2021 New Sprinter Van vs. RAM ProMaster Van
Both the 2021 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van and the 2021 RAM ProMaster Van have a lot to offer in terms of versatility, performance, and technology. While the Sprinter Van provides luxurious options to complete your van package, both vans provide excellent customization options, safety features, and capabilities to make them work for you.
Van Specs Comparison
The ProMaster and Sprinter vans are similar in several ways, making it challenging to determine which one’s right for you. Here, we compare their specs to help you decide.
Performance and Tow Capacity
The RAM ProMaster includes one engine: a 3.6L Pentastar® V6 with a 6,910-pound towing capacity. You can expect the van to reach 60 mph in just over 8 seconds, even with a full load.
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has a 5,000-pound towing capacity with its base engine, a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder. However, you can opt for the 6-cylinder diesel to boost the towing capacity to 7,500 pounds. At best, the Sprinter’s acceleration from 0 to 60 tops 10 seconds.
Rear-Wheel Drive vs. Front-Wheel Drive
One of the most notable differences between these two vans is that the Sprinter is rear-wheel drive while the ProMaster is front-wheel drive. What does this mean for you?
The ProMaster’s front-wheel drive is designed for excellent traction, making it an ideal choice for drives in inclement weather. On the other hand, the Sprinter’s rear-wheel drive is best for handling curves and twisting roads. It’s also available in four-wheel drive, offering a layer of safety in slippery road conditions.
The RAM ProMaster and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter have different roof options to customize your van’s look, feel, and comfort. For the ProMaster, the low roof gives 65” of interior height, while the high roof allows 76”. The Sprinter’s standard roof offers an interior height of 67.7”, while the high roof grants 79.1” of standing height, both slightly higher than the ProMaster’s interior space.
Whether you choose the ProMaster or the Sprinter, you won’t face a lack of features. These two vans are packed with safety, performance, and technology features to keep drivers safe and productive. The following features are some of the most notable on each vehicle.
- Configurable seating
- Up to 439 cubic feet of cargo space
- Standard backup camera
- Best-in-class turning diameter
- Removable front fascia for convenient servicing
- Available RAM Telematics
- Standard emergency call system
- Up to 319 cubic feet of cargo space
- Electronic 4-wheel drive
- Available Mercedes PRO Connect and a 7” or 10.25” touchscreen multimedia system
- Available blind spot assistance mirror, LED lights, and surround-view camera
As you’d expect from versatile vans designed for work fleets, both the Sprinter and ProMaster are available in several color options. The Sprinter has a range of classic, subdued colors to choose from, like Silver Grey, Blue Grey, and Steel Blue, with a few unique colors, like Velvet Red and Aqua Green. There are also a few premium colors for an additional cost, like Brilliant Blue and Sunset Red.
The ProMaster includes the basics, like Granite Crystal Metallic and Bright White Clear, but it also has a few brighter shades for a stand-out fleet. School Bus Yellow, Broom Yellow, and Flame Red are a few of the options. Of course, you can also add custom graphics to either van to include your logo and branding.
Passenger Van Options
The Sprinter and ProMaster are available in cargo and passenger van configurations. Sherry Vans offers a wide range of completed RAM ProMaster passenger vans for you to choose from. We also have blank vans that you can customize to fit your passengers’ needs, accessibility, and more.
The ProMaster is one of the most versatile, with options like various seating configurations, entertainment systems, luxury features, and mobility equipment to tailor the van to your usage. Our expert sales staff can help you find what you’re looking for. Stop in to see us or call us at (866) 906-8303 to learn more about our vans and to customize yours.