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Selected Style 4-Door Manual NA Pkg AWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual NA Pkg AWD 21 27 $17,454 $18,695
4-Door Manual PA Pkg AWD L 21 27 $18,034 $19,995
4-Door Automatic PA Pkg AWD L 21 26 $18,745 $20,795
4-Door Manual QA Pkg AWD S 21 27 $19,925 $22,195
4-Door Manual QV Cold Pkg AWD S 21 27 $20,191 $22,495
4-Door Automatic QA Pkg AWD S 21 26 $20,636 $22,995
4-Door Automatic QV Cold Pkg AWD S 21 26 $20,902 $23,295
RWD 2500 144"
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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
$17,454
$37,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,695
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$312 / 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 21 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Special Purpose -
Rear Door Type - Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 12
Second Head Room (in) 39.6 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 -
Front Leg Room (in) 43.0 -
Front Hip Room (in) 51.4 -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.1 -
Second Leg Room (in) 33.4 -
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 -
Second Hip Room (in) 50.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.5 -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.5 -
Length, Overall (in) 175.2 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 42.5 -
Height, Overall (in) 62.8 96.3
Liftover Height (in) 21.5 -
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.1 -
Wheelbase (in) 99.4 144.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 31.1 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.3 79.7
Track Width, Front (in) 58.1 -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 27.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 66.5 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) 36.9 53.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 38.6 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 32.3 NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) NA 70.1
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 34.3 63.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 66.1 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - 68.6
Brakes
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) 9.0 x 1.38 -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 x 0.94 -
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 Ratio (:1), Overall 19.0 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.7 47.6
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.4 -
Tires
Front Tire Size 205/70SR15 LT245/75R16
Spare Tire Size 205/70SR15 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code NA RH8
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 205/70SR15 LT245/75R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA RH8
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - 662
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - 5556
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - 662
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - 6084
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 165 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) - 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3020 -
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
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
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 X 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.5 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 85 200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 520 850
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - 850
Engine
Fuel System SFI Diesel Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 4000 265 @ 1400
Engine Order Code NA MG3
Displacement 2.5L/150 2.1 L/131
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 165 @ 5600 161 @ 3800
Engine Type Gas Flat 4 Cyl Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4
Engine Oil Cooler - None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 -
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 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) 3.55 4.38
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.92
Trans Type 5 7
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.73
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11 2.86
Trans Order Code NA G42
Trans PTO Access - No
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - No
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Passenger Van 144" WB RWD
Vehicle Name Subaru Forester Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.75 -
Suspension Type - Rear Strut-Type Leaf
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Parallel Link -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.51 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arm -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 -
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
Axle Type - Front - Independent
Doors
Side Door Type - Sliding
 
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