|2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 Cargo Van||2016 Volkswagen Crafter Delivery Van|
|Max Horsepower||160 HP|
|5,000 lbs.||Max Towing Capacity||4,500 lbs.|
|586 Cubic Inches||Max Cargo Capacity||669 Cubic Inches|
2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vs 2016 Volkswagen Crafter
The commercial van industry is saturated with competing models that all look the same. Because of these physical similarities, it is difficult to compare vans between brands. In the case of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vs 2016 Volkswagen Crafter, the physical look of the two is even closer than most other competitors because the Volkswagen Crafter was originally designed and built by Daimler AG. In fact, the two vans are actually built in the same plants today with distinct differences that keep them both alive.
Once you know the roots of the Crafter, it is easy to tell where a lot of the inspiration came from. Despite the similar looks, however, the Sprinter and the Crafter have branched out in their own ways, offering different features and technologies that may affect purchasing decisions. For example, both vans use diesel engines, but the ones that are available in the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter are more powerful than those in the Crafter, showcasing the Mercedes-Benz commitment to excellence.
The thing that sets the vans furthest apart is the versatility of the Sprinter. It is available in many different variations, giving drivers the opportunity to completely customize their commercial van experiences. If you want something small and efficient, the Sprinter abides. If you want something large and unstoppable, the Sprinter steps up without needing special customization. Overall, the Crafter is a little bit cheaper than the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, but you can say that about most of Mercedes-Benz competitors. What you get when opt for the Mercedes-Benz is more than just a larger price tag. You get more power, more efficiency, and more overall reliability. If you want to learn more about the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter or any of its variations, contact us at Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead today! Our sales department is open every day of the week and we have plenty of Sprinter Vans for you to test drive!