The E-150 is available in XL, XLT and Chateau Wagon trim levels. As a cargo van it is able to sit two and has an ample 236.5 cubic feet of cargo room. As a passenger van it can seat up to eight passengers. The standard engine is a 225 hp 4.6-liter V-8. There is also an optional 255 hp 5.4-liter V-8. Both are controlled by a four-speed automatic transmission. When properly equipped the E-150 van can haul up to 6,900lbs. The passenger wagon is rated for 400lbs less.For 2006, the Ford E-150 gets a four-speed-automatic transmission standard.