The 2003 Ford Excursion is an extremely rugged sport utility
vehicle with vast storage and passenger space on the inside.
Addressing customers' desires for a heavier-duty SUV with
enhanced towing and cargo capacity, the 2003 Ford Excursion
is quite simply a beast of an SUV. Able to power through
any condition, the 2003 Ford Excursion satisfies both in
the work department and as a family vehicle.
The XLT and XLT Premium editions constitute the lower half
of the four-model Excursion lineup. Above them in terms
of standard equipment are the Eddie Bauer and Limited editions.
All models come with the standard performance and ruggedness
inherent in the Excursion line, and in no way do the XLT
and XLT Premium hold back on the goods.
With three rows of seating, there is enough room in the
2003 Ford Excursion for nine people to sit comfortably.
Formed with an emphasize on convenience, the Excursion combines
both liftgate and rear cargo door designs 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 center pillar to impede vision.
A six-disc, in-dash CD player is available on all models.
A Rear Seat Entertainment System, including a DVD player
and outputs for games and headphones, is optional on the
A full 7.4 inches longer than its closest competitor, the
Chevrolet Suburban, the Excursion is also 6 inches taller
and 2000 lbs. heavier. For XLT editions, chrome steel wheels
and platinum bodyside cladding are standard. In addition,
Red Fire Clearcoat Metallic is a new exterior color choice
Not surprisingly, both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive
configurations are available on the Excursion. With two-wheel
drive models, the standard engine is a powerful 5.4-liter
V8 with 255 horsepower at 4500 rpm and 350 lb-ft of torque
at 2500 rpm. Four-wheel drive models are equipped with a
6.8-liter V10 with 310 horsepower at 4250 rpm and 425 lb-ft
of torque at 3250 rpm (optional on two-wheel drive models).
Also available is a 7.3-liter Turbodiesel V8 with 250 horsepower
at 2600 rpm and 525 lb-ft of torque at 1600 rpm. However,
later in the model year an improved diesel V8 will be offered.
The new, cleaner 6.0-liter Power Stroke diesel and new five-speed
TorqShift automatic transmission will combine to make a
best-in-class 325 horsepower at 3300 rpm and 550 lb-ft of
torque at 2000 rpm. It will offer up to 10 percent better
fuel economy and 20 percent lower emissions.
Safety and Security
The 2003 Ford Excursion offers BlockerBeam front bumper
underride protection for crash compatibility with smaller
vehicles. Engineered crumple zones help dissipate impact
forces in a frontal collision. Other features include dual
front airbags and reliable antilock 4-wheel disc brakes.
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