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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
E-150 XL N/A N/A $23,292 $26,135
E-150 XLT N/A N/A $25,706 $28,910
E-350 Super XL N/A N/A $26,364 $29,665
E-350 Super Ext XL N/A N/A $28,443 $32,055
E-350 Super XLT N/A N/A $28,804 $32,470
E-350 Super Ext XLT N/A N/A $29,974 $33,815
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Ford Econoline is built for a purpose: carrying heavy stuff and lots of people. Most readers will be better served with a minivan or a big crossover like the coming 2009 Ford Flex.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg N/A mpg
Rear Door Type Panel
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 42.5
Passenger Capacity 8
Second Hip Room (in) 66.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 68.1
Third Leg Room (in) 41.4
Second Head Room (in) 40.2
Third Hip Room (in) 66.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 70.5
Front Leg Room (in) 40.0
Third Head Room (in) 40.1
Front Hip Room (in) 65.6
Third Shoulder Room (in) 71.2
Second Leg Room (in) 38.9
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Front (in) - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 46.8
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 43.9
Wheelbase (in) 138.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.1
Side Door Opening Width (in) 47.1
Overhang, Front (in) 35.1
Step Up Height - Side (in) - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 54.4
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 28.3
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 212.0
Side Door Opening Height (in) 48.3
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 81.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 53.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 53.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 87.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) 20.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 51.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 120.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 236.5
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.72 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.9 x - TBD -
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 35
Fuel Tank Location Midship
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 46.7
Steering Type Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 48.9
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.0
Rear Tire Size LT225/75R16E
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 709
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 2680
Rear Tire Order Code T37
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 2680
Front Tire Size LT225/75R16E
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 709
Spare Tire Size LT225/75R16E
Front Tire Order Code T37
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 2680
Spare Tire Order Code T37
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 709
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 610
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6100
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 5120
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2515
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3800
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 12000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 3063
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 25.0
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 115
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA
Maximum Alternator Watts 1725
Displacement 4.6L/281
Engine Oil Cooler Yes
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 225 @ 4800
Engine Type Gas V8
Fuel System EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 286 @ 3500
Engine Order Code 99W
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) NA
Clutch Size (in) NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Trans Type 4
Trans PTO Access NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.32
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.55
Trans Order Code 44Q
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA
Trans Power Take Off NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA
Body Style Reg Passenger Van
Vehicle Name Ford Econoline Wagon
Body Code 138.0" WB
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 5120
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front Single channel
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.00
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 5520
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3800
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 4.10
Axle Type - Front Twin-I-Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 4600
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Leaf
Frame Type 1 Channel Ladder
Side Door Type Hinged
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