What is the 2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris? Is it a minivan for families? Is it a commercial cargo vehicle? Is it a commercial shuttle vehicle. Mercedes designed it to be versatile. Team TFL has a couple of different views on how the Metris can be best used.
It is a “midsize” van with a spacious cabin for seven or eight people. Does it mean that it competes directly against the minivan leaders: Chrysler Pacifica, Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey, and Dodge Caravan? Not exactly. The Metris passenger van you see here is far more utilitarian and more spacious than a common minivan. Seven or eight adults can comfortably sit inside the Mercedes in more upright (shuttle van) position.
The driver can enjoy a relatively quick and efficient engine/transmission combination. It’s a 2.0-liter turbocharged four with a rating of 208 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The transmission is a 7-speed automatic. The chassis and the suspension of this rear-wheel-drive people hauler strikes an even balance between comfort and spirited performance.
Does it mean that we love everything about the Metris? No. In fact, there are several items we strongly dislike. Take a look at the video to get all of the good and the bad in this team review.