The 2025 Ford Excursion will be the largest SUV in the market. It is a truck-based model, but won’t share the platform with a half-ton pickup. Instead, the Excursion is built on the same architecture as the F-250 Super Duty model. Rumors are louder now when the company launched another petrol engine. We doubt the SUV is getting a turbodiesel configuration with more than 1,000 lb-ft of torque. Godzilla was more likely, and now the 6.8-liter mill seems like an even more suitable powertrain.
Speaking of styling and options, the 2025 Ford Excursion will be similar to the truck, but with an SUV body. The new model can pick up pieces from both worlds. The length should be around 230 inches, making the Excursion the largest SUV. Chevy Suburban follows up with 236 inches. The top trim level is Limited and we might see the price above $100,000 for this one. Some fans also mention a supercharged 5.2-l plant from the F-150 Raptor R, but it is also unlikely, at least for the first year after the comeback.
2025 Ford Excursion Engines
So, let’s check all the options for the powertrain room. The 2025 Ford Excursion needs a massive output. A 3.5-liter V6 from the Expedition is potent, but the HD truck-based SUV needs something special. Outputs are not bad even for a V6 configuration – 450 hp and 510 lb-ft. A hybrid with 430 hp and 510 lb-ft is not going to happen. Fuel economy is the least important thing here.
So, some kind of a V8 needs to impress buyers. A 5.0-liter engine is not the one. But, a pair of new gasoline units can get the job done. It is easy to compare the Excursion to the F-250 and pick similar setups. The “old” one (debuted in 2020) is the Godzilla engine. That is a 7.3-liter V8 plant with 430 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque. This seems more than enough for the heavy-duty SUV. Numbers are lower compared to the 3.5-liter V6, but on such a big rig, a V8 performs better. Truckers will always pick extra cylinders and higher consumption over turbocharging lags. Ford is not done yet with novelties. This year we’ll see a 6.8-liter V8. Again, the newest powerplant is out and it can make 400 horsepower. An old 6.2-liter V8 is going to be replaced.
Finally, there is a pair of high-output powertrains we have to mention. A turbodiesel is available for the F-250 truck. The 2025 Excursion can, but won’t take it. SUV drivers don’t need 1,050 lb-ft of torque for towing. High-output configuration of the Powerstroke mill can burst 1,200 lb-ft and tow 37,000 pounds of the F-350 truck. The same goes for the 5.2-liter supercharged V8 petrol engine of the Raptor R truck. It might be an option if the company launches the Excursion Raptor.
Whoever is familiar with Ford lineups for big rigs will know the 2025 Ford Excursion is coming with similar packages. At least names. Limited is the high-end option, other premium configurations should be Platinum and King Ranch, while the XLT is usually the most popular. It comes with more options than the base XL, but its price is still not too high. Designers will reshuffle the options we have on the F-250 truck and Expedition SUV. The entry-level Excursion will feature huge wheels, a power liftgate, while roof rails and side steps are usually optional. The sunroof is reserved for top trim levels.
Inside, we might see the biggest screen in the family. An 8-inch display is too small for a big cabin. The Excursion will have 3 rows of seats, accommodating 8 or 9 persons. Plus, the cargo space is definitely class-leading thanks to its extra length and size. Currently, the Chevy Suburban offers up to 145 cubic feet. Excursion is about to beat this by at least 15 cu.ft.
2025 Ford Excursion Lightning
There is nothing to talk about here. A heavy-duty electric truck and SUV are not going to happen. Those vehicles are still using diesel engines as the best powertrains that will get the job done. Electric units can’t haul that much. EVs are the future, but not for the Excursion.
When Will 2025 Ford Excursion Be Available?
The SUV might be out in the second half of 2024. The Super Duty class is updated and trucks have new engines. So, it is the perfect time for a comeback. All Ford has to do is convert the body into an SUV. Of course, this is not an easy process. But, the company completed all other segments in the crossover and SUV worlds. The heavy-duty SUV segment doesn’t exist and the only model that was based on such trucks was Excursion nearly 20 years ago. Still, fans remember it and want it back.