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Why Lease The V-Class?

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Mercedes-Benz V-Class Review 2023

The Mercedes-Benz V-Class is a van-based MPG that's practical and stylish. Whether you're leasing the V-Class for your business or your family, you'll be able to take advantage of its slick exterior, premium interior, and a good range of standard equipment.  

Rivals to the V-Class include the Peugeot e-Traveller, Ford Tourneo Custom, and the Toyota Proace Verso.

Mercedes-Benz V-Class Pros: 

  • Good amount of equipment coming as standard
  • Well-built interior with premium materials
  • Up to eight seats available

Mercedes-Benz V-Class Cons: 

  • Expensive to lease compared to rivals
  • Unengaging on-the-road performance
  • Only diesel engines to choose from

Our Mercedes-Benz V-Class review covers:

Mercedes-Benz V-Class Key Features:

  • Stylish exterior with rear sliding doors and LED headlights
  • Premium interior with the option of four, seven, or eight seats
  • 1,030-litre boot comes as standard, but size varies depending on the model
  • Two diesel engines to choose from
  • Two trim levels: AMG Line and Marco Polo AMG Line

Design, Practicality and Boot Space

The exterior of the V-Class is very smart, and if it pulled up next to you at some traffic lights, you'd expect to see a celebrity or VIP on board. This is because of its LED headlights, big alloy wheels, slick body style from front to back, and rear tinted windows.

Depending on your needs, you can customise the V-Class to come with either four, seven, or eight seats. Regardless of how many you choose, access to the front is easy because of its wide-opening doors, and the big sliding doors make finding your way into the back an absolute breeze.

Mercedes-Benz V-Class exterior

When inside, there's a good amount of headroom for anyone over 6 feet tall, and you can manage the leg room through the adjustable rear seats.   

Boot space comes in at 1,030 litres for the standard V-Class. This can be extended up to 6,300 litres if you remove the rear seats, but this is a long process and takes a lot of effort. If you choose an Extra Long V-Class, boot space is increased to 1,410 litres.

Interior and Trims

Inside the V-Class, you'll find Nappa leather seats and premium materials spread across the dashboard, making for a pleasant and stylish interior. This makes the V-Class stand out from some of its rivals, including the cheaper-looking Ford Tourneo Custom.

Coming as standard in the V-Class is a 10.25-inch infotainment system that features voice control, mobile connectivity for up to 15 devices and two USB ports. As well as voice control, you can access the infotainment system through a touchpad on the centre console, which recognises the driver's handwriting if you want to enter addresses or phone numbers.

The Mercedes-Benz V-Class has two trim levels, AMG Line and Marco Polo AMG Line.

The entry-level AMG Line comes with 19-inch alloy wheels, LED headlamps, tinted rear windows, heated front seats, active brake assist, and parking assist with a reversing camera.

The range-topping Marco Polo AMG Line comes with 19-inch alloy wheels, an easy-up electric pop-up room, a camping table and two chairs, a kitchenette with a refrigerator box and two gas hobs, a two-seater luxury couch with a bed extension, and two-zone climate control.

Power and Performance

Two diesel engines are available for the V-Class. The entry-level 220d is a solid unit and pulls well from low revs. It comes with 163bhp and achieves 0-62mph in 11.1 seconds. For a car of the V-Class's size, it returns decent fuel economy, with a combined mpg of 37.2.

If you plan on having a full load most of the time, the more powerful 300d would be a better choice. It comes with an impressive 237bhp and achieves 0-62 mph in just 7.9 seconds, fuel economy drops slightly to 36.2, but this is a small difference given the power increase.

Mercedes-Benz V-Class interior

All engines are paired with a nine-speed automatic gearbox; it transitions smoothly but tends to change up the gears a little soon. This makes accelerating slightly tougher than it should be because you're almost always in too high a gear.

On-the-road performance for the V-Class won't blow you away, but it certainly fits the bill for a car of its size. Wind and road noise is fairly quiet, and the suspension makes for a comfortable enough journey on smooth surfaces, but it becomes relatively uncomfortable when tackling bumpy roads.

It would be impossible for a car of the V-Class's size to seem agile, but even so, there's a good amount of body lean when taking a sharp turn or driving around country roads.

Leasing vs Buying

Prices for the new Mercedes-Benz V-Class start from £61,795.00 OTR* or to lease from Price On Request per month.

Looking to lease the Mercedes-Benz V-Class? Nationwide Vehicle Contracts has a range of leasing deals available to suit your every need.

Leasing may prove to be cheaper than buying, thanks to a low initial rental, a range of benefits included in your lease deal, and fixed monthly rentals.

*'On the road' price correct at time of publication and includes one year's road fund license, DVLA first registration fee and number plate fee. Prices are subject to change, always check with your nearest retailer.

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