Mercedes Sprinter Reliability


Mercedes is one of the German giants and they are famous throughout the world for their luxury cars. Other than these luxury cars, Mercedes also makes pretty versatile vans. The Sprinter van is a light commercial van used for cargo and other business purposes.

Overview

The Sprinter was first introduced in 1995 and it is still in its third generation. The third generation vans came in 2019 and these are pretty good for their price. The van comes with a 4-cylinder V6 engine and it also has an automatic transmission system. It is also used as an ambulance in many countries including the US.

Reliability

People prefer cars which are not so expensive to maintain. Mercedes cars are comparatively expensive to maintain, but the quality of parts and cars is great which makes these cars less frequent to any major repairs. The Sprinter van is pretty famous for its durability and quality.

Safety

Safety features also determine the reliability of a car. Mercedes cars are famous for their safety features and solid cars. Mercedes vans have not been crash-tested in the US, but the vans have pretty good safety standards. There are also many safety features like attention assist, blind spot assist, active brake assist, etc.

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Depreciation rate

The depreciation rate is also a major part of determining the reliability of a car. Mercedes cars usually age pretty well, which makes them hold their value. The average Mercedes cars depreciate around 45% after 5 years, and the Sprinter depreciates around 50% after 5 years.

Maintenance and repairing

Maintenance cost is the biggest part of reliability. The cars which need more money for their maintenance are not so famous among the people. Mercedes vans usually cost significant maintenance. The Sprinter costs around $1,800 yearly for all of its maintenance.

FAQ

How many seats are in the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter?    

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is a car with 2 seats. The EPA Classification for this car is: Rear Wheel Drive    

What is the horsepower in a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and does it have a turbo?    

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has 188 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque. The engine is an Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6 with a displacement of 3.0 L The fuel system is: Diesel Direct Injection.    

What type of wheels does it have?    

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has 16 X 5.5 inch Steel Front Wheels and 16 X 5.5 inch Steel Rear Wheels.

How long will a Mercedes Sprinter last?

Mercedes Sprinter vans are durable if they are maintained properly. They can last up to 300,000. It’s not uncommon for Sprinters to reach 450,000 miles. It’s possible that your first major repair will be required after 150,000 miles.

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Do Sprinter vans have a lot of problems?

Exhaust flex pipes in Sprinter vans are known to break down and cause engine problems. The hot exhaust creates a leak in the pipe and melts the wiring. Hot exhaust can melt the DEF line and sometimes the DEF nozzles. The engine will shut down until the flexpipe is replaced.

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