2013 Ford E-250 Overview
One of three E-Series cargo vans in Ford’s lineup, the 2013 Ford E-250 is designed to handle commercial applications with aplomb.
The E-250’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 heavy-duty E-250, the light-duty E-150 and the lineup topping E-350 are also offered.
The rear and side doors of the E-250 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. It is available in both regular and extended lengths (20 inches longer) for those who need more cargo room in the rear.
Under the hood, the E-250 shares its two engine options with the E-150, but is rated for heavier duty and thusly can tow a little more, and offers more payload capacity in terms of weight. 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.
Inside, the E-250 is only offered as a cargo van, and not a passenger van as well like its two stable mates. 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.