One thing that concerns me is why did Dodge decide to make the Promaster a front wheel drive instead of RWD. Wouldn't a RWD vehicle help by pushing the load the vehicle is carrying instead of pulling from the front?
I know there is a lot of discussion on why the promaster ended up to be just offered in front wheel drive. Dodge argues that the ProMaster’s front-wheel drive will give it greater cargo capacity as well as superior mileage and a lower step-in height.
There is nothing wrong with front wheel drive for a cargo van. If you are towing I would be concerned but I doubt I would be. The front wheel drive will make it cheaper to produce and easier to maintain. It will also be safer to drive during wet or cold months.