Fuel economy is one of the advantages of the Winnebago Via, which has added more features for 2013 and is now available in three floor plans, including one with an Ultraleather Comfort Sofa/Sleeper as a standard feature.
The Via is the only Class A motorhome built on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter F50 chassis, which has a gross vehicle weight rating of 11,030 pounds. It has a three-liter, six-cylinder engine with a five-speed automatic transmission with “tipshift” technology to allow manual shifting. Fuel economy is estimated at 15 to 18 miles per gallon.
Each floor plan is a little longer than 25 feet and has one or two slideouts. The 25Q floor plan expands space with one slideout at the rear bedroom and another in the living area, which includes a sofa/sleeper. The Ultraleather cab seats swivel to form a lounge area with a view of a wall-mounted flat screen LED TV. The bedroom has a walk-around queen bed and the exterior has a large lighted storage compartment.
Standard amenities include a retractable screen door, energy-saving LED ceiling lights, an exterior wash station, electric patio awning, a stereo system in the coach, and an RV Radio with a rearview monitoring system in the cab.
The Via has a suggested retail price starting at $123,686. Winnebago’s Itasca brand has a nearly identical model called the Reyo. For information, visit winnebagoind.com.