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New Caravan C/V: 2012 Ram Cargo Van

by David Zatz on

Ram cargo van

The 2012 Ram Cargo Van (Ram C/V) is based on the popular Dodge/Chrysler minivans, but have a solid (window-free) sliding door, and, instead of the standard rear glass, solid privacy panels or glass panels. Fred Diaz, President and CEO of Ram Truck Brand said the C/V had “a lower total cost of ownership.” It replaces the long-standing Dodge Caravan C/V.

Changes include a structural aluminum rear load floor with two flooring options: one with a flat, uninterrupted, high-capacity surface, and another witih through-the-floor access to three storage bins and load floor tie-downs. The payload is now 1,800 lb with a GCWR of 8,750 lb; towing capacity is 3,600 lb. Numerous engineering changes to the suspension and powertrain increased capacity; this appears to be the most highly customized C/V version in some years.

For full details, see our 2012 Ram C/V (Cargo Van) page.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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