Since the great popularity of Ford’s F-Series, Blue Oval carmaker is bringing back one very capable SUV. The 2019 Ford Excursion is full-size SUV that didn’t last for too long. To be more precise, it lasted from 1999 to 2005. However, the idea is to create a highly capable SUV that can match iconic trucks from the F-Series. The popularity of Excursion was great but the sale suddenly dropped.
Now, the 2019 Excursion could hit the roads in the near future. It is a truck-based SUV with large dimensions and astonishing capabilities. The flagship model is Expedition for sure, and the new Excursion could be an extended version with a longer wheelbase. On top of that, the much better working characteristic is what everyone expects. This full-size SUV comes with a powerful V8 gasoline engine, and the diesel powertrain could be on the cards. The testing model is caught on the public roads and its body is fully camouflaged.
2019 Ford Excursion exterior design is closer to the F-250 pickup truck model
The upcoming 2019 Ford Excursion will be a good-looking SUV as it was in the past. While we wait for more precise details we can see a lot of similarities with the Expedition SUV. On the other hand, the front end from the image above is closer to the F-250 pickup truck model. The exterior design looks very attractive which is the sometimes a difficult thing to do for such a large model. Excursion makes a real stand out in the crowd, after all, this is the largest Ford’s SUV ever. This SUV can easily rival minivan segment thanks to its size.
According to latest rumors, Blue Oval company is really determined to bring the astonishing model to the Sport Utility Vehicle segment. Most of the exterior is based on the famous F-150 model. The excursion will arrive as a five-door model. Big doors and huge cargo space is what we expect. The front end comes with largely LED headlights and fog lamps are looking really unique. Lightweight materials are all over the body so Ford’s designers will do everything to reduce the overall weight of this full-size SUV.
2019 Ford Excursion most styling cues can be found in the F-150 model
Logically, the interior of the new 2019 Ford Excursion will be nowhere near the previous model. Three rows and seven seats are available. However, the eight-passenger layout is a possibility. Everything from the inside is new, to the smallest details such as seat belts. Cargo space will be really ample. Up front, the dashboard looks unique, along with the crystal display and its numerous functions. Most of the styling features can be found in the F-150 model, that includes various shapes of the vents and controls.
The comfort of the 2019 Ford Excursion is great, and leather seats will be optional. Cloth seats are standard and are providing great comfort, but it is the upper trims that are offering premium luxury. Sadly, we don’t know anything about the trim levels right now. The list of the standard features is really long, and the list is similar to the Expedition model. However, some new features will make Excursion a better-equipped SUV than the famous Expedition. All of the systems and apps are up to date and literally, everything is new.
2019 Ford Excursion engine rumors
Since the upcoming 2019 Ford Excursion is based on the F-150 pickup truck model, we can expect the same engine under its hood. However, the latest rumors are saying that the 6.2-liter V8 from the F-250 model could be in the offer. This engine generates 385 HP and 430 lb-ft of torque. Moreover, the 3.5-liter V6 unit from the Ford Expedition is also an option. We don’t know the exact output numbers for now, but this V6 drivetrain will for sure provide great on and off-road capabilities. Handling will be super for sure, and both engines will use a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Just like every heavy-duty truck, a diesel powertrain is an option, and the 2019 Ford Excursion SUV is no different. On the other hand, don’t expect 925 lb-ft of twists, this is still a passenger vehicle that we are talking about. A 6.7-liter V8 diesel is the most likely outcome as it can burst 250 HP and 450 lb-ft of torque.
2019 Ford Excursion price and release date
Many are wondering when will the 2019 Ford Excursion hit the roads. While some reports are suggesting the end of 2018, that outcome is not a possibility. For that reason, some point of 2019 is a more realistic date, probably in the first half. We don’t know if some special editions models will be in the offer, but if it happens, it won’t be next year for sure.
Hybrid variants are also a possibility but there are no words about that right now. Generally, the 2019 Ford Excursion will probably cost somewhere between $60,000 and $70,000. That is for sure more than the price of the latest Expedition model, and upper trims will cost significantly more. Overall, we’ll have to wait and see the exact specs of the Ford’s largest SUV that will arrive in the near future.