Mercedes-Benz Crew Van vs. Cargo Van vs. Passenger Van

2017 Sprinter WORKER on a construction site

What is the difference between a crew van and a cargo van?

Without making further modifications, there are three standard types of vans in the Mercedes-Benz commercial van lineup. The first two explain themselves fairly well, but the third one sounds like something from a pickup truck commercial. What is the difference between a crew van and a cargo van?

Passenger Van

A passenger van is a van that carries passengers. In the Mercedes-Benz lineup, the Sprinter and Metris both can be purchased as passenger vans, seating anywhere from 8 to 15 people. As you can tell from the photos, passenger vans also get amenities that cargo and crew vans don’t such as rims.

Passenger Van With Open Side Doors

Cargo Van

A cargo van is a commercial vehicle with one row of seating for a driver and two passengers. The rest of the room behind the cabin is reserved for cargo.

Passenger Van With Open Side Doors

Crew Van

A crew van is a cargo van with one extra row of seating behind the first row. Actually, it is safe to consider it a hybrid between a cargo van and passenger van. It is perfect for small businesses that are unsure what their next job will be. The second seat can be removed for maximum cargo, but it does not fold into the floor of the van like we hoped.

Passenger Van With Open Side Doors

The difference between a cargo van and a crew van is one extra row of seating behind the first row. A crew van features two rows of seating, whereas a cargo van only features one row. If you have any questions about how this works, leave a comment below! If you happen to be looking for a new commercial van in the Arizona area, stop by Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead today!