The vast majority of Mercedes Sprinters will be commercial vans, acting as delivery vehicles, airport shuttles, executive transport, and far more. The Sprinter van is available in five configurations, ranging from the Sprinter minibus to the bare Sprinter cab chassis. All are available as either the Sprinter 2500 or the heavy duty Sprinter 3500. The larger size, greater carrying capacity, and more comfortable driver's area of the Sprinter van will make it a favorite of professional drivers. The purchasing department will scrutinize Mercedes' promise of lower long-term operating costs when it sees the Mercedes Sprinter van's higher purchase price. Competition is led by the far-less-expensive Ford Transit and also includes the new Nissan NV and Ram ProMaster, and the aging Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana.