1. Resale Value
The biggest expense in owning any vehicle is depreciation. Quality and durability means that your Sprinter will have a better resale whether you sell it at 30k miles or 300k miles. In fact, for three years straight Sprinter has won the Vincentric “Best Fleet Value in America” Award. Read more here: http://www.freightlinersprinterusa.com/sprinter/awards. ALG, an automotive industry research company also awarded Sprinter the 2014 award for Best Residual Value in Full size commercial vans. Read more:https://www.alg.com/residual-value-awards/
2. Great Fuel Economy
In 2014, Sprinter improved on class leading fuel economy by introducing a 7-Speed, 4-cylinder two stage turbo charge diesel that improved fuel economy by 18%. Owners are seeing average fuel city/highway fuel economy of 24.9mpg*.
*Based on tests as conducted by WinterPark Engineering
3. Lower Maintenance Costs
The 2015 Sprinter has maintenance intervals of 20,000 miles. Considering you would do it four times in a gas powered van that makes the comparable cost of your Sprinter oil change pretty low. Now consider the time you’ll save doing one oil change instead of four. Time is money!
4. Clean Diesel is the New Green
With advancements in low-sulfur diesel fuel, high efficiency diesel engines and the introduction of Selective Catalytic Reduction technology (Read more here: http://www.dieselforum.org/about-clean-diesel/what-is-clean-diesel-) some are calling clean diesel the new green.
5. It now comes in 4x4
It took a while, but the highly anticipated Sprinter 4x4 has arrived. The part time Four-Wheel Drive (not 4-matic or AWD) comes in High and Low or High only options. Now the only large scale van with a 4x4 Option. Read a review and see photos: http://www.autoblog.com/2015/03/30/2015-mercedes-benz-sprinter-4x4-first-drive-review-video/
6. Size Matters in Headroom, Legroom and Cargo Room
Even with “look-alike” introductions from several competitors, Sprinter still offers more cargo/passenger space than any other van on the market, including Ford, Dodge and Chevy/GMC.
7. Safety First
The Sprinter is equipped with standard Electronic Stability Program (Active ESP) and Crosswind Assist which electronic monitor the vehicle’s speed weight acceleration and outside forces to assist the driver with brake management and engine power in managing challenging driving situations. The optional Active Safety package includes technology usually reserved for passenger cars including highbeam, blind spot, lane keeping and collision prevention assist. Read more: http://www.freightlinersprinterusa.com/sprinter/cargo-van/features
8. Experience - This isn’t Sprinters First Rodeo
Made by Diamler (parent company of Mercedes Benz and Freightliner) the Sprinter has been in production in Europe since 1995 and selling to the US. Market since 2001. Sprinter is the van of choice for Cox Cable, FedEx, Frito Lay and thousands of other fleets in the U.S.
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