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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon (CA/NY/MA/CT) RWD 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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$47,175
$37,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$54,950
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$916 / 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 13 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 16 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Special Purpose -
Rear Door Type - Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in) 56.4 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.1 -
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 -
Third Head Room (in) 36.3 -
Front Hip Room (in) 58.6 -
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - -
Third Shoulder Room (in) 61.1 -
Second Leg Room (in) 34.3 -
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 -
Second Hip Room (in) 57.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.3 -
Passenger Capacity 8 12
Third Leg Room (in) 27.3 -
Second Head Room (in) 39.5 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 63.8 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 9.8 -
Length, Overall (in) 192.5 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 46.8 -
Height, Overall (in) 72.8 96.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.6 -
Wheelbase (in) 112.2 144.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 37.1 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.4 79.7
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 27.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 63.6 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 90.4 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) 42.6 53.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 46.3 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 50.5 NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 51.9 70.1
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 39.4 63.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - 68.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.9 x 0.71 -
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.2 x 1.26 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) - 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 25.4 26.4
Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.7 47.6
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.8 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 41.7 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.8 -
Tires
Spare Tire Size P275/70R16 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code NA RH8
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P275/70R16 LT245/75R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA RH8
Front Tire Size P275/70R16 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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 650 750
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6500 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) - 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5402 -
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 Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 Full-Size
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.3 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 710 850
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - 850
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 320 @ 3400 265 @ 1400
Engine Order Code NA MG3
Displacement 4.7L/287 2.1 L/131
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 230 @ 4800 161 @ 3800
Engine Type Gas V8 Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4
Fuel System SPFI Direct Diesel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler - None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 16 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 13 -
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.804 4.38
Clutch Size (in) NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.92
Trans Type 4 7
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.393 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.531 2.86
Trans Order Code NA G42
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.30 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.753 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low 2.49 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - No
Trans PTO Access - No
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus LX 470 Luxury Wagon Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Body Style 4 Door SUV Passenger Van
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 40 -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.91 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Variable -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 40 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.06 -
Suspension Type - Rear Live Axle Leaf
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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