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2003 Ford Escort
ZX2
No Data Available
2019 Ford Explorer
AWD
MSRP
$34,515
Invoice
$33,306
Average Price Paid
$31,900
800 listings nationwide

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2003 Ford Escort
ZX2
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2019 Ford Explorer
AWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

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

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2019 Ford Explorer
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$33,977

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

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...

2019 Ford Explorer
AWD
George Kennedy Preview:

The midsize SUV market is rife with competition. The SUV that started it all nearly 30 years ago was the Ford Explorer. Keeping the Explorer relevant in the modern SUV market is no eas...

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

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.)

2019 Ford Explorer
AWD
writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2019 Honda Pilot worse.
"It looks aggressive and looks like a range rover."
Would Buy Ranked 2019 Honda Pilot worse.
"The looks and style of the 2019 Explorer are amazing. It looks great with their headlights, and all of their trims. It has a lot of good tech, and has many class leading features."

Specs

2003 Ford Escort
ZX2
2019 Ford Explorer
AWD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
23 MPG
23 MPG
18 MPG
16 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
28 MPG
30 MPG
25 MPG
22 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 12 gal 18.6 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
130 hp @ 5,300 RPM
130 hp @ 5,300 RPM
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290 hp @ 6,500 RPM
Torque
135 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
135 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
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255 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
--
--
9.5:1
10.8:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,300 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
--
3.44 in x 3.7 in
3.64 in x 3.41 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Standard
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 -- 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 5 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 Optional Standard
Cassette Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats Optional --
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 7 seats
Front Legroom 42.5 in 42.9 in
Back Legroom 33.4 in 39.5 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- 21 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 1,531 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 5,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 175.2 in 198.3 in
Width 67.4 in 90.2 in
Height 52.3 in 71 in
Wheelbase 98.4 in 112.8 in

Available Options

2003 Ford Escort
ZX2
2019 Ford Explorer
AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Blue Metallic
  • Ingot Silver Metallic
  • Oxford White

Option Packages

  • Engine: 2.3L I-4 Ecoboost
  • Running Boards - Black
  • Class III Trailer Tow Package

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