Hi John, welcome to the Metris forums.Hello, I came over to the Metris forum after studying the Ford Transit and Sprinter for some time. I am interested in a family passenger wagon that can be easily reconfigured for occasional cargo hauling use -- furniture, building supplies, lawn and garden equipment, etc. The Sprinter still interests me. But the Metris overall size really makes more sense for me. The Transit passenger model has unacceptably limited rear passenger knee room and very limited passenger seating adapability. Ford does not seem interested in making the Transit comfortable for full size adult rear passengers. The sprinter is a bit better in that respect. PLEASE SOMEONE TELL ME! -- Will the Metris rear passenger seats be easily removable and or foldable/stowable? This will be the determining factor for me as a potential Metris owner. Thanks.
I do not know the answer to your question for sure, but it's likely the US-spec Metris rear seats will behave identically to the Euro Mercedes Vito rear seats, because the Metris is simply a renamed Vito.
In this video of the new Vito, skip ahead to 1:30, and watch the video for about a minute. You will see that the seat fold down, and then folds out of the way.
I'm not sure yet if the seat can be removed once it's fully folded. I bet there is a way to remove it -- it looks to be held on by only the two seat rails at that point.
If you look at this video of the new Vito, and go to about 4:20, the seats do not fold. I hope we are not getting these seats. This van seems to lack the rails in the floor that were present in the Vito in the first video.