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2014 Acura TSX
Sedan FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$16,095
21 listings nationwide

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2003 Ford Escort
ZX2
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$13,750
5 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2014 Acura TSX
Sedan FWD
Tim O'Sullivan Preview:

The 2014 Acura TSX lives on the edge: too big to be a compact, too small to be a midsize, too affordable to be high-end luxury, too well-equipped and stylish to be simply a family mobi...

2003 Ford Escort
ZX2

The last of a classic breed, the 2003 Ford Escort was the final model in one of the automaker's top-selling economy lines. The popular subcompact was designed as a low-cost family car...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2014 Acura TSX
Sedan FWD
45
Nicholii93 writes:
This has been a very dependable, easy to own vehicle for me. I cross-shopped a bunch of luxury dealers and I c...
Handling Ranked 2014 Lexus IS 250 RWD worse.
"The IS felt more like a tiny go-cart."
Front Seats Ranked 2014 Lexus IS 250 RWD worse.
"They are sport-bucket style. Very supportive, and the Suede option was great. "
5
Amarah writes:
Power Ranked 2014 Lexus IS 250 RWD better.
"Drive"
Looks/Style Ranked 2014 Lexus IS 250 RWD better.
"Style/ design"
2003 Ford Escort
ZX2
65
Amanda 2003 Ford Escort ZX2Review:

:d — exterior is a newer style. interior is nice. not to bad on gas. easy to drive. lately have had probl...

Primary Use: Family transportation

105
Austin 2003 Ford Escort ZX2Review:

Escort Zx2 (lead Footer) — This car handles nimbly, probably due to the light weight, but the stock tires don't have very much ...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

35
Pato 2003 Ford Escort ZX2Review:

Ford Escort — Si lo llevas al piso queda hermosooo. Bastante fragil pero se la banca. Tiene buena mecanica y si lo...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Specs

2014 Acura TSX
Sedan FWD
2003 Ford Escort
ZX2
Powertrain 5-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
22 MPG
23 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
31 MPG
28 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.5 gal 12 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
201 hp @ 7,000 RPM
130 hp @ 5,300 RPM
130 hp @ 5,300 RPM
Torque
170 lb-ft @ 4,300 RPM
135 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
135 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11:1
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Displacement
2,400 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.42 in x 3.89 in
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Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard --
Curtain Airbags Standard --
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver -- 4 stars
Front Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Driver -- 1 stars
Side Rear Passenger -- 4 stars
Rollover (pre-2011) -- 4 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player Standard --
Cassette Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Passenger Power Seats Standard Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 42.4 in 42.5 in
Back Legroom 34.3 in 33.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14 cu ft --
Exterior
Length 185.6 in 175.2 in
Width 72.4 in 67.4 in
Height 56.7 in 52.3 in
Wheelbase 106.4 in 98.4 in

Available Options

2014 Acura TSX
Sedan FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Bellanova White Pearl
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Forged Silver Metallic
  • Graphite Luster Metallic
  • Milano Red
  • Silver Moon
  • Vortex Blue Pearl
2003 Ford Escort
ZX2

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