• 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

Excursion is Ford’s largest sport utility vehicle and the only vehicle in the segment to offer a diesel engine – Ford’s 6.0-liter Power Stroke diesel, with the most power and torque in the segment.

Excursion’s three rows seat up to nine adults, while both interior volume and interior space are best-in-class. Excursion continues to offer customers outstanding room for both people and cargo, enhanced towing capacity.

Available in XLS, XLT, Eddie Bauer and Limited trims, Excursion offers a variety of convenient features.

The Excursion is produced with the F-Series Super Duty pickup in Louisville, Ky.

Design and Equipment
Numerous design elements emphasize convenience. While most SUVs offer either a tailgate or lift-glass rear cargo door, Excursion combines both designs into its exclusive Tri-Panel door system. 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.

On the exterior, Excursion features body-color moldings on the XLS model. Chrome running boards are optional equipment on four-wheel-drive XLT, Eddie Bauer and Limited models.

Heated telescoping trailer tow mirrors with integrated turn signals and clearance lights are optional on all models.

On the inside, adjustable pedals are available on all models. An overhead console includes auxiliary air conditioning controls, courtesy lights and bins for a garage door opener and sunglasses. A second-row overhead console incorporates auxiliary climate controls.

A dual-media audio system is standard on XLS, XLT and Eddie Bauer models. A six-disc, in-dash CD player is standard on Limited.

A DVD rear seat entertainment system continues to be available on XLT, Eddie Bauer and Limited models. The system features wireless headphones, increasing convenience for rear-seat passengers.

Excursion is powered by a choice of three engines and can tow up to 11,000 pounds when properly equipped.

The 5.4-liter SOHC Triton V-8 engine is standard on two-wheel-drive models and produces 255 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque.

The 6.8-liter SOHC Triton V-10 engine, standard on the Eddie Bauer and Limited four-wheel-drive and optional on other models, offers 310 horsepower and 425 pound-feet of torque.

The 6.0-liter Power Stroke® V-8 engine is a direct-injection, 32-valve diesel with a cast-iron block and cylinder heads. Combined with a five-speed TorqShift automatic transmission, the diesel powertrain delivers 325 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque – both best in class.

The diesel powertrain offers a Tow-Haul Mode feature that, once activated, can help increase a driver’s feeling of control when towing large loads up and down steep grades, automatically minimizing shifts and maximizing available torque.

Safety and Security
The 2005 Excursion offers BlockerBeam front bumper under-ride protection for crash compatibility with smaller vehicles. Second-generation driver and front passenger air bags add protection in frontal collisions. Steel side door beams help protect passengers in certain side impacts.

Three-point safety belts are in all outboard seating positions; child safety seat tethers and anchors are in the rear seats; and the vehicle is equipped with the BeltMinder system to encourage driver safety belt use.

The Excursion is equipped with Ford’s Reverse Sensing System, which is optional on XLT and standard on Eddie Bauer and Limited.

Major Equipment and Options
XLS: Chrome front and rear bumpers, color-keyed bodyside molding, anti-lock brakes, tilt-steering wheel, speed control, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, power and heated mirrors, power windows and door locks, keyless entry remote and key pad, AM/FM/cassette/CD stereo, black running boards, 16-inch aluminum wheels and overhead console with front auxiliary air controls.

XLT adds: Platinum bodyside cladding, first-row floor console, auto headlamps and Comfort and Convenience Group (rear seat audio controls, first-row captain’s chairs, power driver-and front-passenger seat, paint stripe).

Eddie Bauer: Arizona Beige front and rear bumpers, illuminated running boards and body cladding with wheel-lip moldings, unique 16-inch aluminum wheels, body- color grille, dual power-heated signal mirrors, Reverse Sensing System, auto-dimming rearview mirror, fog lamps, body- color door handles, cherry wood grain interior accents, automatic climate control with auxiliary rear controls, power adjustable pedals, overhead console with message center, two-tone leather-trimmed seating surfaces with six-way power driver and passenger captain’s chairs.

Limited adds: Forged 16-inch aluminum wheels, body-color cladding and wheel-lip moldings, illuminated running boards, memory adjustable pedals, leather-trimmed seating surfaces with power front captain’s chairs with Limited logo, Homelink®, steering wheel controls for dual climate control and audio and an in-dash six-CD stereo.