The Mercedes Benz Sprinter van is one of the largest and most technologically-advanced passenger/cargo vans on many rental sites. This is because it is spacious and it drives like a dream. It is not difficult to maneuver like most big vans.
There are two popular types of the Sprinter based on the length of the wheelbase – the 144-inch long Sprinter and the 170-inch long Sprinter.
The 144-inch Sprinter is also called Sprinter 144, while the 170-inch long Sprinter is also called Sprinter 170.
A third type of Sprinter also exists. It is called the Sprinter 170 extended length. There are several differences between this Sprinter van and the regular or popular Sprinter 170.
Sprinter 170 extended vs. Sprinter 170 (regular)
In terms of overall length, Sprinter 170 measures 274 inches. Sprinter 170 extended is a bit longer with an overall length of 289 inches.
With regard to internal length, Sprinter 170 measures 165 inches from the back of the front seats to the start of the back door. The internal length of Sprinter 170 extended is 180 inches. In other words, the extended Sprinter 170 is approximately 15 inches longer inside than the normal or regular one.
Because the regular Sprinter 170 is shorter than the extended one, it is easier to navigate on city streets. It is also easier to park.
The advantages of the Sprinter 170 extended include extra cubic feet of storage space and the possibility of making a bigger mobile home with more features if converted into a recreational vehicle.
So clearly if you want a cargo van with more space you should go for the Sprinter 170 extended. The extended Sprinter 170 is widely available as a cargo van while the regular Sprinter 170 is available both as a cargo van and as a passenger van.
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Sprinter 170 extended vs. other extended vans
Mercedes-Benz is not the only van manufacturer that makes extended vans. Other companies such as Ford and FCA Group also make extended vans.
The three most popular types of extended vans in the United States market are the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter extended cargo van, the Dodge RAM ProMaster 350 High Extended, and the Ford Transit 350 Extended Cargo Van.
All of these three popular extended vans are highly regarded and have got unique and interesting features.
However, the best one among them is the Sprinter 170 extended. This is because this German van is much easier to maneuver and has much more cubic feet in space compared to the other two.
The volume of space in the Dodge High Extended van is 423 cubic feet. The length is 160 inches. The volume in the Ford Transit 350 extended is 487 cubic feet and the length is 172 inches.
In contrast, the Sprinter 170 extended has a much larger volume than the two vans (530 cubic feet), and a longer length than the two vans (194 inches).
So frankly, if you need a big and long van for cargo, go for the Sprinter 170 extended. There is no widely available van much better than it to be honest.
By renting or purchasing the king of big and long cargo vans, the Sprinter 170 extended, you will not only be able to accommodate more cargo but also have more space to organize your cargo, protect it, and carry the tools you need for offloading or for the work you need to do.
Mercedes Sprinter high roof dimensions
You now know about the sprinter 170 vs. 170 extended. You also know about the 170 extended vs. other extended vans.
It is time you know the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 170 extended high roof dimensions. This will give you the complete picture of the Sprinter floor plan to allow you to know exactly what to expect when you rent, lease, or buy this van.
The 170 extended has a high root with a maximum height of 109.1 inches and a maximum width of 96 inches. It is a big van.
In contrast, the standard roof has a maximum height of 98 inches and a maximum width of 96 inches. In case you’ve not noticed, the width of the roof is the same. The high roof only differs from the standard roof in terms of height.