The 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris is an all-new midsize van, slotting in just below the Sprinter, a successful product for the company. This is the other side of the three-pointed star. When we usually think of Mercedes-Benz, we tend to conjure up images of expensive, opulent cars. But it also produces excellent commercial vehicles. Most of this output is in Europe, but now the United States has two such choices in the Sprinter and the Metris.
While the former is a full-size van, the latter could be just the right size for many businesses. It can handle tight city streets, fit into multi-level parking structures and even be parked in some home garages.
The Metris goes on sale in October 2015, so it’s still too soon to evaluate total costs of ownership, but Mercedes-Benz has already made the Sprinter a worthwhile proposition, having won Best Fleet Value awards for the last three years running and been recognized as enjoying the highest resale values in its class.