The Metris is in an odd place in the market, in that it could be a passenger van or a small commercial van. In Passenger Van format, there’s a variety of seating options for up to eight passengers and a host of safety features – one of the Metris’ biggest selling points for Mercedes-Benz.
Inside, there are seating configurations for five, seven, or eight passengers and two different rear door options that include a liftgate or 180-degree dual-doors. Otherwise, the Passenger Van is just as capable as the Cargo Van, sporting a 6,614-pounds gross vehicle weight rating, 5,000 pounds of max towing capacity, and a 1,896-pound payload capacity.
The Metris can be upgraded in a number of ways, notably with lane keep assist, cruise control, driver comfort seats, and interior lighting options. The warranty can also be extended to up to seven years or 140,000 miles.
The Metris Passenger Van competes with the Ford Transit Connect or the Honda Odyssey, depending on the buyer. Pricing should start around $34,800 for the new year.
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