The 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vs the 2016 Metris

February 11th, 2016 by

Finding the right full-size van for your business or service can be a tall task. Each business has different needs and not all vans are created equally. The Sprinter van is one that has always done pretty well for customers at our Mercedes-Benz Sprinter dealer serving Rancho Cucamonga, but it’s not for everyone.

Sprinter vs. Metris

That’s where the more nimble and urban-oriented Metris came in this past year. Smaller, more efficient, and yet still capable of getting the job done, we decided to take a look at the differences between these two vans to help our customers. Both are dependable vehicles, but each brings something different to the job.

Our Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Dealer Serving Rancho Cucamonga Has Both

Let’s start with the obvious, the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter that you’ll find at our Rancho Cucamonga area dealer is much bigger. It offers a taller roofline and a longer cargo area. It breaks down to 233 inches compared to 202 inches on the 2016 Metris. This van is designed for big jobs like transport and construction. Don’t let the sleek design fool you. However, this smaller design makes the Metris far easier to drive on crowded city streets and get in and out of tight parking lots. Something you may discover if you have a catering business downtown.

Sprinter vs. Metris

When it comes to performance, you get two very different stories. The 2016 Metris offers only one engine, a 208-hp turbocharged four-cylinder that offers a spirited drive. Quite powerful for a smaller cargo van while the Sprinter only offers diesel engines like the 2.1L turbodiesel that pumps out 161-hp and the 3.0L turbodiesel V6. This gives the Sprinter an expectedly higher payload capacity, but the towing capacity is the same for both at about 5,000 lbs.

Each of these vans delivers the technology you need for a long day on the job. Available driver assistance features like forward collision alert, lane-keep assist, and a blind spot monitoring system help you stay out of trouble when you are making deliveries. There’s also amenities like navigation and heated seats, which you can take advantage of to enhance your drive.

So if you need a larger, more capable van to do some heavy lifting, then the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter may be for you. If you need an agile and versatile van for navigating the city streets, then the new Mercedes-Benz Metris might be just what you’re looking for. Contact Walter's Mercedes-Benz of Riverside to learn more about these vans today.

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