2012 Ford E-150 XLT Premium
June 13, 2015
This is a 7 passenger window van with the 5.4L engine and tow package. Compared to my 1996 Club Wagon ( also a half ton van) the 2012 is much beefier, with 8 lug hubs, and 4 leaf rear springs. It tows a 6500 lb trailer well although mileage dips into the 9's when towing. The van sits taller than my '96 and it is more difficult for my wife to climb into. The center console bins work well but the storage pins on the inside door panels are useless; they take up valuable leg room, and cannot be accessed without opening the door. its nice to have a glove box now, but they could have kept the under seat drawer. Having a backup camera is great. The fuel warning system is very pessimistic, even with it showing 12 miles to E, I cannot add more than 29 gallons in a 33 gallon tank.