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2008 Ford Econoline Wagon vs. Its Competition

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2008 Ford Econoline Wagon E-150 XLT Side Exterior View
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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 Wagon E-150 XLT Side Exterior View2008 Ford Econoline Wagon2008 Dodge Sprinter2008 Dodge Sprinter2008 Chevrolet Express Passenger 2008 Chevrolet Express Passenger2008 GMC Savana Passenger 2008 GMC Savana Passenger2008 Dodge Sprinter Wagon 2008 Dodge Sprinter Wagon
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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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The 2008 Dodge Sprinter is very different from traditional full-size vans, but its fuel-efficient engine and space-efficient interior make it the smart choice.
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The 2008 Chevrolet Express is a basic workhorse that is capable of getting the big, unglamorous jobs done.
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The 2008 GMC Savana is a basic workhorse that is capable of getting the big, unglamorous jobs done.
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Gas Mileage    
12 MPG City / 16 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 16 MPG Hwy
Gas V8Diesel V6Gas V8Gas V8Turbocharged Diesel V6
EPA Class    
Style Name    
E-150 XL2WD Reg Cab 144" WBRWD 1500 135"RWD 1500 135"2500 144"
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Reg Passenger Van35001500 135" WB1500 135" WBPassenger Van
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
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