This Excursion drive and rides like a dream. It is great on long trips, what a cruiser. I like the looks of it. The interior is so comfortable and roomy. You can haul just about anything. Ours is a diesel and not 4x4 so our mileage is not too bad. The bet we did was 19.75 and usually about 18 mpg. So for a rig this big that's not too bad. It is not the easiest thing to park.
Comfortable leather seats. Easy to drive. The stereo sounds great. Heated seats.
I'd avoid this vehicle and all FORD products. Apparently there's an issue with blowing spark plugs which costs upwards of $5k to repair including replacing the head unit. Always seems to be one issue after another, odd repairs have put our vehicle out of service roughly 30 - 40 days in the past few years.
I like the towing capability, but it's not good if the vehicle is broken down.
Recall the motor and repay the folks who are out thousands in costly repairs when Ford knew there was an issue.
I have owned this vehicle since 2001. 7.3 Turbo Diesel, not very much power, replaced 3 sets of hubs, 4 cam position sensors, ball joints have no grease fittings - replaced those twice, multiple electrical problems, 6 batteries so far, light switch breaks off when turning lights on (recalled on others, not where mine was built, per Ford). Newest problem, no center of steering, has been in shop 3 times; no use of it for last 2 months; replacing part by part from flushing fluids all the way to steering box, still doing same thing -- pulls right, then left, then right. Going back to dealer today. My best advice, buy a Chevy.
Love the size, can fit all my friends, great on a long trip as far as storage for luggage, etc. 4WD, if you can lock the hubs, they get stuck.