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1997 Ford E-250 Econoline

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1997 Ford E-250 Econoline Review

Ahead of the cargo van pack.

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The 1997 Ford E-250 Econoline is a van designed primarily for hauling cargo. The camper/towing package is a nice option for those intending to use the van for this purpose. The Ford E-250 is the medium capacity model in the series and comes with the choice of two engines: a 4.2 liter six-cylinder engine and an available 5.4-liter V-8. It also comes with four trim levels including the Cargo Van, HD Cargo Van, Super Cargo Van and HD Super Cargo Van. Compared to the other models in the Ford E-Series, it is squeezed somewhere in the middle. The E-150 and E-350 both have more model options. The E-150 is less powerful but has better fuel economy and a lower price. The E-350 offers more power, but of course, costs more. The E-250 is perfect for those who need a bit more power than the E-150, but do not need the full power of the E-350 and are looking to save a few dollars. Either way, all of the vans in the Econoline Series have proven to be hard-working, dependable vans used for getting things done.

The Range

Body Styles: cargo van, super cargo van
Engines: 4.2-liter V-6, 5.4-liter V-8
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Ford E-250 Econoline, Ford E-250 Econoline HD

What's New

The 1997 Ford E-250 Econoline does not have any significant changes.


The 1997 Ford E-250 Econoline comes with 16-inch steel wheels. Alloy wheels are optional on the HD models. A camper/towing package, chrome bumper, step bumper, power windows, and privacy glass are optional for all models.


The 1997 Ford E-250 Econoline comes with standard interior features that include an AM audio system, bucket seats, and vinyl upholstery. Front and rear air-conditioning are optional, as are a lighted entry system, tilt steering wheel, cloth upholstery, an AM/FM audio system, and an AM/FM/Cassette audio system.

Performance & Handling

The 1997 Ford E-250 Econoline comes with a standard 4.2-liter V-6. This engine produces 200 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. Cruise control is optional on all models.


The 1997 Ford E-250 Econoline provides standard rear-wheel anti-lock brakes. Some other standard safety features include power brakes, power steering, and intermittent windshield wipers. Driver front airbags are standard on the Cargo Van and Super Cargo Van. The HD models have driver and passenger airbags standard; these are available on the other models as an option. Optional equipment includes keyless entry, limited slip differential, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, and power door locks.

EPA Fuel Economy

Ford E-250 Econoline: 12/17 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Camper/towing package
  • Optional privacy glass

You Won't Like

  • Air-conditioning is optional
  • Driver and passenger airbags are optional

Sum Up

Ahead of the cargo van pack.

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