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2008 Dodge Caravan
2008 Ford Econoline Wagon
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E-150 XL
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$23,292
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$26,135
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$436 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
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
City
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Highway
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
- Panel
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 71.2
Second Leg Room (in)
- 38.9
Passenger Capacity
- 8
Front Head Room (in)
- 42.5
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
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- 48.3
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
- 81.2
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 120.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 236.5
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
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12.9 x - TBD -
Brake ABS System
- 4-Wheel
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 35
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 17.0
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- T37
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- 709
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 500
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
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- - TBD -
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
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- 16 x 7
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 25.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
- 1725
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 115
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 286 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
- 99W
Displacement
- 4.6L/281
Engine Oil Cooler
- Yes
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 225 @ 4800
Engine Type
- Gas V8
Fuel System
- EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- NA
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.84
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- 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
Drivetrain
- Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 2.32
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
Summary
Body Code
- 138.0" WB
Body Style
- Reg Passenger Van
Vehicle Name
- Ford Econoline Wagon
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- 30
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 4600
Suspension Type - Rear
- Multi-Leaf
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
Frame
Frame Type
- 1 Channel Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type
- Hinged

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