An Honest Review Of The Mercedes Sprinter 4×4
Are you thinking about purchasing a Mercedes-Benze Sprinter 4×4 but aren’t sure if it is the right fit for you? Here is a review of the vehicle so you can get a good idea if you should purchase it or not. This evaluation looks at how the car handles itself on rough terrain and smooth streets. The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4×4 four-wheel-drive allows it to handle off-road trips with ease. Curious to learn more about this full size van and how it performs? Check out our review below.
We took the van along a highway that spans over one hundred miles. The first chance we got was to steer the van off the highway. We journeyed on a road in a remote area used primarily by loggers and other rural people. Once we took the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4×4 on an off-road course, we couldn’t help but be impressed by its power and ability to grip the earth. When the van eventually made it back on the highway, it continued to drive just as smoothly as any other vehicle.
The van has a 4.3 inch suspension in the front and 3.1 inches in the rear. The German car manufacturer also raised the height of the van and installed a switch to the side of the steering wheel so drivers can choose to turn on the four-wheel drive when it’s needed. The four-wheel drive weighs 265 pounds but is unnoticeable when it is not in use.
When you sit down behind the wheel and try to steer, the steering wheel and tires grip the road very well. Also the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4×4 Crosswind Assist feature helps keep the van’s wheel alignment in check. Crosswind Assist can also makes sure the vehicle can stabilize and control itself when a gust of strong winds cause the van to swerve. In addition to helping you manage unruly winds, the system can also identify when one of your wheels are spinning out of control and brake individual wheels so the other wheels can get better traction. This means the van will never lose control even when the tires are not touching the ground.
Will you have to drive the van to an area filled with snow and ice or uneven roads? The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4×4 can easily handle all of those environments. When we drove the van over bumpy roads that were partially covered in the snow, the van still drove well – even when the snow came up past the hub caps! You can also buy winter tires if you know you will drive it in the snow.
The Mercedes Sprinter 4×4 has a 188 horse power diesel V-6 engine. However, it should be mentioned that you can’t add a four-wheel drive to a van with a base 161 horse power four-cylinder diesel engine. The van has a five-speed automatic. You can also drive the van in a two-wheel-drive mode so you won’t have to experience drive line binding.
There are many options to upgrade or change when you are looking at a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4×4. You can choose to buy a model with a single-wheel rear axle. Or you can decide to get one with a higher roof if you or your partner are very tall. There is also the choice to get a short wheelbase or a long one. Think you will go uphill often? You can get a van that is equipped with low range gears that will make each uphill climb much easier.
If you have a large family, need to transport many items, or live in a rural area, the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4×4 may be the answer for you!
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