The market for cargo vans in the St. Louis has suddenly become quite competitive. For many years, the market was ruled by Ford’s E-series vans but the last decade has seen the entry of many cargo vans in the market. Ford has the Transit and the smaller version Transit Connect, Ram has ProMaster and ProMaster City and Nissan touts the NV and the compact NV 200. Mercedes has added the Metris in the market.
We give a look below to the most popular selling vans and minivans in St. Louis.
Mercedes-Benz Metris: With a 2.0-liter turbo four engine that gives 208 hp, Mercedes-Benz Metris matches the cargo carrying ability of larger vans. This seven speed automatic van is a rear-wheel drive. Its interior can be configured to carry cargo or passengers. With ample cargo capacity (cargo volume at 186 cu ft), it has the best-in-class turning radius. It comes with automatic climate control and the latest navigation systems. Its maximum towing capacity is 5,000 lbs. Mercedes in St. Louis
Ford Transit Connect: The base engine of Ford Transit Connect is a 169-hp 2.5-liter four while a 178-hp 1.6-liter turbo four is optional. Front-wheel drive and six-speed automatic are standard. It gives a mileage of 20 mpg in city and 28 mpg on highway and goes from 0-60 in 10.0 seconds. The 169 hp engine gives a top speed of 109 mph. With just a little extra power and fuel economy, the 1.6 liter is not considered a good deal by most buyers. The van has dual sliding side doors, choice of rear dual cargo doors or liftgate and seating for 5 to 7 passengers. It has a large interior volume and is significantly larger than the original minivan. Fords Vans in St. Louis
Chrysler Pacifica: Chrysler Pacifica comes with a 287-hp V-6 engine with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Safety is the key in this family hauler with over 100 standard and available features including forward-collision alert, adaptive cruise control and a surround view camera. With a mileage rating of 18 mpg in city and 28 mpg on highways, it goes from 0 to 60 in 7.3 seconds. Chrysler Van in St. Louis
Kia Sedona: Strikingly good looking Kia Sedona minivan has room for eight, storage for necessities for the family and many likeable standard and optional safety features. It is powered by a 276-hp V-6 engine with a six speed transmission. With mileage at 17 mpg in city and 22 mpg on highways, it goes from 0 to 60 in 7.4 seconds. It has a top speed of 122 mph. Kia Van in St. Louis