2018 Ram ProMaster vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

side by side images of the 2018 Ram ProMaster and 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Commercial shoppers in the market for a full-size cargo van that can do serious work may be interested in one of the models in this 2018 Ram ProMaster vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter comparison. While each of these models brings different advantages to the road, when it comes to several factors the 2018 Ram ProMaster offers more value than the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.

The base 2018 Ram ProMaster 1500 Cargo Van offers more cargo space than the starting 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 Cargo Van and at a lower starting price. With better than 30 cubic feet of additional cargo space, the Ram full-size van offers more interior for upfitting and transportation needs. It also balances out that greater interior with a significantly more powerful gasoline base engine, thanks to its 3.6-liter V-6 rated for 280 horsepower. The 2018 Sprinter comes standard with an inline six-cylinder 3.0-liter diesel engine with 188 horsepower.

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2018 Ram ProMaster 1500 Low Roof vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 Cargo
$29,995 Starting MSRP $33,995
Front-Wheel Drive Drive Type Rear-Wheel Drive
Gas 3.6-L V-6 (280 hp) Base Engine Diesel 3.0-L V-6 (188 hp)
353 cubic feet Standard Cargo Space 319.1 cubic feet

Value, Interior, and Driving with the 2018 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van

While the name “Mercedes-Benz” may conjure up images of premium luxury, the Mercedes in this 2018 Ram ProMaster vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter comparison is just as much a work van as the Ram option, but it often seems out of touch with the needs of drivers. The 2018 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van offers more cargo space in its base model, more horsepower (though its gas engine does have less torque than the standard diesel of the 2018 Sprinter), and does it all with a lower starting price. Both of these models also offer standard cloth upholstery and fairly basic but attractive interior features, without either one turning heads because of its luxury.

Another big difference between these two vans is the drivetrain. The 2018 Ram ProMaster is a rare, front-wheel van, which can give it more traction in winter weather like we often have here in Minnesota. In contrast, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter comes with rear-wheel drive, which is more common for vans, and has some advantages when it comes to having a full-loaded model.

If you would like to learn more about the advantages of the 2018 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area, come on up to Lake Elmo MN today, or contact a member of the Fury Ram Truck Center sales team online or by phone.

 

front view of the 2018 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van in the city
side view of a red 2018 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van
2018 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van with the rear doors open on a work site
base trim of the 2018 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van

 

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