2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
MSRP Invoice Price Destination Fee Holdback Dealer Cost
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Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Mercedes-Benz Sprinter invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van transcends what consumers imagine in a regular van. The experience is so good that, if you're behind the wheel for an extended period of time, you might forget that you're in a van. The Sprinter performs well as a utility transport vehicle, and it does it with style and panache.
What’s New for 2019?
Most of the standard tech and features are the same in the 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van as there were in last year's model, but there are a few new additions. LED taillights are available, and Mercedes has moved the iconic emblem down from the rear windows onto the rear doors. In the front of the Sprinter, a newly-styled fascia and grille update the van's looks, and optional LED headlights can add even more class to the exterior appearance.
The Mercedes designers have also altered the contours of the side panels to be flatter than the previous model. The engine has been upgraded to a new 3.0-liter turbodiesel with six cylinders. The lineup of the Sprinter vans now also includes a 1500 and 4500 model. Another noteworthy change is where the vehicles are manufactured. The Sprinter is now built in the United States as well as overseas.
Performance and Handling
The engine in the 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is a turbodiesel V6 that puts out 190 horsepower and delivers 324 pound-feet of torque. Mercedes-Benz will also be offering a four-cylinder variant later in 2019 that has 190 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The engines are coupled with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The 9G-Tronic transmission and Bosch direct fuel injection help propel the van admirably.
The ride of the Sprinter is at the top of its class. The steering has good feel and weight at higher speeds, and it handles well when turning corners. The rear-wheel drive provides a tight turning radius and good maneuverability considering the vehicle's size.
The updated V6 turbodiesel engine produces an additional 2 horsepower compared to the 2018 engine. The downshifting performance works well during passing maneuvers. The 2019 model has a new electrically-assisted steering rack that helps improve the turning radius. Overall, keeping the Sprinter in a straight line is accomplished very well for this type of vehicle.
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van is only the second vehicle in the US market that has been outfitted with the new MBUX infotainment system, which stands for Mercedes-Benz User Experience. The system is controlled via a 10.3-inch touchscreen located on top of the dashboard. Customers also have the option to choose a 7.0-inch touchscreen. The infotainment system also has controls on the steering wheel, and it has voice control technology.
The van is outfitted with a plentiful array of charging ports for USB-C and other electrical appliances. Devices that use standard USB can connect by using an adapter. The infotainment system supports integration apps for Apple and Android.
Interior Comfort and Utility
The interior of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van lives up to the vaunted car company's name with exceptional luxury, even if it does not quite measure up to the standards of a luxury sedan. Although the interior is mostly plastic, it still manages an upscale look and style. The seats are positioned high, and there is a space between the front seats instead of a center console. There are a plethora of beverage holding features for all types of drinks.
The seat cushioning is improved in the 2019 Sprinter, and the driver's seat can be altered to remove the side bolstering when exiting and entering for less exertion. Seats can be removed with an unlatching lever. When driving the car on the highway, there is a little bit of road noise, but it is not very much for this type of vehicle.
There is a great deal of cargo space inside the 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van. The van can also be outfitted with 15 seats for more passenger space. The maximum payload for the Sprinter is 2,941 pounds, and the towing capacity is 5,000 pounds.
Configurations and Options
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van comes in three different cab configurations, and there are also two wheelbases and two engines in the US market from which to choose. Customers can choose either a 3.0-liter V6 with an automatic transmission that has seven speeds, or a 2.0-liter four-cylinder variety that produces considerably less power with a 9-speed automatic transmission. There are also two trim levels to choose from which are the 1500 and the 4500 models.
Note: All Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Prices above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.