2004 Ford Excursion XLS Rwd 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl Turbodiesel 5A)
We wanted a large SUV to accommodate
traveling with three daughters under
the age of 5, their stuff, our stuff,
and the necessary traveling goodies to
keep them entertained. We started with
a 02 Explorer, but it filled fast,
necessitating the purchase of an
external hitch carrier. Compared to
the Explorer, the Excursion is a cave
and can handle loads of stuff. We
recently packed it with two tricycles,
two small bikes with training wheels,
a stroller, and a duffle bag.
Everything fit behind the third seat!
Right now we are averaging 16 mpg
Ample space with storage bins. Great
gas mileage for size. Acceleration is
quick and passing is no problem. Very
comfortable on highway and long trips.
Turning radius is a bit big but no
real problem. Handling not as true as
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