Mercedes Metris Specs
The Metris is available in 4 version and can be outfitted for cargo duty or as a 5, 7, or 8-passenger van. The Mercedes Metris Cargo
is one with an extensive cargo area, while the Passenger fills that area with 2 rows of seating.
There are also Worker Passenger and Worker Cargo versions that cost less than their non-Worker peers in exchange for a smaller list of available features. An extended-wheelbase model is offered for the Metris Cargo only.
The Mercedes Metris
is likely the leading performer in its class, with a reliable engine, a smooth-shifting transmission, and powerful brakes.
The turbocharged 2.0-liter engine with a 208hp 4-cylinder is energetic compared to other small cargo vans. The 7-speed automatic offers Manual, Eco, and Comfort shift modes.
During driving, the Metris' brake pedal is progressive and easy to operate. The engine is convenient, and the transmission downshifts promptly to help slow the van smoothly to a stop. The optional auto stop-start system runs like clockwork in the background.
Road and tire noise are prevalent on the freeway. Around the city, the sound is more acceptable, while comfort is otherwise. The manually adjustable seats are suitable for the long shift, the ride is pleasant, and the climate controls are easy to launch.
Considering the plainness of the driver’s seat, it is unexpectedly comfy. There's a decent amount of sideways support for a Mercedes Benz Metris cargo van
. Still, the basic manual seat adjustments, don't offer much personalization.
Numerous features are available at additional cost to upfit the cargo area, though small-item storage is limited. The same can be said for other cargo-oriented vans. Generally, it's a very capable van for hauling and getting work done. In the field of utility, the Metris is as capable as its rivals.
The Metris Cargo includes a 2,502-pound payload capacity, while its competitors have a 1,800-pound capacity or lower. It also has a best-in-class GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) of 6,724 pounds.
The Metris has cargo area features such as partitions, LED lighting, and variable cargo tie-down positions. Its 186 cubic feet of cargo volume increases slightly on the extended-wheelbase variant to 199 cubic feet. This van also has a rear liftgate or swing-out rear cargo doors that open 270°.
The Metris Cargo boasts a 5,000-pound towing capacity. There isn't another van in this class that comes close. It’s also pre-wired for trailer use with a 3.46 axle ratio, too.
Small-item storage is limited for front passengers. There are 2 in-dash bins, 2 cupholders, and clipboard-size cutouts on top of the dashboard.
Nothing is too much luxe, what is expected for Mercedes badge. But for a work cargo van
, the Metris offers about everything you need.
The Metris Cargo includes the basics: AM/FM radio, a USB port, and auxiliary jack, and a 5.8-inch navigation screen. The navigation functionality is of basic quality but feels sufficient in this app. The same can be said of the 5-speaker audio system up front.
Bluetooth is standard in the Metris. Phone pairing is easy enough to use with hands-free feature without too much distraction from the road.
Navigation voice controls are an option in the multi-function wheel package, but they don't work for phone controls. Phone feature like Siri can be used as a workaround.