2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris

MSRP range: $32,630 - $36,840
MSRP$33,925
Edmunds suggests you pay$32,800

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2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris Review

  • Offers a larger cargo area than small van competitors
  • Payload and towing ratings are at the top of the small van class
  • More maneuverable than full-size vans
  • Premium fuel is required
  • More expensive than the budget-friendly competition
  • Nine-speed automatic transmission replaces the previous seven-speed
  • New tech features include adaptive cruise control and a digital rearview mirror
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration now available
  • Part of the first Metris generation introduced for 2016

Though primarily regarded as a luxury brand in the U.S., Mercedes-Benz also sells a fair amount of commercial vans. The Metris is Mercedes' entry-level model. It's smaller and less capable than the Sprinter, but in return it has a lower price and better fuel economy. You can get the Metris in a Passenger or Cargo version to best suit your needs.

There are a few notable changes on the 2021 Metris. For starters, Mercedes has replaced the previous seven-speed automatic transmission with a nine-speed automatic. We'd normally expect marginally better fuel economy and acceleration from having more gears, but the Metris' EPA combined fuel economy estimate has actually dropped 2 mpg compared to last year.

We're more impressed with the van's additional features. On the safety front, adaptive cruise control is now available, as is a digital rearview mirror. At the flip of a switch, the mirror displays an image beamed in from the rearview camera. This gives you a clear view of the road behind you, even if the cargo compartment is filled to the roof. The Metris also debuts a new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that offers smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The upgraded system also supports navigation with real-time traffic — a Metris first.

Overall, these changes further enhance the Metris and make it a great pick for a small commercial van. Check out our Expert Rating below to get our full in-depth take on the van's performance, utility and more.

  • EdmundsEdmunds' Expert Rating
    7.6/10
    The Mercedes-Benz Metris is a sort of "cheat code" among small cargo vans. Its larger dimensions and Mercedes build quality help it easily lead the class where it counts: maximum payload and towing capacity. Buyers will pay significantly more up front and sacrifice fuel economy, but the Metris is in a class above when it comes to work capability and available features.

Which Metris does Edmunds recommend?

The Metris is made better when you opt for the Driver Comfort package (includes upgraded seats with lumbar support) and the Safety package (heated, electrically adjustable mirrors and blind-spot monitoring). We'd also suggest adding Navigation to the Metris, which can be had as a stand-alone option on the Cargo version or as part of the Driver Efficiency package on the Passenger van.

Mercedes-Benz Metris models

The Mercedes-Benz Metris is a small commercial van configurable for hauling cargo or people. In its Cargo guise, the Metris is available in either a 126- or a 135-inch wheelbase. In its Passenger van configuration, only the 126-inch wheelbase is available. Every Metris is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (208 horsepower, 258 lb-ft of torque) connected to a nine-speed automatic transmission driving the rear wheels. Cargo vans have two seats while Passenger vans can seat five, seven or eight passengers. Highlighted standard features include:

Cargo

  • 16-inch steel wheels
  • 7-inch infotainment touchscreen
  • Five-speaker audio system
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone compatibility
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Power front windows
  • Crosswind assist (helps the driver stay on course in windy conditions)

A myriad of options can be added on their own, like navigation or a sliding driver's side door, or grouped into packages. Packages range from adding utility to driver aids, such as adaptive cruise control (maintains a driver-set distance between the Metris and the vehicle in front) and parking sensors (alert you to obstacles that may not be visible in front of or behind the vehicle when parking). For extra personalization, Mercedes-Benz also offers options like ladder racks and custom-fit shelving. Highlighted option packages include:

Driver Efficiency

  • Extra storage tray
  • Fog lights
  • Cruise control
  • Extra keys

Safety

  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Blind-spot assist (alerts you if a vehicle in the next lane over is in your blind spot)
  • Heated, electrically adjustable mirrors
  • 4.2-inch digital display with trip computer
  • First aid kit

