2001 Ford E-Series Offers
The 2001 Ford
E-Series is the full-size truck that can meet many different needs.
Van and cutaway/stripped chassis models have the strength and
durability for various commercial jobs, and the wagon offers the
amenities and cargo room for active family fun."
Phil Bonfanti, Ford Division Commercial Truck marketing manager
New for 2001
For 2001, all E-Series models have a standard
heavy-duty battery (78-amp) and a deluxe engine cover console. They
also have a standard inboard armrest on all front seats.
On van models in 2001, the Class I Trailer Tow Package is
standard. Commercial and recreational vans and cutaways now have a
standard passenger air bag. Light and Convenience Groups are now
standard on cutaway vans.
An optional Traveler Package has been added for E-150 Wagon
customers. This package features 7-passenger leather-trimmed
seating, videocassette player with two 6-inch headliner-mounted
screens, AM/FM/stereo/cassette/single CD player, overhead console,
leather-wrapped steering wheel, cargo organizer, Class II/III/IV
Trailer Tow Package and unique Tu-Tone paint combination.
Strength for the Toughest Job
Power is a critical need for
full-size van and wagon buyers and E-Series offers five powerful
engines, beginning with a 4.2L OHV V-6. Three Triton™ engines
have a deep skirt engine block design, and low-friction components
to enhance reliability and fuel economy. They are the 4.6L SOHC
V-8, the 5.4L SOHC V-8 and the 6.8L SOHC V-10. Rounding out the
engine lineup is the 7.3L Power Stroke® turbo diesel V-8.
E-Series has a 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission with
heavy components to satisfy demanding work needs. A wide-ratio
version has wide gear ratios for maximum use of the engine's broad
A practical benefit of the excellent power on E-Series is its
outstanding trailer towing capability. The E-150 Van can tow up to
7000 lbs., the E-150 Wagon up to 6600 lbs., and the E-350 Super Duty
and Super Duty Extended Wagon up to 10,000 lbs. - each when
All wagon and van models have a standard Class I Trailer Tow
Package that includes a 4-pin trailer wiring harness. An available
Class II/III/IV Trailer Tow Package includes an electric brake with
controller tap-in capability, 7-pin trailer wiring harness with
bumper bracket and relay system for backup/running lights.
A Truck for Every Purpose
Both the E-Series Van and Wagon offer incredible
versatility. The van and wagon are available in regular- and
extended-length models. The van offers a cutaway version with a
choice of three wheelbases and a stripped chassis version with four
wheelbases. The standard side doors on the van are 60/40 swing-out.
A sliding side cargo door is a no-cost option.
The E-Series Wagon's versatility strength is in its seating. It
offers five different seating configurations, accommodating seven to
Lots of Room, Lots of Help
The E-Series emphasizes the full
in full-size van. It offers up to 256.5 cu. ft. of rear cargo
space, with up to 309.4 cu. ft. in extended van versions. Two
innovative storage systems are available to make maximum use of all
that room. The EconoCargo System helps protect cargo with durable
panels of high-density polyethylene. The liner materials resist
acids, gasoline, salt, fertilizers, cleaners, insecticides and many
solvents. The Rack and Bin System is ideal for customers who need
to secure tools on a rack or in bins. It includes fully installed
steel shelving, drawers and cabinets, and a full-width safety
partition provides work area access from the passenger compartment.
The deluxe engine cover console is now standard on all E-Series
wagon, van and cutaway models and includes dual-bin storage, four
cup holders, coin slots, ashtray and cellular phone holder.
Dependability is important to
all buyers, but especially to commercial customers. If their truck
isn't working, neither are they. The E-Series delivers high-mileage
durability with features such as the coil-on-plug ignition system on
Triton™ engines that replaces traditional spark plug wires.
And the 100,000-mile scheduled tune-up interval (under normal
driving conditions with regular fluid and filter changes) means less
downtime. The fail-safe cooling system helps protect gasoline
engines from potential damage due to loss of coolant. This often
allows the driver to travel a short distance to obtain service if
the engine overheats. Distance traveled depends on vehicle load,
road conditions, and outside temperature. A heavy-duty battery
provides extra power for heavy-duty applications.
Commercial buyers also will appreciate the 3-year/36,000-mile
bumper-to-bumper limited warranty coverage with no deductible, as
well as the 5-year/unlimited mileage Corrosion Perforation coverage.
When service is needed it can be accomplished quickly, thanks to
the out-front engine design on E-Series that allows quick access to
the engine with convenient-to-reach checks and refills.
The ladder-type frame on E-Series permits the direct mounting of
an aftermarket weight-distributing hitch on vans and wagons, and the
double-wall cargo area helps protect the outer layer of sheet metal
from dents caused by shifting cargo.
The E-Series is manufactured in Lorain, Ohio.