The truck-based 2023 Ford Excursion is company’s largest SUV. Excursion was available between 2000 and 2004. Now, Ford will return this SUV based on the F-250 truck. Surely, Blue Oval plans to make its new model as popular as in the beginning of millennium. Crossover and SUV segment has become the most popular segment on the planet.
You can find anything from the subcompact to the full-size models. However, the 2023 Excursion will take another step. It will be larger than the full-size segment’s largest SUV. Because of its close relation with F-250 truck, we can expect a powerful V8 engine. On top of that, diesel engine is another likely outcome for new Excursion.
Unlike the rest of the vehicle, 2023 Ford Excursion will base its interior on the company’s smaller crossovers and SUVs. However, new Excursion will borrow interior layout from the next-gen Super Duty series. That includes the same placement of the buttons and much more. Blue Oval will surely provide latest features and systems.
Higher trim levels will be packed with premium interior amenities. Base model will offer a three-row seating layout and a room for eight passengers. We predict numerous seating configuration and choice between rear bench and captain’s chairs. Besides that, you can expect Platinum and Limited trim levels on top of the range.
The main reason for poor sales was Excursion’s fuel efficiency. That was perhaps the biggest reason why this SUV was discounted. Ford is learning on its own mistakes. Now, the 2023 Ford Excursion will surely get a new gasoline powertrain that has better fuel economy. To this date, the most likely candidate is a 6.2-liter gasoline engine.
It can produce 385 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque. This V8 unit will tow over 10,000 pounds and it will use a 10-speed automatic transmission. We still don’t know its fuel economy figures, but it will be better than with the previous 5.4-liter or 6.8-lite Triton engines.
Diesel PowerStroke Specs
A SUV based on the F-250 Super Duty model has to offer a diesel variant and Blue Oval knows that. For that reason, a 6.7-liter V8 is the most logical outcome. This turbodiesel engine is known for its astonishing torque figures, up to 925 lb-ft. Moreover, it offers 450 horsepower.
Surely, you can’t compare it with Dodge’s Hellcat engine inside the Jeep Grand Cherokee. And while this SUV offers 707 horses it can’t compete with Excursion’s torque rating. Such a great torque figures leads us to towing capabilities of the arriving 2023 Ford Excursion.
2023 Ford Excursion Towing Capacity
We know that the Ford F-250 is great at towing. However, how good will be the all-new 2023 Ford Excursion? No doubt, it will be a leader in the SUV segment. Whatsoever, no one will come even close to Excursion’s towing capacity. Plenty of things will depend on the overall mechanical configuration. However, gasoline engine will surely tow around or over 10,000 pounds. On the other hand, Excursion Diesel will deliver up to 20,000 pounds which is quite astonishing.
How Much For the New 2023 Excursion?
The price of the upcoming 2023 Ford Excursion is perhaps the biggest mystery so far. Some reports are predicting for the full-size SUV to start at $50,000. Some other rumors are suggesting a price in range of $62,000. One thing is certain, new Excursion won’t be such an affordable model at all.