Compare 2001 Chrysler Town & Country vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans

2001 Chrysler Town & Country
2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
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4-Door FWD LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door FWD LX 18 24 $22,573 $24,430
4-Door FWD EX 17 24 $24,649 $26,175
4-Door FWD LXi 18 24 $26,796 $29,175
4-Door AWD LX 17 22 $28,287 $30,850
4-Door AWD LXi 17 22 $29,946 $32,715
4-Door FWD Limited 17 24 $32,145 $35,185
4-Door AWD Limited 17 22 $34,214 $37,510
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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
$22,573
$37,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,430
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$407 / 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
24 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Minivans -
Rear Door Type
- Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
37.3 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 -
Passenger Capacity
7 12
Third Hip Room (in)
49.0 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
64.7 -
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 -
Third Head Room (in)
38.3 -
Front Hip Room (in)
57.2 -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
62.1 -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.5 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
164.9 -
Second Hip Room (in)
67.6 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.9 -
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.6 79.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 -
Length, Overall (in)
200.6 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
68.9 96.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.0 -
Wheelbase (in)
119.3 144.3
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 27.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
46.6 63.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
167.9 68.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
24.1 32.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
17.8 68.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
48.9 53.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
51.3 NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
66.8 70.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- 68.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - -
Brake Type
Pwr -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x 0.94 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 26.4
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.84 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 47.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.14 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/70R15 LT245/75R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA RH8
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R15 LT245/75R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RH8
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 6084
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- 662
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 5556
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- 662
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1800 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
180 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4042 -
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.2 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 850
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- 850
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4
Fuel System
SMPI Diesel Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
210 @ 4000 265 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
EGM MG3
Displacement
3.3L/201 2.1 L/131
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 5200 161 @ 3800
Engine Oil Cooler
- None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 -
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.86
Trans Order Code
DGB G42
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.62 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 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)
2.21 3.42
Trans PTO Access
- No
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No
Summary
Body Style
5 Door Passenger Van 144" WB RWD
Vehicle Name
Chrysler Town & Country Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.0 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Monoleaf spring Leaf
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/rigid beam axle -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/coil springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
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
Doors
Side Door Type
- Sliding

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