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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon SWB XLT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon SWB w/Rear Liftgate XLT 20 28 $22,870 $24,525
4-Door Wagon SWB XLT 20 28 $22,870 $24,525
4-Door Wagon LWB w/Rear Liftgate XL 20 28 $23,313 $25,000
4-Door Wagon LWB XL 20 28 $23,313 $25,000
4-Door Wagon LWB w/Rear Liftgate XLT 20 28 $24,735 $26,525
4-Door Wagon LWB XLT 20 28 $24,735 $26,525
4-Door Wagon LWB w/Rear Liftgate Titanium 20 28 $27,043 $29,000
RWD 2500 144"
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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
$22,870
$37,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,525
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$409 / 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 20 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Special Purpose Vehicle 2WD -
Rear Door Type - Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 45.1 -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 120.6 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 -
Front Hip Room (in) 54.1 -
Passenger Capacity 5 12
Second Leg Room (in) 37.6 -
Front Head Room (in) 46.8 -
Second Hip Room (in) 58.2 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.6 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 72.6 96.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.7 -
Wheelbase (in) 104.8 144.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 79.7
Track Width, Front (in) 61.4 -
Liftover Height (in) 23.5 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.3 -
Length, Overall (in) 173.9 -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 27.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 46.8 NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 70.8 128.5
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 49 63.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 77 68.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 70.8 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 46.8 68.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 46.9 53.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - 32.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - 68.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - 70.1
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) - 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.8 26.4
Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 47.6
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/55HR16 LT245/75R16
Spare Tire Size Full-Size Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code NA RH8
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/55HR16 LT245/75R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA RH8
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - 5556
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - 662
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - 6084
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - 662
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) - 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3668 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 5360
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 13550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - 3970
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 8550
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full-Size 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
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 590 850
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - 850
Engine
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4
Fuel System Sequential MPI Diesel Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 171 @ 4500 265 @ 1400
Engine Order Code 997 MG3
Displacement 2.5 L/152 2.1 L/131
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 169 @ 6000 161 @ 3800
Engine Oil Cooler - None
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 -
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.94 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 2.86
Trans Order Code 446 G42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.58 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.21 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 1.92
Trans Type 6 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - No
Trans PTO Access - No
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Transit Connect Wagon Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Body Style Wagon Passenger Van 144" WB RWD
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Leaf
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam -
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Axle Type - Rear - Rigid Axle
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - 3.92
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - 3970
Axle Type - Front - Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - 3.92
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 5360
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.9 (Est) -
Doors
Side Door Type - Sliding
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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