by MANHUNTER on Apr 22, 2009 Vehicle: 2005 Ford Excursion XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)
After 44,000 miles and 3 1/2 years, we still own our "Big X" land yacht. Yes, it's big and no, it's not a politically- correct hybrid sub-compact, but what a vehicle. In my experience, the hype about the gas mileage in the V-10 is misinformation; I've been averaging 10 to 11 mpg in town and 15.4 on the highway. The ONLY problems I've had with this vehicle are with the brakes. I've had the brakes done twice in 3 1/2 years; it hasn't been to the shop for anything else, other than oil and filter changes.
by curt on Jan 1, 2005 Vehicle: 2005 Ford Excursion XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)
Only vehicle that can carry a large
payload and people as well. Handles
very well, good interior features, does
not drive like a truck - much more
smoother. Has plenty of power unlike
what many have said cruises up a grade
no problem fully loaded, Escalade is
too small and gimmicky in comparison
enormous Cadillac emblem on back door
goofy unusable gadgets etc.
by BK on Nov 11, 2004 Vehicle: 2005 Ford Excursion XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)
My experience with the Excursion is
that it is extremely reliable. The
only negative thing that I have to say
about it is the interior design,
whereby the spare tire is inside. I'm
sure it could have been placed outside
like most other vehicles. That would
enable us to utilize that "dead space"
which is created by having a tire
inside of the vehicle. As for fuel
economy, I've never seen a rating, but
we average anywhere between 18-21 mph
on the highway, and 16-18 in the city!
I think that is awesome for a vehicle
of its size.
Thanks for your time.
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