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2003 Ford Escape XLT AWDReview
Marianne writes:
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Best Vehicle To Own — This vehicle is smooth sailing. Comfy on long trips. You can't get past the fully loaded package deal and the smooth and roomy feel. You can pretty much carry anything in it.

Pros: reliable, trustworthy, well-maintained, roomy, seats fold in, easy transportation

Cons: has a tendency for rollover if not driven properly, leather seats can be a problem in the winter time (Your bum gets cold) and in the spring time you will cling to your seat.

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iamwillow writes:
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Learned To Like It Alot. —

I bought this car used in 2010 for $3500 and a month later it started stalling. After driving it for awhile and shutting it off for 5 to 10 minutes while I would go into a store when I came back out it would start and then stall if I took my foot off the gas. No engine light and no codes so the mechanic couldn't diagnose it. If I could drive without taking my foot off the gas pedal for a few minutes (say in an empty parking lot) it would keep running and I could go for another few months before it would suddenly happen again. For some reason it stopped happening and I managed a few more good years out of it. It was parked outside year round and didn't start to rust until 2012 which for a Ford is surprising. I used it to do a lot of volunteer work and used every inch of the cargo space collecting donations every week or so and while it could be frustrating to load up compared to my Subaru Forester it did the job. It ran fine until 2014 when I put it into overdrive to pass a car and the engine blew. I was comfortable with it for 5 years and sad to see it go.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Handles well in the snow.

Cons: The seats are the biggest con for me. The drivers seat was meant for someone taller the head rest forced my head forward and had to be removed and turned backwards. The back seats are too difficult to bring down, having to take the headrests off is a pain and they don't fold flat anyway so it is difficult too load larger items. (I'm comparing this to my previous Subaru Forester which had flat folding seats and the wheel wells didn't stand out as much)

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2003 Ford Escape XLT AWDReview
Christian writes:
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Worth The Money — Well built, handles well in the snow and rainy weather. Powerful engine, accelerates quickly as well as good brakes. Maintaining engine is relatively cheap but the gas mileage is pretty low. definitly fun to drive no matter what the conditions are.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great all-round car

