Mercedes Sprinter Crew Van — When it comes to building your own business, the idea is oftentimes the easy part. The challenge begins when the logistics of exactly how to make that idea become a reality start to set in. So whether its a bike shop, a catering company, a tour guide service, an airport parking business, hotel transportation business, or any number of other small ventures, having the right truck for the job is of the utmost importance. The 2021 Mercedes Benz Crew Van 2500 is here to help all of your entrepreneurial dreams stop being dreams and start being real.
With an overall height of 96.3 inches, length of 233.5 inches and a wheelbase of 144 inches, along with weighing in at 5,027 pounds, the 2500 is big enough to comfortably seat five but small enough to fit into most normal parking spaces and not make you feel like you’re piloting a 747 down the runway. The MB Crew Van also has a low load height (ground to cargo floor) of just 27.5 inches and an even lower 20.9 inches from the ground to the first side step into the passenger area.
Power comes from a stout but surprisingly small direct-injected turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 cylinder engine that makes a respectable 188-horsepower at 5,000 rpm and even more impressive 258 lb-ft of torque that gets made from 2,500 through 3,500 rpm. It’s obviously MB knows what their customers need more of — torque far more than high-end horsepower. That power is then routed through a smooth-shifting Mercedes-Benz’ 9G-tronic nine-speed automatic transmission and then on to either the rear wheels or to the optional all-wheel drive.
In terms of performance as it relates to what you will need a Sprinter Van for, we will skip the quarter mile runs and skidpad numbers. The real test of these trucks is measured in their ability to haul all types of things, people and/or stuff. The 2021 Mercedes Sprinter Crew Van has a total cargo volume of 222.5 square feet, which is plenty of room for all kinds of upfit options. The max available GVWR checks in at 9,050 pounds, max GCWR of 13,930 pounds and a max towing capacity of 5,000 pounds.
In order to keep all of your precious cargo safe, whatever it may be, Mercedes gives the 2500 standard active brake assist and standard emergency call capabilities. Optional features that we feel shouldn’t be optional are things like Blind Spot Assist Mirror, Attention Assist, a 360-degree camera, Active Distance Assist, Traffic Sign Assist, and Active Lane-Keeping Assist.
Inside, the 2021 Mercedes Sprinter Crew Van 2500 feels more like a car than a truck from behind the wheel. The dash is rather stark by comparison to any other Mercedes you might be used to, but this is a work truck so form follows function. There is an optional MBUX Multimedia System with either a 7” or bigger 10.25” touchscreen for all things infotainment. There is also available wireless charging and navigation.
Mercedes stands behind their product by way of offering 15,000 mile service intervals and an optional extended limited warranty to the tune of 5 years and 100,000 miles, which is plenty of time to get you business up and running without having to worry about the vehicle helping you accomplish that feat. With a base price of just $41,375, the Crew Van 2500 will not force you to take out a second mortgage on your house, just to keep your business dream alive.
So no matter what your dream or vision is for yourself and your business, Mercedes Benz has created a logistical solution to help move those ideas out of your head and help them come to fruition in comfort and style.
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