2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Worker Van
2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Worker Van pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which Sprinter Worker does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating3 / 5
A Mercedes badge on a work van may seem extravagant, but make no mistake: The 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Worker is all business. Like the more polished Sprinters above it, the Sprinter Worker is available as a cargo or passenger van in two lengths and with a choice of regular and high roof heights. The Worker keeps costs down, however, by offering cargo vans in just one color — white — and a minimal set of both standard and optional features. (Passenger vans are available in black and silver.) The only thing pretentious about this workhorse van might be the three-pointed star on its grille.
From behind the wheel, the Sprinter's unfettered view of the road and SUV-like driving position help it maneuver far better than its jumbo proportions suggest, even in tight quarters. Under the hood is a standard turbodiesel four-cylinder or, optional on the cargo van, a turbodiesel V6 engine. In addition to basic amenities such as air-conditioning, adjustable armrests, Bluetooth and a four-speaker audio system, the Worker offers a handful of options packages that include more convenience features and driver aids.
It's worth noting that if you don't require the Sprinter's expansive capabilities, Mercedes offers the smaller Metris midsize van for more modest passenger and cargo needs. But if big groups or big jobs are on your agenda, the Sprinter Worker is a spacious and refined van that earns the star on its grille.
Trim levels & features
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Worker is a full-size van available in Cargo and Passenger (late availability) configurations. The cargo van is basically two seats and an empty cargo bay, while the passenger van can carry up to 12 people. Cargo vans offer two wheelbase lengths, two roof heights and two engine choices. The passenger van comes in just one length, height and engine choice.
The standard powertrain is a turbocharged 2.1-liter four-cylinder diesel engine (161 horsepower, 265 pound-feet of torque) paired to a seven-speed automatic transmission. This is the only powertrain offered in passenger vans. Cargo vans can opt for a turbocharged V6 diesel engine (188 hp, 325 lb-ft) and a five-speed automatic.
Standard equipment on the cargo van (offered in 144-inch and 170-inch wheelbases) includes 16-inch steel wheels, 180-degree opening rear doors, a passenger-side sliding door, air-conditioning, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, front cupholder, front-seat armrests, Bluetooth, a front five-speaker sound system with an auxiliary audio jack and USB port, and safety features such as crosswind assist, hill start assist and load-adaptive stability control.
Highlights of the options list include cargo rails, hardboard side paneling and three packages for the cargo van. The Convenience package includes heated side mirrors, cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, multifunction steering wheel and trailer pre-wiring. The Utility package includes Convenience package items and adds a wood cargo floor and LED cargo lights, among other features. Finally, the Overtime package bundles Convenience and Utility features with an upgraded sound system, automatic high beams, blind-spot monitoring and a rearview camera.
There's a similar Convenience package for the passenger van, which also includes blind-spot monitoring, passenger and cargo compartment lighting, and a 12-volt outlet near the driver. The Overtime package takes the same cargo van options and adds black faux leather seat upholstery, a heated rear window with washers and wipers, and a 12-volt outlet in the rear compartment.
Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our First Drive of the 2013 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 144 WB Passenger w/High Roof (turbo 3.0L V6 diesel | 5-speed automatic | RWD).
NOTE: Although the Sprinter Worker has been introduced after this test was conducted, it is based on our mechanically similar test subject. Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year's Sprinter Worker.
Noise & vibration2.5
Ease of use3
Getting in/getting out2.5
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Sprinter Worker safety features:
- Load-Adaptive Stability Control
- Factoring vehicle load and center of gravity, can brake individual wheels and reduce engine power to stabilize van if wheelspin is detected.
- Crosswind Assist
- At speeds more than 50 mph, can apply brakes to stabilize van and keep on course during strong, gusting crosswinds.
- Blind Spot Assist
- Monitors the sides of the Sprinter for potential vehicles. Provides visual and audible warnings about potentially dangerous lane changes.
2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Worker Van for Sale
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.
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