Mercedes Sprinter 144
- Base Price: $46,800 (High roof cargo, conversion not included)
- AW Compatibility: High Roof Crew or Cargo
- Engine type: Diesel 3.0L 6 Cylinder (2022 and previous), or 2.0L 4 Cylinder
- Total length: 19’ 4”
Adventure Wagon Compatibility and Other Considerations
Interior size with AW System installed*
- 128” long (from behind the front seats to the rear trim)
- 74.5” high
- 69.5” – 56” wide (tapers from floor to ceiling)
*Measurements are approximate and were taken with the Adventure Wagon Interior System and Smartfloor installed.
Seating and Sleeping
The Sprinter 144” wheel base is perfectly suited for two person adventures with lots extras, or four person outings using a more minimalist approach. The Adventure Wagon Interior System accommodates both Crew and Cargo models in Sprinters, so a factory backseat is an option. A popular way to sleeping four is to set up a bunk bed by stacking two MOAB or MOAB Traverse beds on top of each other. This opens up room in the van for two rear seats. When traveling with two, there’s room for most of the amenities that you might imagine having in a van, particularly with a space-saving Traverse bed, which is meant for sleeping sideways. Keep in mind, if you’re over 5’ 8” or so, you’ll likely want to add flares to increase the width of your van.
The 144” wheelbase is likely your best bet for uneven terrain out of all the stock vans. The wide stock tires and generous clearance are ideal for overlanding, and the AWD (2023+ models) capabilities allow it to handle well in slippery terrain. The shorter 144” wheelbase is more ideal for off-roading than the 170”, which is more susceptible to bottoming out.
An oft-overlooked but important component to any van buying decision is the cost and time required for proper upkeep. Although they’ve earned the reputation for being a reliable vehicle, Sprinters can be more expensive to maintain due to the price of parts and the necessity to take it to a dealership to have work done.