The market for cargo vans has completely changed during the last few years. Sprinter had a rough start with Chrysler as the beloved B-250 series came to an end. The transition to Freightliner didn’t do any good to the brand, but it finally found its groove at Mercedes Benz. The new 2014 model offers a greatly improved 2.1-L 4-cylinder diesel engine, that will strengthen its position among commercial vans.
The recovery from the economic crisis, the aging of the current lines of cargo vans and a growing demand for trucks and vans, has led to the introduction of the European style Ram ProMaster in September 2013, followed by the Ford Transit van in early 2014.
Only the Chevy Express remained largely unchanged. The lack of high roof models in combination with smaller cargo volumes, may be its downfall. At the same time, the new European models still have to prove themselves in a tough American market; Chevrolet may have the last laugh!
Ram ProMaster special features
Ford Transit special features
Nissan NV special features
MB Sprinter special features
Chevy Express special features
After you have chosen your model, always verify the specific ratings, size and capabilities of that cargo van with its manufacturer, as the above information is for research only.
Updated as of October 10, 2013