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Ford Econoline Cargo Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.2 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 191 hp @ 4800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 12/16 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2003 Ford Econoline Cargo

  • Buying a commercial van for business use is easy. Pick from Dodge, Ford or General Motors. The E-Series is now a decade old in terms of design and engineering, but it remains competitive. If Ford can outfit one they way you want, there's no reason to look elsewhere.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Massive cargo-hauling ability, wide range of configurations.

  • Cons

    Offers very few convenience features, engines can't match power of GM's offerings.

  • What's New for 2003

    For 2003, all vans get power exterior mirrors, and you can get a deluxe set of mirrors with puddle lamps as an option. Additionally, you can select an optional sliding side cargo door in lieu of the standard hinged side doors. Other changes include new cloth headliners, a few new interior and exterior color choices and a new grille with an integrated blue oval emblem.

Full 2003 Ford Econoline Cargo Review

What's New for 2003

For 2003, all vans get power exterior mirrors, and you can get a deluxe set of mirrors with puddle lamps as an option. Additionally, you can select an optional sliding side cargo door in lieu of the standard hinged side doors. Other changes include new cloth headliners, a few new interior and exterior color choices and a new grille with an integrated blue oval emblem.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



350,000 miles going strong

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford Econoline Cargo E-250 3dr Ext Van (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

I bought this van over a year ago with 330,000 miles on it, its the ext. 3/4 ton version with a 4.6l. I was skeptical at first but for $1500 I figured it was worth a shot. We drive it everywhere, its been on several 6-8 hours trips. I use it to haul Mx bikes to the races. The 4.6l gets around 16-17 mpg on the highway fully loaded which is 4 bikes, 4 guys and all of our gear for a weekend of racing and riding. If you need something to haul stuff, this is it. Find one that was well maintained and you can't go wrong.




Maybe the most gas thirsty

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford Econoline Cargo E-150 3dr Van (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

I love my new (used) van. However it is misnamed Econoline. I got the 6 cylinder to save at least a gallon or two mpg but see little difference with the more powerful V8 so consider a very thirsty 8 as the 6 is fairly underpowered up hills. Also, need winter tires if in snow or ice, worst traction of any vehicle. Typical van! I knew that going into this, so I am very happy otherwise. It's a great tool shed on wheels, and visibility and safety seems above others. Drive slow and coast (in gear) down hills and maybe gain a mile per gallon. Yet to get above 16 and half mpg even with a v6. Otherwise awesome.




Satisfied customer

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford Econoline Cargo E-250 3dr Van (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

Never had to return to dealer. Changed oil every 3000 miles. Had transmission serviced regularly. Changed brakes at 95,000 miles. 18 mpg hwy.




The best

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford Econoline Cargo E-350 SD 3dr Van (5.4L 8cyl 4A)

One of the best vehicles ever! i put over 50k miles a year, nothing but rliable transportation



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Solid, well built, dependable

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford Econoline Cargo E-150 3dr Van (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

After one month of ownership I am very happy with my new van. Very well built, extremely quiet, even more quiet then my 1997 Chevy Cavilier was. Handles like a dream with excellent visiblity and a solid braking when needed. I bought this van remembering how much fun I had owning a 78 Ford van years ago. It's big, it's comfortable and I feel very safe in it.




E-350sd cargo van

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford Econoline Cargo E-350 SD 3dr Van (5.4L 8cyl 4A)

I find the Ford E-350SD Cargo Van both practical and effective. While it's used mostly for business, I also use it to transport my dogs. It's stable on the road, even at high speeds, and turns quite easily. Ford really Has a Better Idea.



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  • 16
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