Consumer Reviews Summary
2 of 2 (100%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2012 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Overview
The versatile 2012 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter can be configured as a cargo van, crew or passenger van and is offered in three lengths and choice two roof types. The cargo van is available in two model types, 2500 and 3500, while the crew and passenger vans are only available in the 2500 model.
Competitors to the Sprinter include the Chevrolet Express, Ford E-Series and the GMC Savana.
The Sprinter is equipped with a 188-horsepower, 3.0-liter, V-6 diesel engine that produces 325 pounds/feet of torque. The five-speed automatic transmission sends power to the rear-wheels. The 2500 model has a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, while the 3500 model has a maximum towing capacity of up to 7,500 pounds.
Fuel economy ratings for the Sprinter are not available.
The passenger model of the Sprinter can carry up to 12 people, with two up front and an additional three rows can be installed. The crew van is designed for a combination of passengers and cargo, and can seat up to five people. Front bucket seats are available in all models. A choice of cloth or vinyl seating is available, and air conditioning and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel are standard. The AM/FM/CD stereo system can be upgraded to a six-CD changer. Bluetooth, cruise control and a rear heating and air conditioning system are available. The cargo van has up to 547 available cubic feet of storage capacity.
The cargo van is available in three lengths and two roof heights, whereas the crew and passenger vans are available in two lengths and two roof heights. The hinged rear doors swing open to a 270-degree range, and open to the van’s full height. A power sliding door is available on all models, and can be replaced with side doors. Power windows, locks and wide-angle mirrors are standard. Daytime running lights, mounting rails for a roof rack, and a chrome-trimmed radiator grille are available. Standard 16-inch steel wheels can be upgraded to aluminum. A heated windshield and rain-sensing wipers are available.
A driver and front passenger airbag are included, and side-impact and side curtain airbags are available. All-disc antilock brakes, electronic stability and traction control systems, and a tire pressure monitoring lamp are included.
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter gets high marks for passenger comfort, ample cargo space and its versatile configuration options.