2018 Mercedes-Benz Metris Minivan
2018 Mercedes-Benz Metris Minivan pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which Metris does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating3.5 / 5
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz Metris is unique because it's the only van on the market that's sized between small and full-size commercial vans. As such, the Sprinter offers enhanced capability compared to those small vans but a more maneuverable size than the larger full-size vans.
It features a no-nonsense and functional interior and is available in two overall configurations: cargo and passenger. Both configurations are available in different wheelbases and rear door configurations, and the passenger version can be equipped as a five-, seven- or eight-seater.
The cargo version is available with tie-downs, interior panels, and upfitter packages that are designed for the wear and tear of commercial transportation duty. And since it's a Mercedes, you can equip the Metris with an array of upscale features, including simulated leather upholstery, automatic climate control, blind-spot monitoring and lane departure warning.
There is one hurdle to ownership, though, and it's the price. If you're a fleet operator only interested in the bottom line, another small van might suit you better. But overall we think the Mercedes Metris provides enough value to justify its asking price.
Trim levels & features
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz Metris is available in four versions and can be outfitted for cargo duty (with a completely open space behind the front bucket seats) or as a five-, seven- or eight-seat passenger van. The Metris Cargo is the one with an expansive cargo area, while the Passenger fills that space with two rows of seating. There are also Worker Cargo and Worker Passenger versions that cost less than their non-Worker counterparts in exchange for a shorter list of available features. An extended-wheelbase version is offered for the Metris Cargo only.
Powering the Metris is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (208 horsepower, 258 pound-feet of torque) that drives the rear wheels through a seven-speed automatic transmission. Standard features include 17-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, remote locking and unlocking, air conditioning, wheel-mounted shift paddles, Bluetooth, and a five-speaker audio system with a USB port.
Some additional standard features depend on which Metris you buy. A 5.8-inch color screen is included on standard models and optional on Worker models, which otherwise come with a simple monochrome display. Passenger and Worker Passenger models also get a rearview mirror, rear air conditioning and a nine-speaker audio system. All Metris vans have sliding rear doors. Farther back, you'll find 270-degree swing-out rear cargo doors standard on the Metris Cargo. All others get 180-degree rear cargo doors.
The list of available option packages for Worker Cargo is relatively short. You can get the Convenience package (automatic wipers, heated mirrors, a rearview camera, cruise control, the color display and LED cargo area lighting) and the Utility package (Convenience package plus roof rails, a rearview mirror, a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, a driver information display, a heated rear window, blind-spot monitoring, rails on the cargo floor and sides, and tie-downs).
On the Worker Passenger, there's also the Appearance package (Convenience package plus alloy wheels, body-colored bumpers, roof rails, a rear liftgate instead of the swing-out cargo doors, a heated rear window and simulated leather upholstery) and Comfort package (all contents of the Utility and Appearance packages plus power-sliding rear doors).
Options are broken apart into more cost-effective packages in the Cargo and Passenger models, allowing buyers to mix and match the features they want. Notable combinations include the Cold Weather package (heated front seats, a heated windshield washer system and an upgraded heater); the Premium Safety package (Utility package plus lane departure warning, forward collision warning and automated parallel parking); and the Driver Comfort package (a comfort-tuned suspension and upgraded seats with lumbar support).
Many of the options listed above are offered as stand-alone choices, as are a trailer hitch, rear privacy glass, chrome interior trim and a backup alarm. Mercedes' MasterUpfitter program allows buyers to further customize Metris Cargo vans to their business needs.
Noise & vibration2.5
Ease of use4
Getting in/getting out4
Audio & navigation3
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Metris safety features:
- Hill Start Assist
- Prevents the Metris from rolling backward on a hill from a stop 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 into a space occupied by another vehicle.
- Collision Prevention Assist
- Sounds an alert if the Metris is approaching the vehicle in front too quickly.
2018 Mercedes-Benz Metris Minivan for Sale
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz Metris is a midsize cargo van that is larger than other small cargo vans yet offers similar city-friendly maneuverability. It can also be ordered as a passenger van if you'd rather use it for shuttling duties, an option that few of its rivals offer. As with most Mercedes vehicles, additional extras for the standard Passenger and Cargo models are spread throughout multiple option packages as well as stand-alone upgrades. Lower-priced Worker versions of these two models are structured differently, with options bundled into a smaller number of packages.
The Metris is offered in two-seat Cargo and five-, seven- or eight-seat Passenger models. Each is available in standard or Worker trim levels. All four combinations share the same basic features and robust turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which is considerably more powerful than those in competing vans. Standard features are lacking compared to what you'll find in other Mercedes vehicles but are right in line by segment standards. They include automatic headlights, remote locking and unlocking, air conditioning and Bluetooth.
Many more features are available and are grouped into different packages, depending on which configuration you start out with. Generally, Worker models have a lower base price and fewer choices than the standard models. Only a few exterior colors are available, and features are grouped into two to three pricey packages. The standard Passenger and Cargo models carry a higher sticker but offer a greater degree of customization, and additional features are grouped into a larger number of reasonably priced packages.
Although many extras are available for all Metris models, there are a few unique options for Passenger and Cargo models. Cargo versions can be ordered with 270-degree swing-out cargo doors (the doors are flush with the body when fully open), cargo rails with anchors, a refrigeration prep package, and storage solutions via the MasterUpfitter program. Passenger models are eligible for power-sliding rear doors, automatic climate control, and seating for five, seven or eight.
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz Metris is slightly more expensive than competitors in Worker form, while standard models are dearer still. But the Metris is also larger than its contemporaries, the engine is more powerful, and its payload and towing capabilities are greater. Materials and build quality also feel superior to what you'll find in rivals. If you believe the Metris' benefits are worth the extra cost, use Edmunds' peerless shopping tools to find your perfect cargo or passenger van.
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What do people think of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Metris Minivan?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Metris Minivan and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Metris Minivan 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. 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 2018 Metris Minivan.
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Should I lease or buy a 2018 Mercedes-Benz Metris?
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