2002 Ford Econoline Overview

     Product Information 
     Features and Options


    New for 2002

    • Traveler Package now available on E-350 Super Duty
    • Color
      added: Estate Green Clearcoat Metallic
    • Tilt steering column is now
      standard on all models
    • Available six-disc in-dash CD player
    • Speed
      control is now available as a stand-alone option in Commercial Vans


    The E-Series is a full-size
    truck that can meet many different needs. The E-Series models include a
    Commercial Van, Recreational Van, an XL Wagon and an XLT Wagon. Van and
    cutaway/stripped chassis models have the strength and durability for various
    commercial jobs, while the wagon offers room for family utility.


    The E-Series has aerodynamic styling
    that compliments its image as a hard-working vehicle. Wraparound bumpers help
    protect front-end sheet metal in minor impacts. A light charcoal bumper is
    standard on the Commercial Van and XL Wagon. A chrome bumper with rubstrip is
    standard on the Recreational Van and XLT Wagon.

    Available packages
    include a Chateau Appearance package, Exterior Upgrade Package, Traveler
    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. Estate Green Clearcoat Metallic is the new exterior
    color for 2002.


    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 cargo door is a no-cost option. The E-Series offers up
    to 256.5 cubic feet of rear cargo space, with up to 309.4 cubic feet in
    extended Van versions.

    Two innovative storage systems are available
    to best utilize that cargo 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.
    This system has a distinct advantage over similar systems sold by the
    competition–it is insulated. The insulation is installed behind the
    EconoCargo Panels and insulates the roof, walls, and door panels. With this
    insulation, the interior of the E-Series with EconoCargo retains heat and
    cold more efficiently, provides many more vocational opportunities for Van
    buyers including markets such as food service, produce farms and medical
    supply. The Racks and Bins System is ideal for customers who need to 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.

    The E-Series Wagon offers five different
    seating configurations, accommodating from seven to fifteen occupants. 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. A tilt steering column is standard on all
    models. The base steering wheel material is upgraded, changed from PVC to
    urethane, for better feel. Leather wrapped wheels are available. The speed
    control switches on the base steering wheel are now backlit for easier night
    driving operation. A “Speed Control On” indicator light has been added to the
    instrument cluster on all applications except the stripped chassis model. A
    “Low Fuel” warning indicator light has been added to all vehicle applications
    except the stripped chassis. A scroll-compressor Air Conditioning system has
    been added. Scroll compressors are making their way into automotive use as
    they are very reliable and long-lasting. A CD/AM/FM radio with six-disc
    capacity and six speakers is offered as optional equipment. Carpeted mats are
    offered on the Wagon (standard on XLT/Chateau/Traveler). Rear Maslite floor
    mats have been added as a standard feature on Cargo Vans. Overhead Console
    System is an available option in 2002, which includes outside air
    temperature, directional compass and storage/garage-door opener holder.


    The E-Series offers five
    engines, beginning with a 4.2L OHV V-6. Three Triton engines (4.6L SOHC V-8,
    5.4L SOHC V-8 and the 6.8L SOHC V-10) have a deep-skirt engine block design
    and low-friction components to enhance reliability and fuel economy. In
    January 2001, the 5.4L engine was named Ward’s Auto World’s “Ten Best Engines”
    for a fifth year in a row.

    Rounding out the engine lineup is the 7.3L Power Stroke TM turbo
    diesel V-8.

    The E-Series has a 4-speed automatic overdrive
    transmission with heavy-duty components. A wide-ratio version has wide gear
    ratios to take advantage of the engine’s broad torque range. A practical
    benefit of the excellent power on E-Series is its outstanding trailer towing
    capability. When properly equipped, the E-150 Van can tow up to 6,800 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. All Wagon and Van models have a standard
    Class I Trailer Tow Package that includes a four-pin trailer wiring harness.
    An available Class II/III/IV Trailer Tow Package includes an electric brake
    with controller tap-in capability, seven-pin trailer wiring harness with
    bumper bracket and relay system for backup/running lights.

    Safety and Security

    The driver and right
    front passenger second-generation air bag supplemental restraint system
    provides protection in frontal and near-frontal collisions. Side-door
    intrusion beams provide additional protection in certain side collisions.
    Four-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) helps to provide steering control
    in hard-braking situations. The available halogen headlamps emit a whiter
    light for excellent nighttime visibility.