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There is no more a premium and luxurious means of family-commuting, passenger-hauling, or workhorse operation than what’s delivered from a Mercedes van. That is not to say that the versatility, practicality, and utilitarianism expected from a functional vehicle is lost in Mercedes Benz vans but only that they impress as formidable all-rounders. There is a diverse selection of these Mercedes-Benz Vans in the USA, too, with passenger-, crew-, and cargo-purposed editions of the Metris and Sprinter nameplates offered at hand. Elsewhere in the world, the Vito is popular, but it hasn’t found a home State-side.

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With only a handful of Mercedes van models presented to the US, finding the right MB van for your needs would likely be relatively effortless. Our in-depth car buyers guide reviews and our BuzzScore rating system, however, simply ensure you make the right choice. In the Mercedes van reviews, we look at everything from what powertrains are available, how many occupants each merc seats, how much they’re able to tow and hold onboard, and standard/available features. So if you are in the market for a new Mercedes-Benz van, be sure to pop by our ‘shopping tools’ section.

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There are two alternate nameplates offered from within the German automaker’s ute selection. Both come in various forms, too, with customizations for the powertrain and door layout and with physical length and height choices:

  • Metris: This passenger or cargo hauler is known for its well-formed styling and class-leading capabilities. It is Mercedes’ small van offering slotting in below the larger Sprinter, since there is no mid-size offering. A 2.0-liter turbo-four engine, seven-speed automatic gearbox, and rear-wheel drivetrain are stock in both variations, availing each with a 5,000-pound maximum towing capacity and a 2,425-lbs payload limit. The people-moving spec carries five, seven, or eight occupants depending on the configuration chosen. Though the premium brand vehicles are pricier than most of the alternatives out there, their standard feature lists are extensive, especially with advanced driver-assist and safety technologies.
  • Sprinter: Three versions of this full-size van are attainable, each with a range of engine and body customizations to boot. A 2.0L turbo-four is the base motor proffered, with a 3.0L turbo V6 diesel available; the latter mustering 188 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque. A seven- and nine-speed automatic gearbox is offered and every diesel-powered model can be had in either RWD or all-wheel drive. Build styles include standard and high-roof heights and 144-inch and 170-inch wheelbases, which determine seating cap - up to 12 or 15 in the passenger version. The cargo variant is capable of lugging up to 7,500 lbs and carrying up to 6,735 lbs.

Pricing of Mercedes-Benz Vans

Model Power Engine Base Price
Mercedes-Benz Metris Cargo Van 208 hp 2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas $32,630
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van 188 hp 2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas $43,120
Mercedes-Benz Metris Passenger Van 208 hp 2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas $36,840
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo Van 188 hp 2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas $36,355
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Crew Van 188 hp 2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas $41,375

What to Consider Before Buying

The upsides to any utility vehicle are obvious but there are a few, inconspicuous downsides to luxury variants, too:


  • More luxurious and accommodating interiors than rivals
  • Aesthetics are arguably better than that of the average van
  • Plenty of seating and body style configurations
  • Class-leading tow and payload capacities


  • Starting prices are usually higher than those of rivals
  • Powertrain and feature options are rather pricey
  • Infotainment systems are rudimentary


What’s the most affordable Luxury Mercedes-Benz van?

The Metris Passenger Van, with its starting MSRP of around $35,000, is the most affordable occupant-centric option from the three-spoke brand.

Do all dealers offer the diesel-fed V6 motor on the Sprinter?

With the V6 unit being an extra-cost option proffered directly from the automaker, every dealership should have it selectable.

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