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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon Manual Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon Manual Sport 21 28 $18,771 $19,625
4-Door Wagon Automatic Sport 21 28 $19,726 $20,625
4-Door Wagon Automatic Touring 21 28 $20,682 $21,625
4-Door Wagon Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $22,975 $24,025
RWD 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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,771
$37,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,625
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$327 / month
$667 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The nimble and fuel-efficient 2012 Mazda5 appeals to parents who don’t mind being seen in a minivan but don’t want to feel like they’re driving one. 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 21 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Minivan -
Rear Door Type - Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in) 40.9 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.5 -
Front Leg Room (in) 40.7 -
Passenger Capacity 6 12
Third Head Room (in) 37.1 -
Front Hip Room (in) 53.1 -
Third Shoulder Room (in) 49.3 -
Second Leg Room (in) 39.4 -
Front Head Room (in) 40.7 -
Second Hip Room (in) 57.8 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.5 -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.7 -
Third Leg Room (in) 30.5 -
Second Head Room (in) 39.4 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 -
Length, Overall (in) 180.5 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 63.6 96.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 -
Wheelbase (in) 108.3 144.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.9 79.7
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 27.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - TBD - 68.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - 32.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 5.6 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) 27.5 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 4 (ft³) - 68.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x - TBD - -
Brake Type Pwr -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) - 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 26.4
Aux Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 47.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size T125/70D16 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code NA RH8
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16 LT245/75R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA RH8
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16 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) - TBD - 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) - 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3417 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - 3970
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 8550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 5360
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 13550
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4.0 Full-Size
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 850
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - 850
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 157 @ 6000 161 @ 3800
Engine Type Gas I4 Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4
Fuel System EFI Direct Diesel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 163 @ 4000 265 @ 1400
Engine Order Code NA MG3
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.1 L/131
Engine Oil Cooler - None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 -
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.20 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 2.86
Trans Order Code NA G42
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 4.38
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23 1.92
Trans Type 6 7
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 1.00
Trans PTO Access - No
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - No
Summary
Body Style 5 Door Wagon Passenger Van
Vehicle Name Mazda Mazda5 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) E-type Multi-link -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Leaf
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.8 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - -
Doors
Side Door Type - Sliding
 
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