The 2019+ VS30 Sprinter 144 is the smallest option in the Sprinter line with a total length of 19’ 4”. It’s popular among overlanders and adventurers because it’s more nimble, and the shorter wheelbase allows it to perform better on trails and around metropolitan environments.
In 2019, Mercedes Benz decided to overhaul the NCV3 model (2007-2018) with the new VS30 - it's only been available for a short time, but the VS30 has quickly gained popularity because of the advanced technology and safety features not available on the older models.
One thing that's attractive for adventurers is the almost endless amount of upgrades and accessories that are already available for the Sprinter platform—When added, these Roof Racks, Ladders, and Interior Components take the VS30 Sprinter platform to the next level.
With so many upgrades and options, the 2019+ Sprinter is sure to continue its reign as the most popular adventure van on the market.
2019+ Sprinter 144 High Roof Specifications (2500 model)
- Overall Length: 233.5"
- Overall Height: 111.3"
- Interior Standing Height: 79.1"
- Interior Cargo Length: 137.4"
- Interior Width: 70.4"
- Gross Vehicle Weight: 9,050 lbs
- Maximum Towing Capacity: 5,000 lbs
- Payload: 3,726 lbs
The 2WD 4 Cylinder Gas option starts around $42,000, the 6 Cylinder Diesel version starts around the $50,000 price range, and the 4x4 6 Cylinder Diesel can run upwards of $60,000 to $65,000. The Sprinter may not be the cheapest adventure van platform, but it does give you a lot of different options and available pricepoints.
What’s new for the 2019+ VS30 Model?
(2019 Mercedes Benz Sprinter - Image Courtesy of MBvans.com)
The 2019+ Sprinter has a ton of new features and available options that make it more appealing than it's predecessor. From built-in safety features like Active Brake Assist and Active Lane Keeping Assist to the 360 Degree Camera - this isn't the cargo van of old and we are pretty happy about that.
LED Performance Headlights
Quite possibly the most noticeable cosmetic difference between the NVC3 and VS30 Sprinters is the updated LED Headlights. They are smaller than previous generations giving it a sleek new look and better visibility of the road ahead.
Another game-changing piece of technology available in the 2019+ Sprinters, the 360-Degree Camera helps you maneuver and park with complete confidence. We are excited to test this out on some trails this year.
Active Brake Assist
Active Brake Assist is another helpful tool that can warn you of upcoming dangers and brake for you. Mercedes touts that it's the only system that can recognize and brake for pedestrians.
Active Lane Keeping Assist
Active Lane Keeping Assist is another safety feature we are excited about. It can sense if you seem to be changing lanes unintentionally, and gives you a visual and audio warning, and applies brake pressure to help keep you in the correct lane.
Mercedes Benz User Experience Touch Screen (MBUX)Available in a 7" and 10.25" Touch Screen is equipped with the new Mercedes Benz User Experience Touch Screen (pronounced M-B-U-X). MBUX allows for voice control as well as direct control on the touchscreens.
(2019 Mercedes Benz Sprinter Cockpit - Image Courtesy of MBvans.com)
Mercedes Benz offers a five-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and a three-year/36,000-mile new-vehicle warranty on the Sprinter.
The Mercedes Benz Sprinter is what adventure van lovers everywhere have been waiting for - It's high tech, it's safe, and it has tons of different upgrade and outfit options already available.