Compare 1998 Kia Sportage vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans

1998 Kia Sportage
2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
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4-Door Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 19 23 $13,541 $14,895
4-Door Automatic 19 23 $14,451 $15,895
4-Door Manual 4WD 19 23 $14,770 $16,395
4-Door Manual EX 19 23 $15,580 $17,295
4-Door Automatic 4WD 19 23 $15,680 $17,395
4-Door Automatic EX 19 23 $16,490 $18,295
4-Door Manual 4WD EX 19 23 $16,500 $18,495
4-Door Automatic 4WD EX 19 23 $17,410 $19,495
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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
$13,541
$37,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,895
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$248 / month
$667 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
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
City
19 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
23 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Special Purpose -
Rear Door Type
- Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52.5 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
125.7 -
Second Leg Room (in)
31.1 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 -
Second Hip Room (in)
50.4 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 -
Passenger Capacity
5 12
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 -
Front Leg Room (in)
44.5 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.7 -
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 144.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.1 79.7
Track Width, Front (in)
56.7 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 -
Length, Overall (in)
170.3 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
65.0 96.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 27.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
25.8 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)
55.4 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)
10.23 x - TBD - -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.10 x - TBD - -
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 -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 26.4
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.54 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 47.6
Steering Type
Speed-Sensitive Pwr Recirculating Ball Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/75R15 LT245/75R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RH8
Front Tire Size
P205/75R15 LT245/75R16
Spare Tire Size
P205/75R15 Full-Size
Front 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 Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3186 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 8550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 5360
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 13550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 3970
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - (48 amp/hr) 850
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- 850
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.1 L/131
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
130 @ 5500 161 @ 3800
Engine Type
Gas I4 Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4
Fuel System
MPFI Diesel Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
127 @ 4000 265 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
NA MG3
Engine Oil Cooler
- None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 -
Transmission
Trans Type
5 7
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA G42
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.78 -
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)
3.72 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.92
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No
Trans PTO Access
- No
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Sportage Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Body Style
4 Door Passenger Van 144" WB RWD
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
3-Bar Link Leaf
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Panhard Rod -
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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