2012 Ford E-150 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.
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.
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 16-inch steel wheels and available chrome bumpers. 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. Air conditioning is standard, while the Sync multimedia system, power windows, locks and mirrors, in-dash computer with high-speed internet access (mouse and printer can be connected), and navigation system with real-time traffic data and fuel prices are optional.
Two engines are available for the E-150, a standard 225-horsepower, 4.6-liter V-8 with 286 pounds-feet of torque and a 255-horsepower, 5.4-liter V-8 with 350 pounds-feet of torque. A four-speed automatic with overdrive is the only offered transmission.
Standard safety features include dual front airbags, four-wheel-disc antilock brakes, and electronic stability system with Roll Stability Control. A backup camera and factory-installed integrated trailer-brake controller are also available.