With their capable handling technologies, inviting interiors, and notable towing/payload capacities, the 2016 Honda Odyssey and 2016 Toyota Sienna are popular choices in the minivan market. Before settling on one of these two vehicles, however, it’s a good idea for Alpharetta and Johns Creek drivers to check out the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris Passenger Van – a mid-size minivan that offers many of the Odyssey and Sienna’s features, as well as stronger capacities.
2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris Passenger vs. 2016 Honda Odyssey
2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris Passenger
2016 Honda Odyssey
The RWD 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris Passenger Van comes equipped with a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, while the FWD 2016 Honda Odyssey gets a 3.5L V6 engine. While the Odyssey’s engine outputs slightly higher horsepower, the Metris delivers 258 lb-ft of torque – outdoing the Odyssey’s 250 lb-ft of torque. The Metris also trumps the Odyssey’s standard 6-speed automatic with a 7G-TRONIC transmission, and allows for a blend of high/low speed maneuverability. If you’re shopping for a van that can efficiently navigate any cityscape, the Metris won’t disappoint with its 20 city mpg rating, which is one mile per gallon higher than the Odyssey’s city fuel economy score.
Maximum Towing and Payload
Despite its sleek appearance, the 2016 Honda Odyssey is a hard-working minivan at heart, and offers a peak towing capacity of 3,500 pounds and a maximum payload of between 1,406 pounds and 1,623 pounds. What’s great about the Metris Passenger, however, is its mutability; you can tailor the interior to seat as many as eight passengers, while leaving plenty of room available for luggage, tools, etc. Johns Creek drivers also have a choice between 180-degree rear doors or a tailgate door. In strength and endurance, the Metris outdoes some larger commercial-grade vans, boasting a maximum towing and payload capacity of 4,960 pounds and 1,874 pounds, respectively.
If your occupation involves transporting passengers from point A to point B, chances are intelligent and reliable safety features are at the top of your list. While the Honda Odyssey comes equipped with a rearview camera, it lacks some of the standard driver assistance technologies Alpharetta drivers trust. On the Metris Passenger Van, you’ll find Crosswind Assist, Load-Adaptive Electronic Stability Program (ESP®), and ATTENTION ASSIST®. Crosswind Assist and ESP® work in unison to keep the Metris stable and protected, be it from strong, side-blowing winds or wheelspin. Meanwhile, ATTENTION ASSIST® scans drivers’ behaviors for signs of inattention, ensuring lengthy trips are completed safety.
2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris Passenger vs. 2016 Toyota Sienna
2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris Passenger
2016 Toyota Sienna
Under the hood of the FWD 2016 Toyota Sienna rests a 3.5L V6 engine that generates 266 hp and 245 lb-ft of torque. Despite besting the Metris Passenger’s 208 hp, the Sienna doesn’t measure up to its 258 lb-ft of torque. What’s more, the Metris’s efficient, high-performing 7-speed shiftable automatic offers a smoother ride than the Sienna’s 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission. Again, the Mercedes-Benz Metris scores superior city fuel economy – offering two more miles per gallon than the Toyota Sienna. The Metris Van’s excellent city fuel-efficiency is in large part due to the standard ECO Start/Stop system, which automatically shuts the engine off at stoplights, in heavy traffic, etc.
Comfort and Expedience
Designed for comfort and convenience, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris Passenger Van and 2016 Toyota Sienna include many of the same features, such as Bluetooth®* connectivity, a USB port, iPod integration, a dash-mounted display, cloth upholstery, keyless entry, and more. The Metris, however, offers some features Johns Creek shoppers would have to upgrade to a higher-tier Sienna model to enjoy, such as heated/cooled seats, a navigation system, and parking assistance. While the Metris’s interior focuses heavily on utility, what with it its optional 8-person seating, various storage compartments, and connectivity, it leaves plenty of room for driver and passenger luxury.
Exterior Dimensions and Capacities
As a rugged, ready-for-anything minivan, it’s no surprise that the Toyota Sienna can tow a maximum of 3,500 pounds, or haul up to 1,380 pounds. However, the Metris, yet again, reigns supreme when it comes to towing and payload capacity. The Metris’s 126-inch wheelbase, 74.4-inch height, and 202.4-inch length are broader than the Sienna’s 119.3-inch wheelbase, 68.9-inch height, and 200.2-inch length – which gives the Metris an edge and allows it to do more with less effort. All in all, if you need a mid-size van that can tow and haul with the best of them, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris Passenger Van is a safe bet.
Visit Us at RBM of Alpharetta!
Whether you’re looking for a commercial vehicle, or a family minivan with maximum staying power, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris Passenger Van fits the bill. You can get it right here at RBM of Alpharetta, which is just ten miles north of Johns Creek via Parsons Road and McFarland Parkway. If you have questions, feel free to contact us Monday through Saturday!
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