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

1997 Chevrolet Venture
2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
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3-Door Reg WB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Reg WB 18 25 $18,032 $19,925
3-Door Ext WB 18 25 $19,086 $21,090
4-Door Reg WB 18 25 $19,791 $21,869
4-Door Ext WB 18 25 $20,542 $22,699
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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
$18,032
$37,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,925
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$332 / month
$667 / month
The Car Connection's Take
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
18 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
25 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Special Purpose -
Rear Door Type
- Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
7 12
Third Hip Room (in)
48.3 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.9 -
Front Leg Room (in)
39.9 -
Third Head Room (in)
38.8 -
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
60.1 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
N/A -
Second Hip Room (in)
60.4 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.8 -
Third Leg Room (in)
34.0 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 -
Length, Overall (in)
186.9 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
51.4 -
Height, Overall (in)
67.4 96.3
Liftover Height (in)
24.0 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.3 -
Wheelbase (in)
112 144.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
40.7 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.0 79.7
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 27.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
45.8 63.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
86.1 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
126.6 68.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
18.1 32.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16.3 68.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
48.3 53.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
50.7 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.8 NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
50.5 70.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- 68.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA -
Brake Type
Power -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.86 X 1.77 -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.94 X 1.27 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 26.4
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.6 47.6
Steering Type
Power w/Reduced Effort Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.05 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.5 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.8 -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T125/70R15 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA RH8
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/70R15 LT245/75R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RH8
Front Tire Size
P205/70R15 LT245/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- 662
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 5556
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- 662
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 6084
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3671 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 3970
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 8550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 5360
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 13550
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 Full-Size
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.23 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 850
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- 850
Engine
Fuel System
SFI Diesel Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
205 @ 4000 265 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
LA1 MG3
Displacement
3.4L/207 2.1 L/131
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 5200 161 @ 3800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4
Engine Oil Cooler
- None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 -
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.29 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.92
Trans Type
4 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.38 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.86
Trans Order Code
MX0 G42
Trans PTO Access
- No
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No
Summary
Body Style
3 Door Passenger Van 144" WB RWD
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Venture Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Trailing Arm Leaf
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.42 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.92
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 5360
Axle Type - Rear
- Rigid Axle
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.92
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3970
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Doors
Side Door Type
- Sliding

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