The Sprinter is a light commercial vehicle built by the German automaker Daimler AG. Until 2010, the Dodge automaker brand controlled sales in the United States. Since Dodge's reorganisation, it has been sold under the Mercedes name, as it has been previously in other countries. An Edmunds.com review called the 2010 Mercedes Sprinter "without question the best full-size van for cargo and passenger purposes."
The 2010 Mercedes Sprinter is 232.5 inches long, 79.7 inches wide and 96.3 inches high, with a wheel base of 144.3 inches. Its curb weight is 2590 Kilogram, and its ground clearance is 6.9 inches.
The van seats up to 12 passengers. Its maximum cargo capacity is 141 cubic feet. An Edmunds.com review praises its roomy interior, quipping that it has "roughly the same interior volume as a New York apartment."
The 2010 Sprinter features a 3-liter V6 engine that delivers power through a five-speed automatic transmission. It generates 188 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. Its maximum payload is 1288 Kilogram, and its towing capacity is 2268 Kilogram. The engine connects to the drivetrain via the rear axle. The Sprinter's fuel tank carries 26.4 gallons of gas.
Configurations and features
The Sprinter van is available in a variety of configurations, each of which offers one of two wheelbases and roof heights. A 6-foot-3-inch person can walk around comfortably inside the taller version. The cargo van configuration has two front seats and an empty cargo bay, while the passenger van features three rear seat rows as well as tinted windows, rear speakers and rear interior trim. Both versions come standard with 270-degree rear doors, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a wood cargo floor, and more. The list of optional features is lengthy, but includes bi-xenon headlights, headlight washers, driver-compartment bulkheads, cruise control and a rear-view camera.