How High Is the Tallest Van? The Answer May Surprise You

Which Sprinter van has the highest roof?

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van has the highest roof among vans. I have never seen any other van with a roof as high as the highest roof on a Sprinter van.

Yes, I just said the highest roof on the Sprinter van. This implies that there are several roof heights, which is exactly what I mean.

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The Sprinter is available with a standard/regular roof, a high roof, and a super high-roof.

If you have ever browsed any online marketplace for Sprinter vans then you must have seen codes such as H1, H2, and H3 in the descriptions.

H1 denotes a standard/ regular roof Sprinter, H2 denotes a high-roof Sprinter, and H3 denotes a super high-roof Sprinter. In this section, I will tell you how high each roof is.

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How high is the standard roof Sprinter?

To understand how high the standard roof Sprinter is, you must know the main models of the Sprinter vehicle.

Four main models exist based on the length of the wheelbase – they are the SWB, MWB, LWB, and XLWB Sprinters.

SWB stands for short wheelbase, MWB stands for medium wheelbase, LWB stands for long wheelbase, and XLWB stands for extra-long wheelbase. Only the SWB and MWB models have a standard roof height.

The standard roof of the SWB Sprinter model is 2.435mm high, while that of the MWB is 2,530mm high.

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The other two types of Sprinters, the LWB Sprinter and the XLWB Sprinter, have high-roof and super high-roof variants only.

So the answer to the question: how high is the standard roof Sprinter depends on the model. For the SWB model, it is 2,435mm and for the MWB Sprinter, it is 2,530mm.

How high is the high roof Sprinter?

The answer to this question also depends on the Sprinter model. Because different models have different high-roof heights.

The SWB high-roof van is 2,720mm high, the MWB high-roof van is 2,820mm high, the LWB high-roof van is 2,815mm high, and the XLWB high-roof van is 2,820mm.

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As you may have noticed above, the MWB, LWB, and XLWB high-roof vans do not differ significantly in terms of height.

The average height between them is approximately 2,820mm.

So if you are asked how high is a high-roof Sprinter van and you say 2,820mm you will be exactly or somewhat right regardless of what model is being talked about.

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How high is the super high-roof Sprinter?

The answer to this question also depends on the Sprinter model.

The SWB Sprinter does not have a super high-roof variant. Only the MWB, LWB, and XLWB variants have super high-roof options.

The MWB super high-roof van measures 3,050mm in height, the LWB super high-roof van measures 3,045mm in height, and the XLWB super high-roof van measures 3,055mm in height.

What you can easily tell from the above figures is that the super high-roof Sprinter vans do not differ a lot in terms of height.

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What Van has the highest roof?

The highest Sprinter van or the van with the highest roof among Sprinter vans is the XLWB Sprinter.

The XLWB (extra-long wheelbase) Sprinter is very tall and lengthy.

If you want the biggest Sprinter van to convert into an RV for vacationing or extended holidays, it is the one you should go for.

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How spacious is the van with the highest roof?

As mentioned above, the XLWB Sprinter is the highest roof van.

The load area of this van, which is the area starting from behind the driver’s seat to the backdoor, is quite spacious.

It is 2,140mm high, 1,780mm wide, and 4,700mm long. Its total volume is 17.0m3. No other Sprinter van is as big as this one is and no other type of van is as spacious as this one.

It is the biggest cargo van and also the best van for conversion into an RV.

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Popular FAQ Vans With High Roofs!

How much can you fit in a high roof cargo van?

It depends on the high roof cargo van you have. Some vans have a bigger cargo space than others.

The table below shows the capacity of different high roof cargo vans.

High roof van model Cargo capacity
2020 Ford Transit 250 450.7 cubic feet
2020 Sprinter 2500 532.6 cubic feet
2020 Ram Promaster 1500 136WB 353  cubic feet
2020 Ram Promaster 2500 159WB 420 cubic feet
2020 Ram Promaster 3500 159WB 463 cubic feet

How much does it cost to put a high top on a van?

It depends on how you approach the project. If you want to buy and install a high top yourself, you should be prepared to spend at least $2,000.

If you want a real high top installed, you should be prepared to spend at least $5000. If you want a pop up top installed, you should be prepared to spend around $8,000.

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What vans are tall enough to stand in?

High roof cargo vans are tall enough to stand in. This is because most of them are over 6 feet tall.

So if you want a camper that you can stand in, make sure it is a converted high roof cargo van.

