2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vs. Its Competition

2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The Sprinter competes against other commercial vans and has the benefit of available four-wheel drive.

The Ram ProMaster is a little ungainly and lacks a refined powertrain.

The Transit offers a wider range of powertrains and may be more comfortable to drive.

The Nissan NV and Chevrolet Express are sturdy contenders with available V-8s, if that’s your thing.

The Dodge Grand Caravan has always had a secret life as a small commercial van (Dodge even sold a work version for a time) and could be a consideration if the jobs aren’t too big.

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Quick Specs
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is a commercial van in a gap year—a new van is on the horizon and the old version is pared down to its essentials.
The 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan may boast a storied nameplate, but this minivan is way behind the times.
For buyers who don’t need four-wheel drive in their large commercial van, the 2018 Ford Transit offers a huge range of options and configurations.
The 2018 Ram ProMaster lineup offers good utility, as long as you’re not looking for any semblance of style.
MSRP From   
Gas Mileage   
17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6Regular Unleaded V-6N/ARegular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class   
N/A2WD MinivansN/AN/A
Style Name   
2500 Standard Roof V6 144" Worker RWDSE Plus WagonN/A3500 136" WB
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveN/AFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
Worker Cargo 144" WB RWDPassenger VanN/AChassis
Automatic w/ODMulti-Speed Automatic w/ODN/AAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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