A Real Truck
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Vehicle2005 Ford Excursion XLS Rwd 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl Turbodiesel 5A)
ReviewAfter towing a 6,000 lb travel trailer
for 3,000 miles with a Lincoln
Aviator, I decided it was time for a
The Powerstroke (Intl) diesel is
getting 22MPG highway, 14.5 with the
trailer - as compared to 14 and 7.5
with the Aviator. A HUGE difference -
plus diesel is cheaper than premium.
The 44 gallon tank gives us an 800
mile range, while the Aviator had a
180 mile range.
The Limited has the same options as
the Aviator, except for the cooled
seats and navigation.
The space is fabulous and although the
size takes getting used to, it isn't
that big if a deal.
I put an $1800 Banks Six Gun PowerPack
on it that boosts the HP to 500 and
torque to 800 - amazing power
Best FeaturesDiesel power, backup radar, interior space, rear "dutch" doors, towing capacity, true 4WD, movable pedals, opening rear side glass, 44 gallon fuel tank, cupholders, storage space, new "nostril" grille, DVD entertainment, multiple 12V ports, lighted running boards, & integrated heated tow mirrors + +
Worst FeaturesCooled seats, navigation, quadrasteer, HID headlights, larger DVD screen.
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