2005 Ford Excursion

The 2005 Ford Excursion is a large, robust, extended-length SUV that Ford Motor Company manufactured, first for North America and then for other markets. The Ford Excursion broke the world record for being the heaviest and longest SUV to go into mass production. Ford F-250 Super Duty pickup vehicle served as the inspiration for the Excursion. The Ford Excursion, a 3/4-ton chassis vehicle, was developed as a competitor for the Chevrolet Suburban and GMC Yukon XL, which were also 3/4-ton chassis vehicles in the 2500-series.


The 2005 Ford Excursion is offered in 4 trim levels:

  • XLS: 5.4L V-8 Engine
  • XLT: 4-spd auto w/OD Transmission
  • Eddie Bauer: Leather Seat trim
  • Limited: Aluminum Wheels


Throughout its entire manufacturing run, the 5.4L Triton V8 engine was the base engine, with the 6.8L V10 engine available as an option. During the 2003 model year, the Navistar-sourced Powerstroke diesel V8 in the 7.3L V8 was swapped out for a 6.0L V8 as part of a running modification to improve efficiency. The Triton engines and the 7.3L diesel were equipped with a 4-speed 4R100 automatic transmission; the 6.0L diesel was equipped with a 5-speed 5R110W transmission.

Fuel Economy

It was rated at 8,900 lb (4,000 kg) when fitted with gasoline engines and at 9,200 lb (4,200 kg) when supplied with diesel engines, even though it was built on the 3/4-ton chassis of the F-250. Because its gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) was more than 8,500 pounds, the Excursion was excluded from EPA fuel efficiency standards; nonetheless, reviewers reported fuel economy in the range of 12-15mpg when utilizing the V10 gas engine.


The 2005 Ford Excursion was designed using the same stage design as the Ford F-250 Super Duty pickup truck, a collaborative effort. The Excursion and the F-250 are almost identical in chassis components and specifications. The Excursion and the F-250 are nearly identical in width, wheelbase, and front/rear track measures. The front and rear suspensions and the steering equipment are among the other shared assemblies. All Excursions were equipped with a Sterling 10.5 axle on the rear axle. These versions were equipped with an NV-273 transfer case and a Dana 50 front axle for four-wheel drive applications.

Size and Towing

The 2005 Ford Excursion is the undisputed ruler of the large sport-utility vehicle world when it comes to sheer size. Traveling at high speeds provides a sense of safety and security on the open road. When it comes to hauling large amounts of freight, transporting several people, towing a large trailer, or all of the above, the Ford Excursion from 2000 to 2005 is more than up to the challenge.

Passenger Capacity

Depending on how it’s designed, the Excursion can accommodate eight or nine people at a time. It has a towing capacity of up to 11,000 lbs. A powerful gasoline-fueled V-10 engine and a state-of-the-art turbo-diesel V8 engine are available. The Excursion is too large to be used for severe off-roading. Still, its optional 4-wheel-drive system and all-terrain tires enable it to navigate picturesque shale roads, icy highways, and treacherous boat ramps, all of which are only accessible by a heavy-duty Ford pickup truck or SUV. Despite this, the Excursion is a behemoth, occupying more garage space, parking spaces, and street space than anything else this side of a dual-cab pickup truck. It is not a minivan in any way. The Excursion is ideally suited for families that pull boats, horses, or other trailers, as well as different types of trailers.

Seating and Roominess

An attractively designed cabin is standard on all Ford Excursions built between 2000 and 2005. The dashboard is visually appealing and well-designed, and all of the settings are simple to discover and use. There is plenty of room in the chairs. It makes no difference whether you are in the first row, second row, or third row; all seats provide plenty of legroom, headroom, and elbow space. It is possible to transport six persons in luxury with 48 cubic feet of cargo capacity. In the case of shorter journeys, such as going to a restaurant, the Excursion can accommodate eight people or nine if you choose the XLS model.


  • Height: 77.4 in
  • Length: 226.4 in
  • Width: 79.9 in
  • Curb weight: 6680 lbs

Engine type: Cast iron block, aluminum heads

Fuel Capacity / Gas Tank Size: 44 g

2005 Ford Excursion

2005 Ford Excursion Service Manual

These manuals go through every aspect of how the car operates. The Ford Excursion service manual is an important tool for any mechanic when repairing or servicing the vehicle. Contents of the repair manual include:

  • Introduction
  • Safety Restraints
  • Instrumentation
  • Pre-Drive Checklist
  • Starting and Operating
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Specifications
  • Capacities
  • Servicing
  • Customer Assistance
  • Index

The service manuals for the 2005 Ford Excursion are vast and cover every aspect of the vehicle’s repair and maintenance

2005 Ford Excursion — Owner’s Manual

When consumers purchase a 2005 Ford Excursion, they get an owner’s manual containing all the required information for future maintenance and modifications.

  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Introduction
  • Overview
  • Operation
  • Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Maintenance Record

While this list is thorough, the owner’s manual for the 2005 Ford Excursion provides more operational suggestions to enhance the user experience.

2005 Ford Excursion Price

The 4 trim levels of the 2005 Ford Excursion are offered at the following rates:

  • XLS: $38,035 – $46,570 or 33321 – 40799euro
  • XLT: $39,035 – $47,265 or 33321 – 41408euro
  • Eddie Bauer: $42,155 – $50,230 or 36931 – 44005euro
  • Limited: $43,500 – $51,570 or 38109 – 45179euro

2005 Ford Excursion Frequently Asked Questions

Are 2005 Excursions good vehicles?

Answer: The excursion has a 4.8 out of 5 reliability rating, plenty of power with its 7.3L engine, and a roomy comfortable interior.

How many miles will an Excursion reasonably get?

Answer: You can expect 200000 miles before any major repairs are needed

What type of gas mileage will my V10 Excursion get?

Answer: 21MPG Highway