2001 Ford Excursion

Overview of the car

In 2001 Ford launched the all-new Excursion, which was made better and bigger in size. This vehicle is known for providing more cargo capacity and more interior room than its predecessors and competitors.  The special aspect of this vehicle was that Ford introduced the “Earth=friendly” feature in the car’s engine that met the LEV standards. Ford claims that almost 85% of the Excursion is made of materials that can be recycled.

The 2001 Ford Excursion is offered in two trim levels:

  • The Ford Excursion XLT
  • The Ford Excursion Limited

Performance and Fuel Economy

The engine specifications of the 2001 Ford Excursion include a 5.4-liter V-8 engine equipped with a two-wheel-drive option; this engine produces around 250 horsepower with a torque of 500 pound-feet. There is another trim level of the 2001 Ford Excursion where a 6.8-liter V10 engine is provided in the vehicle that is accompanied by the four-wheel-drive option.

The transmission available in all the trim levels of the Excursion is the four-speed automatic, and there is no manual transmission offered in the 2001 Ford Excursion.

The Excursion offers a smooth driving experience, whereas the V10 is a powerful and delightful engine. This V10 engine produces around 310 horsepower along with a torque of 425-foot pounds at 3250 rpm.

The fuel economy of the 2001 Ford Excursion is not that efficient, where it was calculated that it gives an average of 10 miles per gallon in the city and 12 to 14 miles per gallon on the highway.

The vehicle is offered with a very strong wheelbase which does not allow the Excursion to do some serious off-roading. The Excursion has a vacuum-controlled hub-locking system that engages four-wheel-drive with just the press of a button.

Quiet interior, ample power, handsome styling

The 2001 Ford Excursion XLT is offered with comfortable seats and a pleasingly nice cloth interior design. The comfortable seats of the car are key for long road trips. The Ford Excursion Limited trim version has more features than the XLT, which has a leather interior. Other important elements in the Limited variant include fog lamps integrated into the front bumpers and outside mirrors with integrated turn signals.

The Ford Excursion offers generous legroom for the passengers, along with elbow and headroom. The central dashboard of the vehicle is made very attractive because it is so well designed that all the essential controls are easy to operate and find.

The Excursion can fit up to six passengers and has a cargo volume available up to 48 cubic feet. The third row of the vehicle can be removed, which frees up a lot of cargo space.


Safety features of the vehicle

The safety features of the 2001 Ford Excursion are given below:

  • The 4-wheel anti-lock braking system
  • 2nd-row child seat tether anchors
  • “Blocker Beam” front bumper supplement
  • Driver & front passenger airbags
  • Child-proof rear door locks



  • Height: 77.2″ – 80.2″.
  • Length: 210.2 in.
  • Width: 79.9″
  • Curb weight: 4,579 lbs
  • Passenger volume: 110 ft3
  • Trunk volume: 12.8

Engine type: 5.4L (330) SOHC SEFI V8 Engine – 7.3L (444) DI V8 TURBO

Vehicle type: Rear Wheel Drive – Four Wheel Drive, 4-door, 5-9 passenger, front-engine

Fuel Capacity / Gas Tank Size: 44 gals.


  • Zero to 60 mph: Less than 11.3 seconds.
2001 Ford Excursion

2001 Ford Excursion Factory Service Manual

The service manual of the 2001 Ford Excursion was released to make sure that the repair and maintenance of the vehicle were done properly. This is why the manual contains all the relevant information required by car dealerships and car repair shops to repair any problem in the vehicle properly.

The contents of the Ford Excursion Service Manual include:

  • Automatic and manual transmission
  • Climate control system
  • Washers and wipers installation
  • V8 and V10 gas and turbo-diesel engine
  • Safety features
  • Maintenance of power mirrors
  • Transfer case system
  • Monitoring air pressure in tires
  • Wheel alignment
  • Audio and video system
  • Fog light and tail lights
  • Electrical system
  • Wiring diagrams

2001 Ford Excursion— Owner’s Manual

The 2001 Ford Excursion Owner’s Manual includes all the information needed by the owner to learn how to use and operate the features and accessories of the vehicle. The contents included in the Ford Excursion owner’s manual are:

  • Instrumentation
  • Controls and features
  • Seating and safety restraints
  • Starting and driving
  • Roadside emergencies
  • Maintenance and care
  • Capacities and specifications
  • Customer assistance
  • Reporting safety defects