2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Review
Pros & Cons
- Excellent interior space with true walk-through cabin
- Offers hundreds of passenger and cargo configurations and features
- Pretty maneuverable for its size
- Available 4WD drivetrain
- Price tag is higher than average
- Tow ratings aren't as high as those on some rival vans
- Diesel engines lack punch compared to brawnier rivals
List Price Estimate
$25,648 - $29,225
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Which Sprinter does Edmunds recommend?
You likely have very specific requirements for a work van. Whether transporting VIP passengers, hauling pallets of cargo, or outfitting your tall-roof, long-wheelbase model with the four-wheel-drive system for some overlanding, there's a Sprinter that's right for the job. Just match the configuration to your needs.
Edmunds' Expert Review
This big, heavy van is slow and the brakes are less effective than we'd like, but its handling and steering lead the class. Getting around town will be easy (especially nice if you're using the Sprinter for business purposes) and off-road capability is above average.
While the Sprinter doesn't have typical Mercedes-Benz sedan or SUV levels of comfort, it does lead the segment when it comes to front seats. The climate control deals well with an empty cab in hot temperatures.
The Sprinter gets high marks for an abundance of front passenger space, a user-friendly control layout and better-than-expected visibility. It's held back by difficult entry and exit and a compromised driving position.
Few vehicles on Earth are as utilitarian as the Sprinter Cargo. There's an overwhelmingly large number of tie-downs in the cargo area. Towing capacity is average.
Since this is the outgoing generation of the Sprinter van, there's a lot missing from the options sheet. You can't get items such as Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, and there's only one USB port to connect your phone. Voice controls are nonexistent as well.
|Overall||7.3 / 10|
Most helpful consumer reviews
2500 170" WB Cargo w/High Roof 3dr Van (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 5A)
Either very cheap steel or poor construction..........rust like crazy.
2500 170" WB Cargo w/High Roof 3dr Ext Van (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 5A)
Constantly in for repairs, rust ed body after a few years, techs do not know how to fix just throw parts at it I purchased a Promaster after getting rid of the sprinter, so much better than the sprinter, no rust no problems, same size plus this one has dual sliding doors gas mileage is 17 mpg 3500 with gas v6
2500 144" WB Cargo 3dr Van (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 5A)
One star for the comfort. Constantly fixing and the most expensive maintenance
Features & Specs
Our experts like the Sprinter models:
- Load-Adaptive Stability Control
- Factors in vehicle load and center of gravity and can brake individual wheels and reduce engine power to stabilize the van if wheelspin is detected.
- Crosswind Assist
- Can apply brakes to stabilize the van and keep on course during strong, gusting crosswinds.
- Lane Keeping Assist
- Monitors lane markings and sends visual and audible warnings if the driver drifts from the lane.