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1996 Dodge B250 Review
Roomy and powerful.
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The 1996 Dodge B250 is part of the B-series as is sold as both a passenger van and a cargo van. Available in a short and long wheelbase, it can seat five to eight occupants in the 109-inch wheelbase, while the 127-inch wheelbase can comfortably fit anywhere from five to 12 occupants. This depends on whether its rear seats are used. Furthermore, the B-series vans are known for its multiple uses; it can be seen on roadways as personnel carriers for employers, churches, or schools, emergency professionals, or anyone who would need to haul cargo. With only a few design modifications and engine upgrades over the years, it's remained fairly consistent in build and appearance through the past several decades.
Engines: 5.2-liter V-8
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Dodge B250 Ram Wagon van, Dodge B250 Ram Wagon van SLT
The 1996 Dodge B250 gets a new electronically-governed four-speed automatic. Improvements are also made to anti-theft protection with ventilation enhancements for the models without air-conditioning. Moreover, side and rear cargo doors can be opened much wider than in the past.
The 1996 Dodge B250 wagon vans aren’t going to necessarily turn heads. It's rather bland in appearance and lacks attractive stylistic aesthetics. Although it maintains a tall, wide, long, and box-shaped look, the front end had a minor redesign. It also introduced a larger and bolder chrome grill. Fifteen-inch wheels also come standard.
The 1996 Dodge B250 Ram wagon vans are spacious inside with plenty of headroom and legroom in the front seat as well as its back seat. The second and third seats can be transformed into a bed when folded flat. A tabletop also slides out from the sidewall for meals when travelling. Air-conditioning is also included in the standard amenities.
Performance & Handling
The 1996 Dodge B250 comes standard with a 5.9-liter 230-hp V-8 engine that easily powers and moves this heavy ride with no problem. Moreover, it's well balanced on the road because it's proportionate at roughly 80 inches tall. The B-series vans have independent front suspension and rear leaf springs. It's also constructed with a body-over-frame skeleton for better ride quality and durability.
1996 Dodge Ram B250 wagon van doesn't have the NHTSA crash test rating available. However, it does come standard with a four-wheel anti-lock braking system and a driver’s side frontal airbag.
EPA Fuel Economy
- Interior space
- Comfort on long drives
- Multi-use rear seats
You Won't Like
- Difficult to park
- Noise and rattles
- Sliding door
Roomy and powerful.
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