The 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4x4 has generally positive reviews, with many hailing it as a great success. Some of the features that are well reviewed include its traction capabilities, fuel efficiency and off-road competency.
The van comfortably seats up to 12 adults, with an available penthouse top and a pull-out cabin bed. It can be equipped with a stove, kitchen sink, toilet, shower and television as well as air conditioning, heating and solar panels. While the price of the van starts between $37,000 and $43,000, prices may be higher depending on the type of furnishing and the type of engine selected.
A key feature that many reviews praise is the van's traction abilities. The van drove remarkably smoothly when test driven on some of the muddiest roads in British Columbia, according to Car and Driver. The van is equipped with low-range gearing and has a 35/65 degree front/rear torque split, giving the van stability even when one tire loses contact with uneven ground.
Another feature that receives high praise is the power of the van's V6 engine. The smaller 2.1 liter four-cylinder engine produces 161 horsepower. However, the larger BlueTec diesel engine is environmentally friendly, while producing 188 horsepower and 325 pounds per foot of torque. This engine gives the van the ability to safely navigate through ice and snow.