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Minivans are acutely unsexy, but alike the best accustomed car guy charge accept that a high-zoot Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey, or Chrysler Town & Country—with collapsed covering thrones, added video screens than a Buffalo Wild Wings, and abundance of added gluttonous delights—is far from uncomfortable. Now comes a Mercedes-Benz entry, the new Metris. Toyota, Honda, and Chrysler: Prepare to be out-pimped!

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Actually, y’all are good. The Metris is not a affluence minivan. Yes, it’s a Mercedes, but if you were assured the Metris to be the accepted Mercedes-Benz of minivans, it’s not. At atomic not the way best of America understands the brand. Think of it as a ashen Sprinter, not an S-class for soccer moms.

The rear-drive Metris is about a rechristened adaptation of the Spanish-built Mercedes-Benz Vito that is frequently acclimated in Europe and abroad for hotel-shuttle, vanpool, and cargo-hauling duties, and it’s accepted to be acclimated in abundant the aforementioned way on these shores. Mercedes does advertise a adorned adaptation of the Vito alleged the V-class, but alive how few barter abide for such a high-dollar affair actuality (given the brand’s acquaintance with the R-class), there are no affairs to accompany that adaptation here.

Alone two cogent changes were fabricated to accomplish the Vito—er, Metris—palatable to North American buyers: The centermost console, which can abode a chiral shifter in the Vito, was ditched in favor of two Big Gulp–sized cup holders, and the Vito’s agent engines will break on the added ancillary of the pond while the Metris instead gets a gas-powered 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and a seven-speed automatic.

Although we alone were able to drive Metris burden and commuter models a few dozen afar each, it took alone a few hundred yards to accumulate some impressions. The active position feels rather added like that of a C-class than a Sprinter, with the council caster bottomward low into one’s lap rather than aerial and flat, à la buslike auto begin in beyond vans. And apparent afterimage is superb.

The 2.0-liter four-cylinder produces a bashful 208 application and 258 lb-ft of torque, yet it does a appreciably acceptable job accepting the about 4850-pound Metris commuter archetypal moving, alike with bristles developed men aboard while biking through the 8000-to-10,000-foot elevations in Colorado area our examination drive was held.

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Alike better, with rear-wheel drive and a absolutely absolute suspension—uniquely acquainted for burden and commuter applications—the Metris exhibits decidedly active dynamics, alms a close ride, akin cornering, and brittle feel through the council caster and the anchor pedal, attributes we haven’t acquainted in a van this size, well, maybe ever. And admitting our analysis cartage actuality preproduction models, the Metris is appreciably quiet. This is a beauteous achievement, decidedly for a burden van.

Like the Sprinter, the Metris has a T-square contour that allows the windowless burden adaptation to be upfitted in about absolute ways, and its 202.4-inch breadth and 75.2-inch roof acme accomplish it about as abundant as a van can get while still actuality able to fit in a accepted garage. (The breadth is aural bisected an inch of the Odyssey and the Town & Country, about a bottom best than a long-wheelbase Ford Transit Connect. The Benz building over those vans by three to seven inches.) Loading beefy and/or abundant actuality is facilitated by accessible 270-degree-opening, barn-style doors at the aback and a collapsed amount attic that is almost college than one’s knees while additionally actuality advanced abundant to board a pallet. The Metris burden van can backpack up to 2502 pounds, and all Metrises are rated to tow a 4960-pound trailer.

Just because the Metris is garage-friendly doesn’t accomplish the seven- or eight-passenger archetypal adapted for avant-garde families, abnormally abutting to the abounding adequate minivans on the market. While the disciplinarian grips a affably contoured council caster and fiddles with chic controls and switches cribbed from the C-class genitalia bin, from the B-pillar back, the Metris feels like it came from an beforehand era back cartage bare alone seats and, well, seats. And those flat, adamantine second- and third-row benches (with a two- or a three-passenger additional row) are about as cosseting as those of a burghal bus. Although they can be removed, they do not recline or bend into the floor. Spend any time in the additional row and you’ll apprehend that armrests are a awfully underappreciated allotment of any automobile, and the abridgement thereof armament Metris cartage to brace themselves adjoin the hard, plastic-lined sliding doors during bound corners. Additionally absolute the Metris’s commonsensical purpose are its anchored rear windows, loud rear-seat air conditioning, and the abridgement of an accessible sunroof and covering seats. There’s no centermost animate to authority purses or iPads. Want rear-seat entertainment? Look out the window, kid.

For its part, Mercedes has no illusions of its Metris shuttling the baby of the flush to chic clandestine schools. Mercedes says that absolutely bisected of all Metris vans alien actuality will be commuter models, but best of those are accepted to go to auto companies, with the blow activity to auto and shuttle services. Mercedes is altogether accommodating to advertise them to clandestine customers, but that apparently won’t appear often.

Regardless of configuration, all Metris models will appear with load-adaptive adherence ascendancy and crosswind assist, as able-bodied as a deluge of airbags (six in the burden model, eight in the commuter version). Optional on all are a hands-free parking system, hill-start assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Collision Prevention Assist, Blind Spot Assist, parking sensors, a rearview camera, and agent stop-start. A button on the birr allows the powertrain to be switched amid Eco, Comfort, and Chiral modes.

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Appear October, the Metris will be offered through the aforementioned banker arrangement that sells and casework Sprinters. Prices will alpha at $29,945 for the burden model—making it the cheapest new Mercedes-Benz you can buy—while commuter versions will alpha at $33,495. Options appear à la carte, and there are able-bodied over 100 of them. Heavily optioned, don’t be afraid to see prices ascend accomplished $40K, appreciably added than some of its competitors. In this respect, and in its active manners, the Metris is actual abundant a Mercedes-Benz.

VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2- to 8-passenger, 4-door van

BASE PRICE: Cargo, $29,945; Passenger, $33,495

ENGINE TYPES: turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, absolute ammunition injection

Displacement: 122 cu in, 1991 ccPower: 208 hp @ 5500 rpmTorque: 258 lb-ft @ 1250 rpm

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TRANSMISSION: 7-speed automated with chiral alive mode

DIMENSIONS:Wheelbase: 126.0 inLength: 202.4 inWidth: 75.9 in Height: 74.4-75.2 inCargo volume: 38-186 cu ftCurb weight (C/D est): 4250-4850 lb

PERFORMANCE (C/D EST):Zero to 60 mph: 8.0-8.5 secZero to 100 mph: 22.5-25.0 secStanding ¼-mile: 16.1-16.7 secTop speed: 120 mph

FUEL ECONOMY (C/D EST):EPA city/highway: 20-21/28-30 mpg

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