2020 Ford Transit Wagon vs. 2019 Mercedes Sprinter Passenger Van

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Safety

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Both the Transit Wagon and the Sprinter Passenger Van have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available lane departure warning systems, rear parking sensors and driver alert monitors.

Warranty

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Ford’s powertrain warranty covers the Transit Wagon 1 year and 10,000 miles longer than Mercedes covers the Sprinter Passenger Van. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 5 years or 60,000 miles. Coverage on the Sprinter Passenger Van ends after only 4 years or 50,000 miles.

There are almost 8 times as many Ford dealers as there are Mercedes dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Transit Wagon’s warranty.

Reliability

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J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Ford vehicles are better in initial quality than Mercedes vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Ford fourth in initial quality, above the industry average. With 11 more problems per 100 vehicles, Mercedes is ranked 12th, below the industry average.

Engine

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The Transit Wagon’s standard 3.7 DOHC V6 produces 87 more horsepower (275 vs. 188) and 2 lbs.-ft. more torque (260 vs. 258) than the Sprinter Passenger Van’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. The Transit Wagon’s optional 3.5 turbo V6 produces 122 more horsepower (310 vs. 188) and 142 lbs.-ft. more torque (400 vs. 258) than the Sprinter Passenger Van’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

The Transit Wagon’s 3.2 turbo diesel produces 25 lbs.-ft. more torque (350 vs. 325) than the Sprinter Passenger Van’s 3.0 turbo V6 diesel.

Fuel Economy and Range

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The Transit Wagon has 3 gallons more fuel capacity than the Sprinter Passenger Van Gas’ standard fuel tank (25 vs. 22 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

The Transit Wagon has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The Sprinter Passenger Van doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Tires and Wheels

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The Transit Wagon’s tires provide better handling because they have a lower 65 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Sprinter Passenger Van’s standard 75 series tires.

Suspension and Handling

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The Transit Wagon has standard front and rear gas-charged shocks for better control over choppy roads. The Sprinter Passenger Van’s suspension doesn’t offer gas-charged shocks.

The front suspension of the Transit Wagon uses coil springs for better ride, handling and control than the Sprinter Passenger Van, which uses leaf springs. Coil springs compress more progressively and offer more suspension travel for a smoother ride with less bottoming out.

Chassis

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The Transit Wagon is shorter than the Sprinter Passenger Van, making the Transit Wagon easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces:

Transit Wagon

Sprinter Passenger Van

SWB Van

217.8 inches

233.5 inches

LWB Van

235.5 inches

274.3 inches

Extended Van

263.9 inches

n/a

The Transit Wagon is 31.3 inches shorter in height than the Sprinter Passenger Van, making the Transit Wagon much easier to wash and garage and drive (lower center of gravity).

Passenger Space

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The Transit 150 MWB has 2.4 inches more front legroom and .5 inches more front shoulder room than the Sprinter Passenger Van 1500 144” WB.

The Transit 350 LWB has 2.4 inches more front legroom and .5 inches more front shoulder room than the Sprinter Passenger Van 2500 170” WB.

Cargo Capacity

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The Transit 150 MWB’s cargo area provides more volume than the Sprinter Passenger Van 1500 144” WB.

Transit Wagon

Sprinter Passenger Van

Behind Third Seat

94.2 cubic feet

78.6 cubic feet

Max Cargo Volume

224.5 cubic feet

78.6 cubic feet

The Transit 350 LWB’s cargo area provides more volume than the Sprinter Passenger Van 2500 170” WB.

Transit Wagon

Sprinter Passenger Van

Behind Third Seat

124.5 cubic feet

111.2 cubic feet

The Transit 350HD LWB-E’s cargo area provides more volume than the Sprinter Passenger Van 2500 170” WB.

Transit Wagon

Sprinter Passenger Van

Behind Third Seat

230 cubic feet

111.2 cubic feet

Payload and Towing

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Maximum trailer towing in the Mercedes Sprinter Passenger Van is limited to 5000 pounds. The Transit Wagon offers up to a 5100 lbs. towing capacity.

While the Sprinter Passenger Van 15-Passenger is not recommended to tow, any Transit Wagon can tow a minimum of 4700 pounds.

The Transit 150 has a higher standard payload capacity than the Sprinter Passenger Van 1500 144” WB (3000 vs. 2941 lbs.).

Ergonomics

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The Transit Wagon (except Diesel) offers a remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The Sprinter Passenger Van doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

In case you lock your keys in your vehicle, or don’t have them with you, you can let yourself in using the Transit Wagon’s available exterior PIN entry system. The Sprinter Passenger Van doesn’t offer an exterior PIN entry system.

In case you lock your keys in your vehicle, or don’t have them with you, you can let yourself in using the Transit Wagon’s available exterior PIN entry system. The Sprinter Passenger Van doesn’t offer an exterior PIN entry system.

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The Ford Transit outsold the Mercedes Sprinter by almost five to one during 2018.

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