Mercedes-Benz may not be the first name we think of for midsize van options, but the stylish and smart 2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris is poised to become the next big player in this growing section of the commercial market.
Don't let anyone con you into believing looks don't matter in the commercial market, because they do. A van is a visual representation of the company its working for and first impressions matter, whether you're using the 2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris in its passenger or cargo variations. The Metris is to commercial vans what the C-Class is to compact sedans; a cut-above the competition. This mid-sized commercial van is streamlined, sleek, and attractive but it's also conservative enough so as not to compromise its utility. This combination makes the Metris the kind of van you'd be proud to put your logo on.
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The 2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris doesn't offer any complicated trim levels. Instead, you just select either the basic Metris Worker or the more generously equipped Metris and add what you want. This ala carte commercial build means that you won't have to pay for things you don't necessarily want or need, a boon for most businesses who have tight budgets and very specific requirements. The Metris Worker is a basic commercial vehicle, but it does include air conditioning, an audio system with USB and auxiliary inputs, and an adjustable steering wheel with paddle shifters.
Some very upscale options are available if you want them though, including navigation, automatic air conditioning, and electric sliding doors. Mercedes-Benz keeps things just as simple when it comes to your engine options, with all versions of the Metris offering a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gas engine that develops 208 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque.
This engine makes the Metris quick and nimble when lightly loaded, but it's also a capable performer when loaded to its limits. Fuel economy is all-important with cargo vans that can cover an enormous number of miles in a year, so the EPA-estimated ratings of 21 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway and 22 mpg combined will be welcomed by any business user.
Being fuel-efficient, stylish and good to drive is all well and good, but cargo vans have a job to do so impressive capability is vital. The towing capacity is very healthy indeed for a four-cylinder cargo van of these proportions: 5,000 pounds. Obviously the inside can be upfitted in any number of ways to suit specific applications, but the basic 186 cu.-ft. of cargo volume is a great platform to build upon. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris is no slouch when it comes to payload either, with a maximum rating of 2,500 pounds.
Best-In-Class Turning Diameter
Dominate the urban market with a van that responds easily to demanding narrow streets.
Advanced Safety Features
Stay safe with available features that include rearview camera, blind spot assistance and Parktronic with Active Parking Assist.
Premium Appearance Package
Available upgraded styling with body color bumpers and attractive alloy wheels helps the Metris stand out.
With an integrated 5.8-inch color display, drivers can stay connected using the available Bluetooth® phone system.
The commercial cargo van market is becoming increasingly competitive, and other models should be concerned about the utility, performance, and overall impressiveness of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris.