With turnabout being fair play and all, it’s only right that we give Ford’s Excursion equal time, with a collection of 10 reports about the massive sport-utility rig that were originally published in Truckin, TruckTrend, Diesel Power, and 8-Lug magazines.
If you faithfully follow our top-10 rundowns, you’ve already read the story highlighting Chevy’s Suburban. The Ford Excursion was introduced in 1999, in essence, as an “answer” for Suburban, which for years completely owned the fullsize-SUV market.
Founded on a Super Duty F-250 chassis, the Excursion was 19 feet long, 6-feet, 8-inches wide, and 77.2 inches tall. As overall dimensions go, it was the giant in the segment by far, and throughout the big rig’s 1999-2006 production run, 5.4L gas and 7.3L and 6.0L diesel V-8, as well as a gasoline 6.8L V-10 were its only powerplants.
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