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Ford Excursion Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 6.8 L V 10-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 310 hp @ 4250 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 0/0 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2001 Ford Excursion

  • Too much truck for too many people. Buy a Suburban if you need a nine-passenger SUV that can tow heavy stuff.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Tows plenty of weight, provides safe haven for the family, carries lots of stuff.

  • Cons

    Won't fit in a standard garage, drives like a loaded U-Haul, horrific fuel economy, hard to park, can't beat the Suburban at its own game.

  • What's New for 2001

    Performance is beefed up to 250 horsepower on the 7.3-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel V8 and all engines are now LEV compliant. An in-dash six-disc CD player is made available. The Excursion XLT gets platinum cladding and standard chrome steel wheels, and the Limited offers standard power signal aero mirrors, foglamps and an optional rear-seat entertainment system.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (8 total reviews)


This was my last ford

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Vehicle: 2001 Ford Excursion XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)

We picked up our new 7.3L Diesel Excursion for around $35k. We droveit home and the dealer had to come pick it up because it blew coolant out of a heater hose that didnt have a clamp.Door locks and door ajar lights started acting up just out of warranty. engine blew an oil plug at 88k which nearly cost the engine. Now the transmission is on the way out at 134,000. I had bought 5 Fords in 8 years and I refused to buy another one after this. I also had a SuperDuty F250 with the rotor problems, the door ajar problem and the door lock problems. I can understand somethings can go wrong but their customer service was never helpful.




The x is the best

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Vehicle: 2001 Ford Excursion XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)

With 105,000 on the X I can safely say it is the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. MPG is around 14.5 with the V-10! It's an all around great vehicle, especially if you need to tow. Had no problem towing a 9500 lb trailer, 70 mph, 5000 miles and averaged 13.8 mpg! With the A/C on all the way. Is has probably the quietest interior of any vehicle I have owned. Can you tell I like it?




Reliability not good, breaks down

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Vehicle: 2001 Ford Excursion XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)

I bought this vehicle used, with 63,000 miles on it. So far the engine blew, the torque converter was causing engine fires and the brakes have been redone 4 times because nobody can get them done right, the springs are bad on one side. Seems to me that this truck is holding up worse than my 97 Dodge Caravan that had 160,000 miles on it or my 94 Suburban with 240,000 miles on it!




Love it and would buy

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Vehicle: 2001 Ford Excursion XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)

I bought my excursion new and have loved it. I had 2 suburbans before and liked them also. But really wanted the diesel engine. We have the 7.3 in our F-350 crewcab and loved the power and mileage. The kids love the space and the reclining 2nd seat and the powerpoints and rear stereo control. I thought it had too much backend sway, so we added a leaf or two to the suspension in the back and one in the front & larger tires. Now it handles great. Ford should have stiffened the rear suspension to handle the load it is meant to carry. Went to Yellowstone a month after we had it and got 17-19 mpg with it, and that was a lot of mountain driving.




This is one great vehicle

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Vehicle: 2001 Ford Excursion XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)

This vehicle has been a joy to date.Its used for commute as well as towing(8900lb)trailer.Previous vehicle was a 99 f/250 crew which was also great.Chose this due to passenger room and parkway driving.This vehicle has an unfair Blackeye image which I am sure affects sales.This works like a truck and is plenty comfortable.I get a respectable 13-14 mpg combo driving (9.5 avg w/trailer)not bad for a 7000lb v10.




Big but great !

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Vehicle: 2001 Ford Excursion XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)

This is by far the biggest thing I've ever driven,I find it very easy to handle and it rides pretty smoothe.(the bigger bumps in the road are a little tough),but basically it is a nice ride. I never wanted a vehicle this big,but now that I have it,all I can say is I Love It !!!!



Full 2001 Ford Excursion Review

What's New for 2001

Performance is beefed up to 250 horsepower on the 7.3-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel V8 and all engines are now LEV compliant. An in-dash six-disc CD player is made available. The Excursion XLT gets platinum cladding and standard chrome steel wheels, and the Limited offers standard power signal aero mirrors, foglamps and an optional rear-seat entertainment system.

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