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2005 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer and Limited

2005 Ford Excursion
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Styling changes are the main news for the massive 2005 Ford Excursion. It has the same great performance profile as last year, an incredible amount of power available from the optional diesel engine - unique in the segment, and is still Ford's top-level vehicle for size, luxury and safety.

The trim levels described here, the Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer and Limited models, are the top of the line for Ford in the extensive SUV offering. These are the biggest, most powerful and most expensive Fords going and they showcase the maximum in Ford's luxury, safety and performance appointments.

Available Models
The entire 2005 Ford Excursion lineup consists of five models: XLS, XLS Limo, XLT, Eddie Bauer and Limited. XLS, XLS Limo and XLT models are covered in a separate review.

Interior Features
The Excursion has three rows that seat up to nine adults. It is 2000 lbs heavier, 7.4 inches longer and 6 inches taller than its nearest competitor, the Chevrolet Suburban. As a result, its interior volume and interior space are best in the full-size SUV segment, including comfortable seating for nine adults and over 140 cubic feet of cargo volume to play with.

Refinements for 2005 include two new interior colors, Charcoal Black and Pebble and a new two-tone color-scheme for the leather seating surfaces in the Eddie Bauer edition.

The Ford Excursion returns with its Tri-Panel door system, which combines the design of a tailgate and a lift-glass rear cargo access point. 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.

The Excursion's Limited trim is an extreme combination of power, size and comfort. It features such standard items as heated front seats, driver-seat and pedal memory, steering-wheel climate and radio controls, an AM/FM radio with in-dash 6-disc CD changer and a universal garage-door opener.

Exterior Features
As mentioned above, the 2005 Excursion has made some exterior changes with jeweled headlamps, a new grille and bumper and revised wheel choices that include standard 16-inch forged aluminum wheels (Limited) and, on 4-wheel drive models, LT265/75R16 all-terrain white-letter tires.

2005 Excursions come with four-wheel drive but base models can be had with a rear-wheel drive configuration powered by a the standard-equipped 5.4-liter Triton V8. which delivers 255 horsepower at 4500 rpm and 350 lb-ft of torque at 2500 rpm. The second engine option is the 6.8-liter V10 with 310 horsepower at 4250 rpm and 425 lb-ft of torque at 3250 rpm. Finally, for heavy-duty towing behemoths, buyers can choose the 6.0-liter turbodiesel which, combined with Ford's 5-speed TorqShift automatic transmission, pumps out a class leading 325 horsepower and 560 lb-ft of torque.

Safety and Security
Dual front airbags, antilock 4-wheel disc brakes and a rear obstacle detection system are standard on both models.

2005 Ford Excursion - Vehicle Highlights

New jeweled headlamps
New grille, bumper and headlamps is now on all arrays
Revised wheel choices
New Eddie Bauer two-tone seating color scheme, with Medium Pebble surrounded by Charcoal Black
New interior colors: Pebble, Charcoal Black

Fast Stats
MSRP from
5.4L V8
6.8L V10
6.0L V8 Diesel
255 @ 4,500
310 @ 4,250
325 @ 3,300
4-speed auto
5-speed auto
MPG: City/Hwy
not available

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