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Compare 2008 Chevrolet Express Passenger vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans

2008 Chevrolet Express Passenger Change
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Selected Style RWD 1500 135"
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 1500 135" 12 16 $24,773 $27,075
RWD 2500 135" N/A N/A $25,761 $28,155
RWD 3500 135" N/A N/A $27,811 $30,394
AWD 1500 135" 12 16 $27,944 $30,540
RWD 3500 155" N/A N/A $29,480 $32,219
RWD 2500 144"
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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
$24,773
$37,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,075
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$451 / month
$667 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Chevrolet Express is a basic workhorse that is capable of getting the big, unglamorous jobs done. 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
Fuel Economy - City 12 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 16 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Panel Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in) 38.6 -
Front Hip Room (in) 65.5 -
Third Shoulder Room (in) 63.5 -
Second Leg Room (in) 34.8 -
Passenger Capacity 8 12
Front Head Room (in) 40.2 -
Second Hip Room (in) 66.0 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 68.8 -
Third Leg Room (in) 37.6 -
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 -
Third Hip Room (in) 64.4 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 68.9 -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 -
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Side (in) 18.8 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 57.0 -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 25.0 27.6
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 224.1 -
Side Door Opening Height (in) 47.9 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.4 -
Height, Overall (in) 81.6 96.3
Step Up Height - Front (in) 17.9 -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 49.4 -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - TBD - -
Wheelbase (in) 135.0 144.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.0 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.4 79.7
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA -
Overhang, Front (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA 68.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.5 53.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 127.8 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 217.3 68.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 57.4 32.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 204.0 68.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 70.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) 153.6 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 51.9 63.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 89.4 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13 x 1.18 -
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x 1.14 -
Brake Type Pwr -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 31 26.4
Fuel Tank Location Mid Inboard Rail Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.2 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 43.4 47.6
Steering Type Pwr Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - -
Tires
Front Tire Order Code XNK RH8
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 5556
Spare Tire Order Code ZNK NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - 662
Rear Tire Size P245/75R16 LT245/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 6084
Rear Tire Order Code YNK RH8
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Front Tire Size P245/75R16 LT245/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - 662
Spare Tire Size P245/75R16 Full-Size
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 945 500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6300 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) - 5000
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 12000 13550
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2889 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7200 8550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 4000 5360
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2413 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3600 3970
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.8 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA 850
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 850
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 200
Engine
Fuel System SFI Diesel Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 325 @ 4500 265 @ 1400
Engine Order Code LMF MG3
Displacement 5.3L/325 2.1 L/131
Engine Oil Cooler Yes None
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 301 @ 5200 161 @ 3800
Engine Type Gas V8 Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 16 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 12 -
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic 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
Trans Type 4 7
Trans PTO Access NA No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
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 N/A NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Express Passenger Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Body Code ZW9 -
Body Style 1500 135" WB Passenger Van 144" WB RWD
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73 3.92
Axle Type - Front Independent Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3600 -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-leaf Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA 3.92
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4000 5360
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - -
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Front Coil springs Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.30 -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4000 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3600 3970
Frame
Frame Type Ladder-type -
Doors
Side Door Type Swing-out Sliding
 
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