The Mercedes Metris has an astonishing maximum towing capacity of 5000 lbs. In addition it can also handle a payload of about 2425 lbs.
Metris has three trim availabilities as of now.
- Base Metris Cargo Van 126 in. WB
Priced at $32,630, the Base Metris Cargo Van 126 in. WB comes with 2.0l turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that can generate 208 hp and a torque of 258 lb-ft @ 1250 rpm. It has a combined fuel economy rating and a 9-speed automatic transmission w/OD and auto-manual. It’s a rear-wheel drive vehicle with a towing capacity of 5000lbs and 2,205lbs payload capacity.
- Base Metris Cargo Van 135 in. WB
Slightly higher priced at $33,155; the Base Metris Cargo Van 135 in. WB has very similar specs with the 126 in, with the only difference in the Wheelbase.
With a horsepower of 208 hp, with a 2.0l 1-4 (premium), and combined fuel economy rating of 21, the van has the same transmission 9-speed automatic with OD and auto-manual. The base Metris cargo van can produce torque of 258 lb-ft @ 1,250 rpm. It has an RWD drivetrain and has a maximum towing capacity of 5000lbs and 2,205lbs payload capacity.
- Base Metris Passenger Van
It is priced the highest among the three trims; you’ll get 2021 Base Metris Passenger Van at $36,840. The specifications for the Metris passenger are not much different from the previous two models.
With a 2.0L I-4 Turbocharged engine, it is also able to generate 208 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque @ 1,250 rpm. It provides a combined fuel economy rating of 21 MPG and has the same transmission 9-speed automatic with OD and auto-manual. Likewise, it’s an RWD drivetrain that comes with a towing capacity of 5000 lbs and 1,720 lbs payload capacity.
Mercedes Metris is a van that arrived first in the US market back in 2016. Although Mercedes is a luxury staple brand, the Mercedes Metris trades out that luxury for a bit of versatility. You find Mercedes Metris to be a hollowed-out cargo van with a short or long wheelbase. It has flexible seating capacity for up to 8 passengers. The cargo van has many formidable features, making it the strongest contender in the competition of vans.
The main difference between the three trims of Mercedes Metris is the Wheelbase, number of seats and doors, MPG, and Payload capacity. Yet all of them have a competitive and capable towing capacity of 5000 lbs, meaning you can tow any mid-heavy weight trailer with ease. You can compare to Sprinter van.