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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 XLT N/A N/A $28,804 $32,470
E-350 Super Ext XL N/A N/A $28,443 $32,055
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
Third Shoulder Room (in) 71.2
Second Leg Room (in) 38.9
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
Maximum Alternator Watts 1725
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 115
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA
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
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) NA
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
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
Body Code 138.0" WB
Body Style Reg Passenger Van
Vehicle Name Ford Econoline Wagon
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 Type 1 Channel Ladder
Side Door Type Hinged
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