Compare 1997 Lexus LX 450 Luxury Wagon vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans

1997 Lexus LX 450 Luxury Wagon
2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
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4-Door Wagon
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon 13 15 $41,809 $48,700
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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
$41,809
$37,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,700
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$812 / month
$667 / month
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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
City
13 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
15 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Special Purpose -
Rear Door Type
- Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
32.8 -
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 -
Second Hip Room (in)
59.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 -
Passenger Capacity
7 12
Third Leg Room (in)
28.5 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 -
Third Hip Room (in)
59.4 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 -
Third Head Room (in)
36.7 -
Front Hip Room (in)
59.5 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
59.5 -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.0 -
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 144.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.0 79.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
10.8 -
Length, Overall (in)
189.8 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
73.6 96.3
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 27.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
75.1 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 1 (ft³)
90.9 68.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - 32.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
52.9 68.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 53.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- 68.6
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - -
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)
13.2 x - TBD - -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
25.1 26.4
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.6 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.0 47.6
Steering Type
Pwr Recirculating Ball Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RH8
Front Tire Size
P275/70R16 LT245/75R16
Spare Tire Size
P275/70R16 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA RH8
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/70R16 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)
500 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4971 -
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
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.2 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 850
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- 850
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I6 Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4
Fuel System
SPFI Diesel Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
275 @ 3200 265 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
NA MG3
Displacement
4.5L/273 2.1 L/131
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
212 @ 4600 161 @ 3800
Engine Oil Cooler
- None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
15 -
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.393 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.531 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA G42
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.087 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.753 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.804 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.92
Trans Type
4 7
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Trans PTO Access
- No
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No
Summary
Body Style
4 Door SUV Passenger Van 144" WB RWD
Vehicle Name
Lexus LX 450 Luxury Wagon Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.98 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.1 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-Link Leaf
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
Leading Arm 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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