Compare 1998 Ford Club Wagon vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans

1998 Ford Club Wagon
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Reg 138" WB XL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg 138" WB XL 14 18 $19,108 $21,880
Reg 138" WB XLT 14 18 $20,762 $23,825
HD Reg 138" WB XL N/A N/A $21,561 $24,765
Super 138" WB XL N/A N/A $23,018 $26,480
HD Reg 138" WB XLT N/A N/A $23,150 $26,635
Super 138" WB XLT N/A N/A $23,843 $27,450
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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
$19,108
$37,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,880
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$365 / month
$667 / month
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
18 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Panel Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
70.5 -
Front Leg Room (in)
40.0 -
Third Head Room (in)
40.1 -
Front Hip Room (in)
65.6 -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
71.2 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 -
Passenger Capacity
8 12
Front Head Room (in)
42.5 -
Second Hip Room (in)
66.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
68.4 -
Third Leg Room (in)
41.4 -
Second Head Room (in)
40.2 -
Third Hip Room (in)
71.2 -
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
54.6 -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
26.9 27.6
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
211.8 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
48.3 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.0 -
Height, Overall (in)
84.1 96.3
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
47.5 -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
43.8 -
Wheelbase (in)
138.0 144.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.0 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.3 79.7
Side Door Opening Width (in)
47.1 -
Overhang, Front (in)
30.1 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- TBD - 68.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
51.3 53.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
120.4 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
260.8 68.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - 32.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- TBD - 68.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 70.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
52.5 63.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 128.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA -
Brake ABS System
Four Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.03 x 2.25 -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.72 x 0.38 -
Brake Type
Power -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
35.0 26.4
Fuel Tank Location
Midship Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
48.9 -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.0 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
46.7 47.6
Steering Type
Power Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
719 662
Spare Tire Size
P235/75R15XL Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
T77 RH8
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1984 5556
Spare Tire Order Code
T77 NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
719 662
Rear Tire Size
P235/75R15XL LT245/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
719 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1984 6084
Rear Tire Order Code
T77 RH8
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1984 -
Front Tire Size
P235/75R15XL LT245/75R16
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 5000
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3600 3970
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
9000 13550
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2723 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7000 8550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3800 5360
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2354 -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
23.3 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA 850
Maximum Alternator Watts
1425 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 850
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 200
Engine
Fuel System
EFI Diesel Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
250 @ 2800 265 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
992 MG3
Displacement
4.2L/256 2.1 L/131
Engine Oil Cooler
Yes None
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 4800 161 @ 3800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 -
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA No
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 4.38
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.92
Trans Type
4 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)
2.33 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 2.86
Trans Order Code
44U G42
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Club Wagon Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Body Code
138.0" WB -
Body Style
Reg Passenger Van Passenger Van 144" WB RWD
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.32 3.92
Axle Type - Front
Twin-I-Beam Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3600 -
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA 3.92
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3830 5360
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 -
Axle Type - Rear
Ford Semi-Floating Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3800 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3400 3970
Frame
Frame Type
Single Channel -
Doors
Side Door Type
Hinged Sliding

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