2013 Ford E-250

Base RWD 4-Dr Cargo V8 auto trans

Base RWD 4-Dr Cargo V8 auto trans

2013 ford e-250 Reviews and News

2013 Ford E250 Review
2013 Ford E250 Review

When you need to transport a load of cargo, for decades the answer has been the Ford E-Series cargo van. To get a lot of equipment or materials from point A to point B, all you really need is a large vehicle with lots of space, reliable construction, and an engine strong enough to pull the whole thing along. Ford created just that in the E-Series, and as years have gone by, the philosophy has been ""don’t mess with success."" That’s just what Ford has done, putting out essentially the same van year after year, and year after year, commercial fleet owners and private businesses have been snatching them up.

The 2013 Ford E-250 is the middle child of the E-Series group. It can do a little more work than the base E-150, but isn’t quite as strong as its big brother, the E-350 (also known as the Super Duty van). You have a few important options with the 2013 Ford E-250. You can opt for the commercial version with side panels, or the personal version with side windows in the rear. If you have a lot of passengers to haul rather than cargo, you can opt for a passenger model that seats fifteen people. You’ll also need to decide whether you need the regular or extended length version of your 2013 Ford E-250. The extended model lengthens the vehicle by twenty inches, from 212 to 232 inches.

An option that you’ll want to keep in mind if you’re using your Ford E-250 for commercial purposes is Crew Chief, a system that fleet managers can use to monitor use, maintenance, and costs on their vans.

New For 2013

Although there have been a few very minor tweaks to the E-250 over the many years it’s been in production, usually it remains about the same, as is the case for the 2013 model. However, if you’re a fan of the Ford E-250, get yours now, because after more than 50 years in production, it’s ready to be phased out by Ford’s new, updated Transit van.

Exterior

The Exterior of the Ford E-250 isn’t exactly something to get excited about, but it looks like what it should look like: a sturdy, dependable van that can carry lots of cargo and passengers with ease. The 2013 Ford E-250 features 16-inch steel wheels with all-season tires and an underbody-mounted spare tire, with a rear barn door. There are a bunch of exterior options that you can use to spruce up your Ford E-250, including aluminum wheels, a chrome or black rear step bumper, white painted steel wheels, privacy glass, running boards, and telescopic power trailer tow mirrors. Available colors include the classic Oxford White Clearcoat, Vermillion Red Clearcoat, Dark Blue Pearl Metallic, School Bus Yellow, and Ingot Silver Metallic.

Interior & Cargo

Cargo capacity is what it’s all about when it comes to the Ford E-250. After all, this is a cargo van. The 2013 Ford E-250 has an impressive maximum payload of 3610 lbs. and can haul up to 7,400 lbs. when properly equipped. Maximum cargo capacity measures in at 278.6 cubic feet, and 319.1 cubic feet on the extended model, which knocks about 100 lbs. off the towing capacity and about 150 lbs. off the maximum payload. The interior is comfortable enough for you to ride in all day, with vinyl captain’s chair front seats, although you might not want to choose it specifically your Sunday drive. Conveniences like power steering, air-conditioning and a tilt steering wheel are standard. Entertainment comes in the form of an AM/FM stereo with two speakers and an MP3 audio input. In addition to the Crew Chief system, you have a fair number of interior options, including a power driver’s seat, navigation, satellite radio, cruise control, and a Cargo Lighting Package.

Safety

While cargo vans are not generally designed with safety in mind, you should still feel safe in your cargo van. The 2013 Ford E-250 offers an array of safety features such as a four-wheel anti-lock brake system, stability and traction control, front and rear ventilated disc brakes, electronic brake force distribution, and tire monitoring. Of more interest to van owners will probably be the rear back-up camera system, reverse sensing system, and the SecuriLock Passive Anti-Theft and E-Guard Cargo Protection Systems for protecting that precious cargo.

Driving Experience

The Ford E-250 is not ideal to take out on winding mountain roads. Do the fun driving on your own time – this vehicle is a workhorse. You will appreciate AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control in some of those tougher driving conditions, which is standard on the 2013 Ford E-250. The rear-wheel-drive Ford E-250 comes with a 4.6-liter, V-8, which should be muscular enough to handle just about any job you have for it. It’s linked to an automatic transmission and takes both regular unleaded gasoline and E85. That V-8 engine will deliver 225 horsepower (hp) and 286 lb-ft. of torque. Fuel economy is meager at 13/17 mpg city/highway, but that’s to be expected in this type of vehicle. Some mechanical options include dual heavy-duty 78-amp batteries, an integrated trailer brake controller, and 3.73 limited slip axle ratio. You can also upgrade to the 5.4-liter engine normally found in the E-350.

In the end, if you’re just looking to take a bunch of kids to soccer practice, get a minivan. You’ll be a lot more comfortable, and so will your passengers. But if you run a commercial transport business or have lots of cargo to haul, you should be very happy with the Ford E-250. That being said, you may want to hold out for the new Ford Transit to see Ford’s idea of a 21st century cargo van.

