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2002 Ford Excursion

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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 Yes

Review of the 2002 Ford Excursion

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

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Provides safe haven for the family, carries lots of stuff, truck-tough underpinnings can take lots of abuse.

  • 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 2002

    Excursions get crystalline headlamp lenses for 2002, as well as "smart" intermittent front and rear wipers. XLTs gain a new auto-lock feature as well as standard third-row child seat tethers with a BeltMinder system. Excursion Limited receives a chrome side strip, automatic climate control and power-adjustable pedals. New options on XLT include power-adjustable pedals and a power front passenger seat. Limited models can be equipped with memory seats and pedals, second-row captain's chairs and redundant controls for climate and audio on the steering wheel. Both XLT and Limited will get a DVD-based entertainment system for rear-seat passengers later this year. Skid plates are no longer optional.

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Customer Reviews

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Luv my truck

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Vehicle: 2002 Ford Excursion Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)

I love my SUV. I have the Turbo Diesel and I get excellent gas milage. 21 City. When I tow my three horses @ 1200# each plus my 4500# trailer I get less around 15. Still not bad. My kids have plently of room. As my kids are 6'1, 6'2' 5'7'. So I do not know why Edmunds said leg room is bad for taller people. Not so. My truck has lots of pick up and go. When I need to pull out I do and have no problems doing so. I guess if you are a timid driver and think you can not pull out driving this truck then I say don't buy it. As for me...I will keep my Excursion and continue to haul my kids around and my horses to shows etc. It is very comfortable to drive and Its fun to drive.




Diesel is the only way

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Vehicle: 2002 Ford Excursion Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)

This SUV with a small investment, as I did, you can produce over 23mpg which is way better that the comparible gas hogs. Fantastic ride and great traction makes it hard to sell mine but the kids are gone. I highly recommend anyone who need a camper puller or a economical kid hauler to seek out this vehicle.




Great truck

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Vehicle: 2002 Ford Excursion Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)

This truck is fantastic. It was used mostly for everyday driving and never had a complaint. When we finally asked it to tow (7000 lbs trailer), it was incredible. We towed through the mountains of West Virgina in July (95F) with the AC on and were able to set the cruise control at 65mph. This is one of the most versatile vehicles ever made.




Excursion all the way

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Vehicle: 2002 Ford Excursion Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)

The vehicle drives well. More importantly it has the best fuel economy of any SUV. I get 22MPG HWY and 20MPG towing.




Excursion is awsome

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Vehicle: 2002 Ford Excursion Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)

Have seen bad accidents involving Excursions and they have proven incredably safe. The ride is very good even thought it is built on a F-250 frame and it will pull hard with any size tow load. My diesel has over 130k miles on it and most are towing miles and still have had no problems. I'm also impressed with the body's build quality. The only problem I have had is every year I go to Pensacola, Florida and on a 10 or 12 mile stretch of highway 10 the electronics radio, gauges cut out randomly then return to normal, this has happened in the same spot the last four years, it still runs fine and dosent happen anywhere else but I just thought it was funny.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

The bomb diggity

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Vehicle: 2002 Ford Excursion Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)

This truck is the best vehicle I have ever owned. It's big, bad, and hungry for fun. I have five kids in it at all times and we love it. I hope I can find a new one in the future. We've had maintenance issues only and it has 80,000+ miles.



Full 2002 Ford Excursion Review

What's New for 2002

Excursions get crystalline headlamp lenses for 2002, as well as "smart" intermittent front and rear wipers. XLTs gain a new auto-lock feature as well as standard third-row child seat tethers with a BeltMinder system. Excursion Limited receives a chrome side strip, automatic climate control and power-adjustable pedals. New options on XLT include power-adjustable pedals and a power front passenger seat. Limited models can be equipped with memory seats and pedals, second-row captain's chairs and redundant controls for climate and audio on the steering wheel. Both XLT and Limited will get a DVD-based entertainment system for rear-seat passengers later this year. Skid plates are no longer optional.

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