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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Ford Escape
S
MSRP
$23,940
Invoice
$23,102
Average Price Paid
$22,847
14,536 listings nationwide

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2003 Ford Escort
ZX2
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S
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ZX2
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Ford Escape
S
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$21,758
102 listings nationwide

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

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Ford Escape
S
Andrew Newton Preview:

Currently in its third generation, the Ford Escape compact crossover SUV competes with the likes of the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Hyundai Santa Fe. Despite its adventurous-sounding ...

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.

2018 Ford Escape
S
140
writes:
I just dont like it, im not happy with it. Ive had it for 3 days, it has 17 miles on it, it pools to either si...
Handling Ranked 2018 Ford Edge SEL AWD better.
"It was smoother, didnt have the vibration, as i do with the Escape."
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Ford Edge SEL AWD better.
"All around a better choice, smoother ride, quieter, comfort,and more room. "
2003 Ford Escort
ZX2
45
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

85
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.)

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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

2018 Ford Escape
S
2003 Ford Escort
ZX2
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
21 MPG
23 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
29 MPG
28 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.7 gal 12 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
168 hp @ 6,000 RPM
130 hp @ 5,300 RPM
130 hp @ 5,300 RPM
Torque
170 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
135 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
135 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.7:1
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Displacement
2,500 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.5 in x 3.94 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
Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player Standard --
Cassette Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Passenger Power Seats -- Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 43.1 in 42.5 in
Back Legroom 37.3 in 33.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 34 cu ft --
Maximum Payload 1,068 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs --
Exterior
Length 178.1 in 175.2 in
Width 81.8 in 67.4 in
Height 66.3 in 52.3 in
Wheelbase 105.9 in 98.4 in

Available Options

2018 Ford Escape
S

Exterior Colors

  • Blue Metallic
  • Cinnamon Glaze Metallic
  • Ingot Silver Metallic
  • Lightning Blue Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Shadow Black
  • White Gold Metallic

Option Packages

  • Wheels: 17" Sparkle Silver-Painted Aluminum
2003 Ford Escort
ZX2

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