2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 v. 2017 Ford Transit Van

Are you looking to take your business to the next level with a commercial van? You are probably stuck between the 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 and the 2017 Ford Transit Van. Both of these commercial vehicles are fantastic for any business, allowing you to put your company's logo and graphics right on the side of the vehicle. They also share a number of additional features that can elevate the performance and mobility of your business. Choosing which of these vehicles fits your business the best can be a daunting task. We believe in helping our customers through every step of the car buying process and that it is essential to pay close attention to the most important step, the research phase. This is why we have highlighted key parts of each of these vehicles to help you determine which will help your business thrive the best. This way, you can easily find out whether your business needs a 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 or a 2017 Ford Transit 250 Van.


Under the hood of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500, you'll find a V6 Turbo Diesel BlueTec 3.0 liter engine, as opposed to the V6 3.7 liter engine of the 2017 Ford Transit Van. The engine of the Sprinter pairs with an automatic 7-speed 7G-tronic transmission, while the Transit possesses an automatic 6-speed transmission. The engine of this Mercedes-Benz Sprinter grants the driver 325 ft.-lbs. of engine torque at 1,400 RPM, while it takes 4,000 RPM to get the Transit up to 260 ft.-lbs. The engine of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter doesn't just bring more power to the table, but you can also count on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter having an advantage over the Transit when it comes to technology. The connectivity to Bluetooth®* comes to you standard in this Sprinter, but you have to pay extra to get it in this version of the Ford Transit. This Mercedes-Benz Sprinter also has optional roof rails that the Transit doesn't bring you.

When it comes to seating capacity, this Mercedes-Benz Sprinter blows away this Transit, seating up to a total of five passengers while the Transit maxes out at two passengers. The wheelbase of this Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is wider, measuring in at 144.3 inches as opposed to the 129.9 inch wheelbase of the Transit. The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is longer than the Transit as well, being 233.3 inches long while the Transit tops out at less than 218 inches. This advantage in size allows for more cargo space. We're talking about 319.1 cu. ft. of cargo room instead of the 315 cu. ft. found in the Transit. Don't forget that the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is available in more exterior colors to match your business. Mercedes-Benz also covers you with roadside assistance for 5 years with unlimited mileage. The Ford roadside assistance program ends after 60,000 miles. So if you want a commercial van that your business can count on, come in and shop for a 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500.

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