Compare 2005 Chevrolet Astro Passenger vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans

2005 Chevrolet Astro Passenger
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Ext 111" WB RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ext 111" WB RWD 16 21 $22,109 $24,430
Ext 111" WB AWD 14 17 $23,919 $26,430
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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
$22,109
$37,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,430
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$407 / 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
21 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Panel Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
50.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
64.0 -
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 -
Passenger Capacity
8 12
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 -
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
42.0 -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
46.0 -
Wheelbase (in)
111.2 144.3
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 1.1 -
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 -
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA Midship
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
27 26.4
Fuel Tank Location
Front of rear axle Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.5 47.6
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 -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
3107 6084
Rear Tire Order Code
QRD RH8
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 LT245/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - 662
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
QRD RH8
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
3107 5556
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - 662
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 LT245/75R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
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)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
490 500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 5000
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3100 5360
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1946 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2800 3970
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
9500 13550
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2293 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5900 8550
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Full-Size
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.7 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 850
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA 850
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - -
Engine
Displacement
4.3L/262 2.1 L/131
Engine Oil Cooler
Yes None
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 -
Transmission
Trans Type
4 7
Trans PTO Access
NA No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 2.86
Trans Order Code
M30 G42
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA No
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 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)
3.05 4.38
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.92
Summary
Body Style
111" WB Passenger Van 144" WB RWD
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Astro Passenger Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Body Code
ZW9 -
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA 3.92
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3100 5360
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 -
Axle Type - Rear
Independent Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Front
Coil spring Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.26 -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3100 -
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
Single stage spring Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder -
Doors
Side Door Type
Sliding Sliding

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