NEW FOR 2011:
– 50th Anniversary Package included with XLT Premium package on wagon
– Van models add standard electronic stability control
– XLT wagon adds standard power mirrors with driver’s spotter mirror; trailer tow mirrors are now optional
– Fuel tank decreased from 132 litres to 125 litres
– Available limited-slip rear axle
– Exterior colour (vans): Vermillion Red Clearcoat available on non-fleet vehicles; School Bus Yellow becomes fleet-only
For 2011, the Ford E-Series marks its 50th anniversary. On XLT Premium wagons, this is commemorated with an included 50th Anniversary Package that adds an exterior badge, along with a logo on the front seats and front floor mats. The XLT wagon now uses standard power mirrors with a driver’s spotter mirror, with trailer tow mirrors now an option.
Van models add standard electronic stability control, the fuel tank decreases in size, and a limited-slip rear axle is available on both wagon and van models.
The E-Series van is available as a passenger wagon, and for commercial use as a cargo van, or as a cutaway or stripped chassis. Wagon models are the E-150, in regular length, and E-350 in regular and extended-length models, offering seating options for 7, 8, 12 or 15 passengers, plus an 11-passenger optional seating configuration for the extended-length XL and XLT.
The E-150 wagon comes with a choice of 4.6-litre V8 or 5.4-litre V8, both with four-speed automatic transmission. The regular-length E-350 uses the 5.4-litre V8, or 6.0-litre V8 diesel with five-speed automatic transmission. The extended-length E-350 comes only with the 5.4-litre V8. Cargo and cutaway vans also offer a 6.8-litre V10 gasoline engine that is unavailable on passenger wagons.
Features on the E-150 XL include 16-inch steel wheels, front air conditioning, eight-passenger seating, front bucket seats, cloth upholstery, engine block heater, engine oil cooler, tire pressure monitoring system, engine immobilizer, AM/FM stereo, black-painted bumpers, power windows and locks, tilt steering wheel and cloth visors.
The E-150 XLT adds front captain’s chairs, high-capacity front and rear air conditioning, CD stereo, chrome bumpers, cruise control, full-length carpet, floor mats, and power mirrors.
The E-350 XL and XLT models are similarly equipped, but regular-length models add 12-passenger seating, and extended-length models add 15-passenger seating.