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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Ext WB 18 25 $19,086 $21,090
3-Door Reg WB 18 25 $18,032 $19,925
4-Door Ext WB 18 25 $20,542 $22,699
4-Door Reg WB 18 25 $19,791 $21,869
4WD 2500 144"
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Cab Size

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 2500 170" N/A N/A $42,947 $46,180
RWD 2500 144" N/A N/A $37,195 $39,995
4WD 2500 144" N/A N/A $37,195 $39,995
4WD 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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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 18 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Special Purpose -
Rear Door Type - Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 51.4 -
Height, Overall (in) 67.4 NA
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
Track Width, Front (in) 61.5 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.3 -
Length, Overall (in) 186.9 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 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 4 (ft³) - 68.6
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA -
Brake Type Power -
Brake ABS System (Second Line) - 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20 26.4
Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.05 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 40.5 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.8 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.6 47.6
Steering Type Power w/Reduced Effort Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/70R15 LT245/75R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA RH8
Front Tire Size P205/70R15 LT245/75R16
Spare Tire Size T125/70R15 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code NA RH8
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - 5556
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - 662
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - 6084
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - 662
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 750
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) - 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3671 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 5360
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 13550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - 3970
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 8550
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 X 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.23 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 850
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 220
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - 850
Engine
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
Fuel System SFI Direct Diesel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 205 @ 4000 265 @ 1400
Engine Order Code LA1 MG3
Engine Oil Cooler - None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 -
Transmission
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 Four Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.38 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 2.86
Trans Order Code MX0 G42
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
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - No
Trans PTO Access - No
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Venture Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Body Style 3 Door Passenger Van
Suspension
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 -
Suspension Type - Rear Trailing Arm Leaf
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs -
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
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - 3.92
Doors
Side Door Type - Sliding
 
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