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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 Head Room (in)
40.1
Front Hip Room (in)
65.6
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
35
Fuel Tank Location
Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
48.9
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
46.7
Steering Type
Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
T37
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2680
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
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA
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
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
12000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
3063
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
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
25.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
1725
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115
Engine
Fuel System
EFI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Econoline Wagon
Body Code
138.0" WB
Body Style
Reg Passenger Van
Suspension
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
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
Frame
Frame Type
1 Channel Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type
Hinged

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