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Selected Style 4-Door Windstar
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Windstar 17 23 $21,454 $23,070
4-Door Standard LX 17 23 $23,880 $26,315
4-Door Deluxe LX 17 23 $25,264 $27,870
4-Door SE 17 23 $26,475 $29,230
4-Door SEL 17 23 $28,793 $31,835
4-Door LTD 17 23 $31,455 $34,825
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
$21,454
$37,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,070
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$385 / month
$667 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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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 17 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Minivans -
Rear Door Type - Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 60.8 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 60.9 -
Third Leg Room (in) 35.6 -
Second Head Room (in) 41.1 -
Passenger Capacity 7 12
Third Hip Room (in) 48.7 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 63.2 -
Front Leg Room (in) 40.7 -
Third Head Room (in) 37.8 -
Front Hip Room (in) 57.9 -
Third Shoulder Room (in) 52.5 -
Second Leg Room (in) 38.6 -
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 144 -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.0 -
Wheelbase (in) 120.7 144.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 40.5 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.2 79.7
Track Width, Front (in) 64.7 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - -
Length, Overall (in) 200.9 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 50.0 -
Height, Overall (in) 66.1 NA
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 59.6 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - TBD - NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 65.2 70.1
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 46.2 63.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 93.4 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 136.5 68.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 26.3 32.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 30.1 68.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 48.7 53.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - 68.6
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x 1.00 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA -
Brake Type Pwr -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.84 x 2.17 -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) - 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.0 26.4
Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.3 47.6
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.96 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA RH8
Front Tire Size P215/70R15 LT245/75R16
Spare Tire Size T125/90R15 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code NA RH8
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/70R15 LT245/75R16
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - 5556
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - 662
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - 6084
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - 662
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 750
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
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) - 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4017 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 13550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - 3970
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 8550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 5360
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15.0 x 4.0 Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 15.5 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 850
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 135 220
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - 850
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 4900 188 @ 3800
Engine Type Gas V6 Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6
Fuel System SPI Direct Diesel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 240 @ 3600 325 @ 1400
Engine Order Code 994 MG5
Displacement 3.8L/232 3.0 L/182
Engine Oil Cooler - None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 -
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.26 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54 2.19
Trans Order Code 44N G40
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.56 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.77 3.60
Clutch Size (in) NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.40
Trans Type 4 5
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - No
Trans PTO Access - No
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Windstar Wagon Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Body Style 4dr Passenger Van
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32.0 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion beam Leaf
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30.2 -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 5360
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
Doors
Side Door Type - Sliding
 
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