2012 Ford E250

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Key Specs

of the 2012 Ford E250. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
    Cargo Van
  • Combined MPG:
    15 Combined MPG
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-wheel Drive
  • Cargo Space:
    237.8 cu.ft.
  • Seating:
    1-5 Seats
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Interior space
  • Visibility
  • Towing capacity
  • Performance of 5.4-liter V-8

The Bad

  • Fuel economy
  • Handling
  • Ride comfort in city
  • Difficult to park

Notable Features of the 2012 Ford E250

  • Three duty ratings
  • Available V-8 and V-10
  • Standard oil cooler
  • Standard MP3 jack

2012 Ford E250 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

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.

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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
  • Avail...
Vehicle Overview

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.

(Skip to details on the: E-250 Super Duty, E-350 Super Duty)

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

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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

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Latest 2012 E250 Stories

Consumer Reviews

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Value For The Money
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What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Great for a big family!

by DB from Lafayette, LA on March 12, 2018

I have a large family and we had the Econoline passenger upgraded with 14 bucket seats and a step well. This van held up fantastically to the abuse a large, athletic, active family can put on it. Only ... Read full review

(5.0)

Great drive for a 250!

by A.patterson from Michigan on January 8, 2018

Purchased this vehicle and love it. First of all its in like brand new condition, for 5 years old it really held up well and looks new. There is a lot of storage space in the cab (under seats and ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2012 Ford E250 currently has 12 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2012 Ford E250 has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Ford

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, rental car reimbursement up to $30 per day, full tank of gas, vehicle history report, new wiper blades and fresh oil and filter

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    7 years from original new vehicle warranty start date or 100,000 miles. Powertrain Limited Warranty from original in-service date. 12- month/12,000-mile comprehensive limited warranty. See dealer for details. $100 deductible per visit.
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 80,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 172 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The E250 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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