What Are the Best 10-Passenger Vehicles of 2015?

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Several automobile websites, including Autoblog.com, Edmunds.com and TheCarConnection.com, consider the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Nissan NV3500 to be the best vehicles capable of seating 10 or more people among the 2015 models. The Mercedes offers high maneuverability and four-wheel drive, while the Nissan provides a more comfortable ride.

Most vehicles that can carry 10 or more passengers are based on full-size cargo van designs, which limit the vehicle's handling ability. However, the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is an exception to this rule, offering a driving experience more akin to a luxury vehicle than a passenger van. It is also an exceptional vehicle in its class because it offers the only factory-installed four-wheel drive system available on a full-size van in production as of 2015. This makes the Sprinter the default choice for drivers who need a 10-passenger van capable of navigating off-road conditions. However, the price of a fully-optioned Sprinter can rise as high as $46,000.

The Nissan NV3500 offers interior room and comfort very similar to the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, and both vehicles exceed competing vans made by other manufacturers in this regard. While the NV3500 lacks the Sprinter's optional four-wheel drive, many reviewers feel that it features an even more comfortable ride for passengers than the Sprinter. The NV3500 also features a more competitive price when compared to the base Sprinter.