2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van

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Producing premium high-end cars for the upper-class market is a Mercedes-Benz speciality, but the automaker saw an opportunity to make even more bank from these elites by offering a utility van they could use within their businesses or large corporations. Now in its third-generational phase, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van is a travel and tourism industry staple and is often put to work in many other prosperous industries, too. Propelled by either a 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine (gas or diesel) or 3.0-liter turbo diesel V6, the Sprinter Passenger Van makes use of between 161 and 188 horsepower to cruise to its destinations. Multiple powertrain, seating, and body length configurations make it an incredibly versatile transport, too. At a starting price of $43,120, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van is a pricey option over alternatives such as the Ford Transit or Ram ProMaster, but neither of those can match the Sprinter's premium aesthetic and upmarket feel.

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2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van Changes: ๐Ÿš™Whatโ€™s the difference vs 2019 Sprinter Passenger Van?

The 2020 Sprinter Passenger Van goes mostly unchanged for the 2020 model year, after a fresh revision back in 2019.The only thing new for 2020 is the inclusion of the standard roof on passenger and crew models.

Pros and Cons

  • Extensive array of standard and optional safety features
  • Modern and commodious cabin and passenger hold
  • Potent and efficient turbo-diesel V6 engine
  • Can be equipped with a 4x4 system
  • More expensive than most class equivalents
  • Packages and add-ons push the price up quickly
  • Doesn't offer the best max towing capacity
  • Can get bumpy in the rearmost back seats

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2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van Trims and Prices

See trim levels and configurations:

Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
1500
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
9-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
$41,095
2500
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
3.0L Turbo V6 Diesel
7-Speed Automatic
9-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
Four-Wheel Drive
$42,320

Sprinter Passenger Van Exterior

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Dimensions

  • Length 233.5 in
  • Wheelbase 144.0 in
  • Height 96.3 in
  • Max Width 79.5 in

Exterior Colors

  • Calcite Yellow
  • Sunset Red
  • Brilliant Blue
  • Vanda Blue
  • Stone Grey
  • Graphite Grey
  • Silver Grey
  • Grey White
  • Cavansite Blue Metallic
  • Jet Black
  • Selenite Grey Metallic
  • Tenorite Grey Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Iridium Silver
  • Black Blue
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Sprinter Passenger Van Performance

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Engine and Transmission

With the Sprinter Passenger Van, you get to choose between a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine that's paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission or a 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel V6 unit that comes paired with a seven-speed auto. The four-cylinder is available as a 188-hp gas variant with 258 lb-ft of torque, or a 161-hp diesel with 325 lb-ft of torque. The V6 is diesel only and supplies 188 hp and 325 lb-ft. Each of the three power sources work well in the Sprinter but the V6 diesel is more sprightly and increases the vans payload weight and towing capacity.

  • Engines
    2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas, 3.0L Turbo V6 Diesel
  • Transmissions
    7-Speed Automatic, 9-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrains
    4X4, RWD

Sprinter Passenger Van Gas Mileage

  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    22.0 Gallons
* 2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van 1500 Standard Roof I4 144" RWD

Sprinter Passenger Van Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

  • Seating capacity
    12-seater
  • Front Leg Room 38.9 in
  • Front Head Room 47.3 in

Sprinter Passenger Van Trunk and Cargo Space

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Sprinter Passenger Van Safety and Reliability

Warranty

  • Basic:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    5 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    5 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles

Verdict: ๐ŸIs the 2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van a good car?

The Sprinter Passenger Van is not just any run-of-the-mill passenger vehicle; it's a first-rate cruiser and full lounge suite on wheels. Its premium-feel is what separates it from the competition in the USA - the biggest opposition being the Ford Transit, which still manages to compare admirably. Propping the Sprinter van up even more, however, is the phenomenal performance from the available diesel-fuel-powered V6, which is peppy off-the-line, smooth, and efficient. As with most vans, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter hasn't undergone review for its crashworthiness, but its makers penchant for reliability and its lengthy consignment of inclusive and optional driver assists and safety features would likely earn it a top safety rating.

Furthermore, while 3-door vans are typically offered only in front-wheel drive, the Sprinter is equipped with a rear-wheel drive setup and has access to an exclusive 4x4 one. The Sprinter can feel quite unwieldy on the road and the rearmost passengers may have to grip the seats every now and again, but it remains one of the most luxurious and capable passenger vans money can buy.

๐Ÿš—What Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van Model Should I Buy?

The choice is ultimately yours here, and it will all depend on what you'll need the van for most regularly. The standard, short-wheelbase variants are ideal for transporting up to 12 passengers around at a time. The extended wheelbase models can accommodate up to 15. Equip a SWB variant with the V6 motor and optional 4x4 system, and you're ready for an off-road safari for 12. If there's one recommendation we can make here, it's to opt for the turbo-diesel V6 motor as it just proves to be one of the significant advantages of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.

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