Total Cost of Ownership


Savings over the long haul.

The true cost of a vehicle goes well beyond the sticker price. Fuel costs, maintenance costs, the vehicle's retained value and other items can all affect your bottom line down the road. Using independent research by Vincentric™*, this information shows the total cost of ownership (TCO) of a 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter versus its closest competition. Of course with the lowest TCO in its class, the competition really isn't all that close.

Fuel Costs

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 12¢/km
Ram ProMaster 13¢/km
Ford Transit 17¢/km
Nissan NV 18¢/km
Chevrolet Express / GMC Savana 18¢/km

Data reflects model year 2015

Fuel costs are rising.
For some more than others.

Fuel cost is the single-highest operating expense a vehicle incurs. Lucky for your business, the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has the lowest fuel consumption of any vehicle in its class. Our powerful 2.0 L, 4-cylinder diesel engine with BlueTEC SCR clean diesel technology saves you over 33% when compared to our competitors' gasoline-powered vehicles. And with fuel costs averaging 12 cents / km, the Sprinter can reduce fuel costs by up to $3,232 per 50,000 kilometres, a remarkable savings of $16,000 over 5 years.**

Maintenance Interval‡

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 1 Year or up to
30,000 km
Ram ProMaster 1 Year or up to
16,000 km
Chevrolet Express / GMC Savana 6 Months or
12,000 km
Ford Transit 1 Year or up to
16,000 km
Nissan NV 3 Months or
6,000 km

Data reflects model year 2015

A van shouldn't get days off.

Your van should be on the job helping your business make money, so relying on it to run smoothly when you need it is a priority. With an extended maintenance interval of up to 30,000 kilometres, your Mercedes-Benz Sprinter will spend more time on the road and less time on a hoist. And with dealers all across Canada providing dedicated quality care, when your vehicle does need service, it will be in, out, and back to work in no time.‡

Retained Value

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 27%
Nissan NV 16%
Ford Transit 16%
Ram ProMaster 15%
Chevrolet Express 12%
GMC Savana 11%

Data reflects model year 2015

Cargo isn't the only thing it holds.

One element of TCO that's typically overlooked doesn't have anything to do with sticker price. It has to do with how much it's worth. A van that retains value puts more money in your pocket at the end of its service life. The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter depreciates at a much lower rate than that of its competition, commanding a higher resale value than any commercial vehicle in its class.§ Maximum return with minimum expense. That's something every business owner values.

* VincentricTM is a renowned third-party research group that provides data, knowledge, and insight to the automotive industry by identifying and applying the many aspects of automotive ownership costs. Vincentric results based on cost-of-ownership calculations in the retail market. To learn more about Vincentric, click here.

** Fuel cost and retained value based on 50,000 kilometers per year over 5 years as calculated by Vincentric in the 2015 analysis of the Canadian retail market for the 2500 series van. Fuel cost savings based on analysis of Canadian retail market for Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 compared to Chevrolet Express 2500 and GMC Savana 2500 series cargo vans as performed by Vincentric, LLC.

Maintenance intervals based on Mercedes-Benz Canada review of vehicle owners' manuals.

§ Awarded to the 2012-2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo 2500 144" wheelbase (Standard Roof) and 3500 144" wheelbase (High Roof).

Based on the 2010-2013 model level analysis of 2500 and 3500 series vans as performed by Vincentric, LLC for the Canadian retail market.

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