- 6.0-liter Power Stroke diesel with 235 horsepower, 440 foot-pounds of torque replaces 7.3-liter diesel (late availability)
- 5-speed automatic TorqShift transmission standard with 6.0-liter diesel
- 4.6-liter is standard base engine, replacing 4.2-liter
- 11- and 14-passenger configurations with center aisle
- Rear disc brakes standard on all E-150 models
- 16-inch wheels standard on E-150 Wagon
- Bright aluminum wheels available on E-150 Wagon
- New colors include Gold Ash Metallic, Dark Toreador Red Metallic, Dark Shadow Grey Metallic, Silver Metallic
- AM/FM/CD audio system available
- Battery saver feature now standard
- Wagon Chateau trim level replaces Chateau package
- Remote keyless entry now also available on cutaway models
2004 FORD E-SERIES OVERVIEW
New for 2004
The E-Series models include a Commercial Van, Recreational Van, an XL Wagon, XLT Wagon and Chateau Wagon. Van and cutaway/stripped chassis models have the strength and durability for various commercial jobs, while the wagon offers room for family utility. Also available are Chassis Cab models and Cutaways; a Chassis Cab differs from a Cutaway in that the rear of the cab is enclosed.
For 2004 the world-class 6.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine is offered (late availability). Also new are disc brakes on all models, new colors, audio systems and wheel styles and a standard battery saver feature.
The E-Series is assembled in Lorain, Ohio.
Design and Equipment
Available packages include an Exterior Upgrade Package, RV Plus Package, Motorhome Prep Package and a Shuttle Bus Prep Package. The E-Series cargo area is a double-well design a full-size Van exclusive which leaves the exterior sheet metal less vulnerable to damage from shifting cargo.
The E-Series Van and Wagon are available in regular- and extended-length models. Also available is a cutaway version and a stripped chassis version, each with three wheelbases. The standard side doors on the Van are 60/40 swing-out. A sliding cargo door is a no-cost option. The standard E-Series offers up to 256.5 cubic feet of rear cargo space, with up to 309.4 cubic feet in extended Van versions.
Innovative storage systems are available to best utilize that cargo room. The EconoCargo System helps protect cargo with durable panels of high-density polyethylene. This system has a distinct advantage over similar systems sold by the competition: It is insulated, so the interior of the E-Series with EconoCargo retains heat and cold more efficiently, which can provide many more vocational opportunities for food service markets, produce farms and medical supply. The Racks and Bins System is ideal for customers who must secure tools and parts. It includes fully installed steel shelving, drawers and cabinets, and a full-width safety partition provides work area access from the passenger compartment. These packages are available at no extra charge.
The E-Series Wagon offers six different seating configurations, accommodating from seven to 15 occupants. New this year are 11- and 14-passenger configurations with an easy-access center aisle.
A tilt steering column is standard on all models.
New this year is the 6.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine, a world-class 32-valve turbodiesel with 235 horsepower and 440 foot-pounds of torque.
The 5.4-liter V-8 is available with a compressed natural gas fuel system.
When properly equipped, the E-150 Van can tow up to 6,900 pounds, the E-150 Wagon up to 6,500 pounds and the E-350 Super Duty and Super Duty Extended Wagon up to 10,000 pounds. An available Class II/III/IV Trailer Tow Package includes an electric brake controller with tap-in capability, seven-pin trailer wiring harness with bumper bracket and relay system for backup/running lights.
Major Equipment and Options
Wagon XLT adds: chrome bumpers, cassette player, dual cloth captains chairs, carpeting and floor mats, power windows/mirrors/door locks and speed control.
Wagon Chateau adds: aluminum wheels, quad cloth captains chairs, CD player, privacy glass, overhead console, keyless entry and running boards.
Options include extended-range fuel tanks, extra sound insulation, auxiliary climate control and packages for specific commercial applications.