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

2006 Dodge Sprinter Van Product Chronology

Auburn Hills, Mich. September 1, 2005 -

2005 Model Year

  • Sprinter Chassis Cab introduced with 10,200 lb. GVWR
  • On-Board Diagnostics (OBDII)
  • Identification lamps on the front of the chassis cab roof
  • Preparation for a third brake light on Chassis Cab models
  • 16" wheels and tires for 3500 series Chassis Cab
  • Graphite Metallic paint

2004 Model Year

  • Sprinter Chassis Cab introduced
  • Introduction of Electronic Stability Program (ESP) as standard on 2500 models
  • Heated windshield with rain sensor option
  • Crew van option (cargo van with rear bench)
  • Cargo van with windows all around vehicle option
  • California Air Resources Board (CARB) emissions certified engine
  • New 16-inch aluminum wheels
  • New standard fabric for all vehicles and optional velour for passenger vans

2003 Model Year

  • Initial introduction
  • 2.7-liter I-5 CDI 154-horsepower turbo diesel engine
  • Five-speed automatic transmission with AutoStick®
  • Four-wheel disc brakes with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
  • Acceleration Skid Control (ASC)
  • Two model types: cargo van and passenger van
  • Three wheelbases: 118-inch, 140-inch and 158-inch
  • Two exterior roof heights: 93.1-inch and 103.3-inch
  • Two GVWRs: 8,550 lbs. and 9,900 lbs.