500 Series) and optional on the 1500 Series. A 5.9-liter V-8 is optional on all models except the short-body 1500. Both V-8s come with four-speed automatic transmission.


Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 4.3
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value for the money 4.3
  • Exterior styling 4.0
  • Reliability 4.0

Most recent consumer reviews


Awesome conversion van!!!

It’s a 2000 ram van wagon 1500 Still running great after all these years!! Have 109000 miles No problems! Just get oil. Hanged and lubed every 3000. Detailed every other year


Great vehicle for the family.

It was great for family trips and affordable. It had plenty of headroom in the back so that I at 5' 10" could almost fully stand. We took it on several trips and had a blast. Home away from home!!


Roomiest vehicle for the money.

We have 5 children andan with needed a van with more room than a minivan. This van is perfect. plenty of leg room for everyone. drives great. Poor gas mileage, goes with the territory though. Overall, very happy with the purchase

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Dodge
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
3 months/3,000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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