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Selected Style 2-Door JS Soft Top Manual 2WD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Soft Top Manual 2WD JS 24 26 $12,443 $13,099
2-Door Soft Top Manual 4WD JX 24 26 $13,828 $14,869
2-Door Soft Top Automatic 4WD JX 23 24 $14,386 $15,469
4-Door Hard Top Manual 4WD JX 23 26 $14,558 $15,999
4-Door Hard Top Automatic 4WD JX 22 26 $15,423 $16,949
4-Door Hard Top Manual 2WD JS 23 26 $13,390 $14,399
2-Door Soft Top Automatic 2WD JS 23 24 $13,013 $13,699
4-Door Hard Top Automatic 2WD JS 22 26 $14,274 $15,349
4-Door Hard Top Manual 2WD Sport JS 23 25 $15,377 $16,899
4-Door Hard Top Automatic 2WD Sport JS 21 24 $16,287 $17,899
4-Door Hard Top Manual 4WD Sport JX 23 25 $16,287 $17,899
4-Door Hard Top Automatic 4WD Sport JX 21 24 $17,197 $18,899
4-Door Hard Top Manual 4WD Sport JLX 23 25 $17,652 $19,399
4-Door Hard Top Automatic 4WD Sport JLX 21 24 $18,562 $20,399
2500 144"
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2500 170" N/A N/A $42,947 $46,180
2500 144" N/A N/A $37,195 $39,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,443
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,099
Monthly Payment Estimate
$218 / month
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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 24 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Special Purpose -
Rear Door Type - Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 39.0 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 50.2 -
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 -
Front Hip Room (in) 51.8 -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.7 -
Second Leg Room (in) 31.7 -
Front Head Room (in) 39.5 -
Second Hip Room (in) 41.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.5 -
Passenger Capacity 4 12
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.5 -
Length, Overall (in) 143.7 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 43.8 -
Height, Overall (in) 64.3 96.3
Liftover Height (in) 27.0 -
Track Width, Rear (in) 55.1 -
Wheelbase (in) 86.6 144.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 34.3 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 65.2 79.7
Track Width, Front (in) 54.9 -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 27.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
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) 41.7 53.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 12.6 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 8.1 NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 50.4 70.1
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 39.8 65
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 31.2 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 32.0 68.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - 68.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA -
Brake Type Power -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.66 x 1.34 -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.4 x 0.39 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) - 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.1 26.4
Aux Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 21.7 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.2 47.6
Steering Type Manual Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.8 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 34.4 -
Tires
Front Tire Size P195/75R15 LT245/75R16
Spare Tire Size P195/75R15 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code NA RH8
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/75R15 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) 100 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 750
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) - 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2337 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 8550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 5360
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 13550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - 3970
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 16 X 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.5 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 55 200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 390 850
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - 850
Engine
Fuel System SFI Direct Diesel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 98 @ 4000 265 @ 1400
Engine Order Code NA MG3
Displacement 1.6L/97 2.1 L/131
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 95 @ 5600 161 @ 3800
Engine Type Gas L4 Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4
Engine Oil Cooler - None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 -
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low N/A -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.65 4.38
Clutch Size (in) 8.46 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.38 1.92
Trans Type 5 7
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High N/A -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.80 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.73
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.67 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 2.86
Trans Order Code NA G42
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 5.13 -
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - No
Trans PTO Access - No
Summary
Body Style 2-Door Passenger Van
Vehicle Name Suzuki Sidekick Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.95 -
Suspension Type - Rear Rigid Axle Leaf
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/trailing arms -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/coil spring -
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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