Cargo Protection

  • LED lighting in the cargo area
  • Full-height plastic paneling
  • Floor- and wall-mounted tie-down rails with additional anchor points

Passenger
Includes most of the standard equipment from the Cargo and adds:

  • Seating for seven (five and eight passenger options are available)
  • Side windows for second and third row
  • Plastic flooring
  • Rear windows with defroster and wiper

Like the Cargo version, the Passenger offers options on their own or in packages. Passenger versions can also be upfitted to offer a mobile office environment, wheelchair access or to convert the Metris into a camping van, complete with a pop-up roof and sleeping for four people. Highlighted option packages include:

Premium Exterior

  • Body-color painted bumpers
  • Black roof rails
  • Chrome grille

Enhanced AC

  • Automatic climate control
  • More powerful air conditioner

Premium Interior

  • Chrome interior accents
  • Rear reading lights
  • Full carpeting
  • Footwell lighting

Active Distance Assist Distronic System

  • Adaptive cruise control (maintains a driver-set distance between the Mercedes-Benz and the car in front)
  • Automatic emergency braking (warns if a front impact is imminent and applies the brakes if you don't respond in time)

Consumer reviews

There are no consumer reviews for the 2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris.



Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$32,630
MPG & Fuel
19 City / 23 Hwy / 21 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 18.5 gal. capacity
Seating
2 seats
Drivetrain
Type: rear wheel drive
Transmission: 9-speed shiftable automatic
Engine
Inline 4 cylinder
Horsepower: 208 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque: 258 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Basic Warranty
3 yr./ 36000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 202.4 in. / Height: 75.2 in. / Width: 75.9 in.
Curb Weight: 4123 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 182.9 cu.ft.

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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Metris safety features:

Hill Start Assist
Keeps a stopped Metris from rolling backward on a hill when the driver releases the brake and presses the accelerator.
Blind-Spot Assist
Displays a visual warning if a vehicle is in your blind spot. Sounds an alert if you move toward a space occupied by another vehicle.
Collision Prevention Assist
Sounds an alert if the Metris is approaching the vehicle in front too quickly.


Mercedes-Benz Metris vs. the competition

2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris

2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris

2021 Ford Transit Connect

2021 Ford Transit Connect

Mercedes-Benz Metris vs. Ford Transit Connect

The Transit Connect offers excellent versatility in both Cargo and Passenger versions. It's easy to drive and the van's compact dimensions make it a breeze to operate in cities and neighborhoods. We do wish the Transit Connect offered a more powerful engine. This is one area where the Metris holds a clear advantage, although the Metris is considerably more expensive.

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Mercedes-Benz Metris vs. Nissan NV200

The NV200 represents decent value if you're looking for a cargo van. Though underpowered and rather bare bones, it does deliver decent fuel economy and its low floor helps with loading cargo. The NV200 is a great option for van buyers on a budget as it's considerably less expensive than the Metris.

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Mercedes-Benz Metris vs. Ram ProMaster City

Based on a Fiat small-van platform designed for threading tight European streets, the ProMaster City is an affordable, fuel-efficient workhorse built for light-duty work. It's available as a two-passenger cargo van or a passenger van with seating for five. Going with the ProMaster City gets you impressive cargo space and payload capacity, but the Metris is nicer to drive.

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2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris First Impressions

What is the Metris?

Though primarily regarded as a luxury brand in the U.S., Mercedes-Benz is known throughout the world for its commercial vehicles as well. The Mercedes-Benz Metris is one of the few utility vehicles for sale here, though its interior is distinctly less dour than the cabins of other compact worker vans. Upgrades for the 2021 Metris further cement its status as the passenger-friendly workhorse.

Enhancements are mostly limited to new features, but every Metris swaps out the seven-speed automatic transmission for a nine-speed unit. While EPA estimates have not been released yet, we expect fuel economy will improve upon the current model's 21-22 mpg combined rating. On the safety front, adaptive cruise control is now available, as is a digital rearview mirror. At the flip of a switch, the mirror displays an image beamed in from the rearview camera. This way, you'll have a clear view of the road behind you, even if the luggage compartment is filled to the roof. The Metris also debuts a pair of new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment systems, both of which offer smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The upgraded system also supports navigation with real-time traffic — a Metris first.

