Dodge Sprinter 3500

The Dodge Sprinter 3500 is a full-size van that was first introduced to the market in 2003. The Sprinter 3500 rapidly became regarded as the top-performing vehicle in the full-size van market segment and maintained that status for several years. Drivers appreciate the Sprinter 3500 for its performance, reasonable gas mileage, and affordability. However, Dodge ultimately discontinued the line in 2009 after only six years of production.

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About the Dodge Sprinter 3500

During the span of its production run, the Sprinter 3500 was regarded as an economical and reliable full-size van. It offers extensive safety features and maintains its resale value well. The Sprinter 3500 also offers an abundance of cargo space and good gas mileage. This makes it the preferred vehicle for commercial drivers who appreciate the Sprinter’s distinct styling and overall utility.

During its six-year production run, the Sprinter 3500 was one of the most diverse and versatile full-size vans on the market. In its final years of production, Dodge offered it in three different lengths and on two different wheelbases. It is also available with a number of different roof heights. With its flat bed and high ceiling, the Sprinter 3500 remains a highly functional vehicle, ideal for use as either a passenger or cargo van. Additionally, the Sprinter 3500 boasts a capable 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engine that, along with its good turning radius, makes it more fun to drive than the average commercial van.

Dodge Sprinter 3500 Features

2009 was the final year that Dodge produced the Sprinter 3500. The 2009 model offered the best gas mileage of any vehicle in the full-size van market segment at the time. In terms of cargo space, the 2009 Sprinter is a functional workhorse, capable of accommodating an impressive 600 cubic feet of cargo. It can also handle a payload of up to 5649 pounds. Additionally, it offers a 5000-pound base towing capacity and features a convenient, low side step-in height of just 19.9 inches. Its rear-door opening is also very accommodating, which helps facilitate easy rear loading. In addition, the van features cargo sliding doors for loading pallets and other large items.

The 2009 Sprinter 3500 offers a more generous array of features than any other van in the full-size segment. These features include power windows, power locks, integrated wide-angle mirrors, halogen headlights, 16-inch wheels, a tilt-adjust steering wheel, CD-capable audio systems, triple-flash function turn indicators, and Dodge’s Adaptive Electronic Stability Program (ESP).

2009 saw the discontinuation of the gas-powered Sprinter 3500. Instead, during its final year of production, the vehicle was only made available with a 3.0-liter V-6 turbo diesel engine. That engine is capable of generating 154 horsepower and producing 280 lb-ft of torque. Other new additions for the 2009 model include electric power sliding doors for cargo and passenger models, as well as an improved audio system with MP3 capabilities and a six-CD changer as an option.

Dodge offers the 2009 Sprinter 3500 in three different lengths and as a cargo van or a passenger van. It also comes in two different wheelbases and with three choices of roof height. The flat floor and high ceiling of the 2009 Sprinter 3500 make it a versatile commercial vehicle that can be used as a transport van for up to 10 passengers. The 2009 Sprinter 3500 comes equipped with a five-speed automatic transmission.

Dodge Sprinter 3500 Evolution

The Sprinter 3500 was first introduced in 2003. That year’s model features a 2.7-liter I-5 turbo diesel engine that generates 154 horsepower. Dodge offers it as a cargo or passenger van, equipped with a five-speed automatic transmission.

2004’s version saw the introduction of a chassis cab. The 2006 model brought about the introduction of options such as a rear back-up system and high-pressure headlamp washers. The 2006 model also offers 473 cubic feet of cargo space as well as optional seating for up to five passengers.

2007 saw a dramatic revamping of the Dodge Sprinter 3500. Engine choices for the 2007 and 2008 models include either a 3.0-liter V-6 diesel or a 3.5-liter V-6 gasoline engine. 2007 also saw the Sprinter increasing in size with added space for cargo and passengers. Many of the features that were available during the model’s final two years of production were introduced in 2007. These include the option of three different vehicle lengths: 233, 273, and 289 inches, as well as the option of two new wheelbases: 144 inches or 170 inches.

2007 also introduced the pallet-friendly cargo sliding door and many of the standard features that are available on the 2009 model, including power windows, power locks, wide-angle mirrors, halogen headlights, and Adaptive ESP.

For the 2008 model year, Dodge made additional innovations. These include seating for up to 12 in the passenger van model, new suspension groups, and extended exterior mirrors.

Select a Dodge Sprinter 3500 Year

2009 Dodge Sprinter 3500


The 2009 Dodge Sprinter 3500 represents the North American version of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, which is a full-size van that has been in production since 1995.

2006 Dodge Sprinter 3500


At first glance, the 2006 Dodge Sprinter 3500 does not seem to have much over the Sprinter 2500.

2005 Dodge Sprinter 3500


Originally designed by Mercedes-Benz and produced by Freightliner, the Sprinter van adopted the Dodge name in 2003, but is still available at Freightliner dealerships.

2004 Dodge Sprinter 3500


The 2004 Dodge Sprinter 3500 is a full-size van that caters to people who want refinement, flexibility, and utility in one package.