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
3.5
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.
4.5
The 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan may boast a storied nameplate, but this minivan is way behind the times.
5.2
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.
4.0
The 2018 Ram ProMaster lineup offers good utility, as long as you’re not looking for any semblance of style.
MSRP From   
$33,995$26,250N/A$29,295
Gas Mileage   
17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine   
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
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveN/AFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
27N/A2
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
Worker Cargo 144" WB RWDPassenger VanN/AChassis
Transmission   
Automatic w/ODMulti-Speed Automatic w/ODN/AAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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