Pricing starts at $45,795 for a base gasoline cargo van, $48,995 for the crew van, and $50,995 for the passenger van. The diesel engine is $3,500 extra on the cargo van, $2,500 more on the crew van, and a $3,910 option on the passenger van. At the time of publication, Mercedes was only letting customers order all-wheel drive with the high-output version of the diesel engine, where it’s a $6,400 option.
It may be a Mercedes, but the Sprinter is fairly price-competitive with similar large vans. The passenger version slightly undercuts the $51,070 base price of a 2023 Ford Transit passenger van (Ford hasn’t published pricing information for other versions), although a base Ram ProMaster cargo van is a bit cheaper than the equivalent Sprinter, at $43,085.
Most of these vans will likely go to commercial fleets, where managers think more in terms of total cost of ownership than just purchase price, however. That also creates a ready market of used vans for overlanding enthusiasts to convert into four-wheeled homes. Those with more money and less time and carpentry skills can also get pre-built conversions from specialist firms that get vans straight from the dealership, much as Ford will do with its new 2023 Transit Trail.