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Selected Style 2-Door SE
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door SE 20 23 $14,383 $15,300
4-Door SE 20 23 $15,349 $16,340
2-Door 4WD SE 20 23 $15,782 $16,815
4-Door 4WD SE 20 23 $16,744 $17,850
2-Door Sport 15 20 $16,225 $17,915
2-Door 4WD Sport 15 20 $17,574 $19,425
4-Door Sport 15 20 $17,156 $18,950
4-Door 4WD Sport 15 20 $18,505 $20,460
4-Door 4WD Country 15 20 $21,110 $23,420
4-Door Country 15 20 $19,756 $21,905
2500 144"
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Cab Size

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2500 170" N/A N/A $42,947 $46,180
2500 144" N/A N/A $37,195 $39,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,383
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$255 / month
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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 20 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Special Purpose Vehicles -
Rear Door Type - Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 12
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 -
Front Hip Room (in) 55.2 -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.0 -
Second Leg Room (in) 35.0 -
Front Head Room (in) 37.8 -
Second Hip Room (in) 44.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.8 -
Length, Overall (in) 167.5 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 63.9 96.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.0 -
Wheelbase (in) 101.4 144.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.9 79.7
Track Width, Front (in) 58.0 -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 27.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 71. 68.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA 32.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 68.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 43.2 53.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 65.8 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 34.0 NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 54.7 70.1
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 65
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - 68.6
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA -
Brake Type Power -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.00 X 2.50 -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - -
Brake ABS System (Second Line) - 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20 26.4
Aux Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.9 47.6
Steering Type Power Recirculation-Ball Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - -
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/75R15 LT245/75R16
Spare Tire Size T125/90D16 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code TM6 RH8
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/75R15 LT245/75R16
Rear Tire Order Code TM6 RH8
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - 662
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - 6084
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - 662
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - 5556
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2,000 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 750
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2,000 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) - 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2947 -
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 Size (in) - TBD - Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 16 X 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.0 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 117 200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 500 850
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - 850
Engine
Fuel System SMPI Direct Diesel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 150 @ 3250 265 @ 1400
Engine Order Code EPE MG3
Displacement 2.5L/150 2.1 L/131
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 125 @ 5400 161 @ 3800
Engine Type Gas I4 Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4
Engine Oil Cooler - None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 -
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.10 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.93 4.38
Clutch Size (in) 9.125 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.92
Trans Type 5 7
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.73
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.74 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.33 2.86
Trans Order Code DDQ G42
Transfer Case Power Take Off - No
Trans PTO Access - No
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Passenger Van
Vehicle Name Jeep Cherokee Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear Solid Axle Leaf
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Leaf Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front Quadra-Link Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - -
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
Axle Type - Rear - Rigid Axle
Doors
Side Door Type - Sliding
 
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