Originally Posted by andrewtschneider
I have a 2014 Pleasureway on Mercedes 3500 . 5 cyl turbo diesel. I get 20-25 mpg depending on speed and hills. Better if i drive 55mph.I looked at a Chinook with a v10 and could not bring my self to 10 mpg. I bought my van used in Florida. It has been very reliable.
In 2014 , the Mercedes Benz Sprinter didn't offer the 2.7 FIVE cylinder engine and went to the SIX cylinder 3.0 engine, model number OM642.
The mileage in the SIX is 18 MPG with the dual rear wheels.
You're right, there's a huge difference between 10 MPG and 18 or 20. The best mileage is on flat roads, no wind and 55 MPG. On a very long trip I usually average 60-62 MPG and it's a sweet spot for cruising and covering longer distances.