Used 2003 Ford Excursion Consumer Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

2003 Ford Excursion - Consumer Reviews

2003 Ford Excursion

Average Consumer Rating

75 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific Excursion model:
ADVERTISEMENT

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
6.8 Liter 16.5 MPG HWY, 13.7 MPG City
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By BIG TRUCK
on

Vehicle

2003 Ford Excursion Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)


Review

I love the whole package with this Excursion. I added a Gibson Exhaust, a Pro-M 95MM MAF Meter with a conical airfilter, and a custom computer ECU upgrade. All of these have greatly added to the fuel economy of the big truck! Build quality is far better than the last 2 decades from Ford.


Favorite Features

Diesel fuel economy without the added $6,000 + No problem towing with a 9500# load behind.


Suggested Improvements

Keep building this TRUCK! People assume that these are the worst fuel efficient trucks on the road..... Look at the 4.0 Liter Trucks AKA Rangers, and the Chevy 4.3 liters..... BAD Milage! FORD DON'T BUCKLE UNDER THE MISCONSEPTIONS OF THE FEW!


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Ultimate Family Limo
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By coxclan
on

Vehicle

2003 Ford Excursion Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)


Review

After 3 Suburbans and a 15 Passenger Van and a Toyota Landcruiser we have family found a true family limo. This is our 2nd Excursion. Comfort and Space. Our massive family felt confined in a suburban and like a tour crew in a 15 passenger van. The Excursion with its built in DVD is just right. Way to go Ford. What is the world are you thinking by discontinuing the Excursion after next year.


Favorite Features

Heated Leather Seats and the DVD entertainment system. The feeling of being up high in a vehicle that dominates the road. The looks of the excursion set it apart from all other large SUV's. Low maintanance compared to my Landcruiser.


Suggested Improvements

More computer gadgets that give trip information. Navigation system. Optional 4th row seating. Wheels are ugly compared to competition.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

6.0 engine vibration
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By 6.0 excursion
on

Vehicle

2003 Ford Excursion Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)


Review

An excellent vehicle all-round EXCEPT 6.0 diesel has severe and unacceptable vibration at 1700 rpm (65 mph). Dealer advises Ford says they are aware of problem but have no fix.


Favorite Features

Relatively small turning radius for large 4x4 SUV


Suggested Improvements

Must find solution for vibration or go back to 7.3. Have two 7.3's which have performed flawlessly.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

We love Excursions!
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Dr. Ken
on

Vehicle

2003 Ford Excursion Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)


Review

This is our second Excursion.We love them!We have 7 kids and this is our favorite for hauling around the crew.3rd seat is most accessable of anything in its class.The load space is tops,the ride is good and the seats are great.It is heavy and doesn't get blown around,but it is tireing to steer for long distances.


Favorite Features

huge fuel capacity and range(700 + miles),comfortable interior with lots of room,decent fuel economy w/diesel(14- 20 mpg)


Suggested Improvements

easier steering,better sound system,rear entertainment controls in dash


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

nice
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By kkc04
on

Vehicle

2003 Ford Excursion XLT Value Rwd 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


Review

Slightly underpowered but vehicle is not used to tow anything other than the family around. Very solid road feel and drives nicely on the highway.


Favorite Features

super sized interior is great for long trips with the kids


Suggested Improvements

larger base engine or higher output from the 5.4L


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.

ADVERTISEMENT

New Car Buying Guides

See which cars and trucks our editors recommend

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411