The Mercedes Sprinter has been a popular choice for both cargo van and camping van since the days that it was assembled in the US by Dodge. And for good reason. It is a good van. Many people who have owned one have bought a second. But sometimes brand loyalty isn’t the best factor to go by if you are choosing how to make an auto investment. Is the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter a reliable van?
By looking at websites such as US News and World Report or Consumer Reports, we can see what the experts say about these common work vans. Additionally, we will take a look at the data on the Car Complaints website and a “best work vans” list from AutoWise. Then we can weigh in on whether the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is reliable––or not.
US News and World Report
Though US News and World Report hasn’t done a full review of the Sprinter since 2012, what the review has to say is still relevant. The Mercedes-Benz work van hasn’t changed all that much since then––apart from tech updates and modern driver assist amenities to keep up with the times. Additionally, it is common for buyers to look into the used market in order to find a used van at a cheaper price which will fit their needs.
Praise for the 2012 Sprinter
Consumer Reports reliability and owner satisfaction ratings are spotty at best, but they can give us insight regardless. This is where we see some lower scores for the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van. Over the model years, we see mostly 2 out of 5 for reliability ratings of the Sprinter cargo van.
2017 Mercedes work van
Are Sprinters reliable?
In the work van rating from AutoWise, The Mercedes Sprinter is ranked the number one work van. Not only does it make a statement and leave a good impression on clients, but it offers many configuration options. Though it is the more expensive van, there are many out there who think it’s worth the extra dollar.
What is the best work or camper van?
It is hard to believe a vehicle isn’t the most reliable in its class with so many of them breaching the 200 and even 300 thousand mile mark on the odometer. Being the Mercedes that is it, the Sprinter work van has many compelling features that make it a top choice among commercial buyers.