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.
This price range reflects the Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value for all trim levels, but not necessarily all available options.
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.
Best Bets get average or better mpg, have average or better reliability, good crash-test ratings, and our experts' recommendations.
By Cars.com Staff
July 28, 2009
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.
New for 2010 There are no significant changes for 2010.
Exterior The Ford E-Series features a large front grille and squared-off headlights. Also, the rear doors can swing out a full 172 degrees. Swing-out 60/40-split doors are installed on the right side, but a sliding cargo door is available as a no-cost option. Swing-out doors are the only choice in the rear.
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. Captain's chairs in the XLT Premium version replace the center bench, reducing seating positions to seven.
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 When properly equipped, the E-150 van can tow as much as 7,500 pounds, while the passenger van can tow 7,100 pounds. Two engines are available for the E-150, both of which are E85-capable in cargo van versions.
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
Standard four-speed automatic with overdrive
Optional five-speed automatic with TorqShift Back to top
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. Cutaway versions that can be used for motor homes and box vans have a GVW of 14,050 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, 12, 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)
235-hp, 6.0-liter diesel V-8 with 440 pounds-feet of torque (E-350 van, E-350 cutaway)