• MSRP: $5,284–$14,020
  • Body Style: Cargo Van
  • Combined MPG: 20
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 2
  • Cargo Space: 144.4 cu.ft.
2013 RAM Cargo

Our Take on the Latest Model 2013 RAM Cargo

What We Don't Like

  • Visibility restrictions
  • Side curtain airbags not offered

Notable Features

  • 283-hp V-6
  • Six-speed automatic
  • 144.4 cubic feet of cargo room

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Vehicle Overview

Sharing the same platform and powertrain as the consumer-oriented Dodge Grand Caravan minivan, the two-seat Ram Cargo Van is designed for commercial use. The van has an aluminum rear load floor, and solid panels take the place of glass windows in many instances. Buyers can also choose an optional floor that provides access to storage bins below the surface. The van competes against the Ford Transit Connect.

New for 2013
There are no significant changes for 2013.

ExteriorThe Ram Cargo Van features Dodge's trademark crosshair grille and solid side panels, and it comes standard with 16-inch steel wheels with covers. Other exterior features include:

  • Standard dual manual-sliding side doors
  • Standard heated side mirrors
  • Standard LED taillamps
  • Optional rear window wiper
  • Variety of solid- or glass-panel combinations

Interior
The Cargo Van seats two in standard cloth bucket seats. A power driver's seat is optional. There's 144.4 cubic feet of cargo space, and it's configured to handle 4-by-8 sheets of building material. Other interior features include:

  • Standard dual-zone manual air conditioning
  • Standard cruise control
  • Standard rear and front 12-volt power outlets
  • Standard CD stereo with MP3 jack
  • Standard tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Optional backup camera
  • Optional 6.5-inch touch-screen navigation system with 30-gigabyte hard drive

Under the HoodThe Cargo Van is powered by a 283-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine that teams with a six-speed automatic transmission. A driver-selectable fuel economizer modifies the transmission's shift program to increase gas mileage.

A heavy-duty suspension gives the Cargo Van a 1,800-pound payload rating while the maximum towing rating is 3,600 pounds. Mechanical features include:

  • Front-wheel drive
  • Runs on regular gas
  • Engine oil cooler
  • Heavy-duty radiator
  • 160-amp alternator

Safety
Standard safety features include:

  • All-disc antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system with traction control
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Active front head restraints

 

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Recalls

There are currently 3 recalls for this car.


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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/100,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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