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2003 Ford Escape Overview
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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
Ford Escape Transmission Question
My 2003 Ford Escape is very sluggish (upshifts but little increase in speed when trying to pass). And when it's put in Drive, the position indicator on the dash shows that it's also in 1st and 2nd ge...
Dash Lights Are Out And Heater Lights I've Checked The Interior Fuse What C...
This started when we installed Stereo deck
Where Is The Plug For 2003 Ford Escape Block Heater Located?
where specifically is the plug for the block heater on a 2003 ford escape?
I Have No Heat Or Airconditioning In My 2003 Ford Escape. If This Is A Fus...
Synthetic Vrs Conventional Oil
Hi. I thought I asked this question earlier but can't find it, anyway here goes. Is it true that you can get better fuel economy and go longer inbetween oil changes with synthetic oil? Does anyone kno...