If you’re in the market for a cargo or passenger van, take a look at the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. One of the tallest configurations in its class with a supreme amount of space plus in-cabin comfort, this is a top pick for all drivers.
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter: The Van that Offers Comfort and Practicality
If you’re searching for a utilitarian vehicle which works hard but also offers comfort, look no further than the Sprinter. With the same high quality design that Mercedes-Benz is known for, this full-sized van provides far more than its peers. The interior is one of the tallest in its class, allowing users to stand upright in the rear (when the larger configuration is chosen). And with a massive 15489 litres in the back, the cargo capacity is difficult to beat.
A turbocharged, four-cylinder 2.1 L diesel engine comes as standard coupled with a seven-speed automatic transmission. This can be changed to a V6 diesel engine and a five-speed automatic transmission if preferred, delivering 188 horsepower and 325 lb/ft of torque.
A Van that Feels Like an SUV
The Sprinter is a full-sized van which comes with either a cargo, passenger or crew set-up. Opting for the cargo configuration means there are only two seats in the front, so if you need more the Crew is a better fit, being a cargo configuration with the addition of a bench seat in the second row. The Passenger van has four rows of seating capable of accommodating up to 12 passengers. The larger long wheelbase model adds a further fifth row of seating for a maximum of 15 passengers.
All models are produced with the choice of two wheelbases (144 and 170 inches). The cargo configuration is also available as a 3500 design, upping the maximum payload. 16-inch wheels, 270 degree rear door opening, a wood cargo floor, air-conditioning, a two-speaker radio and a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel all come as standard across the range.
It’s possible to add further features to the Sprinter including options such as a driver-side rear sliding door, rear view camera, parking sensors, rear heating, fixed sunroof and air conditioning.
Although this is configured primarily as a commercial van, Mercedes-Benz has included comfort features which you’d normally be more likely to find on an SUV than in a workhorse vehicle. This provides drivers and passengers with the best of both worlds.
The Mercedes-Benz Safety Guarantee
Mercedes-Benz is well known for its commitment to quality and this extends to the safety features that can be found on this van.
Stability and traction control are fitted as standard, as are front airbags providing protection across the whole range. Further features that are available include parking sensors, rear cameras, blind spot monitoring and crosswind assist, helping to keep the vehicle secure in all road conditions.
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is a luxury brand that brings a touch of sophistication to the practical commercial market. Surprisingly tough and workmanlike, this Sprinter also delivers comfort to the cabin, while there’s also more than enough space for whatever you need.