By KBB.com Editors
Whether you own a business, are responsible for shuttling an army of people or just enjoy hitting the open road in a custom conversion camper, there is a Ford E-Series Van that can get the job done. With a wide number of configurations and a choice between three gasoline V8s and one diesel engine, the E-Series continues to tackle the missions too big for the average pickup or SUV. Available in half, three-quarter and one-ton models, the E-Series continues to offer the kind of durable and reliable work van upon which American businesses have come to rely.You'll Like This Car If...
If you need to move a lot of cargo or people, few vehicles are better equipped to do so than the E-Series. With seating for up to 15 passengers, the E-Series is the darling of the shuttle community. Did we mention a properly-equipped E-350 Super Duty can tow up to 10,000 pounds?You May Not Like This Car If...
If you're looking for a family hauling vehicle, the E-Series is not as refined or as quiet inside as a full-size Expedition or Excursion. An SUV may fit your needs and your driveway better than a full-size van. If you require a van with all-wheel drive, only the Chevrolet Express Van can fulfill your needs.What's Significant About This Car?
For 2007, Electronic Throttle Control and an engine oil cooler are now standard, as is a larger rear anti-roll bar and driveshaft. Roll Stability Control and the Reverse Sensing System become optional on some models.Driving It Driving Impressions
Driving an E-Series Van is somewhat like piloting a big SUV, only there is a bit more rear overhang. Ford has done a good job making sure that certain aspects of the E-Series are not as gargantuan as the rest of the vehicle, such as placing the door handles down low so you don't have to reach up to operate them.
In a nod to better visibility, the lower edge of the side glass extends far down the van's side, giving the passengers a good view in all directions and allowing the driver to see objects that might not appear in the sideview mirrors. The steering is moderately dampened to give the driver some sense of the road, and the ride is fairly smooth when the vehicle is fully loaded.
A new QuietFlex rack system provides quieter operation coupled with greater flexibility.
The 6.0-liter turbo diesel is quieter and more powerful than Ford's previous diesel offering.