In the spirit of the increasing size of Sport Utility Vehicles in the beginning of the 21st century, the Ford Excursion was launched. This was a massive beast classified only as a full-size sport utility vehicle, but really it should have been in a size league of its own. The Ford Excursion was produced by the Ford Motor Company between 2000 and 2005 and during that time it was the largest SUV in the lineup. The model came to fruition based on the Super Duty pickup truck platform. As such, it offered two large V8 engines, both gasoline and diesel, and a gasoline V10 engine. This massive vehicle could seat an impressive 9 passengers, which with the exception of commercial passenger vans is unheard of. It was designed to slot above the Ford Expedition and the Ford Explorer in the company’s SUV lineup. It was also fashioned to be classified as a heavy-duty vehicle that was suitable for commercial or rural use. This obviously exempted the vehicle from CAFE fuel economy regulations.

Auto Transport Rates For The Ford Excursion

Perhaps due to the rapidly rising price of oil, the last Excursion was produced on September 30, 2005, at Ford’s Louisville plant. Production was perceptibly cancelled after sales slumped below targets. To no surprise, the Ford Excursion was initially criticized for being too large to fit in most home garages and its poor fuel mileage of 16 mpg with the diesel and 12 with the gas V-8 was a disgrace. Opponents also complained about its large weight, which logically hampered handling. Initially consumers must not have minded the astronomical cost of running the vehicle, but that seemed to end fairy quickly as month after month drivers were shelling out hundreds of dollars for fuel. The end was obviously in sight, it was just a matter of time and that time came in 2005. Auto transport rates for the Ford Excursion are available here using our original shipping quote calculator. Also learn more here about the Ford Excursion.