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2003 Ford Escape Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 19 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
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...
Why Does The Gear Selection Mark On The Hud Has A Remain On Gear 1?
It runs fine and can select other gears so now I have two rectangle markers, one on the recent gear and the other on gear 1. A/C is not working though because the magnetic clutch is broken; the com...
How To Drain The Transmission Fluid On Ford Escape 2003?
I need help how to chnage the transmission fluid on ford escape 2003
My 2003 Ford Escape 3.0 6 Cylinder Slips In Drive All Other Gears Are Fine....
trans fluid is full.
I Just Bought A New Battery Alternator In Good Shape Battery Keeps Being Dr...
I bought a new battery they have tested the alternator and its good but the battery keeps draining .I drove the car without the radio ..decided to turn it on as I was driving on the highway the lights...