As promised, Ford is still building cutaway models of full-size vans. If you are looking for this commercial vehicle, the US carmaker will deliver it. At the first sight, the 2018 Ford E-Series Cutaway is having a bright future in this segment. Sales of these vehicles are not impressive as sedans, trucks, or crossovers. However, the working van manages to sell at least 50,000 units annually.
Well, this might sound good, but the lineup remembers better days. In the rise of the new millennium, sales went over 200,000 copies. In 2015 they dropped under 100,000 units. The 2018 Ford E-Series Cutaway is not going to return them over this mark, but the company hopes to maintain the level of sales. After couple of years Ford will decide if they will continue to build this van, or new vehicles will take their position.
The Future of 2018 Ford E-Series Cutaway
With a promise that they will build E-Series until the end of decade, Ford puts shadows over the future of this lineup. It’s been present for more than 50 years. However, slow down on the market causes a doubt in the company, so the next editions are not so certain. However, there are still buyers who opt for 2018 Ford E-Series Cutaway and similar models, so replacing this vehicle is not so easy. Alternatives are trucks and Transit Connect van. However, purposes are totally different.
2018 Ford E-Series Cutaway Specs
Current version is going to offer more power than ever. The 2018 Ford E-Series Cutaway comes out with V-10 or V-8 engine. The base offer includes 6.8-liter V-10 unit for E-350 truck. A 6-speed automatic gearbox is forwarding power to wheels. Tow/haul mode is available for uphill drive. Total output of this drivetrain is 305 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque.
Other possibility is a 6.2-liter V-8 with 330 hp and 370 lb-ft of torque. The same features are coming for a drive system with this engine. So, a six-speed auto gearbox and haul/tow mode are key parts. Features such as engine block heater and traction control are optional.
Standard and Optional Equipment
Among standard features, buyers will find black bumper and grille. Both these parts optionally come in chrome or white paintjob. Telescopic mirrors and license plate bracket are also additional accessories. Inside, the 2018 Ford E-Series Cutaway will offer some advanced features such as cruise control. Front air-conditioning and dual-tone electric horn are there by default.
2018 Ford E-Series Cutaway Prices
There are three trim levels of the 2018 Ford E-Series Cutaway. The entry-level model is E-350 SRW. It costs from $31,000. For only $250 we are getting upper version, the E-350 DRW. In this case, DRW stands for Dual-Rear-Wheel. In some configurations this version comes with maximum GCWR capacity of 18,000 pounds.
However, the E-450 model tops that. It makes 22,000 lbs with DRW setup. But, it also costs more, and we can find it for at least $33,500. With optional features, such as speed limitations and Michelin tires, the 2018 Ford E-Series Cutaway E-450 model costs significantly higher.