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2003 Ford Excursion

2003 Ford Excursion
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2003 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer & Limited Edition - Review
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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.

Available Models
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.

Interior Features
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 XLT Premium.

Exterior Features
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 for 2003.

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.

New for the 2003 Excursion

Eddie Bauer series
All-new 6.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine with 325 horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque, reduced emissions and noise (early 2003)
All-new five-speed TorqShift automatic transmission with 6.0-liter Power Stroke diesel (early 2003)
New forged 16-inch wheels on Limited
Driver 's grab handle standard on A-pillar
Cherry woodgrain trim on Limited and Eddie Bauer
Improved ride and handling
Standard in-dash six-disc CD changer on Limited
New exterior color: Red Fire

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Fast Stats
9 - standard
8 / 7 - optional
MSRP from
5.4L Triton V8
6.8L Triton V10
7.3L Power Stroke  V8
3.0L Turbo Diesel  V8
255 @ 4500
310 @ 4250
250 @ 2600
325 @ 3300
4-speed auto OD
5-speed auto OD
MPG: City/Hwy
not available

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