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2004 Ford Excursion

Ford Excursion Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 6.8 L V 10-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear 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 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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Excursion can do it all!

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer Rwd 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)

I traded my mini-van in to get my Excursion so I could feel like a man again while driving my family with four girls. What I didn't know was how versatile this beast is. It seats even 8 adults comfortably. It tows almost anything without trying. The ride is very smooth. I took out the back seat & folded the middle one down then camped in it by myself for three days quite comfortably. Here is the one that is hard to believe. My trailer was out of comission so I took off the front wheels of my YFZ450 Quad and stuck it in the back! I took pictures to prove it and I'm sending them to a quad mag. This truck is amazing.




Pimp

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer Rwd 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)

this thing is pimp and awesome i love this ruck the v10 gives it smooth power and the zer to 60 is under 7.5 seconds!!!!! its way bigger than an escalade its 10 grand cheaper and it has V10 power !! bu could say the gas mileage sucks but if u wanted smething with good gas mileage u shouldnt ve bought it in the first place it gets good muleage for what it is




Oxcursion

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer Rwd 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)

i love my truck. it pulls my camper everywhere i go. gas mileage really stinks. (12.2 avg)




Not as bad as you

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer Rwd 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)

This is our second Excursion. We frequently take excursions from SoCal into NorCal and Central Cal, delivering finished goods and transporting our two sons. With a quick mod on the air intake, we get 14+ MPG, and this includes 75mph ascent on the grapevine and fully loaded in the cabin! We got 16.3 mpg once on a trip to Vegas and back. It's bigger than other SUV's (Largest), so small cars yield and Semi's see us.




How to amke new friends!

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer Rwd 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)

I LOVE MY EXCURSION, BEST VEHICLE I HGAVE EVER OWNED. I CVAN TOW ALMOST ANYTHING, HAUL 7 PASSENGERS ( AND THEIR LUGGAGE!) GREAT INTERIOR WITH LOADS OF ROOM! AND THE BEST PART IS THAT I AM MAKING NEW FRIENDS AT ALL OF THE GAS STATIONS I HAVE TO STOP AT!




Excursion is great

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer Rwd 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)

I previously had an expedition but it lacked storage space. I can store anything in this vehicle. the excursion is the best vehicle I have ever owned, it drives well, it is very comfortable, and seats eight very well. I would buy another one if they still make it in four or five years. I keep the expedition for four years. the only draw back is the fuel economy it has none. It likes gas. I knew this when I bought it that it would use a great deal of fuel. It you can afford the fuel bill, everyone should have one. I like everything about this vehicle, I feel that ford has a winner here and should continue to produce it.



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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