Take some time to look around, and you'll notice an army of Sprinters crawling your local roadways, whether they're delivering packages or carrying roofing materials to a job site.
These workhorses are ubiquitous for a reason: They're really, really good at what they do.
And with a new generation now in the wild, the Sprinter makes an even better case for itself.
Looking at the competition, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has earned the three-pointed star on its grille.
Its payload ratings are among the highest in the segment (3,700 to 6,200 pounds, depending on trim), and it's the only van to offer four-wheel drive with a low-range transfer case, although the Ford Transit does make a less robust AWD system available.
The Sprinter's only weak spot is towing, where its 5,000-pound maximum lags behind body-on-frame rivals like the Nissan NV, which nearly doubles that figure.
Yes, Chevrolet still builds the Express, and yes, it barely looks different than it did at the beginning of the George W. Bush administration
If you're shopping these vans, it's hard to deny the allure of the Sprinter.
It's expensive, but that money is converted into one of the hardest-working mules on terra firma, with the optional capability to serve those well off the beaten path.
Keep going to check out even more pictures of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.