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2003 Ford Escape Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 20 reviews
The 2003 Ford Escape had a hard time finding its market niche, or perhaps the folks at Ford had a hard time finding buyers. In a time where 'bigger is better'; was the mantra of drivers, the compact sport-utility class tended to be overlooked.
And the 2003 Escape was definitely compact: its 173-inch overall length was petite compared to most of the other SUVs on the market. Despite its relatively small size, though, it managed to fit five adults in reasonable comfort, and hold 33 cubic feet (with rear seats up) or 63 cubic feet (with rear seats folded) of cargo.
The '03 Ford Escape shipped with a 2.0 liter, 4-cylinder Zetec with a 130-horsepower output; buyers could choose an optional upgrade, to the 3.0 liter, 24-valve Duratec V-6, with 200 horsepower and 200 lb.-ft. of torque.
Trim lines available for the '03 Escape were the XLS, XLT, and the more luxurious Limited edition. Four-wheel drive was available as an option for all trims. However, the Escape really wasn't designed as an off-road vehicle; its target market was people looking for a little workhorse SUV to tool around highways and suburban streets.
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Ford Escape Questions
2003 Ford Escape That Will Not Start... Stick In Park.
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My Ford Escape 2003 Has A Bad Miss Get Worse Under Acceleration Cause
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How Can I Get My Frint Driver's Side Door Open That Is Stuck?
My driver's side front door won't open. I think it needs a new exterior handle. the handle is loose and I think it has broken. Anyways, I cannot get my door to open from the outside or inside. I don't...