Cool Van: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Looking to cut down on the number of fender-benders marring your service vans — and driving up insurance costs? Check out the 2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, which starts at more than $32,000. The state-of-the-art safety features, which come at an additional cost, more than make up for the Sprinter’s boxy design:

  • Blind Spot Assist: Uses sensors and warning lights on the wing mirror to alert drivers to vehicles in their blind spots.
  • Lane Keeping Assist: Uses downward-facing cameras to warn the driver with an audible signal when they have entered another lane without indicating.
  • High Beam Assist: Switches high beams off when it senses oncoming traffic and back on again once the coast is clear.
  • Collision Prevention Assist: Uses sensors to detect when a vehicle is bearing down on another vehicle and implements proximity warnings and brake assist systems.

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