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Average User Score
4.3 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 21 reviews
2003 Ford Escape Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 21 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
Can You Car Dolly A 03 Ford Escape? It's 4wd Xlt. I Don't Have A Manual.
My 03 Escape Wont Shift
My 03 escape wont shift into any gear. It doesn't even try. No previous slipping or transmission problems. Any suggestions?
Heater Blows Cold Air
I have a 2003 Ford Escape and the heater blows only cold air. The car gets up to running temp just fine. There are not any coolant leaks. The dial for the hot/cold air seems a bit stuck and there is...
Heat Is Not Working
So I have a 2003 ford escape and the heat is not working.... I just flushed the system may be 3 days ago I thought maybe it was clogged. Some gunk came out I thought all was good... Wrong so I ask...
2003 Ford escape I changed the spark plugs and coils now it's not found cracks in vacuum lines change them now it's not ideling