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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon S N/A N/A N/A N/A
4-Door Wagon SE w/RSE & Navigation N/A N/A N/A N/A
4-Door Wagon SEL Premium N/A N/A N/A N/A
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
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TCC's Bottom Line Top safety scores and spaciousness are in place, even if the VW Routan doesn't have all the same utility and tech options of the related Chrysler minivans. 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 N/A mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Minivan -
Rear Door Type - Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in) 37.9 -
Front Hip Room (in) 57.0 -
Third Shoulder Room (in) 62.0 -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3 -
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 -
Second Hip Room (in) 64.8 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 63.0 -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 163.5 -
Third Leg Room (in) 31.8 - 37.6 -
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 - 39.7 -
Third Hip Room (in) 48.7 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 64.7 -
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6 -
Passenger Capacity 7 12
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 -
Length, Overall (in) 202.5 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA -
Height, Overall (in) 68.9 96.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.8 -
Wheelbase (in) 121.2 144.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.9 79.7
Track Width, Front (in) 65.0 -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 27.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 32.7 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) 83.0 NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 70.1
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 46.2 - 48.6 65
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 140.6 - 144.4 68.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - 32.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - 68.6
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 1.1 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System - TBD - 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x 0.5 -
Brake Type Pwr -
Brake ABS System (Second Line) - 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.5 26.4
Aux Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.9 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.0 47.6
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 225/65R17 LT245/75R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA RH8
Front Tire Size 225/65R17 LT245/75R16
Spare Tire Size Compact Full-Size
Front 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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3600 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3600 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 360 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 540 750
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) - 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4595 -
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 700 850
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - 850
Engine
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V6 Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Diesel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 260 @ 4400 265 @ 1400
Engine Order Code NA MG3
Displacement 3.6L/220 2.1 L/131
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 283 @ 6350 161 @ 3800
Engine Oil Cooler - None
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - TBD - -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - TBD - -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - TBD - -
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 2.86
Trans Order Code NA G42
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.16 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/manual shift Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.12 4.38
Clutch Size (in) NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.28 1.92
Trans Type 6 7
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.21 3.42
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - No
Trans PTO Access - No
Summary
Body Style Minivan Passenger Van
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Routan Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA -
Suspension Type - Rear Twist Beam Leaf
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA -
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - TBD - -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - -
Doors
Side Door Type - Sliding
 
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