The new 2019 Mercedes-Benz Metris will be available as a passenger or a cargo van. Depending on your needs, the MPV can offer two seating spots with a lot of space in the cargo area, or it can be transporting vehicle with room for eight persons. Well, the second version is significantly more expensive.
Metris takes the position in a mid-size class. It is bigger than compact vans. If you need a larger, full-size vehicle, then Mercedes offer its Sprinter.
The new 2019 Mercedes-Benz Metris is not going to change its face for too much. Instead, designers were focused on the interior. Comfort, safety, and infotainment are segments where we will find more features. Regarding the drivetrain, it is the same 2.0-liter unit. Buyers in North America are not going to have other solution. The new Metris will be available as a diesel van in some other regions.
2019 Mercedes-Benz Metris Passenger Van
The new 2019 Mercedes-Benz Metris is a smaller brother of the more popular Sprinter. It can take up to eight passengers. The other model is a cargo van, and we will talk about it later.
Highlights of 2019 Mercedes-Benz Metris Passenger Van are its comfort, reliable engine, and safety features. Also, being between small and mid-size segment is making this vehicle tougher than tinier models, and more maneuverable than huge siblings. Well, passenger version can be downsized and used as a five- or seven-seater.
The weak side of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz Metris Passenger Van is the lack of power. Its drivetrain is not too strong. Also, it requires premium fuel, so the cost of maintenance raises with time. Well, the starting price is already high. Finally, the Passenger Van does not offer too much flexibility as it is the case with the Cargo model.
2019 Mercedes-Benz Metris Cargo Van
Well, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz Metris Cargo Van shares the same ups and downs of its Passenger sibling. Well, the most from parts which are in common. So, the Cargo version also needs more power. On the other hand, it offers plenty of space behind seats. In this case, you will find the only front row. Split swing door is the only option for both Metris vans. Total 183 cubic-feet are available for storage.
2019 Mercedes-Benz Metris Cargo Van Specs
The powertrain of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz Metris is a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine. This unit is using only premium fuel. Metris minivan is offering no alternative to the inline-four mill. Also, rear-wheel drive is standard. Its main rivals are using an RWD. The new 2019 Metris could add an AWD version, but it is not official yet.
The engine is sending power through a seven-speed transmission. Of course, it is automatic gearbox. It also adds 208 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The gas mileage of the new minivan will be similar to the previous version. That means the 2019 Mercedes-Benz Metris will return 22 mpg combined, with city/highway rating 21/24 mpg. Towing capacity depends on the type of van you choose. Of course, cargo van can haul more – up to 5,000 pounds. Well, the Passenger Van is not coming with bad potential. Its towing capacity is 2,500 pounds.
2019 Mercedes-Benz Metris Hybrid
The possibility of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz Metris hybrid is not denied yet. Well, we don’t have a confirmation either. But, rumors are still there, and the minivan could get a great benefits of it. Besides the boost of the fuel economy, it would make immediate impact in this class. Other companies need to speed up development of their models. So far, the only hybrid minivan in the US is Chrysler Pacifica. But, Toyota Sienna, Dodge Grand Caravan, and Honda Odyssey should launch their drivetrains with electric support during 2019 or 2020 seasons.