Compare 1997 Chevrolet Suburban vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans

1997 Chevrolet Suburban
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1500
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
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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
$21,567
$37,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,648
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$411 / month
$667 / month
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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
13 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
18 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Panel Doors Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
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 -
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
60.5 -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
NA -
Passenger Capacity
3 12
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 -
Second Hip Room (in)
NA -
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA Midship
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
42 26.4
Fuel Tank Location
Behind Rear Axle Midship
Steering
Steering Type
Speed sensitive pwr Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
15.6 -
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
Tires
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
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 -
Trailering
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
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
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 5000
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3968 5360
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2440.1 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2950 3970
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
11,000 13550
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2362 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6800 8550
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
17.4 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 200
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
250 @ 4600 161 @ 3800
Engine Type
Gas V8 Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 -
Transmission
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 -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 3.42
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
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
Summary
Body Style
1500 Passenger Van 144" WB RWD
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Suburban Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Body Code
ZW9 -
Suspension
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
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
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA Sliding

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