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Dodge Introduces All—new 2007 Sprinter

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Increase in maximum width (two inches), interior height (11 inches), exterior height (13 inches), door opening height (5 inches), cargo area length (19 inches), vehicle length (30 inches), cargo volume (127 cu. ft.), and towing capacity (2,500 lbs.)

Three vehicle lengths (233, 273 and 289 inches) on two new wheelbases –– 144 inches, 170 inches or 170 inches extended with 15–inch longer rear overhang, the longest wheelbase in the segment

Three interior roof height options: standard (65 inches), high (76 inches) and new mega (84 inches) –– most among full–size vans

Choice of two all–new engines: new 3.0–liter V–6 diesel or 3.5–liter V–6 gas engine

  • Most best–in–class advantages including cargo capacity (up to 600 cubic feet), interior compartment accessibility, payload (5,770 lbs.), lowest side step–in height (19.9 inches), widest rear–door opening (270 degrees), cargo–sliding door loading width (51 inches), and increased interior height (up to 84 inches) providing up to 7–feet interior work space
  • Three Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) configurations include new higher maximum (11,030 lbs.)
  • Oil change intervals of 10,000 miles and maintenance intervals of 30,000 miles contribute to low maintenance costs
  • More than 25 advanced safety and security features represent highest level of safety and security technology available in the full–size van segment
  • All–new ADAPTIVE ESP® takes electronic stability programs to the next level
  • Unique CARGO PROTECTION® system reduces accident risk from shifting loads
  • Unmatched upfit–friendly design
  • New standard features include power windows and locks, integrated wide–angle mirrors, halogen headlamps, 16–inch wheels, tilt– and height–adjustable steering wheel, CD radio, one–touch triple–flash function turn signals, and all–new ADAPTIVE ESP for improved functionality and safety capability

Armed with an all-new super-sized Sprinter, Dodge continues to build on its presence in the commercial vehicle market. Completely redesigned, the all-new 2007 Dodge Sprinter breaks the mold of current domestic van offerings and delivers superior quality, reliability and commercial capability, along with unequalled attributes that allow commercial customers to do even more.

The all-new 2007 Dodge Sprinter raises the bar and sets a new commercial standard in the full-size van market, said George Murphy, Senior Vice President “ Global Brand Marketing, Chrysler Group. Targeted at commercial customers who want to take the performance of their commercial vehicle and business to the next level, the all-new 2007 Dodge Sprinter answers the call and continues Dodge™s revolution of the light- and medium-duty commercial vehicle market.”

More Versatility, Choices and Features

Dodge™s super-sized Sprinter offers expanded versatility and even more choices and features. Compared to the previous model, the all-new 2007 Dodge Sprinter boasts increases in width (two inches), interior height (11 inches), exterior height (13 inches), cargo area length (19 inches), vehicle length (30 inches), cargo volume (127 cu. ft.), and towing capacity (2,500 lbs.). Sprinter is available in three vehicle lengths (233, 273 and 289 inches) on two new wheelbases of 144 inches or 170 inches, or 170 inches extended with a 15-inch longer rear overhang. It also boasts three interior roof height options: standard (65 inches), high (76 inches) and new super (84 inches) – the most among full-size vans.

Powered by a choice of two all-new premium engines, a 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engine with 154 horsepower or 3.5-liter V-6 gas engine with 254 horsepower, three different Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) configurations are offered including a new higher maximum GVWR up to 11,030 lbs. for cargo vans and chassis cabs. With increased best-in-class interior height (up to 84 inches), both cargo and passenger high-roof models provide up to 7-feet interior work space.

New standard features include power windows and locks, integrated wide-angle mirrors, halogen headlamps, 16-inch wheels, tilt- and height- adjustable steering wheel, CD radio, one-touch triple-flash function turn signals, and all-new ADAPTIVE ESP® for improved functionality and safety capability. Going beyond the capability of the traditional electronic stability program, ADAPTIVE ESP takes into account the way the Sprinter is loaded. Sensors ascertain the vehicle mass, which ultimately determines the vehicle’s center of gravity.

Most Best-In-Class Advantages

The all-new 2007 Dodge Sprinter has the most class-leading attributes including best-in-class cargo capacity (up to 600 cubic feet), highest maximum payload (5,770 lbs.), lowest side step-in height (19.9 inches), greatest interior roof height (up to 7 feet) and widest rear-door opening (270 degrees). Its new pallet-friendly cargo sliding door offers a best-in-class loading width of 51 inches.

As the class leader in versatility and operating performance, the 2007 Dodge Sprinter has oil change intervals of 10,000 miles which contribute to low maintenance costs.

More than 25 Safety and Security Features Set New Benchmark in Commercial Van Segment

All 2007 Dodge Sprinter cargo vans utilize a unique CARGO PROTECTION® load-securing and lashing rail system allowing straps to be attached at multiple locations for enhanced cargo and passenger protection.

Showcasing a unibody construction that reduces curb weight and maximizes payload, other standard safety features include power steering and brakes, three-point lap/shoulder belts (height adjustable for driver and front passenger), headrests for all seats, and an available ParkSense® System which uses ultrasonic sensors in front and rear bumpers to assist the driver when maneuvering or parking.

