Dimensions for the Ford E150, E250, E350 (2003-2007)

The Ford E-Series is one of the most popular cargo vans in the U.S., so Ford produced a lot. There are many models and variants, all with slightly different dimensions, so I thought I'd list them here.

CENTIMETERS

  • The interior dimensions (length) of the Ford E-Series cargo space is 3061mm (L1), and 3566mm (L2).
  • The interior width of the Econoline is 1839mm and the exterior width is 2500mm.
  • The interior height of the E-Series is 1334mm (H1).
  • The wheelbase lengths are 3505mm (SWB).
  • The width between the wheel arches on this model is 1341mm.

INCHES

  • The interior dimensions (length) of the Ford E-Series cargo space is 120.5" (L1), and 140.4" (L2).
  • The interior width of the Econoline is 72.4" and the exterior width is 98.4".
  • The interior height of the E-Series is 52.5" (H1).
  • The wheelbase lengths are 138" (SWB).
  • The width between the wheel arches on this model is 52.8".

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Are these dimensions right for you?

Correct dimensions for: Econoline Club Wagon E-150 E-250 E-350 Production years: 2003 - 2007 Generation: 4

More information on the Ford E-Series

This model, and these measurements, are correct for the Ford E-150, E-250, and E-350, made from 2003 - 2007. The models made from 2003 - 2007 are part of the 4th generation. The dimensions of this section of the fourth generation are a bit different from for example the newer model, so I thought I create a new page to make sure you get the right dimensions.

There are four E-Series Generations in total, and this is one is part of the last one. The Econoline is succeeded by the Ford Transit from 2014-2015 onwards.

In the fourth generation, there have been four new body updates. This one is the second latest one and has been produced from 2003 to 2007.

Being among the most popular cargo vans ever made, it had a huge market share (up to 80% in the U.S.). So there are a lot of them out there, and you can typically get your hands on one for a decent price.

Difference between E-150, E-250, E-350

The main difference between the E-150, E-25, and E350, are their towing capacity and general suspension and powertrain. In general, it is safe to say that the E-250 and E-350 are more heavy duty and a bit better-build than the E-150. On the other hand, the E-150 is the most affordable of all three and the most widely available.

For a full overview of the differences, check out my article here.

All models come in just two lengths (regular and extended) and one roof height (!). The E-150 has the lowest roof height. The E-250 / E-350 Regular both have the H2 roof height. The highest roof height is that of the E-250 / E-350 Extended.

Pros and cons of the E-Series:

Pros Cons
Compact full-size van Just two body lengths
Widely available (U.S. & Mexico) Old model (rust)
Cheap parts (in the U.S.) High mileage
Affordable No high top models
Lot's of kits and conversion options Just one wheelbase length

Dimensions in tables

Outside dimensions of the E-Series:

Exterior L1 L2 Width
Exterior length (mm) 5382 5890 2500
Exterior length (inch) 211.9 231.9 98.4

exterior width included mirrors is an estimate.

All models of the Ford E-Series have the same interior and exterior width: 72.4" or 1839mm (interior); and 98.4" or 2500mm (exterior).

Interior dimensions of the E-Series:

Inside dimensions L1 L2 Width
Interior length (mm) 3061 3566 1839
Interior length (inch) 120.5 140.4 72.4

Maximum floor surface:

Max. floor area L1 L2
Square meters (m2) 5.6 6.6
Square feet (ft2) 60.6 70.6

Please note that this is an indication and does not take into account the wheel arches.
The width between the wheel arches on this model is 1341mm, or 52.8".

Ford E-Series roof height:

Roof in millimeters H1
Interior height (mm) 1334
Exterior height (mm) 2050 2118 2136
Roof in inches H1
Interior height (inch) 52.5
Exterior height (inch) 80.7 83.4 84.1

Wheelbase distance:

Wheelbase short (SWB)
Wheelbase length (mm) 3505
Wheelbase length (inch) 138

Door measurements:

Doors Side door Rear door
Door width (mm) 1006 1381
Door height (mm) 1196 1227
Side door Rear door
Door width (inch) 39.6 54.4
Door height (inch) 47.1 48.3
  • Sidedoor H1 is for the swing-out cargo door variant
  • Sidedoor H2 is for the regular side cargo door variant

Load floor height:

Variant Metric (mm) Inches
E-150 Regular (L1) 683 26.9"
E-250/E-350 Regular (L1) 732 28.8"
E-250/E-350 Extended (L2) 767 30.2"

Are You Planning Van Racking or Van Conversion?

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If you want to know which van to buy for your van conversion: I've got your back. I've written a really great and detailed article that helps you to narrow it down. I encourage you to check it out here.

Are E-Series good camper vans?

Since this model E-Series only comes in a low roof model, I'd say it's not ideal for a camper van, but some people are okay with it. It sure is a nice, compact van, and maintenance is a lot cheaper than for example the European vans (Sprinter - am I right).

Conversion Vans

You could opt for a conversion van model - these are widely available. However, older conversion vans do have a tendency to rot. I think this is because you don't see the rust behind all that trim, and once you do, it's too late ...

Can you stand up in a Ford E-Series model?

You can't stand in an Econoline, since it only comes in the low top. There are some high top models out there, but these have all been custom-built.

More Good Resources

Whether you're thinking of buying this van, or you are already an owner and are planning a conversion or fit-out of your current van, here are some high-quality resources to get you started:

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