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If you are thinking about buying an SUV, you should think a little more deeply and consider your other options. When doing so, you can see that a conversion van offers more, and you will do better with it in most cases. With this in mind, here are six reasons to purchase a conversion van over a SUV.

Price

First and foremost, if you want to save some cash when buying your vehicle, you should consider a conversion van. Simply put, they are less expensive to buy, and you can drive off the lot with thousands of dollars in savings. This is especially true when you start comparing equipment.

Fuel Economy

When you own an SUV, there is a pretty good chance that you will spend quite a bit more money on just fuel. Think about it, if you drive the average SUV, you will struggle to get 20 MPG (if you’re lucky), and you will waste [...]

RAM ProMaster Diesel Conversion Vans

Ram ProMaster Diesel Conversion Vans offer a high quality product from the get-go. The Ram ProMaster offers a better starting point for conversion vans when compared to other vans. This is thanks to class superlative engines, class-leading features, car-like handling and class-leading Fuel Economy. The reviewers love these vans, and it’s easy to see why.

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The Best Reviews

Usually commercial vans are a bit ho-hum, but the Ram Promaster has the reviewers raving. Edmunds.com, a leading automotive reviewer, calls the Promaster ‘a strong choice for American consumers.’ AutoWeek, which test drove the EcoDiesel, bragged about the great engine and how wonderful the handling is. TheFastLaneTruck.com and TheTruthAboutCars.com agreed, praising the front wheel drive. Reviewers also praised the numerous configurations, the fuel economy, the low floor, and the wide-open doors. TheTruthAboutCars.com noted that the [...]

My family hadn’t visited relatives down south in over two years. Back then, we had rented a far-too-small minivan, drove all night and arrived in Hilton Head exhausted. This time would be different.

Early Saturday morning, in front of our Kansas City home, my wife and I loaded luggage into our new RAM Sherry Conversion Van. Our oldest son, nearly six-foot tall at age 15, took a seat in the back, where he stretched his legs and promptly nodded off. Our younger two, Lisa and Eric, bickered over entertainment before focusing their sibling rivalry into a competitive round of Mario Kart displayed on the 36” HDTV.conversion-van-roadtrip-promaster-sherry

“That beats coloring books and magnetic checkers for road-trip entertainment,” my wife commented as I pulled onto I-70.

“No kidding! With the kids occupied and plenty of leg room, we might be able to drive straight through instead of stopping in St. [...]

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The end of Mercedes and Chrysler’s automotive relationship also meant the end of the Sprinter as the commercial van of choice for Dodge division. Enter Fiat and emergence of its Ducato van as a replacement for the recently spun-off Ram brand. Now reformulated for American consumption, the Ram ProMaster

But the one question that’s on everyone’s minds is “how well it’ll do when it comes to fuel efficiency?” Since the ProMaster is exempt from EPA fuel economy testing, there aren’t any official claims just yet in terms of fuel economy. Whatever the numbers are, they’re probably much better than those of the old full-size Ram Van – a vehicle that enjoyed a 32-year-long run with relatively few changes.

What We Know

What we do know is this: under the hood of the Ram ProMaster is Chrysler’s stalwart 3.6-liter Pentastar six-cylinder engine. Coupled to a six-speed automatic [...]

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