2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris Cargo Van vs Passenger Van

When it comes to finding a reliable transportation option for a family or small business, the Mercedes-Benz Metris small van can offer a reliable and high-quality option that can still fit within many budgets. While this midsize van is designed with the same attention to mechanical excellence that characterizes any Mercedes-Benz vehicle, it is optimized for practicality rather than luxury. There are two different models for those looking at the Mercedes-Benz Metris for their transportation needs. In this 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris Cargo Van vs Passenger Van comparison we are going to look at some of the key features of both options.

Some things are consistent across Metris models. This midsize van comes standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that is rated for 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Both the cargo and passenger models offer confident driving and smooth shifting thanks to a seven-speed automatic transmission. The maximum tow capacity of this vehicle is 4,960 pounds. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris Cargo Van can handle approximately 600 pounds of payload more than the passenger configuration.

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2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris Cargo Van vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris Passenger Van
$28,950 Starting MSRP $32,500
2 Passenger Seats 7-8
186 cubic feet Cargo Space 38 cubic feet
2,502 pounds Maximum Payload 1,874 pounds

Features on the 2016 Metris Cargo and Passenger Vans

While the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris Cargo Van is clearly optimized for practical spaciousness, the 2016 Metris Passenger Van offers some extra creature comforts. Powered windows and locks, air conditioning, Bluetooth phone connectivity, and an infotainment system with a color display and five speakers are standard for both models. The passenger-optimized model has four rear speakers, rear air conditioning, window defrost and wipers on the rear windows, and two sliding doors (compared to one on the cargo model). These features are in addition to the two rear rows of seating. Cloth upholstery is standard in both models, and leatherette vinyl seating is an available add-on feature.

When comparing the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Cargo Van vs the Passenger Van, one of the most basic questions to answer is what is your driving need? Each model is designed to provide either impressive cargo capacity or spacious passenger options. While the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris Passenger Van can't offer anywhere near the same cargo capacity as the Cargo Van option, its 38 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats still can provide impressive room for luggage for a large family or a business.

Both the 2016 Mercede-Benz Metris Cargo Van and the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris Passenger Van are currently available at Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City. If you are interested in experiencing this Mercedes-Benz qualify for yourself, schedule a test drive at MB-KC today.

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front and side view of a 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris Passenger Van in the snow
2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris Cargo Van with rear doors open
side view of a blue 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris Passenger Van

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