Used 2002 Ford Excursion SUV
Edmunds' Expert Review
Too much truck for too many people. Buy a Suburban if you need a nine-passenger SUV that can tow.
In a classic "bigger is better" move, Ford has upped the SUV ante by producing the largest Bradymobile yet. The Excursion offers more interior room and cargo capacity than the previous heavyweight title-holder, the Chevrolet Suburban. At the same time, Ford is touting the Excursion's "earth-friendly" aspects like an engine lineup that meets LEV standards (albeit for heavy-duty trucks, not passenger cars and light-duty trucks) and the fact that 85 percent of the Excursion, by weight, is recyclable (never mind that 85 percent of an Excursion still equals about 2.5 Honda Civics).
The Excursion's base engine is a 5.4-liter V8 (255 hp/350 pound-feet) on two-wheel-drive models or a 6.8-liter V10 (310 hp/425 lb-ft) on models equipped with four-wheel drive. Optional is a 7.3-liter V8 diesel that makes 250 horsepower and 505 lb-ft of earth-shaking torque. All engines come with a four-speed automatic transmission as standard equipment; no manual transmission is offered in the Excursion.
A trailer tow hitch comes standard, and the Excursion can tug 11,000 pounds in 4WD guise. For comparison, the Chevy Suburban 2500 equipped with the 8.0-liter Vortec V8 can manage 12,000 pounds. But the Ford holds slightly more cubic feet of stuff than the Chevy. The Excursion measures 146.4 cubic feet versus the Suburban's 138.4.
Two trim levels are available. The base XLT model includes running boards, remote keyless entry, four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, an AM/FM/cassette/CD stereo, a 40/20/40 split-bench front seat and a third-row removable bench seat. Angle up to the Limited trim level, and you get a leather interior, automatic climate control, front captain's chairs, woodgrain trim, rear-seat audio controls, a trip computer, power rear quarter-windows, aluminum wheels, illuminated running boards, power signal aero mirrors and fog lamps. An optional rear seat entertainment system, which includes a 6.4-inch overhead LCD monitor, is DVD-powered this year.
Buy an Excursion, and you get tons of cargo- and passenger-carrying capacity, plus the security of knowing that no one else on the road will try to mess with you. Of course, you also get the huge inconvenience of not being able to park in certain garages or use some car wash facilities, and then there's the possibility that other people will assume that, by driving such a behemoth, you're trying to overcompensate for some other area in which you may be lacking. But if you're in the market for such a vehicle, and neither the Chevy Suburban nor the GMC Yukon XL does it for you size-wise, this is your SUV.
Just keep in mind that driving the Excursion is like piloting a loaded U-Haul, and you're going to have to become an ultra-safety-conscious driver.
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Used 2002 Ford Excursion SUV Overview
The Used 2002 Ford Excursion SUV is offered in the following styles: XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A), Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A), XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A), XLT Premium 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A), Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (7.3L 8cyl Turbodiesel 4A), Limited Ultimate 4WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A), XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (7.3L 8cyl Turbodiesel 4A), Limited Ultimate 4WD 4dr SUV (7.3L 8cyl Turbodiesel 4A), Limited Ultimate 2WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A), Limited 2WD 4dr SUV (7.3L 8cyl Turbodiesel 4A), XLT Premium 2WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A), Limited Ultimate 2WD 4dr SUV (7.3L 8cyl Turbodiesel 4A), XLT Premium 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A), Limited 2WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A), XLT Premium 2WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A), XLT 2WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A), Limited Ultimate 2WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A), XLT Premium 4WD 4dr SUV (7.3L 8cyl Turbodiesel 4A), XLT 2WD 4dr SUV (7.3L 8cyl Turbodiesel 4A), XLT Premium 2WD 4dr SUV (7.3L 8cyl Turbodiesel 4A), Limited 2WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A), and XLT 2WD 4dr SUV (6.8L 10cyl 4A).
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