The Best 9 Passenger Conversion Van For The Money
- August 12, 2014
- 9 Passenger Conversion Van, Conversion Van, New Conversion Vans, ProMaster Conversion Van
- Posted by Brian Haase
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Compared to Chevrolet, Ford and GMC, the RAM ProMaster Sherry Conversion Van offers many more advantages. From the overall design, interior and mechanical features, the 9-passenger van remains in a class of its own. Could this make the Sherry Van the Ultimate Passenger Van?
Unlike the Ford Transit conversion van, the factory raised roof of the Sherry Van is part of the framework and not a fiberglass add-on. In fact, the van is more than 17 inches taller, one foot longer and wider, but weighs 300 pounds less. The floor is also lower. In addition to providing more head and leg room, door entrances are wider and taller than the models manufactured by the competition. The rear doors open a full 270 degrees and lock into place when needed. The side door slides open and the width provides ample space in the event that someone may need to install a heavy duty mechanical lift for a Mobility Van. The full-length, non-slip step running boards offer quick and easy access to the interior.
Under the aerodynamically designed hood lies a 3.6L V6 engine that provides an impressive 20+ MPG, which is an improvement over V8 engines that offer 13/17mpg. Unlike all-wheel drive vans, the Sherry Conversion features full-time front wheel drive and a 6-speed automatic transmission. Safety features include standard driver, front passenger and dual side curtain airbags and powered, collapsible mirrors assist when entering tight spaces.
There is no center console to hinder moving from the front to rear of the van. The interior provides ample 9-passenger seating in overstuffed, two-tone leather seats. The second and third row captain’s chairs swivel a full 360 degrees and lock into two positions. The functionality of the chairs is made possible via the unique seat-belt systems that are built into each chair. The seats additionally feature power recline and self-leveling armrests. The rear sectioned, bench sofa-styled seat also comes equipped with power recline, power slide,armrests, consoles and LED lit cup holders.
Also unlike other conversion vans, the Sherry Van has a class-leading 32″ Vizio HDTV with a Blu-ray DVD player. A touchscreen navigation system has a Uconnect receiver and Bluetooth calling/streaming. The rear entertainment system has surround sound capability and premium Pioneer speakers. There are also HDMI inputs, DC and USB charging ports in the front and in the passenger areas. Passengers may also listen to the rear stereo, watch a movie or play a game using wireless headphones.
Occupants enjoy a smooth, very quiet ride thanks to Dynamat sound deadening. Though the windows feature limo tinting, pleated day/night window shades offer extra protection from the sun or offer additional privacy. LED lighting throughout allows enough illumination to access consoles, controls and cup holders. The van also has front and rear A/C and heat climate controls. The upper sides and rear of the van also offers more than enough storage space.