2000 Dodge Ram Van

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Key Specs

of the 2000 Dodge Ram Van. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
    Cargo Van
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-wheel Drive
  • Cargo Space:
    240.9 cu.ft.
  • Seating:
    1-2 Seats
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2000 Dodge Ram Van Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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.

Exterior
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.

Interior
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 en...
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.

Exterior
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.

Interior
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.

 
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From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

Consumer Reviews

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(4.2)
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(4.2)
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(3.8)
Value For The Money
(4.2)

What Drivers Are Saying

(4.0)

Great vehicle for the family.

by TOshields from Lexington on November 3, 2017

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!! Read full review

(4.0)

Roomiest vehicle for the money.

by Large Family Van Man from Rolla, MO on April 2, 2012

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, ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Ram Van received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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