2020 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van vs. 2020 Mercedes Sprinter Cargo Van

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

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Both the ProMaster Cargo Van and the Sprinter Cargo 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 and available rear parking sensors.

Warranty

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Ram’s powertrain warranty covers the ProMaster Cargo Van 1 year and 10,000 miles longer than Mercedes covers the Sprinter Cargo 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 Cargo Van ends after only 4 years or 50,000 miles.

There are over 6 times as many Ram dealers as there are Mercedes dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the ProMaster Cargo Van’s warranty.

Reliability

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To reliably start during all conditions and help handle large electrical loads, the ProMaster Cargo Van has a 800-amp battery. The Sprinter Cargo Van only offers a standard 720-amp battery.

Engine

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The ProMaster Cargo Van’s 3.6 DOHC V6 produces 90 more horsepower (280 vs. 190) and 2 lbs.-ft. more torque (260 vs. 258) than the Sprinter Cargo Van’s 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder.

Fuel Economy and Range

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The ProMaster Cargo Van has 2 gallons more fuel capacity than the Sprinter Cargo Van Gas’ standard fuel tank (24 vs. 22 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the ProMaster Cargo Van has larger tires than the Sprinter Cargo Van (225/75R16 vs. 215/85R16).

The ProMaster Cargo Van’s tires provide better handling because they have a lower 75 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Sprinter Cargo Van 3500/4500’s standard 85 series tires.

Suspension and Handling

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

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the ProMaster Cargo Van is 3.8 inches wider in the front and 2.3 inches wider in the rear than the average track on the Sprinter Cargo Van.

For better maneuverability, the ProMaster Cargo Van’s turning circle is tighter than the Sprinter Cargo Van’s:

ProMaster Cargo Van

Sprinter Cargo Van

LWB Van

40.7 feet

47.2 feet

Extended Van

46.8 feet

n/a

Chassis

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The ProMaster Cargo Van is shorter than the Sprinter Cargo Van, making the ProMaster Cargo Van easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces:

ProMaster Cargo Van

Sprinter Cargo Van

SWB Van

195.8 inches

233.5 inches

LWB Van

213.7 inches

274.3 inches

Extended Van

236.7 inches

290 inches

Payload and Towing

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The ProMaster Cargo Van’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the Sprinter Cargo Van’s (5100 vs. 5000 pounds).

The ProMaster Cargo Van has a much higher standard payload capacity than the Sprinter Cargo Van:

ProMaster Cargo Van

Sprinter Cargo Van

1500 Van

4000 lbs.

3854 lbs.

2500 Van

4010 lbs.

3814 lbs.

3500 Van

4430 lbs.

4092 lbs.

Ergonomics

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The ProMaster Cargo Van (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 Cargo Van doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

The Sprinter Cargo Van’s optional cornering lamps activate a lamp on the front corner when the turn signal is activated. The ProMaster Cargo Van’s optional adaptive cornering lights turn the actual headlight unit up to several degrees, depending on steering wheel angle and vehicle speed. This lights a significant distance into corners at any speed.

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The Ram ProMaster outsold the Mercedes Sprinter by 76% during 2019.

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