Most families are better served by a minivan.
The 2008 Ford Econoline serves a very specific need--and if you don't need something this large, Ford plans to import a new Transit Connect van from Europe.
It will offer a large cargo hold, a manual transmission, and a four-cylinder engine, making it a perfect city cargo van with fuel economy much better than that of the Econoline.
The GMC Savana and Chevrolet Express offer much of the ordering flexibility of the Ford vans, and some versions are rated with fuel economy as high as 15/20 mpg.
|2008 Ford Econoline WagonBrowse Used Listings||2008 Chevrolet Express PassengerBrowse Used Listings||2008 GMC Savana PassengerBrowse Used Listings||2008 Dodge SprinterBrowse Used Listings|
|12 MPG City / 16 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 16 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V8||Gas V8||Gas V8||Diesel V6|
|E-150 XL||RWD 1500 135"||RWD 1500 135"||2WD Reg Cab 144" WB|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Reg Passenger Van||1500 135" WB||1500 135" WB||3500|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|