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2003 Ford E-Series

2003 Ford E-Series
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When it comes to transportation, few vehicles can match the ability of the 2003 Ford Econoline. The Wagon is just one part of the equation, as it is flanked by an entire commercial fleet of vehicles. While the commercial models are designed to move large amounts of cargo, the Wagon does the same for passengers. Able to handle from seven to fifteen people, the Wagon is more like a tiny bus than anything else.

Available Models
The Wagon comes in ½-ton E-150 and 1-ton E-350 chassis. E-350s offer regular or extended-length bodies, while E-150s come in regular length only. There are five different seating configurations from which customers can choose. The Wagon has center-opening rear cargo doors and either 60/40 doors or a single sliding door on the passenger side. In addition, two models are offered: XL and XLT.

Interior Features
The Wagon has spaciousness and the type of comfort features to makes long rides a pleasure rather than a chore. Frame and suspension improvements for 2003 smooth out the ride. The XL model offers front air conditioning, power steering, vinyl front bucket seats and a vinyl floor covering. The XLT adds cloth upholstery, front captain chairs, front and rear air conditioning and cruise control.

There are a number of options to improve the Wagon's ride quality. A CD/AM/FM radio with six-disc capacity and six speakers boosts the audio system, while an optional overhead console adds some gadgets, including an outside air temperature display, directional compass and storage/garage-door opener holder.

Exterior Features
2003 Econolines are given a new look with a redesigned front grille. It features an integrated Ford emblem and is molded in color, textured and surrounds sealed-beam halogen headlamps. A light charcoal bumper is standard on the XL Wagon, while a chrome bumper with rubstrip is standard on the XLT Wagon.

The Wagon has enough available power to handle any load. A grand total of five engines are offered, beginning with the standard engine, a 4.2-liter V6 that features 191 horsepower at 4800 rpm and 244 lb-ft of torque at 2750 rpm.

The first optional engine is a 4.6-liter V8 with 225 horsepower at 4800 rpm and 286 lb-ft of torque at 3500 rpm. The second is a 5.4-liter V8 with 255 horsepower at 4500 rpm and 350 lb-ft of torque at 2500 rpm. Rounding out the lineup are a 6.8-liter V10 with 305 horsepower at 4250 rpm and 420 lb-ft of torque at 3250 rpm and a 7.3-liter turbo-diesel V8 with 215 horsepower at 2600 rpm and 425 lb-ft of torque at 1800 rpm. However, the last two are only available with E-350 models.

Safety and Security
Safety is a major priority with the 2003 Econoline Wagon. Dual front airbags are standard. Four-wheel antilock brakes help provide steering control in hard-braking situations and side-door intrusion beams add additional protection in certain side collisions.

New for the 2003 Ford E-Series

E-550 Super Duty Cutaway model with five wheelbase options, 17,500-pound and 19,000-pound GVWRs added in mid-2002
E-350/E-450/E-550 Super Duty Chassis Cab models
New front grille with integral Ford emblem
New standard base power mirrors (Van/Wagon)
New available mid-series power mirrors with puddle lamps (Van/Wagon)
Available manual telescopic trailer tow mirrors (E-550 Super Duty Chassis Cab/Cutaway)
Two new interior colors Ð Medium Flint, Medium Pebble
Three new exterior colors Ð Merlot, Silver Birch, Mineral Gray
New headliners
Driver's side grab handle standard on all models
Industry-standard LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) system on Wagon models

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Fast Stats
MSRP from
4.2L V6
4.8L V8
5.4L V8
6.8L V10
7.3L turbo-diesel V8
191 @ 4800
225 @ 4800
255 @ 4500
305 @ 4250
215 @ 2600
4-speed auto OD
MPG: City/Hwy
4.2L 14 / 17
4.6L 14 / 18
5.4L 13 / 17

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