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2017 Mercedes Metris passenger van evaluate: Coming to an airport resort close to you

2017 Mercedes Metris passenger van evaluate: Coming to an airport resort close to you

I like vans, and I am an enormous fan of the Mercedes Sprinter heavy haulers. The Metris drives like a three/Four-size model of the Sprinter regardless of its gasoline powertrain. That mentioned, it is not an alternate for somebody purchasing, say, the Chrysler Pacifica minivan — the Metris is admittedly meant for fleet use, and its inside trim and facilities replicate that objective. The rear rows of seats haven’t any recline options and so they’re a bear to take away (there isn’t any Stow ‘n Go or something of the kind). Onerous, industrial plastics abound, the infotainment system is a era previous and the liftgate is totally large … nice for loading issues, however you’d higher hope nobody parks behind you.

Nonetheless, the Metris is ideally outfitted for its meant market — resort shuttles, airport parking companies and that form of factor, and the small gasoline powertrain feels prefer it’s obtained loads of energy to haul a load of oldsters and their baggage between terminals. Simply do not get your hopes up that Mercedes is making a minivan to switch your City & Nation — it is a work van. Method it as such and the Metris will impress.

–Andrew Stoy, digital editor

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Gallery: 2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris passenger inside

OTHER VOICES: The Metris is good for fleet use, sure, and MAYBE for very massive households. I couldn’t assist however discover when buckling in my child’s automobile seat that I had not one or two choices for placement, however FIVE. Can a Honda Odyssey say that? …

… Really, it could actually. And an Odyssey begins beneath $30,000, with a completely loaded mannequin simply eclipsing $46,000. I can’t see any purpose any household ought to go for a $34,000 Metris, not to mention one costing $45,000 like this instance. Not one of the rear seats recline; there’s barely an armrest to be discovered; the seats themselves are rock laborious; the leisure, comfort and luxury options really feel 10 years previous; it’s loud inside at any pace; it drives like a big, boxy truck as a result of, effectively, that’s what it’s. By comparability, the Odyssey and Pacifica really feel like absolute luxurious autos, to each the driving force and all of the Goldfish-eating rear-seaters.

That mentioned, I feel there’s completely a spot on the planet — perhaps even your world — for a Mercedes Metris passenger van, and that place is named shuttle: airport, group residence, resort, take your choose.

–Natalie Neff, govt editor

Choices: Premium Security Bundle with Parktronic Bundle together with leather-based and chrome trim steering wheel, multifunction steering wheel with journey pc, energetic park help, collision prevention help, blind spot help, rain sensors, lane maintaining help, heated and electrically adjustable mirrors, illuminated exits, first help equipment, Four.2-inch pixel matrix show ($2,340); Driver Effectivity Bundle together with Becker Map Pilot navigation system, buffer battery, storage tray, decrease console, rear view digicam, fog lamps, ECO begin/cease, cruise management ($1,750); Premium Exterior Bundle together with bumpers painted in car colour, black roof rails, 20-spoke 17-inch light-alloy wheels ($1,175); Enhanced Bundle together with computerized local weather management, air con, enhanced energy ($1,030); Energy sliding proper aspect door ($760); Energy sliding left aspect door ($760); Chilly Climate Bundle together with heated windshield washer system, heated entrance seats, electrical booster for heating ($755); Driver Consolation Bundle together with consolation suspension, two further grasp keys, consolation seat for driver and passenger, entrance seat lumbar help, entrance seat backrest storage web ($720); Premium Inside Bundle together with chrome accents, illuminated vainness mirrors, premium overhead management panel, studying lights in rear seize deal with, entrance footwell lighting, entrance and rear carpeting ($650); Single flip-up tailgate ($465); Second-row seat ($380); Black leatherette upholstery ($200)

On Sale: Now

Base Worth: $33,895

As Examined Worth: $44,800

Drivetrain: 2.Zero-liter turbo I4, RWD, seven-speed computerized

Output: 208 hp @ 5,500 rpm; 258 lb-ft @ 1,200-Four,000 rpm

Curb Weight: Four,850 lb

Gas Economic system: 20/23/22 mpg(EPA Metropolis/Hwy/Mixed)

Execs: Huge quantity of inside house; good powertrain

Cons: Lacks handy seating flexibility; costly

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