2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris vs. Its Competition

2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The Mercedes-Benz Metris comes in slightly larger and more capable than the Ford Transit Connect and Nissan NV200/Chevrolet City Express (which are the same vehicle).

Depending on your needs, that's either a good thing or a demerit.

Either way, the Metris is certainly the nicest of the quartet of smaller commercial vans—yet it's also the priciest.

In passenger form, it makes a terrific airport shuttle or even a minivan alternative.

But if you're only going to use it to cart around your family, the Chrysler Pacifica is much less expensive and offers far more family-oriented features.

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Quick Specs
The Mercedes-Benz Metris hits the sweet spot of the commercial van segment as it's just a bit bigger than the Ford Transit Connect, but it's a lot smaller than the big Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica plays to all the traditional minivan strengths, while it strikes out in exciting new directions in styling and in plug-in hybrid technology.
Roomier inside than you might expect, the Ford Transit Connect makes a terrific cargo hauler and a decent option for those looking for a minivan alternative.
MSRP From  
Gas Mileage  
20 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6N/A
EPA Class  
N/A2WD MinivansN/A
Style Name  
Standard Roof 126" Wheelbase WorkerTouring FWDN/A
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveN/A
Passenger Capacity  
Passenger Doors  
Body Style  
Worker Cargo VanPassenger VanN/A
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODN/A
Detailed Spec Comparison
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