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2004 Ford Excursion

2004 Ford  Excursion

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The massive 2004 Ford Excursion is not a vehicle you want to run into. Scorned by environmentalist and feared by the competition, the Excursion has a couple things in mind: extreme roominess and extreme power. That's about all the Excursion thinks about.

Of course, that's not entirely true. The Excursion is extremely comfortable, and it can carry or tow very heavy cargo. For 2004, the XLS replaces the XLT Value as the least expensive of all Excursions, and there is more optional equipment to choose from. But it still won't win over any environmentalists.

Available Models
The entire 2004 Ford Excursion lineup consists of five models: XLS, XLS Limo, XLT, Eddie Bauer and Limited. The Eddie Bauer and Limited models are covered in a separate review.

Interior Features
The 2004 Ford Excursion is quite simply enormous. This means space in abundance. The Excursion has three big rows that seat up to nine adults, while both interior volume and interior space are best in class.

The manufacturers at Ford know that people interested in the Excursion want to be able to put its size to the test. With this in mind, the full-size Excursion combines the design of a tailgate and a lift-glass rear cargo into its Tri-Panel door system. The door has a separate lift-glass for convenient small-parcel loading and lightweight twin swing-out composite doors with no visibility-blocking center pillar.

Some of the available options for 2004 include an AM/FM radio with in-dash 6-disc CD player, telescoping heated power trailer-towing mirrors and power adjustable pedals.

Exterior Features
The 2004 Ford Excursion adds body color moldings on the XLS model for 2004. Chrome running boards are now also optional equipment on four-wheel drive XLT models.

As noted, Excursions come in four-wheel drive. They can also be had in a rear-wheel drive configuration.

There are three different engines available for 2004. The first is a 5.3-liter V8. To move the big SUV, it delivers 255 horsepower at 4500 rpm and 350 lb-ft of torque at 2500 rpm. The second is a 6.8-liter V10 with 310 horsepower at 4250 rpm and 425 lb-ft of torque at 3250 rpm.

The final engine is a 6.0-liter turbodiesel. Combined with a 5-speed TorqShift automatic transmission, the diesel powertrain delivers 325 horsepower and 560 lb-ft of torque-both best in class.

Safety and Security
Dual front airbags and antilock 4-wheel disc brakes are standard. A rear obstacle detection system is optional with XLT models.

2004 Ford Excursion - Vehicle Highlights

An available segment-exclusive Safety CanopyTM side curtain air bag system with rollover sensor offering protection for all three rows of seating in side impact collisions and rollovers
Improved access to the third-row and an innovative Tailgate Bench SeatTM feature, which folds flat into the floor and disappears without removing the head restraints
An elegant new cabin and instrument panel design reflects Ford Motor Company's across-the-board investment in improved interior quality and craftsmanship
The largest engine in a minivan - a newly available 4.2-liter V-6 - that offers best-in-class torque for improved passing and towing performance
A new power liftgate (available later in the model year)
Latest generation Ford four-speed automatic transmission with improved shift quality and improved downshift response
New larger four-wheel disc brakes with standard ABS on all models and a new "Panic Brake Assist" system standard on models equipped with Ford's AdvanceTracTM stability enhancement system

Fast Stats
Up to 9
MSRP from
5.4L V8
6.8L V10
6.0L V8 Diesel
255 @ 4500
310 @ 4250
325 @ 3300
4-speed auto
5-speed auto
MPG: City/Hwy
not available

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