An engine-only traction control system is also available on most models. Offered in commercial van and wagon editions, they're tough haulers that can serve a wide range of duties. Ford is obviously hoping for a more macho look here, though it's not entirely cohesive in our opinion. Interior Aimed at commercial applications, the cargo-hauling van is fitted with two bucket seats up front. It's still a reach to access the audio and climate controls, but some redundant controls on the steering wheel greatly reduce the number of times you'll need to stretch your arm. If you're shopping for a passenger van, check out the.
The whole experience was pleasant and enjoyable. However, the 2008 Ford Econoline Cargo is probably the preferred choice for heavy-duty users with its combination of high payload ratings, available diesel V8 and gasoline V10 engines, and legendary reliability record. Engine upgrades on E-350 Super Dutys include a 6. A traction control system and electronic stability system are optional. A storage system consisting of racks and bins inside the walls of the van is available as a no-charge option. This is an aging vehicle and some reviews suggest that it's dated.
For heavier-duty needs there are the E-250 and E-250 Extended with its 20 additional inches of length and 52 extra cubic feet of cargo space. The Ford Econoline, now more commonly called the E-Series, offers a good choice of powerful engines and a spacious interior, but its aging design has left it behind competitors in terms of safety or interior comfort. It makes it look like the van is crabbing as it drives down the road. At 12000 I noticed little pulling on the steering wheel, at 17000 it rips steering wheel out of my hands. It's my 4th Ford cargo van.
An engine-only traction control system is also available on most models. Stepping up a notch is a 255-hp, 5. Passenger models have seating for eight occupants on two front buckets and a pair of three-passenger bench seats. A new F-Series Super Duty-inspired chrome grille and dual stacked headlamps give the E-Series a slightly new look. Cargo volume in the E-150 is 236. Econoline currently accounts for about half of the full-size passenger and cargo vans sold in this country.
A double-locking cargo security system, dubbed E-Guard, and new seats designed to improve long-term comfort join the options list. Ford has done a good job making sure that certain aspects of the E-Series are not as gargantuan as the rest of the vehicle, such as placing the door handles down low so you don't have to reach up to operate them. Single and dual-rear-wheel trims are available. Each drives a four-speed automatic transmission. Agree about brakes, steering and load capacity are great, but does have harsh ride and wanders more on interstate compared to 2004 model.
Best Price Program Buying a car should always be this easy. Either way, nothing significant is new. Carrying over are a multitude of choices in terms of power and hauling capability, depending on the size and weight of the gear you need to carry. The E-350 passenger wagon seats seven, eight, 11 or 12 people; extended-length vans seat 11, 12, 14 or 15 occupants. With its makeover for 2008, the Ford E-Series is much closer to its rivals, especially in terms of road-going dynamics. Improved seating provides greater support in the passenger van, which includes 11- and 14-passenger configurations with an open center aisle. Though it has undergone extensive reworking over the years, the E-Series still retains the same basic shape that has defined Ford vans since the late 1970s.
. Skip to details on the: , Exterior Offered in one length, both the E-150 van and wagon have a 138-inch wheelbase and are 212 inches long overall. An electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission is standard on all models. Introduction As a fixture on America's highways since way back in 1961, the Ford E-Series a. It brought back great memories of our family traveling around the country in our van.
Skip to details on the: , Exterior Offered in one length, both the E-150 van and wagon have a 138-inch wheelbase and are 212 inches long overall. Have not purchased the truck yet but would still be interested. With the 2008 Ford E-350 Super Duty vans, our choice is the available diesel V8 due to its superior torque and added cruising range. The steering is moderately dampened to give the driver some sense of the road, and the ride is fairly smooth when the vehicle is fully loaded. The 2008 Ford Econoline Cargo lineup starts off with the E-150, which should be more than sufficient for many customers given its 3,340-pound maximum payload rating. Water collects on the roof, and comes down inside the cab if window open, and on front window. Standard-length vans have a maximum cargo capacity of 230 cubic feet, while extended-length vans check in with a voluminous 271 cubic feet of space.