2003 Ford Escape Overview


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2003 Ford Escape Overview

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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I Have A 4 Wheel Drive 2003 Ford Escape But When I Got It Back It Will Go I...

I never drive in the low gear but the other day i just tryed it , and it will go into the 2nd low gear but wont go into 1 low gear. So it dont have nothing but drive and then 1 low gear. Could the...

Battery Light

I got my alternator replaced 3 times and got a new battery, I was going to work the other day and noticed my battery light flashing do on my break I went and got it checked both are great . What ca...

Engine/electrical Issues

I have a '03 Ford Escape and it has sat for a few days and the weather here has recently gotten cold and on October 19 which is a Thursday I went out to crank it and it didn't want to crank the fi...

Car Wont Pop Into Gear

I have this issue on my 03 ford eacape. 200k miles. No previous sign.i started the car up this morning.car starts right up but it won't pop into gear.it revs but it won't pop in fear