A Closer Look At The Mercedes Sprinter Cargo Van

Interested in purchasing a Mercedes Sprinter Cargo Van? Before you buy it, you should consider some of the information below about the vehicle’s features and determine if it is a good fit for your business or organization.

What do you plan to transport and how much cubic feet will it take up in the cargo van? Do you need a particular height and length? Despite their relatively similar appearance, cargo vans come in a range of shapes and sizes. Most manufacturers offer 2 different wheelbase options, regular length and extended length. The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo Van offers two wheelbases and three lengths for you to choose from.

The size of the interior is also important in a cargo van. The Sprinter is on the other end of the spectrum since it is a full-size van. It offers anywhere from 318 cubic ft. in its most basic configuration to almost 550 cubic ft in its biggest option. You can also ask us to go on a test drive and take a picture of the inside of the van to determine later if you be able to load up your larger items inside the van.

There are cargo vans with lower roofs, normal roofs, and taller roofs to accommodate various cargo sizes. The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo Van offers the standard and raised roof option. The raised Sprinter Cargo Van model provides 6 ft. 4 in. of ‘floor to roof’ clearance. This allows most crew members to comfortably stand up inside the cargo area.

Another aspect you need to consider when buying a cargo van is the type of doors you prefer. There are cargo vans with dual side doors, meaning there is one door on either side of the van. Other cargo vans have doors which only open up on one side. Meanwhile, there are some vans with Dutch doors in the back with side hinges. There are also other vans with a rear lift-gate that is similar to an SUV or a minivan. Test the doors so you can find out exactly how easy it will be to load your goods into the cargo van.

To casual observers, windowless cargo vans may all look the same, but they are usually sold with a broad range of power train options. The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo Van offers more power and capabilities than other cargo vans on the market. Based on your budget and transportation needs, you can decide which engine is best for your business.

The payload capacity is very important if you have to carry heavy loads. The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo Van’s payload capacity varies from 3,000 lbs to over 5,500 lbs, depending upon the model you choose. Other cargo vans come in at around 1,600 lbs to 3,000 lbs.

Gas mileage is another concern for cargo van shoppers, especially if you plan to use the cargo van every day. Despite its size, the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo Van has great gas mileage due to its fuel-efficient 2.1 L turbo-diesel engine.

Will you need additional upgrades or features? Many base model vans lack CD players, leather seats, keyless entry and other modern conveniences. You can add those features and install backup or reverse cameras in the van so you and your employees do not have to worry about accidents. Parking assist systems and other programs can also help when driving vans with lower visibility. You can also consider a navigation system if you frequently drive to unfamiliar places. These features are really helpful if you want to avoid property damage and accidents.

Contact us to see our selection of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vehicles today. We ship our cars nationwide and would love to talk with you.