2008 Ford E-Series Van Overview
- All-new, F-Series Super Duty-inspired front-end design makes a bold statement while improving engine capability with increased airflow.
- Revised steering system and front and rear suspensions improve driving dynamics, braking performance to help drivers navigate urban streets.
- Improvements also increase load carrying capability, including class-leading gross vehicle weight rating of 14,500 pounds.
- Passenger wagons feature all-new seats for commercial customers who take on the most grueling city driving conditions.
- All-new, segment-exclusive E-Guard Cargo Protection System™ is a double-lock design that adds cargo security straight from the factory.
- Ford-exclusive, AdvanceTrac® with RSC is standard on E-350 passenger wagons with the 5.4-liter V-8. Exclusive engine-only traction control system is now
available on all other models.
2008 E-SERIES: BOLDEST, MOST CAPABLE FORD COMMERCIAL VAN EVER
The new 2008 E-Series commercial van – America’s best selling cargo vans, cutaways and passenger wagons – gets a major makeover
Ford trucks are the trucks that America takes to work. In 2006, Ford posted a 40 percent share of the total commercial vehicle market for class 2 to
“Ford is the undisputed commercial vehicle leader and growing,” says Joe Castelli, director, Ford commercial truck marketing. “We own
Ford’s E-Series line-up has topped its segment’s sales charts for 28 straight years, accounting for more than half of all commercial vans
“The new 2008 E-Series is the boldest, most capable commercial van ever, building on 28 straight years as America’s service vehicle of
E-Series vehicles are on the job every day, delivering packages and people, hauling construction supplies to the job site and among many other duties.
“The E-Series lives up to the “Built Ford Tough” name,” said Cristi Brown, E-Series marketing manager. “My customers
Purposeful, functional design improves capability
The 2008 E-Series now looks just as tough as it is. The new design, inspired by the 2008 Super Duty, features all new sheet metal from the A-pillars
“We enlarged the front end of the E-series with a bigger, bolder grille to showcase its strength and reliability,” says Pat Schiavone, Ford
The larger grille isn’t just a part of that bold statement, it also improves capability by increasing airflow to the powertrain. The grille sits
“For larger fleets the capability is the most important consideration,” says Brown. “But for the smaller guys, their trucks are like
Up fitters, those who convert E-Series cutaways into motor homes, box vans, and a variety of other hard working vehicles, will be pleased to know the
“Interestingly, one important thing that many of our customers want to hear about is what’s not changing,” said Rob Stevens, E-Series
All new brakes and suspension improvements add confidence and capability
The 2008 E-Series line-up rides on an improved chassis. A series of upgrades to the braking, suspension and steering systems have resulted in
A re-engineered front suspension utilizes an all-new geometry and larger sway bars to provide a better stance and firmly plant the front end to the
An all-new braking system features larger front and rear rotors and calipers. A great swept area and new brake lining material help lower brake
The chassis and suspension improvements have also resulted in an increase in the maximum gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) from 14,050 pounds to a
“Customers are always looking for more capability,” said Stevens. “They’re asking for the increased capability and we’re
Ford is also answering customer demand by adding an additional E-350 SRW Cutaway model with an optional mid-ship fuel tank to allow for more usable rear
“We are always looking for the opportunity to increase capability, durability and versatility in the E-Series lineup,” said Brown.
E-Series cargo vans deliver capability, flexibility and affordability
Ford Motor Company prides itself in knowing its customer and delivering vehicles to meet customer’s needs. That philosophy is no more evident than
“E-Series buyers have largely moved commercial in the last couple of decades,” said Brown. “Today, 95 percent of our sales are to
E-Series vans are available in E-150 regular length and E-250 and E-350 regular- and extended-length models.
