2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vs 2015 Ram ProMaster Sylvania OH
2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
What makes it a cargo van is what you can put into it, but what makes it a Sprinter is what you can get out of it. If you have been on the hunt for a cargo van that is not only able to deliver space, but other appealing capabilities such as style and performance, there is no arguing that the Sprinter is for you. There are quite a few other options out there, such as the Ram ProMaster, that are able to deliver an impressive set of skills, but when compared to the abilities of the Sprinter, they just can’t compare. To give you a better idea of what we’re talking about, let’s take a look at the 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vs 2015 Ram ProMaster.
Performance & Powertrains
One of the biggest differences between the pair of cargo vans has all to do with the engines found beneath the hood of each one. In the Ram ProMaster, a 3.6-liter V6 is standard equipment. The engine is capable of delivering a great deal of horsepower, but when it comes to the torque department, it falls a bit short. The Sprinter, on the other hand, comes standard with a 3.0-liter V6 that is powered by diesel fuel, rather than gasoline. If you are familiar with diesel engines, you likely know that they’re extremely torque-heavy. It’s exactly why semi trucks and vehicles made specifically for towing and hauling are powered by diesel.
With the engine of the Sprinter firing on all cylinders, it’s able to produce as much as 325 lb-ft of torque, which helps it to deliver an impressive payload, and a towing capacity that is along the lines of what you would expect to find from a cargo van such as the Sprinter. The ProMaster, on the other hand, is only able to achieve 258 lb-ft of twist. It does offer more horsepower, but seeing as horsepower has more to do with top speed than it does towing or hauling power, the increase over the Sprinter really isn’t significant.
Benefits of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
As if that wasn’t enough, the cost of the diesel engine of the Sprinter comes at no added cost. The Ram ProMaster does offer up a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel option, but if you want to take advantage of the engine, you have to tack on an extra $4,500 to the total cost. Suddenly the $28,800 price tag of the ProMaster doesn’t seem so appealing. Don’t let the manufacturer starting retail price fool you. When similarly equipped with a diesel engine, the price of the Ram offering is extremely similar to the price of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.
Space & Capacity
One thing that the vans do share in common is their space. When the highest roof and longest wheelbase are paired to the extended body, both of the vehicles are able to accommodate as much as 530 cubic feet of cargo. On the smaller end, however, the Sprinter holds the edge. The smallest ProMaster gets filled with 283 cubic-feet of cargo, but the Sprinter has space for no less than 319 cubic feet, which is still roughly three times the amount of space found in the average minivan. It’s more than enough space.
Get In Touch
If you are interested in learning more about the benefits that the 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is able to offer over the 2015 Ram ProMaster, we encourage you to get in touch with us here at Vin Devers Autohaus of Sylvania. We have a variety of Sprinter models available, and with various wheelbase and roof height options to choose from, we can just about guarantee that we have one that is capable of suiting your needs. All it will take is a minute or two to see exactly how the Sprinter is able to best the ProMaster.