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Selected Style 4-Door Manual
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 19 23 $13,541 $14,895
4-Door Manual 4WD 19 23 $14,770 $16,395
4-Door Automatic 4WD 19 23 $15,680 $17,395
4-Door Manual 4WD EX 19 23 $16,500 $18,495
4-Door Automatic 4WD EX 19 23 $17,410 $19,495
4-Door Automatic 19 23 $14,451 $15,895
4-Door Manual EX 19 23 $15,580 $17,295
4-Door Automatic EX 19 23 $16,490 $18,295
4WD 2500 144"
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Cab Size

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
$13,541
$37,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,895
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$248 / 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 19 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Special Purpose -
Rear Door Type - Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
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 -
Front Hip Room (in) 52.5 -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 125.7 -
Exterior Dimensions
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 NA
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 2 (ft³) 25.8 NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 70.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - 68.6
Brakes
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 -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 10.23 x - TBD - -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.54 -
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/75R15 LT245/75R16
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - 6084
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - 662
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - 5556
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - 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) 3186 -
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 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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 X 6.5
Front 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) 70 220
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - 850
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6
Fuel System MPFI Direct Diesel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 127 @ 4000 325 @ 1400
Engine Order Code NA MG5
Displacement 2.0L/122 3.0 L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 130 @ 5500 188 @ 3800
Engine Oil Cooler - None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 -
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.02 2.19
Trans Order Code NA G40
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.78 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.72 3.60
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.40
Trans Type 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.80 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Trans PTO Access - No
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - No
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Passenger Van
Vehicle Name Kia Sportage Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Suspension
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 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Strut
Axle Type - Front - Independent
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
Doors
Side Door Type - Sliding
 
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