2003 Ford Excursion Review | Edmunds.com

2003 Ford Excursion

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Ford Excursion Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 7.3 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 250 hp @ 2600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 0/0 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2003 Ford Excursion

  • A big vehicle for people with big needs. For everyone else, a Chevrolet Suburban or 2003 Expedition is a better choice.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Substantial passenger and cargo capacity, impressive towing ability, diesel engine option, available on-board entertainment system.

  • Cons

    Huge size, truck-like driving characteristics, poor fuel economy, high sticker price.

  • What's New for 2003

    A new Eddie Bauer trim level debuts. It's equipped similarly to last year's Limited trim and also includes Arizona Beige exterior trim, two-tone leather seating and available second-row captain's chairs. Limited models get as standard equipment a six-disc in-dash CD changer, new aluminum wheels, cherrywood interior trim and a reversible cargo mat. In terms of mechanical changes, a new 6.0-liter turbodiesel engine arrives mid-year with more power and efficiency, connected to an all new five-speed TorqShift automatic transmission. Why anyone would use this mammoth rig to go trail busting we have no idea, but Ford will be offering an off-road package shortly after the first of the year. Finally, all Excursions get revised front suspensions for improved ride and handling.

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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Diesel power the only way

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford Excursion Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (7.3L 8cyl Turbodiesel 4A)

LOTS OF POWER WITH THE 7.3L, UNDER FULL LOAD AND TOWING 7500LB'S, THE BABY GETS UP TO HIGHWAY SPEEDS FAST. WITH NO ONE ELSE BUT THE DRIVER ON BOARD YOU AND BLOW THE DOORS OFF ALMOST ALL SPORTS CARS AND TRUCKS OFF THE LINE AND HANDELS GREAT IN THE TURNS. LOYS OF ROOM FOR LUGGAGE BE HID THE 3RD SEAT. A MUST FOR ANY FAMILY WITH MORE THAN 2 KIDS.




Big guy car

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford Excursion Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (7.3L 8cyl Turbodiesel 4A)

Got diesel fuel economy 17 mpg. at present only complaint vehicle had no rear sway bar. I added one from hellwig big diffence. ford warranty needs to be addressed 3yr/360000 bumper to bumper. 5yr/100000 on drive train which means diesel motor only.




Incredable change

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford Excursion Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (7.3L 8cyl Turbodiesel 4A)

I just purchased my excursion and absolutely love it. I have an explorer that I have had since 97. I have enjoyed it but needed extra room. Based on my experience with Ford, I knew I was going with a Ford. I just had to decide between expedition and the excursion. Bowditch treated extremely well during the whole process. They were ready for me when I came in. I handled most of my dealing over the net. I don't think I will look back. We are already getting as good of mileage as the explorer. Thanks so much to Ford again and to Bowditch. Two great partners....




The best truck

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford Excursion Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (7.3L 8cyl Turbodiesel 4A)

If you love trucks and are not a mini van type person this is the best!! It is a real truck and not an suv. I am a mom of 3 and love trucks this is the best. I get better fuel milage than with my jeep that I had!




Real truck not suv

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford Excursion Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (7.3L 8cyl Turbodiesel 4A)

this is a real truck you have to like trucks to have one it is great for the family of 5 and boat I love it thanks




My big black x

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford Excursion Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (7.3L 8cyl Turbodiesel 4A)

This vehicle does it ALL. I sold my RAM2500 4wd V10 and got this. The ram was good, THIS THING IS GREAT. Towing, fuel economy, power...AWESOME!! My wife was terrified to drive it at first (used to her 5 series BMW) but now I have to fight with her to drive it. She loves it. The only problem is I can't fit it in the garage. Oh well. After I lift it, it wouldn't fit in there anyway. Buy one if you're in the market.



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Full 2003 Ford Excursion Review

What's New for 2003

A new Eddie Bauer trim level debuts. It's equipped similarly to last year's Limited trim and also includes Arizona Beige exterior trim, two-tone leather seating and available second-row captain's chairs. Limited models get as standard equipment a six-disc in-dash CD changer, new aluminum wheels, cherrywood interior trim and a reversible cargo mat. In terms of mechanical changes, a new 6.0-liter turbodiesel engine arrives mid-year with more power and efficiency, connected to an all new five-speed TorqShift automatic transmission. Why anyone would use this mammoth rig to go trail busting we have no idea, but Ford will be offering an off-road package shortly after the first of the year. Finally, all Excursions get revised front suspensions for improved ride and handling.

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Talk About The 2003 Excursion

2003 Ford Excursion Discussions See all Started By

ford73
ford73
11-06-2010
It has 7.3L diesal in it. Over the last week or two it has not been starting all the time. It turns over but will not start. Some times I just wait a few minutes and others I need to wait up to a hou?...


thebeast1
thebeast1
08-26-2002
Hello I am new to the group and would like to answer some of the questions I have been reading. But first, I have a 2000 Excursion 4x4 V10 3:73 gears.The odometer just turned 60,000 and have only repl...


driveabeast
driveabeast
10-14-2004
I have also discussed this problem with an employee of a wholesale brake supply shop after I turned my rotors the first time. He happen to personally have an Excursion and was working with a couple o...



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