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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van Review

5 Stars (30 Reviews)
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  • Andrew James Newell - 25/11/2019

    Very good

    5 Stars
  • Richard Monk - 25/11/2019

    Seems a little under-powered but excellent build quality and the body is superb.

    4 Stars
  • Ian Parkin - 27/08/2019

    Fits perfectly for all our needs.

    5 Stars
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Our Review

The Mercedes - Benz Sprinter 313Cdi is like its predecessors offering a quality vehicle by anyone's standards. The popular panel van has both the load capacity and the power to transport significant loads over distance, and be a comfortable ride for the driver as it chugs along the open road.

The 2.1 litre engine gives 129 bhp and a torque of 305Nm. Shifting its payload of 1415kg is not a problem for the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, and the payload can be loaded via rear doors or a sliding side door. The loading height of the van measures at 668mm which considering its size is pretty good. The load length is 3265mm, width of 1736mm which narrows to 1350mm between the wheel arches, and has a load height 3265mm. The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is capable of transporting big loads across distance, and gives a respectable 33.6 miles per gallon.

Safety is a big feature of the Mercedes -Benz Sprinter range, and to this end they have supplied three point seatbelts with pretensioners and force - limiters, a bulkhead between the driver and the loading area, extensive impact protection, and the adaptive ESP stability control system as standard.

The ESP stability control is a clever piece of technology and is designed to help the driver retain control over the van regardless of the driving conditions encountered. The Mercedes - Benz Sprinter is also equipped with ABS and brakeforce distribution, and all three of these technologies combined enables wheels to be braked independently, compensates traction by position of the load and the vehicle, and can estimate the van's centre of gravity and mass. In turn it will adjust the grip of the vehicle accordingly. Just to spice up the technology further, it applies steering compensation through over and understeering as it deems necessary.

The cab on the Mercedes - Benz Sprinter borrows a lot from its cars. The instruments have that luxury car look and the stereo and ventilation controls have come from the same stable too. This gives the Mercedes - Benz Sprinter more in cab luxury than any other panel van affords. Somewhat strangely, the storage options are not really abundant, with just overhead storage being a nice touch. Nonetheless, the whole interior has got that touch of class.

Without a doubt Mercedes - Benz Sprinters are a quality affair. They have everything that vans in this class should have, together with built in features that are in some cases awe inspiring.

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Customer reviews

Below are our customer reviews for the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. Want to have your say? Leave a review for the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter now.

  • August 09 2019

    The Mercedes Sprinter van is bullet proof. I have used many of these vehicles over the years and have always been impressed with their performance. Having looked at various other options, the Mercedes-benz was the only vehicle I was interested in pursuing.

  • May 10 2019

    very suprised at how nice they are inside vs the older models, we have used them for 10 years and would alwasy choose a sprinter over 90% of other vans.

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    March 26 2019

    A very nice van

  • March 01 2019

    Outstanding van

  • March 01 2019

    Outstanding van

  • Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
    February 11 2019

    Great van so many new features

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    January 14 2019


  • May 04 2018

    Its a lovely drive our driver says.

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    April 25 2018

    Fantastic plenty of room in back for my work

  • April 23 2018

    For safety reasons I believe that a reversing camera should be fitted as standard

  • January 29 2018

    Good reliable vehicle, could have more creature comforts in the cab and load height is a bit higher then other vehicles we have so makes the internal height smaller.

  • July 31 2017

    All round very good. Well impressed. It does everything you ask of it and more.

  • May 31 2017

    No better Vehicle on the market for the Courier game. Not the cheapest but the best never is. If you buy cheap you get cheap.

  • January 24 2017

    Reliable overall performance.

  • December 07 2016

    It's the best van on the road, its built to last and will drive just as good when its 5 years old with 100000 miles on it. It's very comfy and makes work a pleasure.

  • June 22 2016

    Mercedes are strong but a lot more expensive than the Volkswagen equivalent but Volkswagen are prone to gearbox issues.

  • May 03 2016

    Great van, this is the second Sprinter used within the company. I wouldn't buy anything else.

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    February 29 2016

    Too early to comment on reliability but a good spec for a low price and feels good to drive.

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    February 18 2016

    We've been using these vans since 2005 and never been let down by one!

  • Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
    February 03 2016

    Very nice van, very big and comfortable.

  • January 13 2016

    Absolutely love it! What a van and a lot cheaper than I had been quoted from other firms.

  • November 13 2015

    The Mercedes is as expected, excellent. It is far more comfortable vehicle to drive than the Transit and handles exceptionally well. It's almost like driving my CLS :-)

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    November 13 2015

    Classy option.

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    November 04 2015


  • July 13 2015

    Very good looking van. The van has been sign written and is a good advert for my business.

  • January 09 2015

    We only took delivery 4 hours before receiving this survey, so unable to comment on the new vehicle. However we already have 2 in the fleet so hope it performs as good as these.

  • October 15 2014

    Does everything we want it to. Good build quality.

  • September 25 2014

    Briliant, a dream come true.

  • March 28 2014

    It's fit for purpose !

  • November 14 2013

    Cheaper to lease and hopefully service is much better than Volkswagen .

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