2004 Ford Excursion Review | Edmunds.com

2004 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 No

Review of the 2004 Ford Excursion

  • Unless you really need the Excursion's towing ability and huge interior, you're better off with the smaller Expedition or GM's Suburban/Yukon XL twins.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Substantial passenger and cargo capacity, impressive towing ability, diesel engine option.

  • Cons

    Unwieldy size, trucklike driving characteristics, poor fuel economy, high sticker price.

  • What's New for 2004

    The Excursion's final year of production is 2004 so there are few changes from last year. Ford's excellent new 6.0-liter turbodiesel V8 replaces last year's 7.3-liter diesel. Besides offering considerably more horsepower and torque, the new engine has cleaner emissions and gets better gas mileage. Several new options are available; these include wireless headphones for the rear-seat entertainment package and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Body-side cladding and illuminated running boards are no longer available on XLT models. Also note that the trim level structure has been revised slightly, as base XLS and midlevel XLT trim replace XLT Value and XLT Premium.

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Gas Mileage

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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Good choice

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Excursion XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)

Purchased to tow a boat and has the power and smooth ride to make it a good experience.




Worth the money

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Excursion XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)

I have found the excursion to be a worthy competitor to the chevy suburban. Although gas mileage is slightly worse than the chevy, the power and driveability of the excursion is unequaled. The steering is more responsive then the chevy even though it is some seven inches longer and approx. 1900 lbs heavier. Do not be intimidated by the size of this vehicle. On the exterior it seems almost too big to control, but when in the drivers seat control is all you will feel. The high stance of the excursion provides superior visability in city and highway traffic. Noise levels are at minimum even when on the highway passing big rigs.




I love my truck!!!

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Excursion XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)

My Excursion is my only vehicle and I love it. It's isn't too bulky to drive everyday. I have used my truck to it's maximum capacity in it's many versatile ways - space, towing capacity, 4WD, up- scale passenger room or as a real workhorse. I have never been disppointed. Yes, it is a little pricey but well worth it. No, it is not good on gas but would you expect it to be? It's a V10 with amazing abilities and weighs almost 3 tons. Because of the traction that the Excursion has, I very rarely have to engage the 4WD (and I live in snow country). I haven't had any bad experiences with my Excursion and I would reccommend it to everyone. I LOVE MY TRUCK!!!!




Great

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Excursion XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)

great on long trips




Love it

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Excursion XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)

i love my excursion. its the best suv that ive ever owned. its perfect for a large family. the gas milage isnt that great but that would be my only compaint. the ride is comfortable.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Didn't test it enough

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Excursion XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)

I love the look of my excursion I like to drive it,but it just is not reliable,I have had it in the shop for many different things,It goes through break pads like crazy,I was really disapointed have always been a ford fan,I chose it over the suburban,I now am looking to trade it in because i have 4 children and I am afraid to put them in it,It does not stop like it should and when I put it in the shop they can never seem to find anything wrong.Ford tried to compeat with chevy but really lost this one,,,



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Full 2004 Ford Excursion Review

What's New for 2004

The Excursion's final year of production is 2004 so there are few changes from last year. Ford's excellent new 6.0-liter turbodiesel V8 replaces last year's 7.3-liter diesel. Besides offering considerably more horsepower and torque, the new engine has cleaner emissions and gets better gas mileage. Several new options are available; these include wireless headphones for the rear-seat entertainment package and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Body-side cladding and illuminated running boards are no longer available on XLT models. Also note that the trim level structure has been revised slightly, as base XLS and midlevel XLT trim replace XLT Value and XLT Premium.

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Talk About The 2004 Excursion

2004 Ford Excursion Discussions See all Started By

truktoy
truktoy
06-11-2007
Excursion now has 43,000 miles (2004 6.0 diesel)and engine cuts out for 1 to 4 seconds in 45 to 65 mph range causing a jerk/shudder. Also sometimes there is a stagnation at idle and engine will not a...


cbr600rr
cbr600rr
02-11-2005
"How this relates to your - 10 score for an Excursion given there are no EPA estimates that I know of for one is beyond me?"...


alsmsgctr
alsmsgctr
04-07-2006
My wife and I are planning to buy a 2000 Ford Excursion 6.8L V10 (4.3 axle ratio) to pull our 6800lbs trailer (dry weight). We currently have a Ford Expedition 5.4L V8 XLT and is clearly not powerful...



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