Key Competitors For The 2013 Ford E250

  • Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
  • Nissan NV
  • GMC Savana

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2013 Ford E-250 Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
4.6L V8Engine
Fuel economy City:
13 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
17 MPG
Horsepower:
225 hp @ 4800rpm
Torque:
286 ft lb of torque @ 3500rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows (optional)
  • Power Locks (optional)
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front (optional)
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player (optional)
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Roadside
60,000 miles / 60 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE
Summary
Landi Renzo USA is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 Ford E-150, E-250, and E-350 vehicles modified January 2, 2011, through February 24, 2014 to operate on compressed natural gas (CNG). In the affected vehicles, the left and right rear brackets that support the rear CNG cylinder may fail, allowing the cylinder to dislodge from the vehicle.
Consequences
If the cylinder dislodges, a CNG leak may result, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy
Landi Renzo USA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the side arm brackets, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on March 27, 2014. Owners may contact Landi Renzo USA at 1-855-526-3400.
Potential Units Affected
343
Notes
Landi Renzo USA


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
Summary
WMK Inc., doing business as Mobility Works, Inc. (Mobility), is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Mobility-modified Ford E-150, and E-250 transit buses manufactured December 1, 2013, through January 4, 2014, and equipped with certain Ricon S series and K series wheelchair lifts, with an optional armored pendant cable. The armored cable may be positioned such that it does not clear the wheelchair lift.
Consequences
If the cable does not clear the wheel chair lift it may contact the power lug and if it does not have a nonconductive cover, or it has an improperly installed non-conductive cover, then a short circuit may occur that could result in a fire.
Remedy
Mobility will notify owners, and Ricon will send the owner a supplemental cover kit and instructions free of charge. The recall began on June 4, 2014. Owners may contact Mobility customer service at 1-800-769-8267, or Ricon Customer Service at 1-800-322-2884 or by e-mail at recall.admin@wabtec.com.
Potential Units Affected
14
Notes
Mobility Works (WMK Inc.)


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:41
Component
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
Summary
Cummings Mobility Conversion & Supply (Cummings) is recalling certain model year 2006-2014 Ford E-150, E-250, E-350, Chevrolet Express, 2006-2008 Dodge Sprinter, and 2009-2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, and 2013 Ford Transit Connect vehicles manufactured January 1, 2006, to October 8, 2014, equipped with certain model S2005, S2010, S5005, S5010, S5505, and S5510 wheelchair lifts manufactured by Ricon Corporation after January 1, 2006. The platform side plate of the affected wheelchair lifts may crack.
Consequences
If the platform side plates crack, the lift platform can separate from the lift and come to rest against the vehicle's lift door. When the doors are opened, the platform may fall out, increasing the risk of injury to the lift operator.
Remedy
Cummings will notify owners to take buses to a Ricon dealer or service center who will install supplemental platform support bumpers. Any platform that has already started cracking will be replaced, free of charge. The recall began January 13, 2015. Owners may contact Cumming's customer service at 1-800-639-5438 or Ricon customer service at 1-800-322-2884. Cumming's number for this recall is 14E-041.
Potential Units Affected
34
Notes
Cummings Mobility Conversion & Supply


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
Summary
National Van Builders, Inc. (National Van) is recalling certain 2007-2014 Ford E-150 and E-250 vehicles manufactured February 26, 2007, to August 19, 2014, and equipped with certain model S2005, S2010, S5005, S5010, S5505, and S5510 wheelchair lifts manufactured by Ricon Corporation. The platform side plate of the affected wheelchair lifts may crack.
Consequences
If the platform side plates crack, the lift platform can separate from the lift and come to rest against the vehicle's lift door. When the doors are opened, the platform may fall out, increasing the risk of injury to the lift operator.
Remedy
National Van will notify owners to take buses to a Ricon dealer or service center who will install supplemental platform support bumpers. Any platform that has already started cracking will be replaced, free of charge. The recall began on October 3, 2014. Owners may contact National Van customer service at 1-800-527-7477. National Van's number for this recall is Ricon2014.
Potential Units Affected
45
Notes
National Van Builiders, Inc.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:41
Component
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
Summary
New England Wheels (New England) is recalling certain model year 2006-2014 E-250, and E-350 vehicles modified by New England to be equipped with certain model S2005, S2010, S5005, S5010, S5505, and S5510 wheelchair lifts manufactured by Ricon Corporation. The platform side plate of the affected wheelchair lifts may crack.
Consequences
If the platform side plates crack, the lift platform can separate from the lift and come to rest against the vehicle's lift door. When the doors are opened, the platform may fall out, increasing the risk of injury to the lift operator.
Remedy
New England will notify owners to take vehicles to a Ricon dealer or service center who will install supplemental platform support bumpers. Any platform that has already started cracking will be replaced, free of charge. The recall began on November 17, 2014. Owners may contact New England customer service at 1-800-886-9247 or Ricon customer service at 1-800-322-2884. New England's number for this recall is 14E-041.
Potential Units Affected
286
Notes
New England Wheels


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:41
Component
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
Summary
Mobility Works (WMK Inc.) is recalling certain model year 2006-2014 Ford E150, E250, and E350 vans modified by Mobility Works to be equipped with certain model S2005, S2010, S5005, S5010, S5505, and S5510 wheelchair lifts manufactured by Ricon Corporation. The platform side plate of the affected wheelchair lifts may crack.
Consequences
If the platform side plates crack, the lift platform can separate from the lift and come to rest against the vehicle's lift door. When the doors are opened, the platform may fall out, increasing the risk of injury to the lift operator.
Remedy
Mobility Works will notify owners, and Ricon will supply supplemental platform support bumpers. Any platform that has already started cracking will be replaced, free of charge. The recall began on November 10, 2014. Owners may contact Mobility Works customer service at 1-800-769-8267 or Ricon customer service at 1-800-322-2884.
Potential Units Affected
834
Notes
Mobility Works (WMK Inc.)


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