2017 Ford Excursion rumored to be Super Duty based

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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.

2017 Ford Excursion pictures

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  • Douglas Filter

    This article is completely full of bullshit. Photos are of various 2002-2005 models, plus custom modifcations made by custom houses using Excursion rear body shells and Suoer Duty pickups. None of the info is logical or accurate. The dash photo – who knows where that came from? The 2017 SuperDuty truck is a complete redo – with aluminum body, so it does not look like the current pickup at all. Ford has shown the new pickups on their website, so these can easily be compared to what is shown here and shown to be bogus. There are rumors that there will be an Excursion coming – maybe 2017 or 2018 – but nothing in this article has anything to do with what Ford is planning.

  • Douglas Filter

    PLASTIC BUMPER? No Excursion has ever had a plastic bumper. I owned two of them. Those bumpers are solid thick steel. And the new Super Duty pickups also have a steel bumper. What have you been smoking, author?

  • Douglas Filter

    A few other things – it is obvious that you have never been in one. You are simply guessing. The excursions with diesel motors get over 20 mpg. With the 40 gallon tank, I could go over 900 miles without re-filling in my 2005 diesel. My 2003 V10 got 18 on the highway, but 10 around town. The 2016 Super Duty pickups with the new 6.7 V8 get 14 to 16 AVERAGE mpg. Further, the full frame Ford Trucks use leaf springs in the rear because that gives the best load and towing capacity. You can tow over 8 tons. But the Excursions also have air suspension in the rear for load leveling and handling. You will discover, if you ever drive one – that the leaf springs o not hinder the handling in any way. In addition, because of the long wheelbase, air suspension and weight, speed bumps are a non-issue, as are potholes, rough roads, washboard roads, and so on. The Excursion has been one of the smoothest big SUV’s out there, and the 2017 or 2018 will likely be even better. Gear shift handle for high speed driving? What kind of bullshit is that? The shift lever on Ford Trucks has nothing to do with high speed driving. Are you completely nuts? There is no such thing as ‘Hydrocyclone Boost” for the steering. The large steering radius has to do with the long wheelbase, just like any European truck with a long wheelbase. Short wheelbase cars can turn around in a shorter circle. This is Physics and has nothing to do with the features of any individual make. Ford does not sell an Excursion in Norway or in any country – including the USA – today. More BS. While the rear suspension is a solid axle, the front suspension on the 2wd truck is independent, as is the front suspension on the 4wd trucks. Always has been from when the Excursions were first introduced in 2002. “Ford Excursion can be safely attributed to one of the symbols of the American nation” – what does that even mean? That is jsut word salad. words thrown together that don’t make sense. How about this “Almost on the radiator under the hood securely set the wheel wrench and the Jack handle. In addition, while riding these parts can become hot, so all motorists need to be careful with them.” While a jack handle is mounted on the radiator shield, it never gets hot. Incredibly stupid thing to say. Here is another of your BS quotes – “Also can play a bad joke during the test drive for serious off-road too much vehicle weight and wide wheelbase.” – you really don’t understand this vehicle at all, have never seen one or driven one, have you? Ford did not show an Excursion at the 2014 LA Auto Show – a third party customizer had one there. So, really, there is nothing in this article that is true, accurate, or taken from Ford. WHo vetted this article? get your money back and fire this faker.

  • Douglas Filter

    There are no 2017 Fords sold in Norway or any other country at the moment, so the headline is misleading. There are no Excursions being sold ‘only in Norway’ either. This article is completely full of BS. I thought it was the Onion or some other bogus satire site, but really, it is simply an article full of made up and opinionated guesses fro a foreigner who has never seen an Excursion, much less driven one. Please look at my other posts below where I rebut everything that is printed in this article, because nothing is accurate. And realize that the photos – taken from sources around the internet – do not show an 2017 Excursion – or are even related to a 2017 Ford truck at all, since the Super Duty, on which the Excursion is based – is completely redone and pictures of it are posted on the Ford USA web site. Ford has not made an Excursion since 2005, although some third party customizers like “Custom Autos by Tim” (CABT) in Oklahoma and Hennessey Performance in Texas have taken Super Duty 4 door pickup trucks and added a rear Excursion body shell to make ‘new’ versions. These are shown in some of the photos here. In fact – the author entitled the YouTube video as “2017 Excursion” when in fact, it shows a 2015 Excursion Modified vehicle by Tim’s (CABT). Photos are, from top to bottom 1) 2003 Excursion Limited (can tell by wheels), 2) unknown dashboard – not a Ford Excursion. 3) 2004 Excursion Eddie Bauer model, 4) Red and Black customized and lifted 2002-2004 Excursion, 5) 2013 Excursion Conversion by Tim’s, 6) Ford brochure photo of 2002-2004 Excursion, 7) 2010 Ford Expedition based on the F150, which, incidentally has coil suspension all the way around, with air bags in the rear, which is strange that this photo was used to describe the leaf spring heavy duty suspension of the Excursions and Super Duty trucks. Photo 7) Another conversion by Tim and found on his web site, like the one above, 8) Black Excursion is a 2005, which has been lifted and a custom hood added. 9) Excursion pulling a Mustang on a trailer is from the 2005 Ford Excursion brochure. This is 12 years before the 2017 Excursion is supposed to come out. 10) Video – Tim’s (CABT) 2015 Excursion conversion from a 2015 F250 4 door pickup with Platinum detailing. So you see, there is nothing about the 2017 Excursion in this article that is real.

  • Douglas Filter

    This article is completely full of bullshit. Photos are of various 2002-2005 models, plus custom modifcations made by custom houses using Excursion rear body shells and Suoer Duty pickups. None of the info is logical or accurate. The dash photo – who knows where that came from? The 2017 SuperDuty truck is a complete redo – with aluminum body, so it does not look like the current pickup at all. Ford has shown the new pickups on their website, so these can easily be compared to what is shown here and shown to be bogus. There are rumors that there will be an Excursion coming – maybe 2017 or 2018 – but nothing in this article has anything to do with what Ford is planning.

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The biggest and toughest SUV from Ford is going to be updated. It will be still roomy, enormously big and heavy. It is expected to be equipped with diesel engine to improve fuel efficiency.

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