2013 Ford E-150 Overview
One of three E-Series cargo vans in Ford’s lineup, the 2013 Ford E-150 is a flexible van that can be outfitted for both commercial and passenger carrying applications.
The E-150’s styling, well there’s not much to say about it. It looks like a van, like the ones you see in movies, usually without windows. It competes with Chevrolet’s Express lineup and the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter for van supremacy. In addition to the light-duty E-150, the heavy-duty E-250 and E-350 are also offered.
The rear and side doors of the E-150 were designed with ease in mind; the rear doors almost open a full 180-degrees to give full access to the rear of the van for loading/unloading large cargo. On the passenger side, choose between 60/40-split swing-out doors or a sliding cargo door.
Under the hood, there two engine options. A 225-hp, 4.6-liter V-8 that makes 286 pounds-feet of torque is standard. A more powerful 255-hp, 5.4-liter V-8 that makes 350 pounds-feet of torque is optional. Both are mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. The E-150 can tow up to 7,000 pounds.
Inside, the E-150’s interior changes depending on application; cargo models seat two in a pair of front bucket seats, while passenger models can seat up to eight thanks to two three-person rear benches (captain’s chairs in the second row are optional, and lower capacity to seven). Air conditioning is standard, but pretty much everything else is optional including Ford’s SYNC voice command system, power windows/locks, and a navigation system.
Standard safety features include front airbags, antilock brakes, and an electronic stability system with Roll Stability Control.