What fits in a high roof cargo van?

Most high roof vans have the same measurement when it comes to size. The average for high roof vans is 20 cubic feet of cargo space with up to 3880lb capacity.

Ideally, a high top van can fit a mattress up to 80 inches long, or appliances like a fairly big TV or refrigerator. 

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Who makes the best high top van?

Mercedes Benz makes the best high roof van. The van is known as the Sprinter van and it is the most spacious cargo van on the market.

It is not only big but also very advanced in terms of features. It is also quite a joy to drive despite its size.

Does Chevy make a high roof cargo van?

Chevy makes high top passenger vans and regular cargo vans, but not high roof cargo vans. Its most recent van is the 2022 Chevy Express Cargo van.

Its height is about 84.8 inches with a wheelbase of 135.2 inches. This van still falls within the range of low top vans.

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Which cargo van has the highest ground clearance?

Sprinter vans have the most ground clearance which is about 8 inches. There are other vans who have comparable ground clearance.

However, the actual value changes once the van becomes loaded with luggage. One way to increase your van’s clearance by a few inches is to use slightly higher tires, with a lift – to help them fit nicely. 

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Compare high roof features between Ford Transit Vs Dodge ProMaster?

The Ford Transit is regarded as the best cargo van by many cargo van experts and bloggers in the US.

This is because it is bigger and taller than most cargo vans. It is also because it drives better than most cargo vans.

While the Ford Transit is bigger, taller and drives better than the ProMaster, the ProMaster can carry heavier loads and has more length/wheelbase options.

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Does Toyota make a high top van?

Yes, it does. Toyota makes the Toyota Hiace commercial van that comes with a high roof option.

The problem is that neither Toyota nor its dealers bring the vehicle to the USA. It is very difficult to find a Toyota Hiace high top van in the USA.

What is the smallest high roof van?

The smallest high roof van currently available is the 2020 Ram ProMaster 1500. It is 91.7 inches tall and 195.4 inches long.

Its payload capacity is about 3996lb, and the cargo space is 75.6 inches in width. It only accommodates two passengers.

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What is the roomiest van?

The most spacious Sprinter is the Mercedes Benz high roof Sprinter Cargo Van. It has up to 532.6 cubic feet in cargo space, and can carry over 5000lb of weight at a time.

However the lower roof model of this van can only accommodate 319 cubic feet of load.

What is the most reliable full size van?

The Ford Transit van is the most popular and most reliable full size van in the USA. It has a mileage expectancy of 150,000 miles (241,400km). This is very impressive.

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Will a king size bed fit in a 9 cargo van?

A king-sized bed is usually between 76 inches in width and 80 inches in length. On the other hand, most 9 cargo vans are only 50-60 inches wide.

So, you cannot fit a king sized bed in them. Instead, you can use a queen sized bed, or disassemble the bed and fit it in a high roof van.

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Which Sprinter van has the highest roof?

Mercedes Sprinter cargo vans 4×4 (2020 and 2021 models) have the highest roofs. The overall height for this Sprinter is 111.3 inches, while its interior is 79.1 inches high.

The tallest high top commercial van in this line-up is the 2006 Sprinter at an overall height of 120.1 inches. 

 

Can you stand in a high top van?

Most high top vans are 8 feet tall or more, and over 6 feet in interior height. A 6’7 or 6’6 tall person can comfortably stand, and walk around in most high tops.

Even medium top vans can accommodate 6 feet tall people. This capacity comes handy if you want to do chores like cooking or spend long hours on the road with your truck. 

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What is the most reliable high top commercial van?

Ford Transits are one of the best selling cargo vans, and with good reason. The 22 and 20 feet Transits have high roof tops as well as a tire pressure monitoring system.

Apart from the fact that you easily fit your belongings, it offers monitoring gadgets to keep your van in good shape. It is extremely reliable.

 

Can you put a roof rack on a VW California?

Yes, it is very possible to install a roof rack on a Volkswagen (VW) California.

There are quite a variety of options from wingbars to squarebars and slidebars, depending on which model your van is. You can make the installation or hire a professional to fix them.

 

Can you put roof racks on a pop top?

The major concern here is not whether you can fit a roof rack, but if you should do it. People often fix roof racks and load the top beyond the weight limit.

Although fitting a roof rack and transporting luggage with it won’t do much harm, you risk overloading the pop top and causing damage. 

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