Airstream Jumps into Overland Adventure with All Four Wheels

It seems everyone and their sister is modifying Sprinters for long-term (and sometimes off-highway) travel nowadays. Airstream just jumped into the mix with their new Interstate 24X, a 170” (long-wheelbase) Sprinter that’s built for work, highway travel, and adventures off-road.


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Photo: Airstream

The Interstate 24X will get you adventuring with a 3.0L V6 Turbo Diesel engine. With 188-horsepower and 325-lbs. of torque, you can confidently hit the end of the blacktop and take your exploration to the next level, all while towing up to 5,000-lbs.

Airstream packed a lot into a big package with the Interstate 24X. The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter comes standard with a seven-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel-drive, and Mercedes-Benz all-terrain wheels wrapped in Goodyear Wrangler AT tires. Thoughtful additions include a heavy-duty power system that packs twin 100-amp-hour deep cycle lithium Battle Born batteries, a 5G-ready antenna, a power inverter, 400 Watts of solar panels on the roof rack, and off-road LED lights at the front, side, and rear of the vehicle. While there is offroad cladding, personally I would add armored front and rear bumpers to protect your investment.

The rear of the Interstate 24X is equipped with Air Ride Suspension which adjusts automatically to bumpy roads and strong crosswinds, letting you concentrate on the drive. When you pull into your destination, the system adapts to uneven ground and levels itself, leaving you time to focus on the next step of your adventure. While this will work for the majority of owners, if you plan to do a lot of off-road travel, I would research an appropriate suspension for the type of trail driving you do.


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Photo: Airstream


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While the interior of the Interstate 24X is spacious and can seat six adults and sleep two easily, aesthetics weren’t left out of the equation. Dark grey marine-grade Simtex-carbon seating is complemented with red accents throughout the vehicle. Bright oak and steel mesh laminates are used in the galley kitchen, walls, and rear living quarters. Exactly what one would expect from Airstream.


Photo: Airstream

Photo: Airstream

Sleeping in the Airstream Interstate 24X requires you to fold down the dual facing bench seats to create a bed large enough to lounge around and stretch out. In fact, Airstream says this is the largest sleeping area in any Class B Motorhome. While my preference leans to a higher bed with storage underneath, I do see the thought process in designing a bed system that can be dual use without sacrificing space to hang out, eat, and work.


Photo: Airstream

Photo: Airstream

The biggest draw for the interior layout really is flexibility. The high-roof Sprinter offers plenty of head room and Airstream have incorporated lots of overhead storage space leaving room to bring along your favorite sports equipment like bikes, kayaks, or fishing gear. Adding to that flexibility, the table can be mounted in four separate mounts throughout the coach to give you lots of work options.


Photo: Airstream

Photo: Airstream

The Interstate 24X also boasts a 23-gallon water tank, a galley kitchen including a two-burner stovetop, microwave, a 5.0-cubic-foot fridge with a 1.6-cubic-foot drawer freezer, and kitchen sink. For comfort, the Interstate 24X features a diesel-fired furnace and hot water system and a 13,500-BTU air conditioner to cover both summer and winter adventures.

The Airstream Interstate 24X starts at $213,850 and units should start reaching dealers in the next few weeks.


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Photo by Brett Willhelm

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