Compare 2004 Ford Freestar vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans

2004 Ford Freestar
2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
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4-Door S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door S 17 23 $22,217 $23,915
4-Door SE 17 23 $23,942 $26,390
4-Door SES 17 23 $25,562 $28,210
4-Door SEL 16 23 $26,670 $29,455
4-Door Limited 16 23 $29,905 $33,090
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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
$22,217
$37,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,915
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$399 / month
$667 / month
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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
17 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
23 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Minivans -
Rear Door Type
- Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
32.7 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 -
Passenger Capacity
7 12
Third Hip Room (in)
48.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
63.6 -
Front Leg Room (in)
40.7 -
Third Head Room (in)
38.1 -
Front Hip Room (in)
58.7 -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.9 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.0 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
206.8 -
Second Hip Room (in)
66.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.0 -
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.6 79.7
Track Width, Front (in)
64.3 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
201.0 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
68.8 96.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 -
Wheelbase (in)
120.8 144.3
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 27.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
72.1 NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 70.1
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 63.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
134.3 68.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - 32.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
25.8 68.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 53.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- 68.6
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x - TBD - -
Brake Type
Pwr -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x - TBD - -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.0 26.4
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.8 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 47.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/60R16 LT245/75R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
T41 RH8
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60R16 LT245/75R16
Rear Tire Order Code
T41 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)
2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4275 -
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)
Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 X 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.8 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 850
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- 850
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4
Fuel System
SPI Diesel Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
240 @ 3750 265 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
996 MG3
Displacement
3.9L/232 2.1 L/131
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
193 @ 4500 161 @ 3800
Engine Oil Cooler
- None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 -
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.26 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 2.86
Trans Order Code
44N G42
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.54 -
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)
2.77 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
NA NA
Trans PTO Access
- No
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No
Summary
Body Style
4dr Passenger Van 144" WB RWD
Vehicle Name
Ford Freestar Wagon Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion beam Leaf
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA -
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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