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1995 Ford E-150 Econoline

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1995 Ford E-150 Econoline Review

The best-selling work van for good reason.

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Overview

The 1995 Ford E-150 Econoline shows that the automaker has no plans on letting its foot off the gas with this lineup. The Ford E-series vans ruled the full-size van market for almost two decades. The engines are able to put out decent torque and horsepower, and though it's not special, the big V-8 Windsor engines have been proven over the last few decades as a nearly indestructible power plants.

The Range

Body Styles: full-size van
Engines: 4.9-liter six-cylinder, 5.0-liter V-8, 5.8-liter V-8
Transmissions: three-speed automatic, four-speed automatic
Models: Ford E-150 Econoline, Ford E-150 XL Econoline, Ford E-150 XL Club Wagon, Ford E-150 XLT Club Wagon, Ford E-150 Chateau Club Wagon

What's New

The 1995 Ford E-150 doesn't debut with any major changes aside from optional aluminum wheels on the XLT models and an XL Plus PEP Package for the Chateau and the Club Wagons.

Exterior

The 1995 Ford E-150 Econoline is the basic simple van design. The front end has been changed over time and is now a mildly sloping hood that rounds off to the updated front grill with an oval cutout. The bottom of the front bumper raises slightly and has a cutout added.

Interior

The 1995 Ford E-150 Econoline is tough and simple, and all seats are vinyl with no cloth option. There is a slight lack of creature comforts, which it makes up for with the optional models and packages like the Chateau Club Wagon.

Performance & Handling

The 1995 Ford E-150Econolineallowsit to haul or tow a good payload without suffering from lag. The three-speed automatic that is available with the 4.9-liter engine is rather outdated and useless with the exception of city driving. On the highway, it’s not good, and although the acceleration capabilities are not all that great, it's capable highway cruisers. Due to the sheer overall size and it sitting fairly high off the ground, it can be difficult to handle. It's responsive to steering changes, but the suspension causes it to be stiff around turns, and it requires the driver to be cautious.

Safety

The 1995 Ford E-150 Econoline comes with standard driver and passenger front airbags and rear-wheel anti-lock brakes, and four-wheel anti-lock brakes are an available option. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives four stars for passenger safety and three stars for driver safety.

EPA Fuel Economy

Ford E-150, 4.9-liter inline six-cylinder, three-speed automatic: 13/15 mpg city/highway
Ford E-150, 4.9-liter inline six-cylinder, four-speed automatic: 12/17 mpg city/highway
Ford E-150, 5.0-liter V-8, four-speed automatic: 12/17 mpg city/highway
Ford E-150, 5.8-liter V-8, four-speed automatic: 13/15 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Great engine choices
  • Reliable and proven platform

You Won't Like

  • Slightly bulky and tall
  • Handling can be difficult at times

Sum Up

The best-selling work van for good reason.

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