Compare 1997 Dodge Ram Wagon vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans

1997 Dodge Ram Wagon
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B1500 109" WB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
B1500 109" WB 15 17 $17,886 $19,740
B2500 127" WB 13 18 $19,164 $21,940
B3500 127" WB 12 15 $20,184 $23,140
B3500 127" WB MAXI 12 15 $21,723 $24,950
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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
$17,886
$37,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,740
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$329 / month
$667 / month
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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
15 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
17 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Panel Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
37.0 -
Front Hip Room (in)
65.7 -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
66.3 -
Second Leg Room (in)
40.6 -
Passenger Capacity
8 12
Front Head Room (in)
40.5 -
Second Hip Room (in)
65.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.7 -
Third Leg Room (in)
40.6 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 -
Third Hip Room (in)
66.5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
66.3 -
Front Leg Room (in)
39.0 -
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Side (in)
24.9 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
49.5 -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
24.9 27.6
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
187.2 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
47.2 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
6.8 -
Height, Overall (in)
79.5 96.3
Step Up Height - Front (in)
19.2 -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
47.5 -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
43.8 -
Wheelbase (in)
109.6 144.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
6.8 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.0 79.7
Side Door Opening Width (in)
49.3 -
Overhang, Front (in)
33.8 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA 68.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.0 53.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
91.2 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
206.6 68.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
22.6 32.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
44.1 68.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 70.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
119.6 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
53.2 63.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
58.4 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA -
Brake ABS System
Rear 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.0 x 2.5 -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.75 x 1.25 -
Brake Type
Power -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
35 26.4
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
46.2 -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.5 47.6
Steering Type
Power Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - -
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
TSC RH8
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
3965 5556
Spare Tire Order Code
TSC NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
724 662
Rear Tire Size
P235/75R15 LT245/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
724 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
3965 6084
Rear Tire Order Code
TSC RH8
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
3965 -
Front Tire Size
P235/75R15 LT245/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
724 662
Spare Tire Size
P235/75R15 Full-Size
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
800 500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3300 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 5000
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7500 13550
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2290 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6010 8550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3620 5360
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1870 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3300 3970
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
15.3 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA 850
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 850
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
136 200
Engine
Fuel System
MPI Diesel Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 3200 265 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
EHC MG3
Displacement
3.9L/239 2.1 L/131
Engine Oil Cooler
NA None
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 4800 161 @ 3800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
17 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 -
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic, Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.74 4.38
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.92
Trans Type
3 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 -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.20 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 2.86
Trans Order Code
DGA G42
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA No
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Ram Wagon Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Body Code
NA -
Body Style
1500 Passenger Van 109" WB Passenger Van 144" WB RWD
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.21 3.92
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
40 -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3300 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA 3.92
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3620 5360
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
33 -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-floating Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Coil Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3850 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
Computer Selected 3970
Frame
Frame Type
Unitized Construction -
Doors
Side Door Type
Swing-out Sliding

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