How Much Does a Ford E-Series Cost?
Ford E-Series Prices
The year 2011 marks the 50th anniversary of the Ford E-series, formerly known as the Econoline. This van is great if you want to haul a lot of stuff or a lot of people. With cargo and passenger versions of the E-Series available, Ford has you covered. This van has been a top seller for Ford for more than three decades and that streak seems likely to remain intact.
There are significant differences between the van (cargo) and wagon (passenger) versions of the E-Series. Nonetheless, they do share three drive trains between them. Standard for the E-150 XL and XLT is a 4.6-liter, 225 horsepower Flex Fuel V8 that can tow up to 6,100 pounds. Standard for the E-350 and optional for the E-150 is a 5.4-liter, 255 horsepower Flex Fuel V8 that is capable of towing 7,000 pounds. The biggest engine of all for the E-Series is a 6.8-liter, 305 horsepower V10 that has a towing capacity of a whopping 10,000 pounds! That engine is also available for the E-350 Super Duty option.
Ford E-Series MSRP
| E-150 XL 4.6L EFI V8 || $27,070 |
| E-150 XLT 4.6L EFI V8 || $30,425 |
| E-350 XL 5.4L EFI V8 || $31,065 |
| E-350 XL Extended 5.4L EFI V8 || $33,370 |
| E-150 XLT Premium 4.6L EFI V8 || $33,455 |
| E-350 XLT 5.4L EFI V8 || $33,545 |
| E-350 XLT Extended 5.4L EFI V8 || $34,845 |
The E-150 cargo is available as a half-ton, 3/4 ton, and 1-ton van. The heavier-duty versions, the E-250 and E-350, are available in two lengths: 212 inches is standard, and the extended model is twenty inches longer at 232 inches. For amenities, basic cargo vans have vinyl bucket seats up front, A/C, tilt steering, and an AM/FM stereo. Creature comforts options don't exactly abound, but you can upgrade to a few nice extras, including vinyl captain's seats, keyless entry, power accessories, navigation, a rearview camera, CD stereo, the Ford SYNC hands-free communication center, and insulation (those big cargo areas can get cold). You can also choose glass instead of panels on the side and rear windows, a sliding cargo door, and have Ford pre-install storage components in the back. Those who want increased functionality can add a second-row bench seat, an improved towing package, and limited slip differential. For the on-the-go manager/workaholic, there is the optional Ford Work Solutions that allows tools and fleet-members to be tracked electronically. Also available on the E-Series is an in-dash, internet-ready computer and a wireless printer.
Moving to the E-Series wagon, the cavernous cargo area of the van is replaced with seating for up to 15 (if you choose an extended-length model). The regular length E-Series seats up to 12 while the E-150 only handles eight passengers. One thing that sets the E-series apart from the competition is the availability of bucket seats in the second row (rather than bench seats). You can also opt for a sliding passenger-side door rather than the standard swinging double-doors. If you choose the E-150 Premium, you and your passengers will be treated to leather-trimmed captain's chairs, privacy glass, and nicer paint and wheels. Optional interior amenities are more or less the same as the cargo van and you can still have the high-tech commercial-use options installed.
The ride of the E-Series is improved and, even, somewhat smooth when fully loaded. Ford has made efforts to increase driver visibility which makes a big difference in a vehicle of this size. Traction and stability control provide added security, as well.
The Ford E-Series can handle a large family but it might be overkill on power if all you need it for is transporting passengers. If you're looking to buy this vehicle you most likely have towing needs. Stylistically, a van is always going to be a van, but Ford has done a nice job of adding technological touches that bring the E-150 into the 21st century. No matter what you plan on hauling around, Ford's flagship, full-sized van is up to the challenge.
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