2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Worker vs. Mercedes-Benz Metris
For 2016, Mercedes-Benz expanded its van lineup with a few new models in the Mercedes-Benz Metris and the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Worker. Putting the two side-by-side would reveal major differences between these two cargo vans, as the Sprinter Worker is much larger — nearly 3 feet longer — than the Metris. It also offers nearly 130 more cubic feet of cargo space for just a few thousand dollars more than the Metris.
What you’d miss if you just evaluated the two based on their size is the equipment and drivability of the Metris. The Sprinter Worker is by far the most budget-friendly option in the Sprinter lineup, but that price reflects the basic features with which it is equipped. Mercedes-Benz calls the Sprinter Worker a “blank canvas that is ideal for businesses to customize.
|2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris||VS||2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Worker|
|208 HP / 258 lb-ft Torque||Performance Specs||161 HP / 265 lb-ft Torque|
|186.0 cu.ft.||Cargo Space||319.1 cu.ft.|
|202.4 ".||Length||233.3 "|
Choosing between the Mercedes-Benz Metris and the Sprinter Worker
The main advantages the Mercedes-Benz Metris has over the Sprinter Worker are price, efficiency, equipment and maneuverability where the Sprinter Worker’s biggest advantages are size and space. While the price difference isn’t substantial, but it comes with niceties like a navigation system, automatic climate control, a multifunction steering wheel, and various connectivity options displayed on a 5.8-inch display. While those are options on the Sprinter Worker, adding those types of features will create a greater separation in price.
While the Metris’ smaller footprint means buyers will sacrifice interior space, that size also contributes to its car-like driving experience and its top-notch fuel efficiency. Fuel-economy ratings for the Sprinter Worker are not yet available, but the Metris returns an estimated 21 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.
Both vans are available on the Loeber Motors lot or by order. Browse our inventory, explore your options, and take a test drive in either of these vans to begin your own Metris vs. Sprinter Worker comparison.