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1500 109" WB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
1500 109" WB 15 16 $17,815 $20,035
1500 127" WB 15 16 $17,854 $20,080
1500 109" WB Conversion 15 16 $17,858 $20,085
1500 127" WB Conversion 14 16 $17,940 $20,180
2500 127" WB 14 16 $19,144 $21,580
2500 127" WB Conversion 14 16 $19,638 $22,155
1500 127" WB Maxi 15 16 $19,668 $22,190
3500 127" WB N/A N/A $20,593 $23,265
3500 127" WB Conversion N/A N/A $20,645 $23,325
2500 127" WB Maxi 14 16 $20,920 $23,645
3500 127" WB Maxi N/A N/A $21,062 $23,810
3500 127" WB Maxi Conversion N/A N/A $21,419 $24,225
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E-150 XL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
E-150 XL 14 17 $21,185 $24,150
E-150 XLT 14 17 $23,627 $26,990
E-350 Super XL N/A N/A $23,799 $27,190
E-350 Super Ext XL N/A N/A $25,019 $28,610
E-150 Chateau 14 17 $25,347 $28,990
E-350 Super XLT N/A N/A $26,211 $29,995
E-350 Super Ext XLT N/A N/A $26,615 $30,465
E-350 Super Chateau N/A N/A $27,759 $31,795
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,815
$21,185
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,035
$24,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$334 / month
$403 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
16 mpg 17 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Dual Swing-Out Panel
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
68.0 68.4
Front Leg Room (in)
39.0 40.0
Front Hip Room (in)
66.0 65.6
Passenger Capacity
2 8
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 42.5
Third Leg Room (in)
- 41.4
Second Head Room (in)
- 40.2
Third Hip Room (in)
- 66.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 70.5
Third Head Room (in)
- 40.1
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 71.2
Second Leg Room (in)
- 36.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- 66.5
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
48.9 48.3
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
44.9 43.8
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 138.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
11.2 7.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.8 79.3
Side Door Opening Width (in)
49.3 47.1
Overhang, Front (in)
38.3 30.1
Step Up Height - Side (in)
20.5 - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
51.1 51.4
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
27.9 26.9
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
192.6 211.9
Side Door Opening Height (in)
55.7 48.3
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.5 7.0
Height, Overall (in)
80.1 80.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.0 51.3
Cargo Volume (ft³)
208.2 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
124.8 - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
73.5 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
53.0 52.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
93.1 120.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.75 x 1.25 11.72 x 0.38
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Rear-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.0 x 2.25 11.03 x 2.25
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
31.0 35.0
Fuel Tank Location
NA Midship
Steering
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA 48.9
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
NA 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.5 46.7
Tires
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA 1984
Rear Tire Order Code
TWZ T77
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA 1984
Front Tire Size
LT225/75R16D P235/75R15XL
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA 719
Spare Tire Size
LT225/75R16D P235/75R15XL
Front Tire Order Code
TWZ T77
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA 1984
Spare Tire Order Code
TWZ T77
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA 719
Rear Tire Size
LT225/75R16D P235/75R15XL
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
NA 719
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 4,700
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6000 10,000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 470
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
800 1000
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3850 3800
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1657 2292
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3500 3600
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
8800 10,000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2516 2753
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6600 7000
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.3 23.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
117 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
1404 1950
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 650
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 4800 191 @ 4800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 3200 244 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
EHC 992
Displacement
3.9L/239 4.2L/256
Engine Oil Cooler
NA Yes
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
16 17
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.20 2.33
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.55
Trans Order Code
DGG 44U
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.74 2.84
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Type
3 4
Summary
Body Style
1500 Reg Passenger Van
Vehicle Name
Dodge Ram Van Ford Econoline Wagon
Body Code
109" WB Standard 138.0" WB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
25.4 30
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Ford Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 1.00
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3850 3800
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
Computer Selected 3600
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.55 3.55
Axle Type - Front
Independent Twin-I-Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25.4 30
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3500 3600
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Leaf 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3850 3830
Frame
Frame Type
Unitized 1 Channel Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type
Dual Swing-Out Hinged

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