It’s been a while since the Blue Oval company introduced one of the most amazing SUVs ever made. Even today, more than two decades after the Excursion’s launch, this is still the biggest SUV ever made by Ford, with impressive size and impressive powertrains. Nowadays when Chevy Suburban has become bigger than ever, many speculate about the return of this nameplate. Allegedly, the 2023 Ford Excursion could come back already in the next year. The officials are still quiet on this matter, so make sure to take the following paragraphs with a reserve.
If this comeback eventually happens, we know what to expect from the new generation. The overall design approach wouldn’t be significantly different. We will see a super-large SUV once again, probably based on the F-250 Super Duty pickup, again. However, some sources believe that the 2023 Ford Excursion would come with a little bit lighter design approach this time.
2023 Ford Excursion Design
As we’ve just mentioned, this comeback is still an uncertain thing but if it happens, we know what to expect from it. We count on the same overall design approach, which means huge dimensions and a heavy-duty chassis setup. Once again, the 2023 Ford Excursion would come based on the F-250 Super Duty pickup and share most of the mechanics, as well as a big portion of aesthetics.
Of course, one of the first things that come to mind is the size. The original model from 1999 features 137.1 inches in wheelbase, which was tremendous back in the day. Meanwhile, rivals became much bigger, particularly the current-generation Chevy Suburban, which features 134 inches in wheelbase. We presume that the Blue oval company would tend to make a bigger gap once again, which indicates that the wheelbase could go all away up to 140 inches.
So, the 2023 Ford Excursion would become even bigger than before. What about the styling? In this aspect, we presume that the new SUV would once again take a lot of inspiration from the F-250 pickup. However, there is one thing to keep in mind – the 3/4-ton Super Duty pickup is about to receive a complete redesign soon, so we can’t tell what it’s going to look like exactly at this moment. Still, we may presume that the changes would be rather evolutionary, just like in the case of the Light-Duty F-150. The same or similar front face would characterize the 2023 Ford Excursion as well.
On the other hand, the rest of the body would be completely different. The new SUV would come with a long, wagon-like body, which would ensure plenty of passenger room on the inside. At this point, we are still not sure about the suspension setup but we presume that the company would tend to keep towing and hauling capacities at a super high level, so we may see the same or very similar setup to the pickup sibling.
Just like the original, the new 2023 Ford Excursion would be designed to be an ultimate family hauler. So, there’s no doubt that the amount of space would be tremendous. All three rows would come with the same level of comfort and convenience, with the ability to accommodate adult passengers with ease. Of course, we count on different seating configurations, including variants with second-row captain’s chairs. Along with the excellent passenger space, we count on plenty of cargo room as well. Some sources suggest that the overall cargo volume could go all-away up to 160 cubic feet.
When it comes to the dashboard design, we expect to see the same design approach as in the F-Series pickup, with the good build quality, nice materials and lots of tech and convenience features.
2023 Ford Excursion Engines
Under the hood, there are three possibilities for the 2023 Ford Excursion. Of course, the offer would probably start with a smaller 6.2-liter V8 engine, which currently puts out around 385 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. Currently, this engine comes in pair with a 6-speed automatic transmission, but that could change soon in the form of the newer-generation 10-speed unit, which already comes coupled with bigger and more capable engines.
Speaking of the bigger and more capable engines, a 7.3-liter V8 is the one that comes to mind. It puts out 430 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque. Finally, there is a chance to see a diesel version, equipped with a monstrous 6.7-liter V8 turbodiesel, which puts out around 475 horsepower and 1.050 pound-feet of torque.
2023 Ford Excursion Release Date and Price
At this point, the 2023 Ford Excursion is just a rumor. However, these rumors suggest the new model could arrive already in the next year. If this happens, we presume that the starting price would go around 65-70.000 dollars, roughly.