Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), also known as "sticker" price, is a recommended selling price that automakers give a new car that is above the invoice price paid by the dealer. It is a price that does not include any options that can be added to a particular car style. When shown as a range, the prices are starting MSRPs, without options, for multiple styles for that model.
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The Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value represents the amount an auto dealer might ask for a specific vehicle; the actual sale price will vary. A vehicle's popularity, condition, warranty, color and local market conditions are factors involved in determining a final price. The retail value is not a trade-in or private party value.
The Suggested Retail value assumes that the vehicle has been fully reconditioned and has a clean title history. The Suggested Retail value also allows for advertising, sales commissions, insurance and other costs of doing business as a dealer. Most vehicles offered at this price have passed an inspection, and some may carry a warranty. Vehicle mileage is assumed to be normal or below normal.
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By Cars.com Staff
July 26, 2011
The E-Series is available as a commercial van and as a passenger van that can carry up to 15 people. Formerly called the Econoline, the E-150 competes with the Chevrolet Express and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. The E-150 is the base version, with the E-250 Super Duty and E-350 Super Duty versions providing higher gross vehicle weight ratings.
New for 2012 All models receive a standard MP3 jack, and cast-aluminum wheels are a new option. A dual battery system replaces the auxiliary battery configuration as an option.
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 standard 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
Interior Aimed at commercial applications, the cargo-hauling E-150 is fitted with two bucket seats. 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 Sync multimedia system
Available power windows, locks and mirrors
Available in-dash computer with high-speed internet access; mouse and printer can be connected
Available navigation system with real-time traffic data and fuel prices
Under the Hood Two engines are available for the E-150. Mechanical features include:
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
Safety Safety features include:
Standard dual front airbags
Standard four-wheel-disc antilock brakes
Standard electronic stability system with Roll Stability Control
Available backup camera
Available factory-installed integrated trailer-brake controller
E-250 Super Duty Rated for heavier duty than the E-150, the E-250 Super Duty has the same engine choices but comes in both regular and extended lengths. Extended vans are 20 inches longer overall. Passenger wagons aren't available in this series.
Standard 225-hp, 4.6-liter V-8
Available 255-hp, 5.4-liter V-8
Standard four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive
E-350 Super Duty The E-350 Super Duty is available in regular and extended lengths. The E-350 Super Duty passenger wagon can seat seven, eight, 11 or 12 people; extended-length versions seat 11, 14 or 15 occupants.
The standard E-350 Super Duty engine is a 5.4-liter V-8. A 6.8-liter V-10 is available, and it works with a five-speed automatic transmission.
255-hp, 5.4-liter V-8 with 350 pounds-feet of torque
Available 305-hp, 6.8-liter V-10 with 420 pounds-feet of torque