Over the last few years, Sprinter-type cargo vehicles have increased in popularity. Originally, it was only the Mercedes Benz Sprinter, but now there are vehicles from manufacturers, such as Chevrolet, Ford, Dodge, and Nissan. It’s only a few car manufacturers; however, each of them offer several variants and sizes of their Sprinter Vans. For example, there’s a Sprinter Cargo Van, Sprinter Crew Van, Sprinter Passenger Van, and even Sprinter Cab Chassis. So, at the end of the day, there are a lot of Sprinter-type vehicle options. However, do do you know what the best cargo vans are in 2018?
Mercedes Benz Sprinter Cargo Van
The Sprinter Van is the most “luxurious” choice among cargo vehicles. However, it comes with an standard with an optional gas engine, a new suspension lineup, and 9-G TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission. Beyond that, it can haul anything from 8,550 lbs – 12,125 lbs depending on the customization options. Outside of that, it’s also the only cargo van with electronically engaged 4-wheel drive.
Other features include: smartphone integration, a 7×10.25 touchscreen, active brake assist, a 360˚ parking camera, and active distance assist DISTRONIC to keep you at a safe distance from other vehicles.
The starting price of a Sprinter Cargo Van is $33,790; however, depending on the level of customization, it can go up to roughly $45,000.
Chevrolet Express Cargo
Right now, the Chevrolet Express Cargo is one of the best vehicles out there. It has several engine options, including: the standard 4.3L V6 engine, 6.0L V8 engine, and 2.8L 4-cylinder. However, it also can haul anywhere from 7,000 – 16,000 lbs depending on how you customize it.
Other features include: built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi – HOTSPOT, 120V power outlets, built-in navigation console, bluetooth, and USB connectivity.
The starting price of an Express Cargo is $31,600; however, depending on the level of customization, it can go up to roughly $39,000.
Nissan NV Cargo Van
The Nissan NV Cargo Van comes in three varieties: 1500, 2500, and 3500. Each one has the option of a standard or high roof. It’s engine options include: a 4.0L V6 (5-speed automatic transmission) as well as a 5.6L v8 (7-speed automatic transmission). Beyond that, it has a hauling capacity anywhere from 6,900 lbs – 94,000 lbs.
Other features include: 120V power outlets, rear and side doors, integrated roof-mounting points, reinforced cargo-mounting points, under-seat storage, wear-resistant bolsters, a center console that can hold files and a laptop, navigation console, mobile application console, and bluetooth.
The starting price of an NV Cargo Van is $28,850; however, depending on the customization and whether it’s a 1500, 2500, and 3500, it can also go up to roughly $37,370 (if not more).
Ford Transit Cargo Van
Overall, the Ford Transit is a good all-around option. It has several engine options, including: 3.7L Ti-VCT V6 (6 speed automatic transmission), 3.2L I-5 Power Stroke Diesel, and 3.5L EcoBoost V6. However, the wheels and tires are also highly customizable. Outside of that, it has a hauling capacity of 8,600 lbs – 10,360 lbs depending on the massive array of options.
Other features include standard things, such as rear view mirror, glove box, cargo-tie down hooks, 12V power outlets, etc; however, the Transit has a large amount of customizable options for center consoles, entertainment systems, seating, and more.
The starting price of a Ford Transit is $33,135; however, depending on the level of customization, it can also go up to roughly $39,000.
Ram ProMaster Van
The Ram ProMaster arguably provides the most bang for your buck. The engine is a 3.6L V6 24-Valve VVT with a 6-speed automatic 62TE transmission. Beyond that, it can tow up to 5,100 lbs.
Other features include: a 5.0-inch touch screen display, bluetooth, USB & AUX capable, steering wheel mounted audio controls, and more.
The starting price of the Ram ProMaster is $30,345; however, as with all of the other cargo vans, it will vary depending on customization.