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VIDEO: A close call north of the Arctic Circle

Published February 4, 2013
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Wheels writer Kathy Renwald drove from Anchorage to Coldfoot, Alaska, above the Arctic Circle, in a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van. Along the way, she found some treacherous driving conditions that led to a close call for one van on the road.

    • Price: $42,095

    MSRP

    • Price: $27,995
    • Price: $27,599
    • Price: $None
    • Engine: 3.6 V6 G
    • Horsepower: Not defined
    • Transmission: AT
    • Drive Type: FWD
    • Cylinder: 6
    • Transmission Speed: 6

    Performance

    • Engine: 3.6 V6 G
    • Horsepower: Not defined
    • Transmission: AT
    • Drive Type: FWD
    • Cylinder: 6
    • Transmission Speed: 6
    • Engine: 2.0 I4 G
    • Horsepower: Not defined
    • Transmission: AT
    • Drive Type: FWD
    • Cylinder: 4
    • Transmission Speed: 4
    • Engine: 2.0 I4 G
    • Horsepower: Not defined
    • Transmission: CVT
    • Drive Type: FWD
    • Cylinder: 4
    • Transmission Speed: -
    • City: 12.5
    • Highway: 8
    • Fuel Type: Gas
    • Fuel Tank Low/High: 20/20

    Fuel Economy

    • City: 12.2
    • Highway: 7.9
    • Fuel Type: Gas
    • Fuel Tank Low/High: 20/20
    • City: 9.9
    • Highway: 7.4
    • Fuel Type: Gas
    • Fuel Tank Low/High: 15/15
    • City: -
    • Highway: -
    • Fuel Type: Gas
    • Fuel Tank Low/High: 15/15
    • Airbags: Yes
    • ABS Brakes: Yes
    • Traction Control: Yes
    • Stability Control: Yes
    • Safety Rating: -
    • Child Sensor: Yes
    • Park Distance Control: Yes

    Safety

    • Airbags: Yes
    • ABS Brakes: Yes
    • Traction Control: Yes
    • Stability Control: Yes
    • Safety Rating: -
    • Child Sensor: Yes
    • Park Distance Control: Yes
    • Airbags: Yes
    • ABS Brakes: Yes
    • Traction Control: Yes
    • Stability Control: Yes
    • Safety Rating: -
    • Child Sensor: Yes
    • Park Distance Control: Yes
    • Airbags: Yes
    • ABS Brakes: Yes
    • Traction Control: Yes
    • Stability Control: Yes
    • Safety Rating: -
    • Child Sensor: Yes
    • Park Distance Control: Yes
    • Sunroof: No
    • Air Conditioning: Yes
    • Power Windows: Yes
    • Power Door Locks: Yes
    • Leather Seats: No
    • Power Seats: Yes
    • Music System: Yes
    • Navigation System: No
    • Cruise: Yes
    • Keyless Entry: Yes
    • Rain Sensing Vipers: No
    • Heated Seats: No
    • Climate Control: Yes
    • Steering Wheel Controls: Yes
    • Power Mirrors: Yes

    Comfort & Convenience

    • Sunroof: No
    • Air Conditioning: Yes
    • Power Windows: Yes
    • Power Door Locks: Yes
    • Leather Seats: No
    • Power Seats: No
    • Music System: Yes
    • Navigation System: No
    • Cruise: Yes
    • Keyless Entry: Yes
    • Rain Sensing Vipers: No
    • Heated Seats: No
    • Climate Control: No
    • Steering Wheel Controls: Yes
    • Power Mirrors: Yes
    • Sunroof: No
    • Air Conditioning: Yes
    • Power Windows: Yes
    • Power Door Locks: Yes
    • Leather Seats: No
    • Power Seats: No
    • Music System: Yes
    • Navigation System: No
    • Cruise: Yes
    • Keyless Entry: Yes
    • Rain Sensing Vipers: No
    • Heated Seats: No
    • Climate Control: No
    • Steering Wheel Controls: No
    • Power Mirrors: Yes
    • Sunroof: No
    • Air Conditioning: Yes
    • Power Windows: Yes
    • Power Door Locks: No
    • Leather Seats: No
    • Power Seats: No
    • Music System: Yes
    • Navigation System: No
    • Cruise: No
    • Keyless Entry: No
    • Rain Sensing Vipers: No
    • Heated Seats: No
    • Climate Control: No
    • Steering Wheel Controls: No
    • Power Mirrors: No
    • Max. Seating: 7 or 8
    • Number of Doors: 4
    • Seats: 7 or 8
    • Power Adjustable Seats: Yes
    • Specialty Seats: Yes
    • Interior: Yes
    • Leather Seats: Yes
    • Power Seats: Yes
    • Heated Seats: Yes

    Interior

    • Max. Seating: 7 or 8
    • Number of Doors: 4
    • Seats: 7 or 8
    • Power Adjustable Seats: No
    • Specialty Seats: Yes
    • Interior: Yes
    • Leather Seats: Yes
    • Power Seats: Yes
    • Heated Seats: Yes
    • Max. Seating: 2
    • Number of Doors: 4
    • Seats: 2
    • Power Adjustable Seats: No
    • Specialty Seats: Yes
    • Interior: Yes
    • Leather Seats: Yes
    • Power Seats: Yes
    • Heated Seats: Yes
    • Max. Seating: 2
    • Number of Doors: 4
    • Seats: 2
    • Power Adjustable Seats: No
    • Specialty Seats: Yes
    • Interior: Yes
    • Leather Seats: Yes
    • Power Seats: Yes
    • Heated Seats: Yes
    • Awards: -

    Awards

    • Awards: -
    • Awards: ecoEnergy Vehicle Awards - Large Van, 1970-01-01
    • Awards: -

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