2016 Metris Passenger Van
When you think of Mercedes-Benz, we realize the last vehicle on your mind is a full-sized van – after all, Mercedes-Benz has built their brand on powerful, luxurious sedans. But what if you could get a full-sized passenger van from Mercedes-Benz, complete with the luxury and technology you’ve come to expect from the carmaker? For the 2016 model year, you can, with the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris.
Simple and Sleek
Exterior styling is smooth, simple, and sleek, aerodynamically sound yet attractive. The short, low-set nose allows for impressive visibility to the front, and the large, low-silled windows allow great visibility to the back and sides. The standard sliding doors provide easy access to both rear rows of seating, while the 180-degree opening rear doors make it easy to fit in all sorts of cargo.
A Great Use of Space
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris makes great use of its footprint. The upright body and squared-off design make the most of the wheelbase, and leaves the van low enough in height and thin enough to fit in most garages. The small wheelbase also allows for a tight turning radius and great maneuverability in urban environments.
At a combined 22 miles per gallon, the Metris provides better gas mileage than many crossovers with less space inside. This is thanks to an incredibly high-tech and efficient turbocharged engine. You don’t lose out on towing and hauling capacity either, as the Metris can tow as much, if not more, than most compact or mid-size SUVs. There’s even the availability of the ECO Start/Stop function that will eliminate fuel consumption when you are standing still in traffic.
The key to a great passenger-hauler is having the best available safety features on the market, and the Metris has plenty to offer. Metris passenger vans feature curtain airbags that cover all rows, in addition to the standard driver and passenger front, thorax, and window airbags. Crosswind Assist detects crosswinds on windy days and automatically reacts, using braking on individual wheels to help the Metris hope with high gusts. The Load-Adaptive Electronic Stability Program helps to maintain control when oversteer, understeer, and wheelspin are detected – signs that there is an emergency reaction happening.
- Blind Spot Assist: Radar sensors detect vehicles in your blind spot and alert you visually and audibly.
- Collision Prevention Assist: Detects potential forward collisions and alerts you audibly and visually, and if it detects that emergency braking will be necessary, it even primes the brakes.
- Lane Keeping Assist: Provides a warning if your vehicle slowly strays, unintentionally, over a marking line.
- Rear View Camera: See what is going on behind you while you back up, an essential for driving in busy, pedestrian and cross-traffic heavy environments.
At Mercedes-Benz of Massapequa, we are thrilled to carry the Mercedes-Benz Metris passenger van, along with the cargo van models. These vans provide an option to the Mercedes crossovers and SUVs, combining incredible amounts of passenger and cargo space while still retaining a sense of class. Best of all, the price point is lower than many comparable crossovers, making the Metris a very appealing vehicle for fleets as well as families. Come check out the Metris, along with our other Mercedes-Benz models, at our showroom at 101 Sunrise Highway in Amityville – it’s not far from Babylon, Hicksville, or other points in Long Island.