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

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2019 Ford Fiesta
S FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$15,202

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 Fiesta
S FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

Ford’s re-entry into the subcompact car market came in 2011, with the arrival of the European-designed Fiesta. Available in both sedan and hatchback body styles, the model received a r...

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.)

35
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 Fiesta
S FWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2003 Ford Escort
ZX2
2019 Ford Fiesta
S FWD
Powertrain 5-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
23 MPG
23 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
28 MPG
30 MPG
35 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 12 gal 12.4 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
130 hp @ 5,300 RPM
130 hp @ 5,300 RPM
120 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
135 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
135 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
112 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
--
--
11:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
1,600 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
--
3.11 in x 3.2 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 -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 4 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Optional Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Cassette Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Optional --
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Passenger Power Seats Optional --
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.5 in 43.6 in
Back Legroom 33.4 in 31.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- 12.8 cu ft
Exterior
Length 175.2 in 173.6 in
Width 67.4 in 77.8 in
Height 52.3 in 58.1 in
Wheelbase 98.4 in 98 in

Available Options

2003 Ford Escort
ZX2
2019 Ford Fiesta
S FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Ingot Silver Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Shadow Black

Option Packages

  • Transmission: 6-SPD POWERSHIFT Auto W/Selectshift

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