2013 Ford E-250 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.
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 standard 16-inch steel wheels and available chrome bumpers.
Aimed at commercial applications, the cargo-hauling E-250 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. Interior features include standard air conditioning, while a Sync voice-activated multimedia system, power windows, locks and mirrors, and navigation system with real-time traffic data and fuel prices are optional.
Under the Hood
Rated for heavier duty than the E-150, the E-250 Super Duty has the same engine choices and comes in both regular and extended lengths. Extended vans are 20 inches longer overall. Passenger models aren't available in this series. The two available engines are a standard 225-hp, 4.6-liter V-8 or an available 255-hp, 5.4-liter V-8. A standard four-speed automatic is the only transmission option.
Safety features include dual front airbags, four-wheel-disc antilock brakes, and an electronic stability system with Roll Stability Control. A backup camera and factory-installed integrated trailer-brake controller are optional.
*Overview courtesy of Cars.com