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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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$23,292
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
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$26,135
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$436 / month
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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
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
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
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
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
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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