Thursday, September 27, 2007

2007 Ford E-Series Passenger Van Review

The 2007 Ford E-Series of vans is available in eight models: the E-150 XL Wagon, the E-150 XLT Wagon, the E-150 Chateau, the E-350 Super Duty XL Wagon, the E-350 Super Duty XLT Wagon, the E-350 Super Duty Ext Length XL, the E-350 Super Duty EXT Length XLT and as conversion packages (prices vary.)

The Chateau seats seven with the XL and XLT models accommodating eight to fifteen. Engine options start with the 4.6 liter Triton SOHC SEFI 16-valve V8 with 225 hp as an automatic transmission with four speeds. The 5.4 liter, 16-valve V8 generates 255 horsepower as a four or five-speed automatic. The 6.8 liter, 20-valve V10 offers 305 horsepower with a five-speed automatic, the same transmission on the 6 liter, 32-valve diesel V8 producing 235 horsepower. (Towing and payload capacities vary widely with body type and engine.)

All models of the 2007 Ford E-Series vans offer occupant protection with airbags covering the driver and passenger and employ brakes with anti-locking technology. Entry via a remote including a panic button is optional on all models (but standard on the Chateau.) All models have an AM/FM stereo with the unit including a CD on the Chateau and XLT models. (A DVD Entertainment system is optional across the line.)

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