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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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What are the magazine testers

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

Every review in the automotive press I read said the Excursion was simply awful. I test drove one and bought it the same day. For the first year I used it in my limousine business to haul folks to and from the airport. A feat the Excursion excells at. Unlike the mag testers I have no problem with manuverability at all. I would not expect this vehicle to handle like a Porsche. I can not honestly think of a single complaint. Possible exception was trouble with the in dash 6CD changer & the monitor in the entertainment package. Both were replaced under warranty.




My excursion

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

Ideal vehicle for tailgating. You can easily haul BOTH person and their gear. This vehicle is solid and has excellent build quality. The V-10 gets 14+ on the highway, 13+ otherwise and has sufficient power. Far exceeds roominess and 'feel' of friends (smaller!) GM Tahoe XL SUV. ONE GREAT VEHICLE.




Real nice

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

this truck is the nices one I have ever owned.I can pull a house with thing, and to drive long distens is a joy




Excursio

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

Excursion is the best SUV in the world!! You can haul like any and evrything that you can think of and still have room for the kids, their stuff and yours as well!! The only thing is that you would come out alot better (fuel wise)if you were to purchase the diesel engine. The gas engine burns alot within the city, but on the highway the gas hibernates!!




Excursions for the future

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

We have always maintained between 14 to 18 mpg even when towing. The ease of getting in and out of the third seat is unbelievable. It is perfect when taking large groups of children because everyone can see the screen on the entertainment package. The turning ratio is better than I could have ever hoped for especially when I am coming from a Dodge Dakota with no turning ratio. We are so totally happy with this vehicle.



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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