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2011 Mercedes Sprinter 3500 High Roof Cargo Van

2011 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Review

(4 Stars)  Get past the looks and you'll love the van

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
Being sold under the Dodge brand for the last 7 years hasn't hurt the Mercedes Sprinter. After the split between Mercedes and Chrysler, the Sprinter returns to its Mercedes badging. They will still be assembled in the US as Mercedes South Carolina plant.

While the passenger model is often found shuttling people around airports, the sprinter is at heart a cargo van. There are several factors that will set this van apart from the Ford and Chevy competition. It boasts the lowest floor height in its segment and has an extra tall version available. In that form, a person standing 6 foot 3 inches can still walk around in the cargo area. The competition doesn't allow for a full sized human to walk around within the cargo area. Despite the fact that it can hold over twice the cargo of its Chevy counterpart, it remains nimble and easy to drive due to its better designed chassis. It fuel economy is greater than that of the competition as well, due mostly to the use of Mercedes' 3.0 Liter Blue TEC diesel V-6, rather than a small gas 8 which is favored by other car makers.

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2011 3500 High Roof Cargo Van Overview

  Performance Review  
Turbocharged
Engine: 3.0L BlueTEC V 6 DOHC
Diesel fuel
Diesel common rail fuel injection
26.4gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 188 hp @ 3,800 rpm; 325 ft lb of torque @ 1,400 rpm

'11 Mercedes 3500 High Roof Cargo Van Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Tilt
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Passenger Air Bag
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Stability Control
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Traction Control
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc Player
  Tires and Wheels  
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Full Spare Tire
  Trucks and Towing  
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Tow Hooks
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