2003 Ford Escape Overview

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Trims

Limited
Avg. Price: $5,164
Limited 4WD
Avg. Price: $5,881
XLS
71 national listings
XLS 4WD
41 national listings
XLS Duratec
XLS Zetec
XLT
226 national listings
XLT 4WD
Avg. Price: $5,047

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4.35 stars

Based on 21 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

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Based on 21 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

Kayla Young
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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?

13 views with 3 answers (last answer about a day ago)
mc123
0

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...

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Tanner Sanderson
10

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...

30 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
Cj575
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Idel Problem

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

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steve7171
20

How To Change Transmission Filter

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