An updated version of the Ford Excursion might be demonstrated pretty soon at one of the auto shows in 2017. This model is not currently available for purchase.
2017 Ford Excursion release date
Thanks to the significant updates, the new for 2017 model isn’t expected to be available until late 2017, no confirmed date has been released as yet.
Release date: late 2017
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2017 Ford Excursion redesign
The key to the Excursion is simplicity; solid axles, leaf spring suspension and load bearing ladder type chassis, it is based upon the Ford F-250. The body shape will be the same across the range, all fitted with leather seats and modern equipment. It is said that the Excursion will share many features of the Super Duty pickup truck.
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2017 Ford Excursion price
While no prices have yet been released, it is expected that the price will be competitive with the entry level Escalade or flagship Expedition.
2017 Ford Excursion equipment
The new Excursion will be fitted with eight separate airbags, three zone climate control and the very latest in FordSync media systems.
2017 Ford Excursion off-road
Thanks to the heavy-weight and large overhangs, it is doubtful that the Excursion will be an off-road favorite, although it will be equipped with an all-wheel drive system.
2017 Ford Excursion specs
The Ford Excursion is a genuine piece of Americana; technology such as ventilated disc brakes, ABS, steering damper, cruise control and parking sensors, combined with cheap plastics, manual transmission, compass in the center panel and numerous cubby holes for storage.
No official word has yet been given regarding engines, but it is thought that the base version will get a 6.2 liter V8, producing maximum power of 385 BHP and perhaps a giant diesel offering as well; 6.7 liter V8 that produces 440 BHP and a massive 925 lb/ft of torque.
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2017 Ford Excursion easy driving
The Excursion is very easy to drive; the power steering enables easy one-handed operation of the vehicle, so easy in fact that a child could operate it.
The suspension isn’t great, but it does what it needs to do. The vehicle has an excellent turning circle, even more so compared to its European rivals.
2017 Ford Excursion video review
2017 Ford Excursion fuel consumption
Although the Excursion is thought to have the modern generation engines fitted, thanks to its weight and power, fuel consumption won’t be great; something along the lines of its predecessor.