• (4.4) 7 reviews
  • Available Prices: $6,949–$41,369
  • Body Style: Cargo Van
  • Combined MPG: N/A
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 2-12
  • Cargo Space: 494.0 cu.ft.
2011 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Our Take on the Latest Model 2011 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

What We Don't Like

  • Difficult entry and exit
  • Fuel economy

Notable Features

  • Emergency exit window
  • Power sliding door
  • Electronic stability system
  • Passenger and cargo models
  • Two wheelbases available
  • Three available roof heights

2011 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Reviews

Vehicle Overview

Designed specifically for commercial applications as passenger, cargo or chassis-cab vans, the Sprinter can be built on one of two wheelbases with one of three roof heights. The Sprinter competes in a class with the Chevrolet Express, Ford E-Series Wagon and GMC Savana.

New for 2011
Mercedes-Benz introduces a Crew Van model of the Sprinter that is designed to carry five passengers as well as cargo. Also, all models receive a restyled instrument cluster and new Bluetec badging.

Exterior
The back doors open to the vehicle's full height and swing open 270 degrees. One-touch, triple-flash turn signals and wide-angle mirrors are standard. A power sliding door is optional on both cargo and passenger models. Exterior features include:

  • Standard power windows, locks and integrated wide-angle mirrors
  • Standard 16-inch steel wheels
  • Optional 16-inch aluminum wheels
  • Standard sliding passenger-side door
  • Dual hinged doors in back with a 270-degree opening
  • Optional side doors (in place of sliding door)
  • Optional heated windshield and rain-sensing wipers


Interior
Up to 12 occupants fit inside a passenger-carrying Sprinter. Two people sit up front and as many as three more rows of seats can be installed. The new Crew Van is designed to carry five people as well as cargo. All models can have bucket seats in front. Sprinters have a flat cargo floor and tapered rear-wheel housings. Interior features include:

  • Available cloth or vinyl seats
  • Standard air conditioning
  • Standard tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Standard CD player
  • Optional six-disc CD changer


Under the Hood
Sprinters come in 2500 (three-quarter-ton) and 3500 (one-ton) ratings, but only the 2500 series includes a passenger model. Sprinters are powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel V-6 engine. It produces 185 horsepower and 325 pounds-feet of torque.

Sprinters have an independent front suspension, rear leaf springs and power rack-and-pinion steering. Mechanical features include:

  • 185-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel V-6 with 325 pounds-feet of torque
  • Five-speed automatic transmission


Safety
Safety features include:

  • Optional side-impact and side curtain airbags
  • Standard all-disc antilock brakes
  • Standard electronic stability system and traction control

Consumer Reviews

(4.4)

Average based on 7 reviews

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excellent van

by Guy from canada montreal on March 26, 2014

great vehicue great fuel milage great confort and drivability perfect van for a service man like me down side repair are very colstly at dealership...:( other wise would be 5 star

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Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 6 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

36mo/36,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

36mo/36,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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