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2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vs 2016 Ford Transit

2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter


2.1L I4 BlueTEC Diesel


319 cu.ft. 


Starting MSRP

Base Engine

Base Horsepower

Base Cargo Capacity

2016 Ford Transit


3.2L Power Stroke I5 Turbo Diesel


285 cu.ft.

2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vs 2016 Ford Transit

Steering wheel in the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Whether you need a van for cargo or for passengers, Ford and Mercedes-Benz are the two names that come up the most. It is not often that Mercedes-Benz gets compared to a ford, but in the case of commercial vans, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vs 2016 Ford Transit comparison comes up all the time. Is one better than the other? We are here to find out. 

For two vehicles that are incredibly similar, the two manufacturers took very different approaches to get them there. They do have a lot of similarities, such as MSRP, horsepower, and body style, but on the inside, these two vehicles couldn't be any more different. Regardless of interior configuration, the Mercedes-Benz luxury standard makes it stand out against the competition. 

2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo Capacity

The first big difference lies under the hood. The Ford Transit uses an inline, five-cylinder Power Stroke turbo diesel engine. This engine does provide a little bit more power, but the 2.1L inline four-cylinder BlueTEC uses a lot less fuel to get to your destination and is less toxic to the environment. Once inside, you will notice the efficient use of space Mercedes-Benz employs. With similar wheelbases, the Sprinter manages to squeeze a maximum cargo capacity of 319.1 cubic feet. The base Ford Transit is only capable of holding 285 cubic feet of cargo. Because of this extra interior room and the added luxury you get when you purchase a Mercedes-Benz, we have to give the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vs 2016 Ford Transit trophy to the Sprinter. For only an additional $6,000, why not treat yourself to the best? If you would like to learn more about the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, contact us at Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead today or stop in in person to take one for a test drive.

Seats in the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter