We purchased our standard height, 144 WB Sprinter to accomodate our family of 8. Let me just say this is an outstanding vehicle. We purchased it based on the SAFETY and comfort features that MB offers. Also, there is a good 2-3 feet behind the 3rd row, which provides ample space for stollers, and groceries, and suitcases without having to remove the 3rd row. Driving is very comfortable and my petite wife doesn't feel lost behind the wheel on the road. It feels like you are driving a car and you get no hint of the size of the van...until you go to park it. The 144WB is big without being too big and still fits in a parking space, although you take ever last inch of it. A great, great van.
Bought this van to tote around our large family (9 kids). We have owned (and worn out) a Chevy Express 3500 and a Ford F-350, both 15 passengers and are very pleased with the Sprinter. More room than any of the competitors and much much better gas milage. Drives like a much smaller vehicle and not at all intimidating, even my wife loves to drive it. Parking is always an issue with large vans, but the visibility in the sprinter is excellent. Heartily recommend.
2500 144 WB Cargo 3dr Van (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 5A)
I'm a courier. I drive about 30-40,000 miles per year. This is my second Sprinter( a 2005 & a 2010). The reason I bought 2 was the cargo capacity and interior height. At the time of purchases there was no comparable vans. Now there are! Service is VERY expensive, as you are buying Mercedes parts. Dealership service locations are few and far between. Both vans had deep surface rust before 3 years (I didn't even know vehicles could rust anymore). This is the most unstable (traction-wise) vehicle I have ever owned - I use snow tires year round. Never again for me!