Mercedes-Benz Metris Van Named “Best Commercial Vehicle” at Texas Truck Rodeo
Score one for Mercedes’ commercial arm. The all-new 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris midsize commercial van was just named the “Best Commercial Vehicle” title at the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) Texas Truck Rodeo, which was held on October 8th and 9th at Knibbe Ranch outside of San Antonio, Texas. Mark this as a big win for the Metris, which beat out offerings from American auto giants such as Ford and GM, which tend to gain favor with TAWA, because Texas.
The Metris van went up against some heavy hitters, but ultimately, the 69 judging members of TAWA chose the Mercedes Metris for its “smooth ride, exclusive safety features, cargo hauling prowess, and overall refinement.” The Metris and its competitors were test driven throughout Texas Hill Country before the judges made a final decision.
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris is offered both as a cargo van and as a passenger van, catered to a business’ specific needs. The Metris Cargo Van retails for $28,950 while the Passenger Van starts at $32,500. Mercedes recommend the Metris for businesses that value the looks and capabilities of the Sprinter line of vans but that do not need something quite as big. The Metris is 30.9 inches shorter in length, 3.8 inches shorter in width, and 21.5 inches shorter in height, compared to the Sprinter van.
The 2016 Metris debuted at the NTEA Work Truck Show in March of this year and began arriving at dealerships this fall.