EdmundsEdmunds says

Though the Mercedes-Benz Metris costs more than its peers, it justifies the premium by providing a nicer driving experience and a more upscale cabin. Refinements and extra features for the 2021 model make its case even more compelling.


FAQ

Is the Mercedes-Benz Metris a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 Metris both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.6 out of 10. You probably care about Mercedes-Benz Metris fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Metris gets an EPA-estimated 19 mpg to 21 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that carrying capacity for the Metris ranges from 182.9 to 37.4 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Mercedes-Benz Metris. Learn more

What's new in the 2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris:

  • Nine-speed automatic transmission replaces the previous seven-speed
  • New tech features include adaptive cruise control and a digital rearview mirror
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration now available
  • Part of the first Metris generation introduced for 2016
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Is the Mercedes-Benz Metris reliable?

To determine whether the Mercedes-Benz Metris is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Metris. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Metris's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2021 Metris and gave it a 7.6 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 Metris is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris?

The least-expensive 2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris is the 2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris 126" WB Cargo 3dr Minivan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $32,630.

Other versions include:

  • 126" WB Cargo 3dr Minivan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) which starts at $32,630
  • Passenger 4dr Minivan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) which starts at $36,840
  • 135" WB Cargo 3dr Minivan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) which starts at $33,155
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What are the different models of Mercedes-Benz Metris?

If you're interested in the Mercedes-Benz Metris, the next question is, which Metris model is right for you? Metris variants include 126" WB Cargo 3dr Minivan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), Passenger 4dr Minivan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), and 135" WB Cargo 3dr Minivan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A). For a full list of Metris models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris

2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris Overview

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris is offered in the following submodels: Metris Minivan. Available styles include 126" WB Cargo 3dr Minivan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), Passenger 4dr Minivan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), and 135" WB Cargo 3dr Minivan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A). Mercedes-Benz Metris models are available with a 2.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 208 hp, depending on engine type. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris comes with rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 9-speed shiftable automatic.

What do people think of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 Metris.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 Metris featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris?

2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris 126" WB Cargo 3dr Minivan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris 126" WB Cargo 3dr Minivan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $33,925. The average price paid for a new 2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris 126" WB Cargo 3dr Minivan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) is trending $1,125 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,125 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $32,800.

The average savings for the 2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris 126" WB Cargo 3dr Minivan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) is 3.3% below the MSRP.

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2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris 135" WB Cargo 3dr Minivan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris 135" WB Cargo 3dr Minivan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $34,450. The average price paid for a new 2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris 135" WB Cargo 3dr Minivan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) is trending $1,486 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,486 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $32,964.

The average savings for the 2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris 135" WB Cargo 3dr Minivan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) is 4.3% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 3 2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris 135" WB Cargo 3dr Minivan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris Passenger 4dr Minivan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris Passenger 4dr Minivan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $38,135. The average price paid for a new 2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris Passenger 4dr Minivan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) is trending $649 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $649 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $37,486.

The average savings for the 2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris Passenger 4dr Minivan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) is 1.7% below the MSRP.

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What is the MPG of a 2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris?

2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris 126" WB Cargo 3dr Minivan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), 9-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
21 compined MPG,
19 city MPG/23 highway MPG

2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris Passenger 4dr Minivan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), 9-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
19 compined MPG,
18 city MPG/22 highway MPG

2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris 135" WB Cargo 3dr Minivan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), 9-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
21 compined MPG,
19 city MPG/23 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG21
Transmission9-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainrear wheel drive
Displacement2.0 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase126.0 in.
Length202.4 in.
Width75.9 in.
Height75.2 in.
Curb Weight4123 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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