2005 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl Turbodiesel 5A)
I was surprised to get 16 mpg - much better than my Jeep Wrangler. I've driven similar trucks and usually got around 9 or 10 mpg. I'm really impressed with the power of the 6.0 diesel - it definitely outperforms the older 7.3.
Leather interior, sound and DVD system, available turbo diesel and 4WD.
Was never offered in a King Ranch package - although I hear Ford may be producing a longer version of the Expedition in the future to replace the discontinued Excursion.
2005 Ford Excursion XLT Rwd 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)
I absolutely love this truck. I opted for gas over diesel and after driving it the V-8 seemed nothing short of gutless and wasn't even an option. I can't say I pay a lot of attention to the gas mileage but it seems to be decent for the vehicle size and the power ... yeowww, finally a beast of a vehicle that can get out of its own way. I love it. Maneuvers great, smooth ride & all in all I think a great riding vehicle. I definitely prefer driving it over my 350z. Not very difficult to find parking, can get it in any spot I can fit my Chevy truck into.
The room! Considering I am the kinda girl who has to take 10 pairs of shoes for an overnight trip, the space in this baby rocks for the frequent road trips I make across state. Dogs, couple of teenagers, everyone has a plenty of space. Nice to be able to get everyone in with no hassle.
Better interior fabric. I got cloth interior since my dogs are frequent passengers. Itchy on the skin.
2005 Ford Excursion XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A)
We love our Excursion, even nick-named it "Haus" since this gentle giant has served us well. Pulls a horse trailer with ease and on those occasions when you need to rent "real" toys like a 21' boom lift or a backhoe, you better not show up in a Toyota, they'll laugh you out of the place. Go home son and bring back a real truck 3/4 ton or better you'll be hearing as you slink out of the parking lot. We have a real issue over all the hoopla about the Powerstroke diesel and all the negatives about the V-10 sucking up gas, which is definitely NOT the case, ours has always gotten 12-15 MPG city and gets better mileage loaded out than the Dodge Ram Pickup with a 318-V8, and no stinky $$ diesel fuel.
We have lots of favorite features, mine is the high profile, sits up as high as a van, for easy view of what's out in front of you, big and roomy and can fit 8 "real adults" in comfort and your stuff. The rest of the family enjoys the great sounding 6 CD Player and the DVD player on long hauls.
A light for the ashtray would be nice or is Ford trying to tell us something ...hmmmmm for $40,000. We want a light other than our Zippos!