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Selected Style 4-Door Laredo
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 4WD Laredo 15 21 $25,275 $27,915
4-Door 4WD Limited 15 21 $30,533 $33,890
4-Door 4WD 5.9 Limited 13 17 $34,392 $38,275
4-Door Laredo 16 21 $23,507 $25,945
4-Door Limited 16 21 $28,360 $31,460
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
$23,507
$37,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,945
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$432 / month
$667 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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 16 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Special Purpose Vehicles -
Rear Door Type - Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 56.7 -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.1 -
Second Leg Room (in) 35.7 -
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 -
Second Hip Room (in) 49.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.2 -
Passenger Capacity 5 12
Second Head Room (in) 39.0 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.6 -
Front Leg Room (in) 40.9 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.75 -
Wheelbase (in) 105.9 144.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.3 79.7
Track Width, Front (in) 58.5 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.58 -
Length, Overall (in) 177.1 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 64.9 NA
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 40.9 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) 79.3 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) - TBD - 53.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - 68.6
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - -
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) - TBD - -
Brake Type Power -
Brake ABS System (Second Line) - 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23 26.4
Aux Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 12.7 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.5 47.6
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/75R15 LT245/75R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA RH8
Front Tire Size P215/75R15 LT245/75R16
Spare Tire Size T155/90D16 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code NA RH8
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - 662
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - 5556
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - 662
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - 6084
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 750 750
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) - 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3582 -
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 15.0 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 850
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 117 220
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - 850
Engine
Displacement 4.0L/242 3.0 L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 4600 188 @ 3800
Engine Type Gas I6 Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6
Fuel System SMPI Direct Diesel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 220 @ 2400 325 @ 1400
Engine Order Code ERH MG5
Engine Oil Cooler - None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 -
Transmission
Trans Type 4 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.20 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54 2.19
Trans Order Code DGB G40
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.55 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.74 3.60
Clutch Size (in) NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.40
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - No
Trans PTO Access - No
Summary
Vehicle Name Jeep Grand Cherokee Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Body Style 4 Door Passenger Van
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front Quadra-Coil Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear Quadra-Coil Leaf
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs -
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
Axle Type - Front - Independent
Doors
Side Door Type - Sliding
 
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