The Sprinter Worker is your new everyman's cargo van (pictures)
The Sprinter Worker is now the entry-level, full-size Sprinter van, resting between the smaller Mercedes-Benz Metris and the larger, more expensive Sprinter 2500.
The Sprinter Worker is $4,000 cheaper than the 2500, as well, with a starting price of $32,495.
Even if you opt for all the bells and whistles possible, you'll end up just $500 above the 2500's starting price.
The Worker comes in just one size (144-inch wheelbase), with a standard roof and no 4x4 capability.
However, the Worker matches the 2500's towing and payload capacities, at 5,000 pounds and 3,512 pounds, respectively.
The Worker does have a drawback -- its 319.1 cubic-foot max cargo volume is lower than the 2500's 586.1-cubic-foot max cargo volume.
That said, the Worker's base cargo volume is actually larger than the 2500's -- 319.1 cubic feet versus 246.7 cubic feet.
The van is only available with a 2.1-liter diesel four-cylinder engine, putting out 161 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque.
Its diesel engine is built to last up to 20,000 miles between service intervals.
Standard equipment includes a USB port, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, six airbags, Mercedes' crosswind assist, power windows and a tilt-and-telescope steering wheel.
The van is also only available in white, which makes it perfect for a small business dying to slap on a fancy vinyl livery.
Three different options packages offer up additional convenience, utility and safety systems for surprisingly little cost.