Dodge Sprinter

Available in the global market since 1995, Sprinter is a proven winner with worldwide sales of more than 1.2 million units. Used in more than 100 countries throughout the world, it is the best-selling vehicle in its class throughout Europe. Production of the all-new 2007 Dodge Sprinter takes place in Düsseldorf and Ludwigsfelde, Germany, with final assembly (cargo vans) in Ladson, S.C.

Dodge Commercial Vehicles

Dominant commercial performance is assured with the 2008 Dodge Ram 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs as commercial customer specialty needs are met with superior capability, durability and performance.

As part of DaimlerChrysler, the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial vehicles, Dodge continues to increase the breadth of its commercial products and offers a comprehensive array of vehicles and services designed with business customers in mind. Led by the recently introduced all-new Dodge Ram 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs, and the Dodge Ram 3500 Chassis Cab -- the Class 3 segment’s most powerful, capable and upfit-friendly work truck, Dodge Caravan and Grand Caravan cargo vans complement a growing Dodge commercial lineup that includes the Dodge Ram 2500/3500 Box-Off models – utilized for a host of flat-bed, utility and service body applications – and the class-leading Dodge Sprinter, which continues its legacy and leadership as the top-performing commercial van in the marketplace.

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Oooh...like Ford, Dodge made it uglier. :lol:

Looks like the family business will be sticking with the Express.

Edit: I will give the Sprinter this, though--it has a tremendously voluminous interior. And if the streets of DC and its suburbs weren't so narrow and devoid of large parking spots, I could see a Sprinter being good as the tanker of the fleet. Too bad those things conspire against it, though.

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Oooh...like Ford, Dodge made it uglier. :lol:

Looks like the family business will be sticking with the Express.

I don't know any van that qualifies as pretty. You can't deny the practicality and versatility of the Sprinter (and the much nicer interior).

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Did the E-Van thread make you feel that vulnerable? :P

Sprinters are probably the best for work followed by the GM vans. The GM vans, however, are far superior to either the Dodge or Ford in passenger transport. The ride is just so much smoother and more comfortable. The E-Vans are downright scary.

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Did the E-Van thread make you feel that vulnerable? :P

Sprinters are probably the best for work followed by the GM vans. The GM vans, however, are far superior to either the Dodge or Ford in passenger transport. The ride is just so much smoother and more comfortable. The E-Vans are downright scary.

Well I was tempted to post this the other day when I noticed on the Dodge site that the Sprinter had been redesigned and I was like "Oh crap, when the hell did that happen?" Your E-Van post inspired me to get off my lazy ass and post the Sprinter stuff :P

I've never ridden in a Sprinter so I can't say...a GM van either. I have ridden in a Ford conversion van...it was OK. The seats in the new Sprinter look way more comfortable of the GM or Ford vans.

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I don't know any van that qualifies as pretty. You can't deny the practicality and versatility of the Sprinter (and the much nicer interior).

The practicality of it really depends on the firm buying the van. The Sprinter, while it would be able to carry a larger volume than the Express, is too long to fit into the parking spaces in DC & surrounding suburbs or navigate the tight turns onto residential streets (see my edit above). I'll give you the fact that the Sprinter's interior looks better than the Express's, but in the experiences I've had with the Express, it has one of the most solidly put-together interiors in any vehicle in the industry. And in my parents' case, brawn beats beauty.

I will also add that the Express drives nothing like you'd expect something of its size to. It's no Corvette, but it doesn't feel ponderous, either. And the 4.8L V8, aside from having a sweet tone to it, has plenty of get-up to it. I can't say the same for the E150 4.6L we had, or the Ram B250 5.9L we still do.

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The practicality of it really depends on the firm buying the van. The Sprinter, while it would be able to carry a larger volume than the Express, is too long to fit into the parking spaces in DC & surrounding suburbs or navigate the tight turns onto residential streets (see my edit above). I'll give you the fact that the Sprinter's interior looks better than the Express's, but in the experiences I've had with the Express, it has one of the most solidly put-together interiors in any vehicle in the industry. And in my parents' case, brawn beats beauty.

It comes in different lengths though...even the short one is too long?

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Well, the shortest Sprinter is still longer than the Express (144/233 v. 134/224, wheelbase/overall length). I've had to parallel park an Express downtown, it barely fit in the space I found, so I'd wager the Sprinter wouldn't have even fit. Our ideal cargo van would be an Astro, but they're almost impossible to find here anymore, even used.

I don't want to come across as putting the Sprinter down...I'm sure it's a fine van. But for what the company does and where it does it, the Express just fits the bill better.

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Well, the shortest Sprinter is still longer than the Express (144/233 v. 134/224, wheelbase/overall length). I've had to parallel park an Express downtown, it barely fit in the space I found, so I'd wager the Sprinter wouldn't have even fit. Our ideal cargo van would be an Astro, but they're almost impossible to find here anymore, even used.

I don't want to come across as putting the Sprinter down...I'm sure it's a fine van. But for what the company does and where it does it, the Express just fits the bill better.

Ah, that's pretty long. I guess that would be a problem if parking is so tight.

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Yes, the Sprinter is wacky, but I like it. I am mystified by the M-B gas V6 option though, when the diesel is so much more efficient, no doubt. I wonder what the price difference is.
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