Since the full-size SUV segment is still hot, many carmakers are looking at the idea to introduce at least one big SUV. When it comes to large SUVs, Ford Excursion is the biggest one ever made. However, this model is not here for almost two decades. The 2024 Ford Excursion is still just a rumor, although many reliable reports are suggesting the comeback. In case you didn’t know, Excursion was an SUV based on the F-250 Super Duty truck.
The same could happen once again, but the new Excursion will largely depart from its predecessor. This means the Excursion model will ride on a new platform, offering a new design, technologies, and engines. Some speculations are already writing about the hybrid or all-electric Excursion, but that won’t happen. Still, the idea of a huge comeback is exciting, so here’s everything we know so far.
Ford Excursion Design and Dimensions
Despite the new architecture, the upcoming 2024 Ford Excursion will arrive with almost the same dimensions as the previous generation. This means we should expect a very large SUV that is 137 inches long. Right now, Chevrolet Suburban is the longest SUV at 134 inches. The Excursion model will have a 140-inch long wheelbase.
Furthermore, the F-250 heavy-duty truck will once again have a huge impact on the Excursion SUV. We expect the same design language, with similar front fascia and some other exterior elements. In any case, the new Ford Excursion will look rugged and imposing. Lastly, expect to see standard 20-inch wheels and optional 22-inch rims.
Inside the cabin, the new 2024 Ford Excursion will provide lots of high-tech amenities. We don’t know how many trim levels will be on offer, but Ford will surely offer at least one luxury variant. However, the highlight of the Excursion model is its spacious cabin. There will be room for eight passengers, across three rows of seats.
Naturally, Chevrolet Suburban will be Excursion’s main rival. In case you didn’t know, the Suburban SUV is a premium model with lots of premium materials and technologies. Therefore, Ford’s new SUV will have to be competitive in many areas. Luckily, an impressive cargo area, a high level of comfort, and good safety ratings will be enough, for a start.
Will Excursion SUV Offer a Diesel Engine?
The last version of this full-size SUV offered a diesel powertrain. The upcoming 2024 Ford Excursion could arrive with the same idea, but we think a gasoline powertrain is a more likely outcome. Therefore, a 7.3-liter V8 unit with 430 horsepower is the main candidate. This engine is capable of producing 475 lb-ft of torque. It powers the current Ford F-250 truck and it is a relatively new displacement.
A 6.7-liter V8 diesel engine is mentioned to be an optional powertrain. It would be cool to see this turbodiesel engine on offer, especially because it provides over 1,000 lb-ft of torque. Some rumors are predicting a hybrid powertrain, and even an all-electric Excursion is speculation. We can confirm that none of these two models will happen anytime soon.
2024 Ford Excursion Price, Release Date
The price of the all-new 2024 Ford Excursion will start at $50,000 at least. There is a good chance that the price will be closer to $60k, and also closer to the price of the Chevrolet Suburban model. Blue Oval will allegedly launch a new Excursion SUV in the second half of 2023.