The What Van? Road Test: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2019)

Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019   |   Author: Steve Banner



Load bay

Access to the 14.0m3 cargo area is by means of a sliding nearside door with a step just inside plus twin rear doors that can be swung through 270º against the van’s sides.

The big side and rear door apertures both boast grab handles to aid access.

Securing cargo had we needed to would have presented no difficulties thanks to the presence of 10 floor-mounted tie-down points plus two more at the base of the full-height steel bulkhead.

Load-locking track – an extra-cost option – was set into the vehicle’s fitted cargo bed cover and the sides and doors were partially protected by timber panels for an additional charge, a courtesy not extended to the vulnerable wheel boxes.

There are no less than four load area lights plus a shelf above the cab accessible solely from the cargo bay– an ideal place to stow load lashing straps.

A key drawback? At 1,078kg payload capacity is modest.


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