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Selected Style 119" WB XLT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
119" WB XLT 16 23 $16,214 $17,925
119" WB Ext XLT 16 23 $18,801 $20,865
119" WB Ext 4WD XLT 14 19 $21,517 $23,950
4WD 2500 144"
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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
$16,214
$37,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,925
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$299 / month
$667 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating Read Our Full Review
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 16 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 60.2 -
Third Leg Room (in) 37.4 -
Second Head Room (in) 38.1 -
Third Hip Room (in) - TBD - -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 60.2 -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 -
Third Head Room (in) 38.4 -
Front Hip Room (in) 56.8 -
Third Shoulder Room (in) 61.1 -
Second Leg Room (in) 38.6 -
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 -
Passenger Capacity 7 12
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - -
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 6.1 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 79.7
Side Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Overhang, Front (in) 27.1 -
Step Up Height - Side (in) - TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 51.4 -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 24.2 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 174.9 -
Side Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 6.1 -
Height, Overall (in) 72.3 NA
Step Up Height - Front (in) - TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 44.3 -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 28.9 -
Wheelbase (in) 118.9 144.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 48.2 70.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 48.1 63.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 44.2 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - TBD - 68.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 46.9 53.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 86.0 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 133.4 68.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 12.9 32.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - TBD - 68.6
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.28 x - TBD - -
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 Rear Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 10.0 x 2.5 -
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) 21.0 26.4
Fuel Tank Location Midship Midship
Steering
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock NA -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 44.3 -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 19.8 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 42.4 47.6
Tires
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1412 6084
Rear Tire Order Code T85 RH8
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1583 -
Front Tire Size P215/70R14SL LT245/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 802 662
Spare Tire Size T135/70D15 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code T85 RH8
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1412 5556
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 802 662
Rear Tire Size P215/70R14SL LT245/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 811 -
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3600 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3600 5000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 360 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 360 750
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) - 5000
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2950 5360
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1611 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2650 3970
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7500 13550
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2106 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5100 8550
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6.0 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6.0 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.5 Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.8 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95 220
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA 850
Maximum Alternator Watts 1425 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 850
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 5000 188 @ 3800
Engine Type Gas V6 Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6
Fuel System SEFI Direct Diesel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 160 @ 2750 325 @ 1400
Engine Order Code 99U MG5
Displacement 3.0L/182 3.0 L/182
Engine Oil Cooler NA None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 -
Transmission
Trans PTO Access NA No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.10 3.17
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.47 2.19
Trans Order Code 44V G40
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA No
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.47 3.60
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Clutch Size (in) NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.40
Trans Type 4 5
Summary
Body Style Reg Passenger Van Passenger Van
Vehicle Name Ford Aerostar Wagon Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Body Code 118.9" WB -
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30 -
Axle Type - Rear Ford Semi-Floating Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Front Coil Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.38 -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2950 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2465 3970
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73 3.92
Axle Type - Front Independent SLA Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2650 -
Suspension Type - Rear Variable Rate Coil Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA 3.92
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2639 5360
Frame
Frame Type Unitized -
Doors
Side Door Type Sliding Sliding
 
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