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Which is Best for Your Travel and Hauling Needs: 2016 Ford Transit vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo Van

At Arlington Heights Ford, we know how important large cargo vans can be for your travel, hauling, or business needs, and comparing the 2016 Ford Transit vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo Van is a good way to try and determine which vehicle is the best choice. However, like with any competition, only one vehicle truly outshines the other in terms of price, horsepower, fuel, warranty, and safety.


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Transit Connect XLTWhile you may have a variety of features you desire in a cargo van, price is one area you can't ignore. In some instances, prices for similar vehicles are exactly that-similar. However, in the 2016 Ford Transit vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo Van battle, there's a significant difference when it comes to price, so be prepared for sticker shock. The 2016 Ford Transit has an MSRP of $26,710 while the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has a starting MSRP of $36,495-that's almost a $10,000 difference. Couple this with the other areas where the Ford model is superior, and you'll be running to our dealership to choose your model.



Transit Connect TitaniumChances are you're going to use your cargo van for a variety of trips, excursions, and reasons, which means you need one that can handle all your traveling and hauling needs. It doesn't matter if you're driving your large family on a trip or hauling a variety of equipment for work, there's a difference when it comes to power and performance between the 2016 Ford Transit vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo Van. All 2016 Ford Transit models can be fitted with a 310-hp 3.5L turbocharged V6 with 400 lb-ft of torque. In addition, this vehicle comes with a towing capacity of up to 7,000 pounds. Compare this to the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter with 188-hp and a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, and there's just one option to choose when you're in need of a vehicle that can accurately handle all of your hauling and towing needs with power and precision.



Transit Connect Interior with driverMost of the time, comparing vehicles like the 2016 Ford Transit vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo Van will result in similarities, but when it comes to fuel, these vehicles are on opposite ends of the spectrum. The engine in the 2016 Ford Transit uses regular unleaded gas while the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter uses diesel. This puts the Ford vehicle at an advantage for a variety of reasons. First, regular unleaded gasoline is typically much cheaper than diesel, which means that you can keep money in your pocket when it comes to filling up at the tank. Also, unleaded gasoline is also much cleaner than diesel, which means that you will be helping-not hurting-the environment whenever and wherever you're driving your cargo van. Finally, diesel engines are louder than gas engines, which means that you'll have a noisier trip in the Mercedes-Benz than you would in the Ford.



Transit Connect XLT VanHaving a warranty on your vehicle is a great way to save you from spending a fortune on general maintenance and repairs. With customer service being important at both manufacturers, both the 2016 Ford Transit and the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo Van offer three-year or 36,000 mile for their basic warranties. However, when it comes to drivetrain years, the 2016 Ford Transit is the ultimate winner, with a five-year or 60,000 mile warranty compared to a three-year or 36,000 warranty.



Transit Connect XLT Wagon interior Driving a cargo van can increase your blind spots and be harder to control than a traditional vehicle, which is why the 2016 Ford Transit vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo Van battle includes safety features. Both vehicles have the technology that is required to give you a smoother ride and keep you safe while on the road, but the 2016 Ford Transit has more standard features, including 4-wheel antilock brakes, side-mounted airbags, traction and stability control, post-collision safety system, and MyKey programmable speed and auto monitor. You can also opt for the lane-keeping assistance features and antitheft alarm systems too. Staying safe on the road is important, so choose the option that keeps you better protected.


Learn More Online

There are so many benefits and features of the 2016 Ford Transit, so feel free to check out our website at Arlington Heights Ford to learn more about the new model, its features and specs, as well as its benefits. If you're interested in taking one for a test drive, feel free to come to our dealership or schedule one by calling us at 847-870-1300.