Compare 2003 Chevrolet Astro Passenger vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans

2003 Chevrolet Astro Passenger
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Ext 111" WB RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ext 111" WB RWD 16 20 $21,439 $23,690
Ext 111" WB AWD 14 17 $23,249 $25,690
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RWD 2500 144"
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 2500 144" N/A N/A $37,195 $39,995
RWD 2500 144" N/A N/A $37,195 $39,995
4WD 2500 170" N/A N/A $42,947 $46,180
RWD 2500 170" N/A N/A $42,947 $46,180
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,439
$37,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,690
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$395 / month
$667 / month
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TCC Rating
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The 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter now offers 4x4 for improved all-weather and all-terrain ability, building on its proven strengths as a flexible business vehicle.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
20 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Panel Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
38.5 -
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 -
Third Hip Room (in)
57.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
67.1 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 -
Third Head Room (in)
38.7 -
Front Hip Room (in)
65.0 -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
67.1 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 -
Passenger Capacity
8 12
Second Hip Room (in)
50.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
64.0 -
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
6.8 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.5 79.7
Side Door Opening Width (in)
34.5 -
Overhang, Front (in)
32.5 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
21.5 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
57.2 -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
26.0 27.6
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
189.8 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
46.8 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.4 -
Height, Overall (in)
75.0 96.3
Step Up Height - Front (in)
19.5 -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
42.0 -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
46.0 -
Wheelbase (in)
111.2 144.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
47.2 63.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
61.7 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
104.4 NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA 68.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
51.6 53.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
98.6 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
170.4 68.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
28.4 32.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
41.3 68.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 70.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
126.0 -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 11.14 -
Brake Type
Pwr -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 0.79 -
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA Midship
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
27 26.4
Fuel Tank Location
Front of rear axle Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
13 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
44.2 -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
16 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.5 47.6
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 LT245/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - 662
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA RH8
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 5556
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - 662
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 LT245/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 6084
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RH8
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4900 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 5000
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1562 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2800 3970
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
9500 13550
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2066 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5900 8550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3100 5360
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16.0 x 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16.0 x 6.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.3 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA 850
Maximum Alternator Watts
1200 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 850
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
190 @ 4400 161 @ 3800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4
Fuel System
MFI Diesel Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
250 @ 2800 265 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
LU3 MG3
Displacement
4.3L/262 2.1 L/131
Engine Oil Cooler
Yes None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 -
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 3.42
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 2.86
Trans Order Code
M30 G42
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA No
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Auto w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.06 4.38
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.92
Trans Type
4 7
Trans PTO Access
NA No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Astro Passenger Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Body Code
ZW9 -
Body Style
111" WB Passenger Van 144" WB RWD
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 -
Axle Type - Rear
Single stage Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Front
Coil spring Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.26 -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3150 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2800 3970
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.42 3.92
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2800 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf spring Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA 3.92
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3150 5360
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder -
Doors
Side Door Type
Sliding Sliding

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