Press Kit: 2006 Dodge Sprinter, What's New for '06

2006 Dodge Sprinter Van Feature Highlights

Auburn Hills, Mich. September 1, 2005 -

2006 Models

  • Dodge Sprinter Passenger Van
  • Dodge Sprinter Cargo Van
  • Dodge Sprinter Cab Chassis

Powertrain

  • Premium 2.7-liter, five-cylinder CDI Turbo Diesel engine
  • Five-speed automatic transmission with AutoStick®
  • Market-leading fuel performance of 25 mpg and driving range of 660 miles
  • Sprinter Cargo Van offers best-in-class payload (4,824 lbs.)
  • Optional 4:11 axle ratio

Chassis

  • Power-assisted rack and pinion steering
  • Four-wheel disc Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBV)
  • Brake Assist System (BAS)
  • Accelerator Skid Control (ASR)
  • Independent front suspension with wishbone and shock absorber with strut, transverse mono-leaf spring, and stabilizer bar (stabilizer bar for 8,550 lb. GVWR only)
  • Rear longitudinal parabolic leaf spring with stabilizer bar (2500 and 3500 models)
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP — 2500 models)

Body/Exterior

  • Three adjustable headlamp settings standard on all models
  • Sprinter Passenger Van full-size rear doors open to class-leading 270 degrees
  • Available in 18 exterior colors
  • Optional daytime running lamps, fog lamps, parabolic right/left exterior mirrors, heated front windshield with rain sensor, and manual tilting sun roof (standard roof only)
  • Optional ParkSense™ rear back-up system(a) (new for 2006)
  • Optional high-pressure headlamp washers (new for 2006)

Interior

  • Sprinter Cargo Van offers best-in-class cargo capacity of 473 cu. ft., optional seating for up to five people and optional cargo partition with sliding window (new for 2006)
  • The Sprinter cab offers 360-degree viewing for driver and front passenger and is available in three wheelbases (118-, 140- and 158-inches) and two roof heights enabling up to 73 inches of interior stand-up height
  • Sprinter Passenger Van offers seating for 10 people and has best-in-class step-in height of 17 inches

Safety

  • Optional keyless entry system
  • Full-size driver and front passenger air bags
  • Headrests and three-point seatbelts with pretensioners

(a) Detects most stationary obstacles. As with all electronically controlled systems, care is advised.