Comparison of Mercedes Sprinter Van and Mercedes Metris
If you are on the lookout for purchasing vans, then the best option is Mercedes-Benz with its features and classy drive. Mercedes-Benz offers two types of cargo vans; one is the Mercedes Sprinter van, and the other is the Mercedes Metris. On the outer, they both may look similar, but internally they have many differences.
The Mercedes Sprinter van and the Mercedes Metris may look similar to the viewer, but the most noticeable difference is in size. A Mercedes Sprinter van is much bigger and can carry a large number of passengers and cargo. The sprinter has a higher roof and is bigger in length. The sprinter van also offers the features of a high-roof version and a bigger wheelbase. The metris which is small as compared to the Sprinter van cannot carry as much freight and people as the sprinter van.
As with the shape and exterior both have differences in the interior as well. The Mercedes Sprinter van and the Mercedes Metris have almost similar cabins and dashboards, but the clutch, driving wheel and the gear gives the Mercedes Sprinter van a bus like a feel and a look. A Mercedes Metris has a more car-like feel to it.
The Mercedes Sprinter van can carry around 12 to 15 passengers while a Mercedes Metris can carry up to 8 to 10, the difference may not be large, but there is a difference. The Mercedes Sprinter Van can carry a huge amount of freight and cargo as compared to the Mercedes Metris which can carry almost half of the amount. The difference is due to the large size of the Sprinter van and a huge wheelbase and high roof.
Mercedes-Benz never compromises on features. Bothe types of cargo vans have almost similar features. These include automatic wipers and keeping in one lane assistance. Also, it has the feature to avoid forward collision with other vehicles on the road. They have an inbuilt monitoring system which also assists in driving and if one needs help in parallel parking. They have an additional backup camera and both cargo vans come with the option of heated seats. The safety features include anti-lock brakes and side- curtain airbags. Along with the feature of parking sensors, they have the feature of traction control automatic high beams. So, one can sure of the safety of driving cargo vans.
One difference is that the Mercedes Sprinter van has the feature of a diesel power drive and an all-wheel drive, so the drive is fast and the pickup is heavy. The Mercedes Metris has only a single engine available with the option of only rear wheel drive. So, in all the Sprinter van outdoes the Metris.
As for the driving experience, the driving is smooth and safe. But in the Mercedes Sprinter van, one feels like driving a bus or truck due to its steering wheel and seating arrangement and a bigger size. A metris feels like driving a car or a minivan and not like a cargo van. All in all, if one has a business which requires the regular transfer of cargo then should go for sprinter vans. If one has a small business, then should go for metris.