Ford Econoline Wagon Models and Econoline Wagon History
Previous identified as the Club Wagon, Fords passenger version of their full-sized van was renamed the Econoline Wagon in 1999. Configurable to fit up to 15 passengers, the Econoline Wagons abundant interior space made it attractive for large families as well as for a commercial shuttle. Offered as the E-150 half-ton and E-350 one ton model, both versions featured a regular length while the one-ton variant also included an extended length option.
1999 Ford Econoline Wagon was available with a variety of engines. Standard power for the Econoline Wagon E-150 came from a 195-horsepower 4.2-liter V-6 engine. The half-ton version of the 1999 Ford Econoline Wagon was also available with a 4.6-liter V-8 and a 5.4-liter Triton V-8 powerplant. The 5.4-liter engine is standard on the 1999 E-350 van while a 6.8-liter Triton V-10 and 7.3-liter Power Stroke turbo diesel producing up to 425 pounds-feet of torque was available. Air conditioning, anti-lock braking system and dual front airbags were included as standard equipment on 1999 Ford Econoline Wagon. In 2001, Ford dropped the Econoline name for their full-sized van deciding instead to classify it as the E-Series. That same year, Ford created the Traveler model of the half-ton E-150 van with the intention of attracting large families. The Traveler trimmed version of the passenger van lasted only two years featuring power windows, rear air conditioning and cassette player as standard fare.
Following a 2003 model year revision to the Ford E-Series passenger van, the 7.3-liter Power Stroke was replaced with a torquer 6.0-liter Power Stroke engine in 2004. In 2008, the Ford E-Series passenger van was completely redesigned featuring a grille and headlight appearance borrowed from the Super Duty truck line. The Transit Wagon replaced the Econoline-derived version of the E-Series in 2015.