- One of three Ford E-Series vans
- V-8 and V-10 engine options
- Tows up to 10,000 pounds
One of three E-Series cargo vans in Ford’s lineup, the 2013 Ford E-350 Super Duty is the largest of the trio and handles both commercial and passenger applications.
The E-350’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-350, the light-duty E-150 and the middle child E-250 are also offered.
The rear and side doors of the E-350 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-350 has two engine options. A 255-hp, 5.4-liter V-8 that makes 350 pounds-feet of torque is standard, with a more powerful 305-hp, 6.8-liter V-10 that makes 420 pounds-feet of torque also available. The V-8 comes with a four-speed automatic transmission, while the V-10 gets a five-speed. Maximum towing capacity is 10,000 pounds.
Inside, the E-350 can be configured as a cargo or a passenger van. Passenger models can carry seven, eight, 11, or 12 passengers, while extended length models fit 11, 14, or 15. 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.