2015Mercedes-BenzSprinter

Mercedes Sprinter

Ready To Battle Others Of Its Own Kind To the casual van observer, there are likely three seminal categories of big-box hauler. 1) The white Ford Econoline. 2) The decades-old conversion vans made by various manufacturers, with a porthole, an angel and a unicorn floating in an airbrushed...

- Reviewed by Jonathon Ramsey

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2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
MSRP: $35,995 - $46,180
2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
MSRP: $35,920 - $45,500
2013 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
MSRP: $36,290 - $45,725
Mercedes moving some Sprinter production to North America

If you look at the Sprinter and wonder how Mercedes-Benz can possibly compete against locally produced commercial vehicles with a model built in Germany and shipped over the Atlantic, you're not alone. In fact, in order to mitigate the tariffs (but at the cost of added logistical expense), Mercedes builds the vans in Germany, takes them half apart again, ships them as kits and reassembles them in Ladson, South Carolina.
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Ford Transit can haul on the track

Line up any two comparable vehicles, and eople are going to want to race them. Need proof? In its latest track battle, Auto Express wants to know which commercial vehicle can lap a circuit faster – a Ford Transit or Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. Let's face it, neither of these European vans were ever meant to be near the track unless they are delivering a racecar and a ton of parts for a fun weekend, but it's massively fun to watch them give it a go anyway.
Airstream Autobahn is a super-fancy Sprinter

The truth is, we talk a lot about how great a Mercedes-Benz S-Class or a Bentley Mulsanne or a Rolls-Royce Phantom would be for a cross-country drive mainly because they're far, far sexier than the real kings of the long-distance haul: vans.
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2012 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
$42,795 / 6,710 miles / NY
2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
$35,495 / 1,795 miles / NJ
2013 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
$33,944 / 17,813 miles / PA
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