2022 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

MSRP $36,855

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2022 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 12, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2022 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo Van will be a carryover model. Except for a price bump of a couple of dollars, there are no changes to the Sprinter Van whatsoever. The 2022 Sprinter will be offered with three engine choices, the standard being a 188 hp, 2.0-liter turbo-four. The optional engines include a 166 hp, 2.0-liter turbo-four diesel, and 188 hp, 3.0-liter turbo V6 diesel engine. The 2022 Sprinter powered by the base engine will offer a class-leading payload capacity of 3,942 lbs. and a towing capacity of 5,000 lbs. 

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Pros

A lengthy list of safety features

Available Diesel engine option

Available 4WD

Lots of customization options 

Cons

Pricer than rival

The base engine feels underpowered

Lesser towing capacity

What's New?

Carry-over model


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$36855

bodystyle

dr Cargo Van

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

1500$36,855 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter in Brilliant Blue Metallic color
Brilliant Blue Metallic

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While the highest towing and payload capacity of 7.500 and 4,620 lbs. will be offered by the four-cylinder diesel engine powered Sprinter. The 2022 Sprinter will come with RWD as standard and 4WD will be available on the diesel-powered 2500, 3500, and 3500XD models. Starting at a price of $36,855 for the Sprinter 1500, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo Van will rival the likes of Ford Transit Cargo Van, Nissan NV Cargo Van, and GMC Savana Cargo Van.

2022 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Features

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo Van will be available in four models and two roof choices. The four models will be 1500 and 2500 placed under the regular category and the other two would be 3500 and 4500 placed under the heavy-duty category. The two roof options include standard and high roofs both of them will be available across the lineup. Another categorization is based on the wheelbase size and the 2022 Sprinter Cargo Van is expected to be offered in three usual wheelbase sizes that include 144”, 170”, and 170” extended wheelbase. 

The 2022 Sprinter Cargo Van is expected to start at $36,855 for 1500, $38,085 for 2500, $43,645 for 3500, $46,055 for 3500XD, and $48,155 for 4500 series. Except for different payload capacities, the equipment list remains the same across the trim lineup. Standard features include 16-inch steel wheels, heated mirrors, air conditioning, crosswind assist, metal cargo floor, cruise control, forward collision mitigation, and a few more. Optional features and customization options offered on the Sprinter will be plentiful and a few of them worth mentioning include heavy-duty suspension, navigation system, 7- or 10.25-inch MBUX infotainment, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitor, lane keep assist, etc.

Trims

1500*

2500*

3500*

3500XD*

4500*

MSRP*

$36,855

$38,085

$43,645

$46,055

$48,155

Key Features*

188 hp, 2.0-liter turbo inline-4 engine

Adds same features from ‘1500’ with change in payload capacity

Adds same features from ‘1500’ with change in payload capacity

Adds same features from ‘1500’ with change in payload capacity

Adds same features from ‘1500’ with change in payload capacity

 

16-inch steel wheels

       
 

360-degree camera 

       
 

Heated driver seat

       
 

Artico leather upholstery

       
 

Active Distance Assist

       
 

Blind-spot assist

       
 

Headlight Assistant

       
 

Lockable storage compartment

above windshield

       
 

Load-Adaptive Electronic Stability Program

       
 

Communication Module (LTE) for Digital Services

       

*Expected

We Recommend

Recommending a particular trim here is a bit tricky as there is no differentiation based on features. The payload capacity is what differentiates these trims and thus we suggest picking the one that offers a bit higher payload capacity to what you generally haul.

Release Date

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is expected to hit the showrooms by the end of 2021. 

2022 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Engine and Performance

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is expected to come with three engine options. The first one will be a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission that puts out a mediocre 188 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. This engine will be standard across the Sprinter lineup. The next is a 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine that was introduced last year. This engine will be available on 2500 and 3500 trims and comes mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission and produces 161 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque. 

The third and the biggest engine available on all but Sprinter 1500 is a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 diesel engine that puts 188 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque and will be mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission. Since the engine options won’t see any change we expect the Sprinter in its base form will retain its class-leading payload capacity of 3,920 lbs and a towing capacity of 5,000 lbs.

Models

2022 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 1500 Cargo Van (expected)

2021 Ford Transit 150 Low Roof Cargo Van

2021 Nissan NV1500 SV Cargo Van

2021 GMC Savana 2500 Cargo Van

MSRP

$36,855

$36,295

$31,630

$32,500

Engine

2.0-liter turbo inline-4

3.5-liter V6

4.0-liter V6

4.3-liter V6

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

9-speed automatic

10-speed automatic

5-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power (hp @ rpm)

188 hp @ 5000 rpm

275 hp @ 6500 rpm

261 hp @ 5600 rpm

276 hp @ 5200 rpm

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

258 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm

262 lb-ft @ 3750 rpm

281 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm

298 lb-ft @ 3900 rpm

0-60 mph (sec)

11.4 sec*

N/A

N/A

N/A

Quarter Mile (sec)

18.4 sec*

N/A

N/A

N/A

Top Speed (mph)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Towing Capacity (lbs.)

