Compare 2012 Ford Econoline Wagon vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans

2012 Ford Econoline Wagon
2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
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E-150 XL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
E-150 XL 13 16 $26,554 $28,760
E-150 XLT 13 16 $28,750 $31,200
E-350 Super Duty XL 11 15 $29,340 $31,855
E-350 Super Duty Ext XL 11 15 $31,414 $34,160
E-350 Super Duty XLT 11 15 $31,558 $34,320
E-350 Super Duty Ext XLT 11 15 $32,728 $35,620
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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
$26,554
$37,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,760
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$479 / 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
13 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
16 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Dual Hinged Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
65.6 -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
71.7 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 -
Front Head Room (in)
42.0 -
Second Hip Room (in)
66.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
68.1 -
Passenger Capacity
8 12
Third Leg Room (in)
40.0 -
Second Head Room (in)
40.2 -
Third Hip Room (in)
66.8 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
71.7 -
Front Leg Room (in)
40.0 -
Third Head Room (in)
40.1 -
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Height (in)
47.2 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
82.1 96.3
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
46.8 -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
43.8 -
Wheelbase (in)
138.0 144.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.4 79.7
Side Door Opening Width (in)
44.8 -
Overhang, Front (in)
34.9 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
54.4 -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
28.8 27.6
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
216.7 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
51.1 53.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
120.6 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
237.8 68.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
51.4 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)
138.7 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
51.9 63.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
84.9 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
20.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- TBD - 68.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x 0.4 -
Brake ABS System
Four Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x 0.5 -
Brake Type
Pwr -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
Midship Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA Midship
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
33.0 26.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.0 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
48.6 47.6
Steering Type
Pwr Recirculating Ball Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
17.0 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
50.1 -
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2680 5556
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - 662
Rear Tire Size
LT225/75R16E LT245/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2680 6084
Rear Tire Order Code
T37 RH8
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
2680 -
Front Tire Size
LT225/75R16E LT245/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - 662
Spare Tire Size
LT225/75R16E Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
T37 RH8
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6100 5000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
915 500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 5000
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
8520 8550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3700 3970
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2995 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
12000 13550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
5120 5360
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2684 -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 X 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
23.8 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
1620 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA 850
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 850
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V8 Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Diesel Direct Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
Yes None
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
286 @ 3500 265 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
99W MG3
Displacement
4.6L/281 2.1 L/131
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
225 @ 4800 161 @ 3800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
14 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
16 -
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.32 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 2.86
Trans Order Code
44Q G42
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 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
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Econoline Wagon Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Body Code
138.0" WB -
Body Style
Passenger Van Passenger Van 144" WB RWD
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
35.0 -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
5000 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Live Axle Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA 3.92
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
5120 5360
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35.0 -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.0 -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
5520 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3550 3970
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
4.10 3.92
Axle Type - Front
Twin I-Beam Independent
Frame
Frame Type
Single-Channel -
Doors
Side Door Type
Hinged 60/40 Sliding
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
13.1 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-- -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-- -
Overall Side Crash Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-- -
Rollover Rating
-

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