2000 Econoline Overview

    Product Information 
    Features & Options



    Ford’s lineup of Econoline vans and passenger wagons is expanded
    for 2000 with an E-450 Super Duty stripped chassis. Econoline’s
    Triton engines add more horsepower and torque. The lineup serves up
    a number of additional improvements to strengthen the its leadership
    in sales, safety and customer loyalty.

    New Offering

    The new E-450 Super Duty stripped chassis boasts a maximum gross
    vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 14,050 pounds. The standard
    powertrain for the new stripped chassis is Ford’s powerful and
    dependable 5.4-liter Triton V-8 engine and a four-speed automatic
    overdrive (4R100) transmission. Ford’s 6.8-liter Triton V-10
    engine, also teamed with a four-speed automatic overdrive
    transmission, is optional.


    The 5.4-liter Triton V-8 and 6.8-liter V-10 engines both serve up
    more power for 2000. The V-8 powerplant’s horsepower increases from
    235 to 255, and the V-10 horsepower increases to 305 from 265.
    Torque increases from 335 foot-pounds to 350 for the V-8 and from
    410 to 420 for the V-10.

    Year 2000 Upgrades

    • Four-wheel anti-lock brakes now standard on all models
    • Light convenience group, including courtesy lights, rear cargo
      light, chime warning module, “headlamps on” alert, illuminated entry
      and door courtesy lights for all doors now standard on all
    • Handling package is now standard on all Econoline
      wagons and vans
    • Trailer towing package is standard on all
    • Remote Keyless Entry and power sail-mount mirrors
      are standard on recreational vans

    The extensive Ford Econoline lineup offers E-150 and E-350 Super
    Duty passenger wagons, E-350 and E-450 Super Duty cutaways and
    E-250, E-350 and E-450 Super Duty commercial stripped chassis.
    Trailer tow ratings range from 4,700 pounds for an E-150 van or
    wagon powered by a 4.2-liter sequential electronic fuel injection
    (SEFI) V-6 engine to 10,000 pounds for an E-350 Super Duty extended
    van or wagon with a 4.10 rear axle ratio powered by a Triton 6.8
    liter SEFI V-10 or 7.3-liter Ford Power Stroke turbocharged diesel
    V-8 engine .

    On a common 138-inch wheelbase, Econoline wagon passenger
    accommodation is seven or eight for the E-150, twelve for the E-350
    Super Duty, or fifteen for the E-350 Super Duty extended. Ford’s
    fuel-efficient, smooth operating 4.2-liter SEFI V-6 is the standard
    engine for the E-150 wagon, with the powerful and smooth-running
    Ford Triton 5.4-liter SEFI V-8 engine standard on the E-350 Super
    Duty wagons. A 4.6-liter Triton SEFI V-8 or 5.4-liter Triton V-8 is
    optional on the E-150 wagon. E-350 Super Duty wagon engine options
    are the 6.8-liter SEFI V-10 and 7.3-liter V-8 turbodiesel. All
    engines are teamed with an automatic overdrive transmission, and all
    gasoline engines feature a fail-safe cooling system to help protect
    against engine damage in case of a coolant loss.

    Sales and

    Since its 1960 introduction _ originally as a van, wagon and
    pickup _ more than 6 million Econolines have been sold.

    Econoline is manufactured at Ford’s Lorain Assembly Plant in
    Lorain, Ohio.