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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
1500 13 18 $21,567 $24,648
2500 N/A N/A $22,646 $25,880
1500 4WD 12 16 $23,842 $27,249
2500 4WD N/A N/A $24,937 $28,499
RWD 2500 144"
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Cab Size

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
$21,567
$37,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,648
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$411 / month
$667 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating Read Our Full Review
TCC’s Bottom Line 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 13 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 18 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Panel Doors Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in) NA -
Front Hip Room (in) 60.5 -
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA -
Second Leg Room (in) NA -
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 -
Passenger Capacity 3 12
Second Hip Room (in) NA -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.0 -
Third Leg Room (in) NA -
Second Head Room (in) NA -
Third Hip Room (in) NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in) NA -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 -
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 29.2 27.6
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 219.5 -
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 6.6 -
Height, Overall (in) 71.3 96.3
Step Up Height - Front (in) NA -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 40.9 -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 52.6 -
Wheelbase (in) 131.5 144.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.1 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.7 79.7
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA -
Overhang, Front (in) 35.4 -
Step Up Height - Side (in) NA -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 50.5 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA 68.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 49.7 53.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 97.7 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 149.5 68.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 36.0 32.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 47.5 68.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 77.0 70.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) NA -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 40.8 63.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 70.9 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 96.6 NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA -
Brake ABS System Four Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 11.15 x 2.75 -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.57 x 1.25 -
Brake Type Power -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location Behind Rear Axle Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA Midship
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 42 26.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 48.1 -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 16.5 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 43.7 47.6
Steering Type Speed sensitive pwr Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 15.6 -
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1763 5556
Spare Tire Order Code QHA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 721 662
Rear Tire Size P235/75R15XL LT245/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 721 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1763 6084
Rear Tire Order Code QHA RH8
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1763 -
Front Tire Size P235/75R15XL LT245/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 721 662
Spare Tire Size P235/75R15XL Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code QHA RH8
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1000 500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) - 5000
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 11,000 13550
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2362 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6800 8550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3968 5360
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2440.1 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2950 3970
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0 Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 17.4 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA 850
Maximum Alternator Watts 1200 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 850
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 200
Engine
Fuel System SFI Diesel Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 335 @ 2800 265 @ 1400
Engine Order Code L31 MG3
Displacement 5.7L/350 2.1 L/131
Engine Oil Cooler NA None
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 250 @ 4600 161 @ 3800
Engine Type Gas V8 Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 13 -
Transmission
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
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic 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. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Code ZW9 -
Body Style 1500 Passenger Van 144" WB RWD
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Suburban Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Suspension
Axle Type - Front Independent GM Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3400 -
Suspension Type - Rear 2-Stage Multi-Leaf Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.87 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA 3.92
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4000 5360
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 -
Axle Type - Rear Semi-floating Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Front Indep Coil Spring Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.25 -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4000 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2950 3970
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.42 3.92
Frame
Frame Type Ladder -
Doors
Side Door Type NA Sliding
 
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