Mercedes-Benz has given its Vito van a safety boost for 2021.

The Toyota HiAce and Volkswagen Transporter rival has gained autonomous emergency braking, while lane-keeping assist and blind-spot monitoring have been removed from the options list and added to the standard equipment list.

Adaptive cruise control is now standard on range-topping models, and a camera-based central rear-view mirror is available as an option.

Mercedes-Benz also says it’s improved the reversing camera with the Vito’s update.

Along with the expanded safety suite, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz Vito features a new 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system (dubbed Audio 30) with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Externally, a range of new colour options works with a new grille and 17- or 18-inch wheel options to differentiate the 2021 Vito from its predecessor.

Order books for the Vito are now open.


  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz Vito 111CDI SWB panel van: $42,900
  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz Vito 111CDI LWB panel van: $45,100
  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz Vito 116CDI MWB panel van: $53,900
  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz Vito 116CDI LWB panel van: $56,100
  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz Vito 116CDI MWB crew cab: $58,300
  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz Vito 116CDI LWB crew cab: $60,500
  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz Vito 119CDI MWB panel van: $62,150
  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz Vito 119CDI LWB panel van: $64,350
  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz Vito 119CDI MWB crew cab: $66,550
  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz Vito 116CDI LWB crew cab: $68,750

All prices exclude on-road costs.


Power will come from a choice of three four-cylinder turbo-diesel engines in the 2021 Mercedes-Benz Vito.

The entry-level Vito 110CDI packs a 1.6-litre unit with 84kW of power and 270Nm of torque. It’s front-wheel drive, and has six-speed manual only.

The 116CDI has a 2.1-litre engine with 120kW of power and 380Nm of torque. It’s rear-wheel drive and has a seven-speed automatic transmission.

The 119CDI has a variation of the same 2.1-litre engine with 140kW of power and 440Nm of torque, once again sent to the rear wheels through a seven-speed automatic transmission.

Fuel Economy

The Vito 111CDI has a claimed combined fuel consumption of 6.2-6.3L/100km.

The Vito 116CDI and 119CDI have a claimed combined fuel consumption of 6.7L/100km


The Mercedes-Benz Vito has a five-star ANCAP rating based on testing carried out in 2014.

When it was tested, it scored 93 per cent for adult occupant protection, 87 per cent for child occupant protection, 67 per cent for pedestrian protection, and 85 per cent for safety assist.

Standard safety equipment across the 2021 Mercedes-Benz Vito range includes:

  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Crosswind assist
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Reversing camera
  • Automatic headlights
  • Automatic windscreen wipers
  • Six airbags


The Mercedes-Benz Vito SWB measures up at 4895mm long, 1928mm wide and 1910mm tall, with a 3200mm wheelbase.

The Vito MWB measures 5140mm long, but is otherwise dimensionally identical, while the LWB is 5370mm long on a 3430mm wheelbase.

Payloads and towing capacities for the Vito are below:

PayloadPermissible massTowing (braked)Towing (unbraked)
111CDI SWB van1260kg3050kg2000kg750kg
111CDI LWB van1198kg3050kg2000kg750kg
116CDI MWB van1095kg3050kg2500kg750kg
116CDI LWB van1060kg3050kg2500kg750kg
119CDI MWB van1062kg3050kg2500kg750kg
119CDI LWB van1027kg3050kg2500kg750kg
116CDI MWB crew cab862kg3050kg2500kg750kg
116CDI LWB crew cab837kg3050kg2500kg750kg
119CDI MWB crew cab829kg3050kg2500kg750kg
119CDI LWB crew cab804kg3050kg2500kg750kg

Servicing and Warranty

The Vito range is backed by a five-year, 250,000km warranty.

Maintenance is required every 12 months or 25,000km.

Standard Equipment

Standard equipment in the Mercedes-Benz Vito 111CDI includes:

  • Two-seat capacity (three-seat bench optional)
  • Air-conditioning
  • Walkthrough to cargo area
  • 16-inch steel wheels
  • Steel spare wheel
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter
  • Fabric seat trim
  • Dual sliding doors
  • Tailgate with window
  • 7.0-inch infotainment system with DAB digital radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Moving to the 116CDI adds:

  • Gloss black interior trim
  • Chrome interior highlights
  • Underbody-mounted spare wheel
  • Automatic start/stop
  • Chrome radiator grille
  • 25L AdBlue tank
  • Auto hold function
  • Parking sensors

Jumping to the 119CDI brings:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels with steel spare
  • Roof rails
  • Body-coloured bumpers
  • LED head- and tail lights and auto high-beam
  • Adaptive cruise control

Crew Cab versions of the Vito gain:

  • Three-seat rear bench
  • Rear interior lights
  • Wooden floor
  • ISOFIX and top tether points
  • Rear passenger heating

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Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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