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post #1 of 20 Old 05-09-2014, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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Chevrolet City Express vs RAM Promaster City

While this will be a little bit difficult without officially official specs, there are things we can learn and do know.

For one both Vans have an uphill battle against the class leading Transit Connect, the PM city already have several years of slogging against the TC as the FIAT Doblo in Europe.





Engines:

City Express: 2.0L DOHC I4
Promaster City: 2.0L Petrol or 2.0 Diesel

Power/Torque:

City Express: 131 @ 5200 rpm/139 @ 4800 rpm
Promaster City: ???

Fuel Economy (MPG):

City Express: 24 city/25 highway/24 combined
Promaster City: ???

Max Payload/GVWR:

City Express: 1500 lbs/4751 lbs
Promaster City: 1609 lbs/4233 lbs

Cargo Volume:

City Express: 122.7 cubic feet
Promaster City: up to 176 cubic feet

Again a difficult comparison considering the specs have still not been released yet. Most curious will be the engine choices. I mean its likely we even see the PM City sharing engines with the Jeep Renegade/Cherokee. We could end up seeing it show up with a 1.4L Turbo or even the 2.4L MultiAir.
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Are those power numbers for Horsepower or Torque?
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I realize that looks aren't that important when buying a van but the City Express looks a lot better than the Promaster City from these pictures.

I do notice that the Promaster City has a much higher cargo capacity than the City Express though.

It seems to me that they may be targeted towards slightly different customers.
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Are those power numbers for Horsepower or Torque?
hp/torque
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this segment is heating up

im sure teh promaster city will have its own following
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Regular ProMasters have done well, i recall seeing A LOT of them on the road which is of course a good thing.
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i am starting to see them more and more
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What will be interesting is once all vans in this segment are out in full and all have a good amount sold and how many of each people end up seeing.
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I just don't think that the Promaster is a very good looking vehicle. Both the City Express and the Transit are both better looking vehicles in my opinion. Now looks aren't the most important with vehicles like this, but I do think that it counts for a bit.
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Fact is the promaster is ugly but it seems to be doing well in sales. However I seen the Ducato which looks better and has a chance of influencing a redesign in the PM.
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