As the overall top performing commercial van, the 2006 Dodge Sprinter continues to lead its segment in performance, versatility and safety. Whether it be in cargo van, passenger van or chassis cab form, the 2006 Dodge Sprinter offers tremendous versatility and value, including the segment’s best fuel performance of 25 miles per gallon (mpg).
The Sprinter may have the Dodge logo splattered on the exterior, but it started its life as a Mercedes Benz until 2003 when it received the Dodge name. Over the years, the Sprinter has increased in size, so much so that the largest version measures up to 24 feet and the Mega Roof version has seven feet of interior height. Since it was originally sold in Europe, the Sprinter still maintains the unibody construction. It also only seats up to 12 people versus the 15 found in other large vans and it can only tow 5,000 lbs as opposed to the 10,000 lbs capacity of the competition. The Sprinter is powered by a 3.0L turbodiesel V6 mated to a 5-speed automatic. This combination delivers 185 HP and 325 lb-ft of torque.