2003 Ford Escape Overview

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Trims

Limited
Avg. Price: $6,557
Limited 4WD
Avg. Price: $6,809
XLS
Avg. Price: $5,319
XLS 4WD
Avg. Price: $5,386
XLT
Avg. Price: $5,618
XLT 4WD
Avg. Price: $5,867

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Average User Score

4.35 stars

Based on 20 reviews

Awesome 4x4! by Nick
 — This is the best vehicle I've both driven and rode in. The front wheel drive is a plus in the winter because it handles like a car but has higher clearance than a car and has the 4x4 system. The t... Read More
Never Thought I'd Own A Ford! They Have Stepped Up And Produced A Excellent Product. by MADDOGH3
 — If you want something that will just keep on ticking, get an Escape. I swear by this vehicle!The 6 CYL, AWD is amazing in the snow, it has a timing chain instead of a belt, and it never breaks down. M... Read More
Make Sure You Get The V6 by Douglass
 — A terrifically versatile vehicle; great acceleration and handling with tons of space inside for a small vehicle. Quality has been great so far. Annoyances have been minor--mainly the carpet in the r... Read More

2003 Ford Escape Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 20 reviews

2003 Ford Escape

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

Wendy Pickering
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Can I Put Stop Leak In My 2003 Ford Escape For The Radiator . Every Day I H...

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Why Wont My 2003 Ford Escape Back Up When It Is In Reverse And The Gas Peda...

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judilyn54
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How Can I Remove Gluey Mess Left After Fabric Door Inserts Have Fallen Off?...

All four fabric inserts fell off driver and passenger doors last summer. The plastic liner underneath isn't unattractive, but I'm having a difficult time removing the foam that was underneath. It had ...

11 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)
starcraft
10

Synthetic Versus Conventional Oil

Hi. I've been reading a lot of good things about synthetic oil. Can it really improve fuel economy? Any idea how long between oil changes as opposed to conventional oil, and do you need a special filt...

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Christian Bocka
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Transmission Problem?

2003 escape XLT- somewhat of a grinding sound coming from the from the front axel it sounds like, i have no idea what it could be but one of my buddies said it might be something to do with the transm...

1,637 views with 5 answers (last answer about a month ago)