A Mercedes work or passenger van might sound a bit over the top, akin to Rolex offering a line of pocket knives. But once you get past the traditional perceptions of the badge, and learn that Mercedes trucks and vans are ubiquitous in Europe's commercial working world, the idea no longer seems so odd. That's especially true of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Worker, a van with impressive variations of body style and unmatched interior space.
Both passenger and cargo vans are available in two wheelbase lengths with a choice of regular and high roof heights. Cargo room can reach more than 400 cubic feet. Exceptional versatility and a multitude of cargo solutions from upfitters and aftermarket suppliers are matched by the Sprinter Worker's choice of two powertrains: a turbocharged four-cylinder diesel paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission and a turbocharged V6 diesel paired to a five-speed automatic. Neither is a particularly spirited combination from a standstill, but once up to speed, both pairings offer enough torque to keep the Sprinter humming, if not exactly dashing, on the highway.
The Sprinter Worker comes in a single regular-duty 2500 version with a set of basic amenities for driver and front passenger. Beyond that, all else is optional. Buyers who plan to tow or use a Sprinter Worker cargo van in hilly, graded or mountainous areas will want the V6 powertrain simply for its 325 pound-feet of torque. For others, perhaps those running a delivery, light-trade or transportation service in city centers, the four-cylinder should suffice.
There are legitimate reasons to consider the Sprinter Worker's rivals. At least one is available with a V8 and rated to tow almost twice what the Sprinter Worker can handle. (If the Sprinter Worker has an Achilles' heel, it's the relatively modest 5,000-pound maximum tow rating.) But if you don't view a Mercedes badge as an extravagance, let Edmunds guide your search for the ideal Sprinter Worker van.
2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Worker Overview
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Worker is offered in the following submodels: Van. Available styles include 170 WB Cargo 3dr Van w/High Roof (2.1L 4cyl Turbodiesel 7A), 144 WB Cargo 3dr Van (2.1L 4cyl Turbodiesel 7A), and 144 WB Cargo 3dr Van (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 5A). Sprinter Worker models are available with a 0-liter diesel engine, with output up to 188 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 Sprinter Worker comes with rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 7-speed shiftable automatic, 5-speed shiftable automatic. The 2017 Sprinter Worker comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a Not available roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 100000 mi. powertrain warranty.
2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Worker features & specs
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What options are available on the 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Worker?
Available Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Worker 2017 Submodel Types: Van