5,000

7,100

6,900

10,000

Payload Capacity (lbs.)

3,920

2,630

2,620

3,060

*2021 model year figures taken for reference

As for the rivals, all of them come with a V6 as standard. Among them, the GMC Savana with its 4.3-liter V6 puts out a beefy 276 hp and 298 lb-ft of torque. The Sprinter with its base engine is no match to rival engines’ power and torque figures. That said, among the rivals, the GMC Savana has almost double towing capacity compared to the Sprinter while the Ford Transit and Nissan NV1500 have a towing capacity of 7,100 and 6,900 lbs respectively. While when it comes to payload capacity the Sprinter beats all by a margin. 

2022 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Fuel Economy

The EPA never gives an estimated gas mileage for the commercial vehicles and the Sprinter and other vans in this comparison fall under that category. Based on the consumer feedback a decent gas mileage upwards of 20 mpg combined is expected from the Sprinter powered by the standard engine. That said, the 2022 Sprinter gets a 22-gallon fuel tank capacity and a decent range is expected from a tankful of gas.

Models

2022 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 1500 Cargo Van (expected)

2021 Ford Transit 150 Low Roof Cargo Van

2021 Nissan NV1500 SV Cargo Van

2021 GMC Savana 2500 Cargo Van

MPG (City)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

MPG (Highway)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

MPG (Combined)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

22.0

25.0

28.0

31.0

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Coming to the rivals, none are either fuel-efficient courtesy of the big V6 under their hood but with the bigger tank capacity, they can easily outrun the Sprinter in terms of range. Among the rivals, the GMC Savana gets the biggest 31-gallon fuel tank and compared to Sprinter it has a 9-gallon bigger tank capacity.

2022 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Interior

Being an offering from the Mercedes-Benz marque, it goes without saying that the 2022 Sprinter’s cabin is the most comfortable and well put in the van segment. The cabin and material quality are acceptable and Mercedes-Benz has done a great job here even though the Sprinter is priced similar to the other cargo van from mainstream brands. The overall layout of the cabin is ergonomically sorted and the outward visibility is great courtesy of the sloping hood and big windshield. 

The Sprinter Cargo Van will come with a two-seat configuration and will offer a class-leading 319 cubic feet of cargo space. While models with a high roof and longer wheelbase go on to offer even more cargo capacity. That said, the seats of the Sprinter are expected to offer decent comfort levels and ensure long hauls aren’t tiresome for the occupants.

Models

2022 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 1500 Cargo Van (expected)

2021 Ford Transit 150 Low Roof Cargo Van

2021 Nissan NV1500 SV Cargo Van

2021 GMC Savana 2500 Cargo Van

Seating Capacity

2

2

2

2

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

47.3/ 67.4/ 38.9

40.8/ 67.9/ 41.3

42.8/ 65.7/ 42.0

40.9/ 68.9/ 41.4

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

-

-

-

-

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

319.0

277.7

234.1

239.7

Being a van there are no fancy features like other Mercedes-Benz vehicles but the basic features are offered and you won’t feel like you are driving something from the dinosaur era. As for the cabin space, the rivals offer a more spacious cabin compared to the Sprinter but when it comes to comfort and overall cabin quality it is the Sprinter that beats them all. Another area where the Sprinter reigns are the cargo capacity. The closest rival Ford Transit offers 277.7 cubic feet of cargo space that is still approximately 41 cubic feet lesser than what the Sprinter has to offer. Key highlights of the interior features include:

  • Air conditioning
  • Tilt-only adjustable steering wheel
  • Rearview camera
  • 5-volt USB-C Socket
  • Storage compartment underneath the cockpit
  • Heated seats (available)
  • Artico leather upholstery (available)

How intuitive is the car’s infotainment unit?

