Topping the Metris line is the standard Passenger Van, which might theoretically compete with mainstream vehicles like the Honda Odyssey or Chrysler Pacifica. It can come with seating configured for five, seven, or eight passengers, and the buyer’s choice of 180-degree doors or a rear liftgate.
Like the Cargo Van, the Passenger Van justifies its price with a larger range of colors and packages. Body-color bumpers are standard, which helps the Passenger Van look more like a consumer vehicle. There’s no long-wheelbase version, however, and the only upholstery options are black fabric or leatherette.
Automatic climate control is available in the Enhanced AC Package ($1,060), and electric sliding doors come in a bundle for $1,320. A few other bundles contain carpeting and trim upgrades, and Mercedes will even stuff navigation into the small infotainment screen if you add the Driver Efficiency Package ($1,170).
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If you’re looking for a family-friendly people carrier, traditional minivans are still a better buy – the 2020 Mercedes Metris charges a high price for adding mainstream features. As a commercial vehicle, however, it’s a nice, in-between size and comes with a strong payload and towing capacity.