Ford designed the E-Series Cutaway lineup to meet a wide range of business needs. There are three E-Series models available: the E-350 SRW (Single-Rear-Wheel), the E-350 DRW (Dual-Rear-Wheel), and the E-450 DRW. Each of the three models is further offered in different wheelbase lengths. Choose from 138-inches or 158-inches on the E-350 SRW; 138-inches, 158-inches, or 176-inches on the E-350 DRW; and 158-inches or 176-inches on the E-450 DRW.
The E-350 SRW
The entry E-350 SRW Cutaway starts at just $33,630. With standard seating for two, the E-350 SRW includes a 7.3-liter overhead valve V8 engine. This engine is available in two versions - the Premium version generates 350 hp and 468 lb-ft of torque, while the Economy version produces 300 hp and 425 lb-ft of torque. Both versions are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission for smooth acceleration.
The E-350 SRW comes standard with 16-inch x 7-inch steel wheels, traction control, and a 40-gallon fuel tank. The base curb weight is 4,950 lbs for the short wheelbase and 5,012 lbs for the long wheelbase, but both variants share the same 10,050 lbs GVWR.
Next up, the E-350 DRW starts at $33,880 and also offers seating for two. It includes the same 7.3-liter V8 engine and six-speed transmission, along with 16-inch x 6-inch white steel wheels. Depending on the exact vehicle, the base curb weight ranges from 5,225 lbs to 5,287 lbs, while the GVWR varies from 11,500 lbs to 12,500 lbs. This gives you considerably more leeway for heavier upfits.
The largest E-Series Cutaway is the 2022 E-450 DRW. Starting at $36,105, the E-450 is a larger, dual-rear-wheel version of its siblings, providing seating for two and the same engine options. Base curb weight starts at 5,512 lbs, while the max GVWR is an impressive 14,500 lbs. In short, the E-450 DRW is the top choice for the toughest tasks.
The 2022 Ford E-Series Cutaway is designed for hard work. Most notably is the Gross Vehicle Weight Ratio range across the trim lineup. From the E-350 SRW's GVWR of 10,500-lbs up to the largest E-450 DRW's 14,500-lbs, the Cutaway is prepped to handle several different commercial configurations and offers these configurations as optional prep packages.
Ford has designed several upfitting prep packages to prepare the Cutaway for specific jobs, including Ambulance, Motorhome, School Bus, Shuttle Bus, and Multi-Function School Activity Bus. Your local commercial Ford dealer can work with you to dial in exactly which Cutaway truck fits the GVWR needed for your intended business use. Thanks to a variety of wheelbase lengths, the options are virtually limitless.
Capability and Features
The E-Series Cutaway also delivers impressive payload capability across the entire model range. Starting with the smallest E-350 SRW with a 138-inch wheelbase, the max payload comes in at 5,100-lbs. The larger wheelbase E-350 SRW offers slightly less, at 5,030-lbs. At the top end of the range, the E-450 DRW with a 176-inch wheelbase provides up to 8,980-lbs of payload.
Buttressing all that capability is a handful of systems that make driving the E-Series Cutaway safer and easier, starting with standard hill start assist. This system prevents the vehicle from rolling backward on inclines by automatically engaging the brakes to hold it in place for up to two seconds until the driver hits the accelerator. Traction control and electronic stability control are also standard and work by applying selective braking across all four wheels to maintain optimal road contact.
Starting with the standard electronic message center, the E-Series Cutaway line puts a strong focus on safety and drivability. The electronic message center displays important vehicle diagnostics data that helps the driver ensure the truck is operating optimally. Data like oil life, engine hours, and miles-to-empty are displayed constantly, and driver-friendly cabin ergonomics that put necessary controls within easy reach mean drivers can focus on the road.
Ford offers several optional driver-assist safety systems for the E-Series Cutaway. These systems work in the background, via strategically-mounted sensors and cameras, to constantly monitor road conditions, alerting the driver when sensing a hazard or potential collision. These systems can help commercial drivers stay more alert and confident while managing heavy cargo or passengers.
Adaptive Cruise Control uses radar and cameras to automatically adjust speed to keep a consistently safe distance away from the vehicle ahead. It's a feature that's especially helpful in stop-and-go traffic. Forward Collision Warning alerts the driver if a collision is possible in front of the truck. The system also increases braking sensitivity to assist the driver and help avoid a crash. Thanks to Automatic Emergency Braking and Post-Collision Braking, if the crash is imminent, the system will continue applying the brakes to minimize the severity of the accident.
Lane Departure Warning, another optional driver-assist system, works by detecting when the vehicle drifts out of its intended lane of travel. Automatic High Beams mean no more manually shifting between low- and high-beam settings because the system does it for you. The system is especially helpful in poor lighting conditions or high-traffic driving. It senses oncoming traffic and automatically shifts to a low-beam setting, switching back when the coast is clear to deliver additional visibility, never requiring the driver to take their hands off the wheel.