2016 Metris Cargo vs. 2016 Nissan NV vs. 2016 Chevrolet City Express


2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris

Nissan NV

2016 Nissan NV

When you think of the ideal commercial van, chances are you think of a hefty payload capacity, durable performance, and reliable safety features. Here at RBM of Alpharetta near Johns Creek, Georgia, you’ll find a wide selection of the latest 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris Vans. For your convenience, we’ve stacked the Metris up against two formidable competitors in the commercial van class: the 2016 Nissan NV and the 2016 Chevrolet City Express.

2016 Metris Cargo vs. 2016 Nissan NV Cargo

The Metris Cargo and Nissan NV Cargo models come standard with a 208-hp 2.0L 4-cylinder engine and a 261-hp 4.0L V6 engine, respectively. While the NV’s base engine is slightly stronger, the Metris boasts a 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission, which is smoother and more fuel-efficient than the NV’s 5-speed automatic. In fact, the 2016 Metris Cargo Van earned an EPA-estimated 21 mpg city/24 mpg highway rating. Due to the NV lineup’s GVWR of 8,500+ pounds, the EPA doesn’t require fuel economy ratings. However, the base NV Cargo scored an unimpressive Car and Driver Observed rating of 11 mpg.

Convenience and Technology

If top-notch infotainment is at the top of your list, you’ll find a more generous array of features inside the 2016 Metris Cargo vs. the 2016 Nissan NV Cargo. The latest Metris Cargo and Passenger Vans include a Bluetooth®* phone system, 5.8-inch color display, USB connection, and iPod interface – all standard. The base Nissan NV, on the other hand, includes almost no technology features, and requires Alpharetta and Johns Creek drivers to choose a higher trim for a 5.8-inch color display, handsfree phone system, and more.

Standard Safety Equipment

Whether you’re transporting passengers, tools, or goods, you want nothing less than reliable safety systems assisting you every step of the way. Both the Cargo and Passenger configurations for the Metris and NV include the basics, such as comprehensive airbags, emergency braking assist, traction and stability control, and more. The Metris, however, takes driver and passenger peace of mind a step further by integrating ATTENTION ASSIST® – a high-tech program that alerts drivers of potentially dangerous driving behaviors. Crosswind Assist and Load-Adaptive ESP® also come standard, and work to keep your Metris Van stabilized at all times.

Metris driving


2016 Metris Cargo vs. 2016 Chevrolet City Express


2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris


2016 Chevy City Express

Both the 2016 Metris Cargo Van and 2016 Chevrolet City Express come equipped with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine. The City Express’s output of 131 hp and 139 lb-ft of torque is overshadowed by the Metris’s specs: 208 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Paired with the City Express’s 2.0L engine is a CVT, which plays a large role in its favorable economy ratings. All in all, the City Express is engineered for cost-effective fuel-efficiency, but falls short when it comes to engine oomph. The Metris Vans’ fuel economy ratings are a tad lower, but both configurations offer a happy medium between fuel-efficiency and rugged power.

Interior Dimensions and Capabilities

If you need a van with plentiful interior space, be it for people or materials, you’ll get more use out of the 2016 Metris Cargo vs. the 2016 Chevrolet City Express. The Metris Cargo Van sports 186 cubic feet of cargo volume – much roomier than the City Express Van’s 122.7-cubic foot cargo area. Even if you opt for the Metris Passenger Van, you’ll still receive 38 cubic feet of space, as well as seating for up to eight people. What’s more, the City Express accommodates only 1,500 pounds, while the Metris Cargo Van guarantees a maximum payload capacity of 2,502 pounds.

Available Driver Assistance Tech

As commercial vehicles, both the Metris and City Express offer up a reassuring set of passive and active safety features. However, a quick comparison of the two shows the Metris’s standard arsenal of security features and driver assistance equipment puts it ahead of the race yet again. While a rearview camera and parking assist feature are optional on both the Metris and City Express, the Metris offers a lengthier list of available safety features, which includes Lane Keeping Assist, PARKTRONIC®, Blind Spot Assist, and COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST®. Alpharetta and Johns Creek businesses are free to customize their Metris Cargo or Passenger Vans for greater safety across the board.

Metris cruising out of city

Shop Dependable Commercial Vans!

Offering an intelligent blend of power and fuel economy, as well as ample interior space and features, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris has what it takes to boost your business. The sales team at RMB of Alpharetta is available from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday to answer your questions. To see the Metris Cargo and Passenger Vans up close, don’t hesitate to stop by our dealership at 345 McFarland Parkway in Alpharetta, Georgia.

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