2004 Ford E350 Super Duty

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Key Specs

of the 2004 Ford E350 Super Duty. Base trim shown.

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

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Interior space
  • Visibility
  • Towing capacity
  • 5.4-liter V-8 performance

The Bad

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

Notable Features of the 2004 Ford E350 Super Duty

  • Three duty ratings
  • RWD layout
  • Separate body and frame

2004 Ford E350 Super Duty Overview

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Vehicle Overview
Ford’s full-size E-Series cargo-hauling Van and passenger-carrying Wagon received several revisions in 2003, including a new grille with an integral Ford emblem and a standard driver’s grab handle. Wagon models gained LATCH child-safety seat tethers and anchors.

For the 2004 model year, a 4.6-liter V-8 has replaced the 4.2-liter V-6 as the base engine. Rear disc brakes are now standard on all models. New 11- and 14-passenger configurations include a center aisle. A Chateau trim level replaces the former Chateau option package.

Formerly called the Econoline, the rear-wheel-drive E-150 comes in only one size and passenger versions are sold in XL, XLT and Chateau trim levels. Heavier-duty models — E-250 (three-quarter-ton) and E-350 Super Duty (one-ton) — are also available.
(Skip to details on the: E-250 | E-350 Super Duty)


Exterior
Available in only one length, the E-150 Van and Wagon have a 138-inch wheelbase and stretch to 211.9 inches long overall. 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 at the rear. The Chateau edition features aluminum wheels and running boards.

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. In the Chateau trim, captain’s chairs re...
Vehicle Overview
Ford’s full-size E-Series cargo-hauling Van and passenger-carrying Wagon received several revisions in 2003, including a new grille with an integral Ford emblem and a standard driver’s grab handle. Wagon models gained LATCH child-safety seat tethers and anchors.

For the 2004 model year, a 4.6-liter V-8 has replaced the 4.2-liter V-6 as the base engine. Rear disc brakes are now standard on all models. New 11- and 14-passenger configurations include a center aisle. A Chateau trim level replaces the former Chateau option package.

Formerly called the Econoline, the rear-wheel-drive E-150 comes in only one size and passenger versions are sold in XL, XLT and Chateau trim levels. Heavier-duty models — E-250 (three-quarter-ton) and E-350 Super Duty (one-ton) — are also available.
(Skip to details on the: E-250 | E-350 Super Duty)


Exterior
Available in only one length, the E-150 Van and Wagon have a 138-inch wheelbase and stretch to 211.9 inches long overall. 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 at the rear. The Chateau edition features aluminum wheels and running boards.

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. In the Chateau trim, captain’s chairs replace the center bench to provide seating for seven people. Cargo volume in the E-150 is 256.5 cubic feet. An optional cargo organizer may be installed behind the rear bench seat.

Under the Hood
Two engines are available for the E-150. The base engine is now a 225-horsepower, 4.6-liter V-8. Stepping up a notch is a 255-hp, 5.4-liter V-8. Each drives a four-speed-automatic transmission.

When properly equipped, the E-150 Van can tow as much as 6,900 pounds, which is 400 pounds more than the equivalent E-150 passenger Wagon.


Safety
All E-Series models have dual front airbags. Four-wheel antilock brakes and front seat belt pretensioners are standard. Side-impact airbags are not available.

E-250
Rated for heavier duty than the E-150, the E-250 Van has the same engine choices (with the addition of a compressed natural gas fuel option for the 5.4-liter V-8), but comes in both regular and extended lengths. Extended vans are 20 inches longer overall but have the same 138-inch wheelbase; maximum cargo volume is 309.4 cubic feet. The maximum gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) for the E-250 is 8,600 pounds, versus 7,000 pounds for the E-150. Passenger wagons are not available in this series. Back to top

E-350 Super Duty
Moving up another notch, the E-350 Super Duty has different engine selections. During the 2004 model year, a 6.0-liter Power Stroke V-8 diesel rated at 235 hp and 440 pounds-feet of torque replaces the prior 7.3-liter diesel engine. Optional in the E-350, it mates with a five-speed TorqShift automatic transmission. The standard E-350 engine is a 5.4-liter V-8, but a 6.8-liter V-10 that generates 305 hp and 420 pounds-feet of torque may be installed. Ford also offers a natural-gas version of the 5.4-liter V-8. Available in regular or extended length, the E-350 Super Duty has a maximum GVWR of 9,500 pounds. Cutaway versions are also available. Back to top

Driving Impressions
After a few minutes behind the wheel, it’s almost possible to forget the E-150’s truck origins. Engine drone is less noticeable than in Ford vans of the distant past. With relatively light steering, it maneuvers almost as easily as a smaller van. On the other hand, more effort is necessary in judging your position on the highway and while parking.

The 5.4-liter V-8 engine is strong enough to deliver satisfying and safe response. Ride quality is decent enough, but it’s not as well cushioned as most minivans. Compared to many smaller vans, the E-150 needs more steering correction on straightaways, but it’s reasonably stable. Drivers enjoy a commanding view and, despite the high stance, getting in and out isn’t too difficult.


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What Drivers Are Saying

(4.0)

Great vehicle for Scouts!

by scouter9933 from Oak Lawn on October 21, 2011

I am using this as my vehicle for hauling scouts and scout equipment. Handles well and rides great. Getting about 19 mpg on the highway... I would only change a few things, for comfort, if I could on ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2004 Ford E350 Super Duty currently has 3 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

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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 E350 Super Duty 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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