The standard E-Series offers up to 236.5 cubic feet of rear cargo space, with up to 275.1 cubic feet in extended van versions. The standard side doors
The E-Series cargo area features a double-wall design — a full-size van exclusive — which leaves the exterior sheet metal less vulnerable to
Ford Motor Company offers three no-charge ship-through cargo van up-fit packages aimed directly at the commercial market. These convenient options are
“Commercial customers who buy one or two units at a time from the dealership often wait until their old truck is out of service and need a new
The EconoCargo™ System helps protect cargo with durable panels of high-density polyethylene. This system has a distinct advantage over similar
The Masterack™ work-bin rack system is ideal for customers who must secure tools and parts. It includes fully installed steel shelving, drawers
The QuietFlex™ Racks and Bins System, similar to the traditional Racks and Bins offering, is made of composite material and provides a quieter,
Cargo van customers can also opt for a new dome light kit available on all commercial vans, an all-new feature for the 2008 model year.
E-Guardlets youfeel secure when your gear is locked and loaded
When your livelihood is loaded inside, you want to know it’s protected. Ford’s E-Guard Cargo Protection System™, a segment exclusive,
E-Guard is installed on side and rear cargo doors and is available with either power or manual door locks. The double lock design provides an extra
For example, on vehicles with power lock systems, the key fob or interior switch can be used to lock all doors and double-lock the side and rear cargo
All models feature a new, steel-reinforced license plate bucket. The E-Guard system installs in the steel bucket for added security, while the lock
“The steel reinforced license-plate bucket is nearly impossible to break through,” said Brown. “And the flange on the lock eliminates
Ford’s SecuriLock™ Passive Anti-Theft system is now available on all models. To protect against theft, Fusion is equipped with Ford’s
Standard AdvanceTrac with RSC and available traction control among safety items
The Ford E-Series is the only vehicle in its segment to offer standard Advance Trac with Roll Stability Control (RSC) on all E-350 wagons with the
This industry leading technology is an active stability enhancement system that significantly builds upon existing electronic stability control systems
Conventional stability control systems are designed to help a driver maintain control and avoid fishtailing or spinning out. While some systems can help
The 2008 E-Series utilizes an engine only traction control (EOTC), available on all models that are not equipped with the AdvanceTrac with RSC system.
“Engine-only traction control offers several benefits over brake-based systems,” said Stevens. “Brake-based systems often cause
All single rear-wheel models come standard with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). The system mounts a sensor in each wheel that monitors tire
Passenger vans feature all-new seats, and all rear center position occupants now have seat-integrated three-point safety restraints.
A driver and front passenger air bag provides protection in frontal collision while side-door intrusion beams provide additional protection in certain
Standard four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) helps provide steering control in hard-braking situations.
Power when you need it designed to meet your needs
The E-Series is the only vehicle in its segment to offer a standard V-8. The E-150 and E-250 cargo vans come with a 4.6-liter TRITON V-8 engine and, new
“We’re offering a standard 5.4-liter V-8 to give our customers more options,” said Brown.
The E-350 can opt for the 6.8-liter TRITON V-10 delivering segment-leading 305 horsepower and 420 ft.-lb. of torque.
Transmission choices include a 4-speed automatic with overdrive mated to the 4.6-liter and 5.4-liter engines in vans and wagons. On cutaways, the 5.4L
When properly equipped, the E-150 Van can tow up to 7,500 pounds, the E-150 Wagon up to 7,100 pounds, and the E-350 Super Duty and Super Duty Extended
A Power Take-Off Provision is optional on 6.8L cutaways and strip chassis with 158- and 176-in. wheelbases. It provides an access panel in the
E-Series provides a versatile, capable lineup to meet all needs
E-Series vans, passenger wagons and cutaways are available in a variety of models, wheelbases and interior configurations to meet the demands of a wide
E-Series vans come in E-150 regular-length and E-250 and E-350 regular- and extended- length with maximum payload ratings from 3,170 to 4,090 pounds.
E-Series passenger wagons, America’s most trustworthy, versatile wagon comes in E-150 regular- and E-350 regular- and extended-length models
E-Series cutaways are available in E-250, E-350 and E-450 Super Duty and E-350 and E-450 stripped chassis with 138-, 158- and 176-inch wheelbases and