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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    Central Locking Not Working

    2003 Ford Escape. Central locking does not work for boot. Central locking Only works for doors. Can lock tailgate with key. Replace boot lock actuator but still central locking doesn't work

    2 views with 1 answer (last answer 21 hours ago)

    Put Car In Drive And Feels Like Parking Brake Is Still On. 5 Speed Manual T...

    Got in my truck put in in reverse and it feels like the parking brake is still on. It will try to move forward or backward but can't move cause a brake or something is preventing it from moving.

    2 views with 1 answer (last answer about a day ago)

    2003 Ford Escape - Hazard Lights Flash When Door Is Opened

    We ran into an issue the other day, and I'm wanting to double-check my information as I'm most definitely not a mechanic and YouTube isn't always right. Whenever we open a door, the hazards start f...

    5 views with no answers yet

    I Have A 2003 Ford Escape It Made A Clicking Noise Now It Wont Shift Into G...

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    The Hatch On My 2003 Ford Escape Is Not Locking When I Lock Doors With Key

    4 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 weeks ago)