Cons: Bad gas mileage

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2003 Ford Escape XLS AWD Review
Rebecca says:
This is a basic car and it has a smoother ride and more pick up but it is bland and has no personality. Better if you have kids though.
vs2003 Honda Element EX AWD
2003 Ford Escape XLS AWD winning categories:
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Handling Ranked 2003 Honda Element EX AWD better.
"Too much play in the steering on the Ford."
Would Buy Ranked 2003 Honda Element EX AWD better.
"Longevity and resale value and it is one of the only manual transmission awds out there for those of us who love the feel of actually driving."
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2003 Ford Escape Limited AWD Review
Jenni says:
Drives like a truck
vs2003 Nissan Murano SE
2003 Ford Escape Limited AWD winning categories:
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2003 Ford Escape Limited AWD Review
Monica says:
Just the old typical ford thing
vs2003 Dodge Grand Caravan ES AWD
2003 Ford Escape Limited AWD winning categories:
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Looks/Style Ranked 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan ES AWD better.
"Dodge is more styling and modern than the oldy look of ford"
Back Seats Ranked 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan ES AWD better.
"more spacious and has three and two seaters with great space"
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2003 Ford Escape XLT AWD Review
John says:
The ford escape xlt 4wd was a good right with the seats at a good height and a feeling of lots of space to some thats a good thing. for me I would prefer to sit higher to see over to hood more and the space almost felt like to much I like to hold my wifes hand while driving the escape made that difficult to do that comfortably with the space in the front of the cab. the back seat were great for the size good to fit a nice little family however if you plan on having more than 2 kids keep looking the middle seat is narrow and wont fit anyone over the age of 11 with both sides already taken it would be an uncomfortable ride for more than 30 mins. Overall utility use only in my book fleet car or just some 4x4 fun maybe not much for family matter.
vs2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD
2003 Ford Escape XLT AWD winning categories:
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Power Ranked 2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD better.
"the jeeps 3.7l v6 gave the jeep an advatage of more power to the wheels and more speed on the road however with the independent suspencions and body shape and weight the jeep doesnt have the gas milage we want. "
Handling Ranked 2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD better.
"it turns sharper and its independent suspensions allowes for alittle more control without feeling like im tipping over while the ford escape felt likea hatch back or a wagon of sorts while driving it and excelerating and taking a quick turn it felt unbalanced almost."
Looks/Style Ranked 2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD better.
"the jeep is often called a girls jeep and the escape a grocery getter but the jeep has multiple factors that make it look better and that is body style and capability no mater how you have your jeep liberty rig long as its 4x4 it can keep up with ford raptors and hummers and wranglers sometimes ven surpassing them. they can pull there own weight basically is my point. they were made for guantlet. "
Front Seats Ranked 2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD worse.
"comfort from the seat itself is crusial in a awd or 4x4 some trails go on for miles....Miles and one thing i know with the jeep libert is they have stiff seats with no adjustment for lumbar or height makes a long drive feel like an eternity "
Back Seats Ranked 2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD better.
"cargo volume with the back seats down for the jeep is slightly better due to the jeep shape it has superior height to most compact suvs standing as tall as a fullsize pickup. "
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD better.
"the height of the back of the jeep makes it taller than most suvs my mother 2015 Rav4 is almost 3 inches shorter than the jeep liberty my neighbors gmc canyon 4 door is shorter than my jeep the jeeps body design makes it ideal as a utility vehichle with the cargo length with the seats folded down and the opening hatch you can do all your projects even without a trailer unless you want a fridge or a large toll chest then your out of luck with only making roughly 69cubic inches of cargo space."
Family Car Ranked 2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD worse.
"features such as the touchless live 4wd system makes it so you dont have figet around with your 4x4 gears and the updated radio system allowed for handfree calling and some have the sun roof making it nice for offroading or classic trips along the coast or winding back roads."
Value Ranked 2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD better.
"the 4x4 system and indepented suspension pairs with the dual disk brakes and sharp handling the jeep in almost like a poor mans rally car but a jeep. and is faster and stronger also more ground clearence "
Would Buy Ranked 2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD better.
"i look at a car or truck and ask what can i get out of this vehicle the most without to much compromise. the bells and wislte of the escape are nice but for me the jeep will win first place all the time the rigged stiff seats give a sense of safety almost and handling of the jeep including overdrive for towing or large hills along with the height and versatility the 2003 jeep liberty sport as a base modle deserves the trophy for best all around vehicle."
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2003 Ford Escape XLS AWD Review
Radone says:
vs2003 Subaru Outback Limited Wagon
2003 Ford Escape XLS AWD winning categories:
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Front Seats Ranked 2003 Subaru Outback Limited Wagon better.
"They are Heated Leather seats, look great, and very comfortable."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2003 Subaru Outback Limited Wagon worse.
"It appears to be visually bigger, as in taller and wider. I believe they are actually very close in actual cubic feet."
2003 Ford Escape Limited AWD Review
GuruZYTV5 says:
vs2002 Toyota RAV4
2003 Ford Escape Limited AWD winning categories:
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Front Seats Ranked 2002 Toyota RAV4 better.
"seat held up better thru time "
Would Buy Ranked 2002 Toyota RAV4 worse.
"more cargo space and more leg room "

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2018 Ford Escape Reviews

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2017 Ford Escape Reviews

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I had a 2017 Ford Escape SE with the Sport Appearance package. I loved it so much, Im looking for one just like it. Most impressive was its handling in an accident. Mine was unfortunately totaled, but... Read More

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2016 Ford Escape Reviews

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I have read many reviews that say that car has a lot of transmission issues. Read More

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