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2004 Ford Econoline Cargo Van

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Ford Econoline Cargo Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.6 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 225 hp @ 4800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 13/18 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2004 Ford Econoline Cargo

  • Although the addition of a powerful new diesel helps in the engine department, the E-Series is still a relic compared to the recently revamped full-size vans from GM.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Massive cargo-hauling ability, wide range of configurations, powerful diesel engine option.

  • Cons

    Offers very few convenience features, aged design, gas-powered V8 engines can't match strength of GM's offerings.

  • What's New for 2004

    The 7.3-liter Power Stroke diesel has been replaced by a more powerful 6.0-liter diesel that puts out 230 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque. Ford's Torqshift five-speed automatic transmission comes standard with the 6.0-liter. Additionally, the V6 engine has been dropped, leaving the 4.6-liter V8 as the base engine on E-150 and E-250 vans. All E-150s have rear disc brakes this year, and a full-floor vinyl covering is now optional rather than standard.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Good for work

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Econoline Cargo E-350 SD 3dr Ext Van (5.4L 8cyl 4A)

We have the E-350 Extended Cargo (Diesel) for a daily work van and it has been reliable and great for us. The air runs great, we've had very few issues with it over the years. We've always favored the diesel for its long life and so far it's been true with this vehicle as well.




Excellent while it lasted

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Econoline Cargo E-250 3dr Van (4.6L 8cyl 4A)

I purchased a 2004 E250 Cargo van in 2006 when I began my mobile automotive repair business. It had 29K miles when I bought it. I used it daily and it was very reliable. 3 years of hard driving and it only needed brakes, oil changes, wiper blades and a drive belt. Unfortunately, I was involved in a head on collision and the van was totaled with 60K miles. I walked away from the accident with a broken bone in my foot, and torn ligaments as well, but otherwise intact. They are great vans and I highly recommend them and a bulkhead if you are carrying tools.




Econoline

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Econoline Cargo E-150 3dr Van (4.6L 8cyl 4A)

Have 7000, perfect performance, no faults, 20 mpg




Best van

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Econoline Cargo E-350 SD 3dr Ext Van (5.4L 8cyl 4A)

Best van ever way better than GM and Dodge.




Easy driver

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Econoline Cargo E-350 SD 3dr Van (5.4L 8cyl 4A)

Handles and drives like a large car not a truck. I love the mirrors for changing lanes and backing. Many trips made between Atlanta and Ft. Lauderdale. Only complaint is the wind noise. No problems from day one.



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The best large van on

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Econoline Cargo E-250 3dr Van (4.6L 8cyl 4A)

Let's face, large vans are purely utilitarian vehicles. However, if you need one for whatever reason, Ford makes a far better product than its competitors. This is true whether the yardstick is reliability, drivability, build quality or passenger comfort.



Full 2004 Ford Econoline Cargo Review

What's New for 2004

The 7.3-liter Power Stroke diesel has been replaced by a more powerful 6.0-liter diesel that puts out 230 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque. Ford's Torqshift five-speed automatic transmission comes standard with the 6.0-liter. Additionally, the V6 engine has been dropped, leaving the 4.6-liter V8 as the base engine on E-150 and E-250 vans. All E-150s have rear disc brakes this year, and a full-floor vinyl covering is now optional rather than standard.

Talk About The 2004 Econoline Cargo

Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 13
  • cty
/
  • 18
  • highway
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