Being a van not every manufacturer’s prime focus is on the infotainment but Mercedes-Benz has again surprised us by throwing the 7.0- or 10.25-inch infotainment system that runs on Mercedes’ MBUX system in the optional features list. The standard system comes with a small LCD screen with AM/FM Radio and Bluetooth functionality. While the optional package adds not only the MBUX system but also gets you navigation and wireless device charging. Key highlights of the infotainment include:

  • 7.0- or 10.25-inch screen w/ MBUX
  • Navigation
  • AM/FM Radio
  • Bluetooth
  • The wireless device charging pad

2022 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Exterior

The looks of the van follow a set pattern and there is hardly a wiggle room for the designer to spin off something radical. As for the looks of the 2022 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, we expect the same look to be carried over as it got a refresh recently in the past. Among the vans, the Sprinter looks the most handsome and upmarket. The massive front grille with the Mercedes-Benz logo sitting right in between is flanked by a set of halogen headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights. Below this, you get a black-color keyed bumper that houses the small circular halogen foglights. Except for the front fascia, there is hardly anything to talk about the looks of the Sprinter. Other key features include steel wheels, electrically heated mirrors, front and rear mudflaps, etc.

Models

2022 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 1500 Cargo Van (expected)

2021 Ford Transit 150 Low Roof Cargo Van

2021 Nissan NV1500 SV Cargo Van

2021 GMC Savana 2500 Cargo Van

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,608

4,866

5,920

5,261

Length (inches)

233.5

237.6

240.6

224.1

Width (inches)

79.5

81.3

79.9

79.3

Height (inches)

96.3

82.9

83.9

84.8

Ground Clearance (inches)

N/A

N/A

8.1

8.6

Wheelbase (inches)

144.0

147.6

146.1

135.2

Dimensionally the Sprinter will slot between the Ford Transit and Nissan NV1500. The GMC Savana remains the smallest van dimensionally among all. As for the Sprinter, it measures 233.5-inches in length, 79.5-inches in width, 96.3-inches in height, and has a 144-inches of wheelbase. That said, the Sprinter remains the tallest van among all even in the standard height configuration while the Nissan NV1500 weighing 5,920 pounds is the heaviest van among all. Key highlights of the exterior features include:

  • 16-inch steel wheels
  • Windshield w/ filter band
  • Rear doors opening to side-wall
  • Heated and electrically adjustable exterior mirrors

2022 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Safety

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter just like last year will be well-kitted with standard safety and driver-assist features. Other than this Mercedes-Benz also offers a host of driver-assist features as a part of optional features or packages. So a well-equipped Sprinter will no doubt be among the safest vans in its segment. As for the crash-test ratings neither the NHTSA nor the IIHS has tested them and it usually is the case with all commercial vans. Key highlights of the safety features include:

  • Load adaptive ESP
  • 360-degree camera
  • HighBeam assist
  • Active lane keep assist
  • Hill-start assist 
  • Active brake assist with autonomous braking
  • Blindspot assist w/ rear cross-traffic alert
  • Crosswind assist
  • Attention assist

2022 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Competition

2022 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 1500 vs 2021 Ford Transit 150

The Ford Transit 150 is the tough competitor of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. Both the vans are priced close and the Ford Transit comes with a bigger and more powerful V6 engine as standard. The cabin of the Transit 150 is more spacious and it offers an approximately 3-gallon bigger fuel tank compared to the Sprinter. As for the Sprinter, it offers a more upmarket and comfortable cabin along with class-leading cargo space. The payload capacity of the Sprinter is higher than the Transit. So until you don’t want to pay top dollars for the optional V6 on the Sprinter we recommend Transit.

2022 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 1500 vs 2021 Nissan NV1500

The Nissan NV1500 is the most oddball conception of a van and isn’t as plush or offers a better build like the Sprinter. The biggest flex of the Nissan NV1500 is its five grand cheaper price tag that gets you a V6, better towing capacity, and bigger fuel tank compared to the Sprinter. Compared to that Sprinter gets a smaller turbo-four, higher payload capacity, best-in-class cargo capacity, and much better interiors. So unless you are on a tight budget we recommend going for the Sprinter as it is a much more refined and overall better-designed product.

2022 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 1500 vs 2021 GMC Savana 2500

The GMC Savana in the true sense is the dinosaur of the van segment. This van has carried over the same old face, mechanical, and cabin design over the years. Some might argue that since it has its basics sorted then what’s the need of fixing something that ain’t broke. But believe us in 2022 the Sprinter is leaps and bounds ahead of the Savana. Although the Savana has almost double towing capacity compared to the Sprinter and has a much bigger fuel tank, in the current scenario we don’t see these two attributes cutting it a deal against the much superior Sprinter.

2022 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Final Verdict

Since the 2022 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is going to be a carry-over of last year’s model our final verdict won’t differ for it. Last year we found the Sprinter to be a comfortable, spacious, and safe luggage hauler. The brand Mercedes-Benz has tried to price it competitively without compromising on the safety and comfort of the occupant. This is the reason enough to convince anyone to invest in this van. With a choice of three engine options with two being diesel gives a lot of flexibility and choice to the customers. Thus when the 2022 Sprinter arrives by the end of this year we recommend giving it a look.

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