2000 Ford Excursion

  • 2000 Ford Excursion Limited Utility

    Limited Utility

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      5.4L V10
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  • 2000 Ford Excursion XLT Utility

    XLT Utility

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      5.4L V10
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2000 Ford Excursion Review

A powerhouse vehicle meant for towing.

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The 2000 Ford Excursion is the new heavyweight of its class and the largest Ford to date. Eighty-five percent of the vehicle is earth friendly. Many of the parts of the Excursion are interchangeable with the F-250 model such as the front doors, fenders, and hood.

The Range

Body Styles: wagon
Engines: 5.4L V-8, 6.8L V-10, 7.3L V-8
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Ford Excursion XLT, Ford Excursion Limited

What's New

The 2000 Ford Excursion is a new SUV based on Ford’s F-250 Super Duty truck platform. It’s now the largest vehicle in its class based on size and interior space.


The 2000 Ford Excursion XLT includes a three-peace rear door, running boards, a camper/towing package, power heated mirrors, rear window defroster, intermittent windshield wipers, power windows, a rear window wiper, a roof rack, a trailer hitch, and standard keyless entry. If customers would like upgrades, they can choose aluminum wheels and illuminated running boards. Exterior clear coat paint colors come in a choice of eight: Arizona beige metallic, black, chestnut metallic, dark green satin metallic, medium steel blue metallic, oxford white, silver metallic, and toreador red metallic. Sixteen-inch wheels are standard; chrome is optional as well as along with rear parking sensors.

The 2000 Ford Excursion's maximum towing capacity is 6200 pounds, while the maximum payload is 1950 pounds. The length of the 2000 Ford Excursion is 226.7 inches long, almost 19 feet from front to rear and weighs 8600 pounds. Curb weight is 6650 pounds, and the wheel base is 137 inches.


The 2000 Ford Excursion has standard interior features such as AM/FM/compact disc stereo, six cup holders, front and rear air-conditioning, a clock, a tachometer, cruise control, power steering, a tilt steering wheel, leather steering wheel trim, power door locks, power door windows, an overhead console, medium graphite hued cloth seats, a 40/20/40 split bench front seat, and a third row removable bench seat.

The 2000 Ford Excursion includes interior upgrades such as leather seating, front captain’s chairs, wood grain trim, rear seat audio controls, a trip computer, power rear quarter windows, 10 cup holders, heated seated, heated exterior mirrors, a six-disc compact disc charger, and a limited slip axle. Interior front head room measures at 41 inches, rear head room is 41.1 inches, rear leg room is 40.5 inches, and rear shoulder room is 67 inches.

Performance & Handling

The 2000 Ford Excursion is equipped with a 5.4-liter V-8 on its two-wheel-drive models or a 6.8-liter V-10 on four-wheel-drive models. A 7.3-liter V-8 diesel comes optional, which gives an output of 235 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque. Standard equipment includes a four-speed automatic transmission, and there are no manual transmission offered.


The 2000 Ford Excursion has four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes that come standard. Driver and front passenger air bags are standard in the XLT. A reliability rating test by Identifix found an occasional problem with the Excursion engine: the ignition coils and boots failed. The central junction box and generic electronic module, and one or more of the power door lock actuators occasionally failed as well.

EPA Fuel Economy

Ford Excursion: 12/15 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Tons of interior space
  • Powerful engines
  • Long list of standard equipment
  • Towing ability

You Won't Like

  • Unnecessarily oversized
  • poor gas mileage

Sum Up

A powerhouse vehicle meant for towing.

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