2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris review

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Mercedes-Benz Metris highlights

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  • Impressive payload and towing capacity
  • Large rear cargo area
  • Comfortable handling


  • Many features are optional
  • Very noisy on highways
  • Requires premium fuel

Mileage (EPA estimate)

18 city, 22 highway, 19 combined

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2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris delivers big performance in midsize package

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris is the entry-level van offered by the German automaker, available in both cargo and passenger trims. It's larger and more expensive than rivals like the Ram ProMaster City and Ford Transit Connect but not quite as large as its sibling, the Sprinter. New for 2021 is a nine-speed transmission that further cements the Metris as the most enjoyable van of its size to drive, but it makes fuel economy a little worse.

The Metris delivers more than 5,000 pounds of towing capacity and 2,000 pounds of payload when properly equipped. Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories. Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. It's also larger, both in length and width, than most of its counterparts. Also new for 2021 is standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, along with optional adaptive cruise control and a nifty rearview camera.

If the van has a flaw, it's that many features, like adaptive cruise control and similar driver aids, are optional. The Metris also requires premium fuel, making the already pricey van a little more expensive at the pump.

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What is new for the 2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris?

  • Metris trims have been upgraded with Power Mirrors, Alloy Wheels, Satellite Radio Ready, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto as standard equipment this year.
  • Automated Cruise Control, Automated Parking, Quad Seats, and DVD Video System features are now available as options on select trims.

2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris trims

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What We Like

Performance: The turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine provides impressive acceleration and is now paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission that makes the Metris much more fun to drive than its competitors. Handling is also smoother and more refined than most vans, making the Metris pleasant to drive.

Utility: If you're looking for more payload and towing capacity than the Transit or ProMaster City can offer, the Metris delivers. It's also wider and longer than either of its competitors, so there's plenty of room for all of your cargo.

Tech: Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto are newly standard features and can be accessed with a basic but functional seven-inch touchscreen. Other nifty new features are optional, like adaptive cruise control and the rearview camera.

What Needs Improvement

Standard features: While the Metris is available with plenty of impressive features, not many come standard. That is particularly true for driver aids like adaptive cruise control, blind-spot warning, and automatic emergency braking.

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Ratings & reliability

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RepairPal gave the Mercedes-Benz Metris an overall reliability rating of 3 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Average. This rating ranks Mercedes-Benz Metris 1st out of 3 among Luxury Minivans.

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Mercedes-Benz Metris features and specs

(no trim) 2WD 3D Cargo Van

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automated Parking
  • Barn Doors
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Rear Defroster
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 35.8"

Head room

F 39.6"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

500/5000 lbs.



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