Transit vs. Sprinter: How do they compare?

May 25th, 2016 by

transitThe 2016 Ford Transit Vans and Wagons are impressive commercial vehicles. They offer the capability and agile driving dynamics.

They also offer the “Built Ford Tough” durability for which Ford is known. We know that shoppers do their homework when investing in their business. Business owners know and understand that a reliable and durable vehicle can help them grow their business. Here’s how the Ford Transit compares to the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter: transit

The Ford Transit offers three engine choices while the Sprinter is limited to only two diesel engines. The Transit offers a maximum gas torque rating of 400 lb.-ft at 2,5000 rpm when it’s equipped with the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine.

Side by Side Comparison:


Series      Van: 150/250/350    Cargo Van: 2500/3500
     Wagon: 150/350    Passenger Van: 2500
Drivetrain      RWD    RWD
Engine      3.7 V6    2.1L I-4 Turbo Diesel
Horsepower @ rpm      275 @ 6000    161 @ 3800
Torque (lb.0ft) @ rpm      260 @ 4000    265 @ 1400-2400
Engine      3.5L EcoBoost V6    none
Horsepower @ rpm      310 @ 5500    none
Torque (lb.0ft) @ rpm      400 @ 2500    none
Engine      3.2L Power Stroke I-5  Diesel    3.0L V6 Turbo Diesel
Horsepower @ rpm      185 @ 3000    188 @ 3800
Torque (lb.0ft) @ rpm      350 @1500-2500    325 @ 1400-2400



transitThe Transit has available and optional features that can help commercial and dual-use owners work more efficiently. The maximum cargo height of 81.5 inches of the High Roof Van is 3 inches higher than the Sprinter’s highest available roof option. The maximum rear cargo door opening height is 74.3 inches. The Transit also offers Ford Telematics by Telogis. This empowers commercial fleet efficiency. The Sprinter offers NOTHING like this technology straight from the factory. The transit also comes with AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control. This helps monitor and control vehicle roll rate. The Sprinter does offer something similar, but it does NOT offer the Roll Stability Control. Neither the Sprinter cargo van nor the passenger van offer a very wide range of choices for door glass and windows like the Transit does.

If you are interested in learning all there is to know about the Ford Transit, give us a call here at Beach Ford today. We’re ready to show you how to grow your business. Come take a test drive today!