Bought this vehicle to tow a 32 ft trailer 8500 lbs over the east coast.
Was getting 7mpg with a 2005 expedition, went to 17mpg on the excursion.
Did have to replace the turbo, the injector 8 and a starter.
But its the only 4x4 diesel suv on the market. If the truck survives a year, without more problems, I'll probably have it until the frame dies.
Great truck except the 6.0L Diesel has a factory defect. The head bolts stretch. Blew a head gasket just before warranty was up. Over $5000 cost to repair. They remove the body to repair the engine which disturbs many electrical and other connections. Some owners have to pay after warranty is up. I like it but not sure I would buy another Ford after this engine. Check the internet before buying regarding this engine.
This SUV can tow anything, haul the
wife, 3 kids, dog, gear-and gets GREAT
mpg. The truck is large, but it's
shorter than a 3/4 ton crewcab pickup.
It gets much better gas mileage than a
Durango with more space - WAY more.
Although it's a 3/4 ton, it rides
smoothly, and talk about power - I
towed my 27ft travel trailer from VA to
FL at speeds averaging 65-70 mph and it
never once kicked out of overdrive -
and I got a solid 12 mpg out of it - the
2002 Yukon XLT I traded in didn't come
close - about 7.5 mpg with less tow
capacity. With no trailer I averaged
almost 20 mpg HWY. I went 802 miles
without filling up. Size, power,
range, leather, DVD - it's the dream
SUV for any RV/Truck/Family guy
We went from the Ford Expedition to the
Excurison just a few months ago. After
trying the GMC and Chevy large size
SUVs we went right back to the Ford.
The handing and towing ability keeps us
coming back. The new trasmission is
out of this world! All I can say
is...try it..you'll buy it!!
Had a Suburban, but wanted a diesel, so i researched the Excursion and got the diesel. I do almost all highway driving, so went the first 120,000 on the original tires! The only was problem was the alternator that was $500. Now at @ 165,000, have minor problems from letting truck sit during the summer and using my Honda for gas mileage!