Compare 1997 Mercury Mountaineer vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans

1997 Mercury Mountaineer
2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
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4-Door 112" WB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 112" WB 14 18 $24,591 $27,240
4-Door 112" WB AWD 14 18 $26,351 $29,240
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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
$24,591
$37,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,240
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$454 / month
$667 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
18 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Special Purpose -
Rear Door Type
- Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.7 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 -
Second Hip Room (in)
51.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 -
Passenger Capacity
5 12
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 -
Front Hip Room (in)
51.9 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
144.8 -
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.7 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.2 79.7
Track Width, Front (in)
58.8 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.7 -
Length, Overall (in)
188.5 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
46.9 -
Height, Overall (in)
67.5 96.3
Liftover Height (in)
18.0 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 -
Wheelbase (in)
111.5 144.3
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 27.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.6 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)
73.3 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
81.6 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)
41.9 53.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
38.1 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- 68.6
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 1.02 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 x 0.47 -
Brake Type
Power -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 26.4
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.4 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.3 47.6
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/75R15 LT245/75R16
Rear Tire Order Code
T7R RH8
Front Tire Size
P235/75R15 LT245/75R16
Spare Tire Size
P235/75R15 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
T7R RH8
Spare Tire Order Code
T7R NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- 662
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 6084
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- 662
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 5556
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1005 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6700 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4160 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 13550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 3970
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 8550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 5360
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 16 X 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
18.5 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 850
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- 850
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 4600 161 @ 3800
Engine Type
Gas V8 Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4
Fuel System
EFI Diesel Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
274 @ 3200 265 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
99P MG3
Displacement
5.0L/302 2.1 L/131
Engine Oil Cooler
- None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 -
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.33 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 2.86
Trans Order Code
44U G42
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.92
Trans Type
4 7
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No
Trans PTO Access
- No
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercury Mountaineer Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Body Style
4 Door Passenger Van 144" WB RWD
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.8 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.42 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Variable-Rate Leaf
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Leaf Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
35 -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA Strut
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.92
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3970
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.92
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 5360
Axle Type - Rear
- Rigid Axle
Doors
Side Door Type
- Sliding

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