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Old 08-21-2019, 10:19 AM   #31
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hmm, I was just using the posted mpg I've been seeing online. Wouldn't that factor in the turbo aspect?
Where did you find info from? I have been searching off and on for the last few weeks and cant find anything except for 1 post on this forum who claimed 18-19 MPG.
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Old 08-22-2019, 03:29 AM   #32
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Where did you find info from? I have been searching off and on for the last few weeks and cant find anything except for 1 post on this forum who claimed 18-19 MPG.
I wish I could remember specifically- it would be better if I kept track of these things!). One place I remember looking was a site called "fuelly" (that name is in my notes at least). My impression has been that the mileage varies some by year, and of course by engine, how loaded up it is, etc.

From my notes: Avg MPG for sprinter: acc to fuelly, varies a lot by year (Best (>20) 2014, 2017; Worst 2012 (http://www.fuelly.com/car/mercedes-benz/sprinter)

But, fuelly also posted a 34 mpg rate for the Nissan, so I'm not sure how accurate they are!

Were you looking for sprinter or NV mpg?

- A potential seller recently told me that his 2015, 2500, 144" home-made sprinter conversion was getting about 23-24 mpg

- A MBZ dealer told me awhile back that the older dodge freightliners were getting about 22 (that may have been empty?)

Hope this helps. Hope you'll also consider posting any other good resources you may find!
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Old 08-22-2019, 09:57 AM   #33
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I wish I could remember specifically- it would be better if I kept track of these things!). One place I remember looking was a site called "fuelly" (that name is in my notes at least). My impression has been that the mileage varies some by year, and of course by engine, how loaded up it is, etc.

From my notes: Avg MPG for sprinter: acc to fuelly, varies a lot by year (Best (>20) 2014, 2017; Worst 2012 (http://www.fuelly.com/car/mercedes-benz/sprinter)

But, fuelly also posted a 34 mpg rate for the Nissan, so I'm not sure how accurate they are!

Were you looking for sprinter or NV mpg?

- A potential seller recently told me that his 2015, 2500, 144" home-made sprinter conversion was getting about 23-24 mpg

- A MBZ dealer told me awhile back that the older dodge freightliners were getting about 22 (that may have been empty?)

Hope this helps. Hope you'll also consider posting any other good resources you may find!
Looking specifically for the 2019 and up gas 4 cylinder engine passenger van. I want to get the 1500 series which I doubt I will find any info for.
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Old 09-06-2019, 03:21 PM   #34
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My 2018 psgr Metris averages 19-20mpg. Granted still only 2800 miles and often running front & rear a/c for summer. Metris weighs 4700lbs. 100mph limited top speed gearing. I am looking at Sprinter Crew 4 cylinder.
In Sprinter 4 cyl 20 less HP (for reg gas), I guesstimate Sprinter30-40% more frontal area with HR than the Metris. 144 Crew 4cyl weighs 5,000lbs, 170 weighs 5,300lbs. However Sprinter 2 more speeds- for only 85MPH top speed.
I test drove new 144 cargo 4cyl "spiritedly" in my hilly area and got 18mpg
Based on all above, I am figuring 17-19mpg on 4 cyl crew 144, and 16-18mpg on 4 cyl crew 170

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Old 09-15-2019, 05:57 AM   #35
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Yeah, skip the Promaster. Too many problems.

I think the NV is worth considering. It's ugly, but so is the Promaster; Transit too in some configurations. Given the problems I've seen on the Transit forums, it seems like the NV's might be a little better sorted. I'm sure the Transits will get there with time, like the NV.
A friend of mine has a Promaster and is on his 4th transmission in 102,000 miles.
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Old 09-18-2019, 11:56 PM   #36
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A friend of mine has a Promaster and is on his 4th transmission in 102,000 miles.
Ah, but what is the daily cargo weight in the van? Obviously, something is going on here.
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Old 09-28-2019, 11:53 AM   #37
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Ah, but what is the daily cargo weight in the van? Obviously, something is going on here.
The heaviest thing he ever hauls in it are a couple of bicycles.
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Old 11-29-2019, 05:35 AM   #38
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We drove the NV 2500 and found its gutless V8 to be disturbingly underpowered. The fit and finish of the interior was good, but the body panels seemed thin, weak. Also, the NV has an enormous nose for a van...is it really a van or a truck with a box-body? That protuberance makes maneuvering the beast more difficult. We went out and bought a Transit 3500. Now we have the Sprinter. I like the Sprinter the best, but the Transit is better than the Nissan in my opinion.
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Old 12-04-2019, 02:34 PM   #39
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A friend of mine has a Promaster and is on his 4th transmission in 102,000 miles.
Totally not normal. Would you want all Sprinters judged by the few that have problems? A guy came on our forum a few days ago with 350,000 miles on his transmission and hes never even had it serviced.
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Old 12-05-2019, 12:47 AM   #40
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Totally not normal. Would you want all Sprinters judged by the few that have problems? A guy came on our forum a few days ago with 350,000 miles on his transmission and he’s never even had it serviced.
Well, I could understand getting one bad one, but three? He can't wait to be rid of it, and I'm pretty sure he won't be recommending one to his friends. He's also had numerous other less major issues, cooling fan, radiator leak, and rear door latches, are just the ones I remember. The thing is always in the shop for something. Apparently, he's not the only one who has had issues.https://www.edmunds.com/ram/promaste...sumer-reviews/
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