What is a Sprinter Van?

2017 Sprinter WORKER on a construction site

If you are in the market for a new commercial van, you have probably come across the term “sprinter van”. In many parts of the world, Sprinter often gets used as though it were a synonym for cargo van when actually, it is the name of a commercial van made by Mercedes-Benz. It has nothing to do with what the van is used for or how fast it goes.

Different Kinds

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter comes in all shapes and sizes. The most popular variant is the cargo van, but it is also available as a passenger van and a crew van. As a cargo van, the Sprinter features one row of seating up front for three people and reserves the remaining room in back for cargo. The passenger van is either equipped with 4 or 5 rows of seats to fit up to 15 people. In the middle is the crew van. A crew van has two rows of seats for up to six people and the remaining room is cargo space.

White Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van  Options

Different Sizes

The Sprinter van is extremely customizable. The first option is the length. It is available in three wheel-base sizes, ranging from 144 to 170 inches. The next option is the roof height. There are three roof height options, offering enough room for someone 6-feet tall to stand upright. The last size option is the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating or GVWR. This is a measurement of how much the van will weight at maximum weight capacity. This measurement ranges from 8,550 lbs. to 11,030 lbs.


There are two engines available for the Sprinter. The first is a 4-cylinder diesel engine offering unmatched efficiency. The second is an unleaded gasoline V6 providing ample power, but the best option is the V6 with all-wheel drive. If you have any questions about the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, let us know in the comments below and keep reading our blog!