Chassis Update: New MODE LT engines

Not only are the engines 75 lbs lighter, but vans built on the Port Fuel Direct Injection engines will come with Adaptive Cruise Control, 360-degree cameras and other awesome features

MARCH 23, 2023 | BY INGRID SCHNADER
Storyteller Overland will begin manufacturing a limited number of adventure vans on Ford’s legendary 3.5L V6 Port Fuel Direct Injection engines, starting later this month. In the past, we have had the mighty 3.5L EcoBoost engine in all the MODE LT vans.

We’re incredibly excited to announce that MODE vans built with the Ford PFDI engines will include adaptive cruise control (a $2,050 value) and 360-degree cameras (a $1,000 value), which had previously been constrained at the OEM manufacturing level. They will also have an extended fuel tank, keyless entry, an anti theft alarm, an HD trailer tow package and tons of other great features.
Additionally, the PFDI engine is 75 lbs lighter than the EcoBoost engine. It’s $1,775 less expensive, which has allowed us to include the previously constrained features mentioned above without changing the price. It’s tried and true and very reliable.

The PFDI engine is still very powerful, with 275 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. In comparison: Ford’s EcoBoost engine has 310 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque, and the Mercedes Sprinter AWD engine has 208 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque.

Engine Specs

Ford PFDI engine: 

275 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque


Ford EcoBoost engine: 

310 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque


Mercedes Sprinter AWD engine: 

208 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque

The MODE LT will continue to be sold at our see-through price of $171,428 at dealerships across the country. (Side note: this is about *$1,063/month with financing! *represents an approximate payment with approved credit & terms)

You may have noticed that we already updated the window stickers on the website. We apologize if this created any confusion – our No. 1 goal is to keep our website as accurate as possible while we gather new information and work on releasing announcements to you guys. Ideally, we would have no variations in any models whatsoever, but unfortunately with the current economy, we have to take what we can get from Ford in order to continue manufacturing the MODE LT.

We know your purchasing decisions can be affected by the availability of your desired chassis options and configurations, so we want to give you the most accurate information at all times to help you make those important decisions for yourself. We encourage you to carefully review the window sticker and specific chassis configuration options for your MODE LT with your dealer sales representative at the time and point of purchase.

Have any questions? Reach out to us at sales@storytelleroverland.com!

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