The first generation Ford E-150 was launched in September 1960 under the Ford Econoline series. Aside from a passenger van, it also consists of a cargo van and a pickup truck. The second-generation Ford Econoline was released in 1969. All models received a major overhaul as they were built in reference to the full-size pickups of the Ford F-series.
The third-generation line received a complete makeover adapting a body-on-frame built to a full-size van. In its fourth and current generation, the iconic American company renamed its Econoline series as the E-series. All vehicles in the line received a complete exterior and interior update.
In the Philippines, the Ford E-150 together with Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer EL was introduced in February 2010. The successful launch was held as the local demand for reliable passenger vehicles increased. Currently, the E-150 is not offered locally. Instead, you can consider the Ford Transit if you’re looking for a van that offers a lot of interior space.
The Ford E-150 measures 5,504mm long, 2,692mm wide, and 2,093mm tall. It features a boxy exterior detailed with premium highlights such as a large chrome grille, a pair of tall multi-reflector halogen headlamps, front and rear sturdy bumper made in stainless steel, 60/40 sliding doors, full-length running boards, broad tail lights, and power-adjustable side mirrors.
To complete its mighty stance, the Ford E-15 wears 16-inch aluminum wheels with covers.
The Ford E-150 provides a spacious, premium-leather covered interior that can comfortably accommodate seven fully grown adults. Notable features include the 2-2-3 seating format, a large compartment in the third row accessible through the club door tailgate, captain seats on the second-row with folding armrests, a multi-function leather-wrapped steering wheel with controls, and 12V outlets for charging mobile devices.
Technology & Safety Features
The Ford E-150 is fitted with an audio entertainment system and a media player with a USB port and Bluetooth connectivity. It is also equipped with the Ford SYNC system that activates different features using voice commands.
In terms of safety, the Ford E-150 is built with a generous number of airbags, a tire pressure monitoring system, SecuriLock anti-theft ignition system, an E-guard cargo protection system, Ford’s AdvanceTrac system, roll stability control, an anti-lock braking system, three-point safety belts, ISOFIX anchors for child seats, and more.
Platform & Chassis
The Ford E-150 utilized the Ford VN platform. It is fitted with a dual I-beam front suspension at the front and a rigid axle and leaf springs suspension at the rear.
Engine & Drivetrain
Both variants of the Ford E-150 run using a 4.6L SOHC 16-valve V8 engine paired with a four-speed automatic transmission. It is guaranteed to produce 222 horsepower with 388 Newton meters of torque.