The E-Series wagon powertrains are definitely aging, but still manage to deliver in 2 variants; the E-150 wagon and the Ford E-350 wagon. The E-150 houses a FlexFuel 4.6 liter V-8 mated to a 4 speed automatic that delivers 225 horsepower and 286 pound feet of torque, and can haul up to 6,100 lbs, while the E-350 comes standard a FlexFuel 5.4 liter V-8, also paired with a 4 speed automatic and puts out 350 pound feet of torque and 255 horsepower, which remains an option on the E-150 Ford wagon.
The top of the line super duty Ford E-350 wagons are appointed with a V-10 6.8 liter bolstered to 5 speed automatic transmission, that deliver 420 lb feet of torque and 305 horsepower, with a towing capacity of an astounding 10,000 lbs. Furthermore, the above 2 variants can be availed in regular length, or extended versions. The regular E-150 can facilitate up to 12 passengers, while the Ford E-350 wagon can seat a maximum of 15 people. The Ford E-Series wagon is available in a number of trims to include the base XL, XLT or the XLT premium, where the E-350 can only be had in the XL or XLT trims. The extended version of the Ford E-350 wagon measures in at over 20 feet, while the regular falls short of 2 inches, but what is common to both is the 138-inch wheelbase.
Standard amenities across the board are electronic stability control with antilock brakes, 3-12V power outlets, air-conditioning and electronic stability control. Optional add-ons for the base trim include Ford Work Solutions, sliding rear passenger side door, satellite radio, reverse sensors, front and rear high capacity air-conditioning, user defined controls, Garmin-voice activated navigation, rearview camera, power accessories and a trailer tow package. The 2012 E-Series XLT trim comes with standard appointments to include power windows, door locks and mirrors; phone pre-wiring, cruise control, cloth upholstery, heat and air-conditioning in the rear area, auxiliary MP3 input with a single CD player and captain's chairs in the front. Safety features include stability and traction control, ABS, and a collision safety system. While the Ford E-Series flaunts a number of flaws including poor gas mileage and outdated styling, it still remains a perfect fit for those looking for a smooth ride, capacious seating area, and an abundance of high-tech options.