2011 Ford E-250 Overview
In the middle of the E Series wagon/van line, the 2011 Ford E-250 provides enhanced tow ratings and more interior space for those who need a little more out of their cargo van.
Right on the heels of the base E-150, the 2011 Ford E-250 tacks on 20 more inches of interior space (140 inches total) and the maximum gross vehicle weight rating jumps to 8,900 pounds. The E-250 is available in both regular and extended lengths and features a 255-horespower, 5.4-liter V-8, which receives 350 pounds-feet of torque and is mated to a standard four-speed automatic with overdrive. A smaller, 225-horsepower, 4.6-liter V-8 is available, as is a five-speed automatic transmission with TorqShift. Both engines are FlexFuel E85 capable and receive 9-13 mpg in the city and 12-17 mpg on the highway.
The 2011 Ford E-250 is part of the E-Series of vans, which include the base E-150, heavy duty E-350 and E-350 Super Duty. The E-Series competes with the Dodge Sprinter and Chevrolet Express for super-van supremacy. Towing capacity tops out at 6,600 pounds and hauling is up to 3,530 pounds.
Access into the 2011 Ford E-250 is easy with swing-out 60/40-split doors on the passenger side, while a sliding cargo door is available as a no-cost option. Getting cargo in and out of the back of the E-250 is a snap due to the rear doors that swing out to a full 178 degrees. Chrome bumpers and aerodynamic headlights are available, and 16-inch steel wheels come standard.
Unlike the E-150, the Ford E-250 is available as a cargo van only and boasts 237 cubic feet of cargo room in the standard-length van and 275 cubic feet in the extended van. Optional features include privacy glass, power driver seat, running boards, leather captain’s chairs, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, audio input jack (iPod), Ford’s SYNC Voice-activated Communications and Entertainment System (with Bluetooth connectivity), and 6.5-inch in-dash display with DVD/CD/MP3 and navigation capability.
For those on the go, the Ford Work Solutions package consists of an in-dash computer, which includes available wireless accessories such as a printer and mouse to go with a wireless Internet connection. The Tool Link system helps you keep track of tools stored in the van, and keep tabs on your employees and maintenance with Crew Chief, which is a communications and diagnostics system.
Safety is taken seriously in the 2011 Ford E-250. Dual front airbags and four-wheel-disc antilock brakes are standard on all trims, while traction control and an electronic stability control are only standard on recreational vans with gas-only engines. A factory-installed integrated trailer-brake controller and rearview backup camera are optional.
Whether you run a business or happen to need a van that can haul all of your cargo, the 2011 Ford E-250 heavier duty van is more than capable of handling the job.