When it comes to vans, whether it be cargo or passenger, Mercedes-Benz is not one of the first names that comes to mind. Mercedes-Benz is a name usually reserved for smaller sport and luxury sedans. Especially in the United States, it is not very common to see any kind of Mercedes-Benz van. This changing quickly, however with the introduction of the Metris and the years of refinement in the Sprinter. Mercedes-Benz is changing the game with its two all-star passenger and cargo vans, but which one is better? What is the difference between the two? How do I decide between the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris vs. the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter?
If you think these vans are out of your price range, think again. They are both available with all the latest in automotive technology and design for under $50,000. Aside from being affordable, they both offer incredible utility and versatility. They can both be purchased with different wheelbases, lengths, roof heights, and powertrains. They also both come available as a cargo van or a passenger van with comfortable seating. This flexibility is one of the biggest reasons why Mercedes-Benz should be at the top of your list when searching for a new or used van.
As you can see, the main distinction between the Metris and the Sprinter is the size. Although they come with many of the same options and features, the Sprinter is significantly bigger. This makes it a better option for someone who needs to haul large amounts of cargo regularly. The extra size gives the Sprinter an advantage for cargo volume and towing capacity, but the Metris has a hidden secret that gives it a leg up in terms of passenger transportation. The Metris, though smaller, has more horsepower than the Sprinter. This makes for a more confident, comfortable, and safer ride experience.
So who comes out ahead in the case of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter? It depends; if you are going to be transporting passengers, the Metris is your best options. If you are going to be transporting cargo and do not need extra seating, you may want to opt for the Metris. If you would like to test drive either of them, come to Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead to see our inventory of Mercedes-Benz vans.