The 2016 Metris cargo van starts at $29,945, including a $995 destination charge, Mercedes-Benz USA announced on Wednesday. The 2016 Metris passenger van starts at $33,495, including shipping.
While Mercedes-Benz previously told Edmunds that the Metris "doesn't have any known competitors," it is sized in between compact cargo vans such as the Ford Transit Connect and full-size vans, including the Ford Transit.
"It can easily fit into a parking garage in a large metropolitan area and can also meet the needs of those who work out of their homes," said Mercedes-Benz in a statement. "In addition, it carries many of the rugged characteristics of the Sprinter."
The only powertrain choice is a four-cylinder gasoline engine that delivers 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The engine is linked to a seven-speed automatic transmission.
Standard safety equipment on the Metris includes six airbags for the cargo van model and eight airbags for the passenger van.
"Large cupholders have also been added to the center console on the dashboard to meet North American customer needs of long-haul or local driving," Mercedes-Benz said.
Edmunds says: This will be the cheapest Mercedes-Benz sold in the U.S., undercutting even the entry-level Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class.