National Geographic : 1981 Jul
INTRODUCING DODGE MINI RAM. MORE MILEAGE, RANGE AND Who moves more people than VW for less money? It's Ram Tough Dodge's new Mini Ram Wagon. Compare Dodge Mini Ram 250 to VW Vanagon passenger seating, mileage, fuel capacity and range, horsepower and rear loading area. Mini Ram gives you more. Then compare factory installed options like power steering and your choice of 6 sound systems: all available in Mini Ram. Not in Vanagon. Now compare price. Mini Ram costs $2,553 less than Vanagon. For panel-side van buyers, there's a Dodge Van with the same perform ance, efficiency and interior *Stickerprice comparison,excluding title, Two- tone paint and whitewall tires $340 e Here's how Mini Ram beats Vanagon Dodge Mini Ram Wagon 250 VW Vanagon Sticker Price (MSRP) at base $8,137.00' $10,690.00' EPA EST. MPG 18MPG** 17 MPG** Horsepower 95 67 Passenger 8 7 Seating Overall Length 178.9" 179.9" Wheelbase 109.6" 95.8" Fuel Capacity 36 gal 15.9 gal. EPA Est Range 648 miles** 270 miles** Side Door Width 49" 42" Removable Yes No Rear Seat Factory-Installed Option Not Available Air Conditioning Power Steering Option Not Available Color-Keyed $410 with Carpeting Standard int pkg. dimensions as Mini Ram Wagon at a price VW hasn't seen in years: just $6,418* Underneath it all, Mini Ram is a Ram Tough Dodge Wagon. With the best rust protection of all wagons. There's 100% electrocoating, plus 370 sq. ft. of galvanized steel in critical areas... com pared to VW's 4 sq. ft. New Dodge Mini Ram Wagon. It does more than VW Vanagon and it does it for less. As a pure people mover, it just might be the best buy on the road today. RAM TOUGH taxes anddestination charges,unadjustedfor different levels of standardequipment. * *Use these numbers for comparison. Yourmileage andrangemay differ dependingon speed, distance and weather Calif est. lower.