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By Cars.com Staff
June 30, 2010
Vehicle Overview The E-Series is available as a commercial van and as a passenger van, which can carry up to 15 people. Formerly called the Econoline, the E-150 competes with the Chevrolet Express and Dodge Sprinter. Skip to details on the: E-250, E-350 and E-350 Super Duty
New for 2011 There are no significant changes.
Exterior The Ford E-Series features a large front grille and squared-off headlights. Also, the rear doors can swing out a full 178 degrees. Swing-out 60/40-split doors are installed on the passenger side, but a sliding cargo door is available as a no-cost option. Swing-out doors are the only choice in the rear. Exterior features include:
Standard 16-inch steel wheels
Available chrome bumpers and aerodynamic headlights
Interior Aimed at commercial applications, the cargo-hauling van is fitted with two bucket seats up front. Passenger models have seating for eight occupants on two front buckets and a pair of three-passenger bench seats. Optional captain's chairs, reduce seating positions to seven. Interior features include:
Standard air conditioning
Available cruise control
Available power windows, locks and mirrors
Available in-dash computer with high-speed internet access; mouse and printer can be connected
Available navigation system now with real-time traffic data and fuel prices
Under the Hood Two engines are available for the E-150.
Standard 225-horsepower, 4.6-liter V-8 with 286 pounds-feet of torque
Available 255-hp, 5.4-liter V-8 with 350 pounds-feet of torque
Standard four-speed automatic with overdrive
Optional five-speed automatic with TorqShift that maximizes low-speed torque
Safety Safety features in the E-Series include:
Standard dual front airbags
Standard four-wheel-disc antilock brakes
Traction control and electronic stability control (standard on all wagons and recreational vans, optional on commercial vans with gasoline engines)
Available rearview backup camera
Available factory-installed integrated trailer-brake controller
E-250 Rated for heavier duty than the E-150, the E-250 has the same engine choices but comes in both regular and extended lengths. Extended vans are 20 inches longer overall. The maximum gross vehicle weight rating for the E-250 is 8,900 pounds. Passenger wagons aren't available in this series.
Standard 255-hp, 5.4-liter V-8 with 350 pounds-feet of torque
E-350 and E-350 Super Duty Available in regular and extended lengths, the 350 Super Duty van has a maximum gross vehicle weight rating of 9,500 pounds. Single- and dual-rear-wheel trims are available. The E-350 passenger wagon can seat seven, eight, 11 or 12 people; extended-length vans seat 11, 14 or 15 occupants.
The standard E-350 engine is a 5.4-liter V-8, and E-350 models with this engine come standard with an electronic stability system. A 6.8-liter V-10 that generates 305 hp and 420 pounds-feet of torque can be installed with a five-speed automatic transmission in either model.
255-hp, 5.4-liter V-8 with 350 pounds-feet of torque
305-hp, 6.8-liter V-10 with 420 pounds-feet of torque (E-350 van/wagon)