Ford Escort vs Ford Focus

Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

Select a car to compare

Select a car to compare

Select a car to compare

Used Car Pricing

Used listing price comparison and analysis.

Showing nationwide pricing. Enter your zip code to view local pricing.

Enter your ZIP code

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

Shop

2018 Ford Focus
S
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$17,834
3 listings nationwide

Shop

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...

2018 Ford Focus
S
No Expert Reviews

User Reviews and User Rankings

User Rankings by Category

Users ranked cars they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

Winning categories:
    Winning categories:
      Based on rankings.
      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.)

      2018 Ford Focus
      S
      No User Reviews

      Specs

      2003 Ford Escort
      ZX2
      2018 Ford Focus
      S
      Powertrain
      Drivetrain
      FWD
      FWD
      FWD
      FWD
      Fuel Economy, City
      23 MPG
      23 MPG
      25 MPG
      --
      Fuel Economy, Highway
      30 MPG
      28 MPG
      34 MPG
      --
      Fuel Tank Volume 12 gal 12.4 gal
      Engine
      Fuel Type
      Gasoline
      Gasoline
      Flex Fuel Vehicle
      Flex Fuel Vehicle
      Power
      130 hp @ 5,300 RPM
      130 hp @ 5,300 RPM
      160 hp @ 6,500 RPM
      160 hp @ 6,500 RPM
      Torque
      135 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
      135 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
      146 lb-ft @ 4,450 RPM
      146 lb-ft @ 4,450 RPM
      Cylinders
      4 cylinders
      4 cylinders
      4 cylinders
      4 cylinders
      Compression Ratio
      --
      --
      12:1
      12:1
      Displacement
      2,000 cc
      2,000 cc
      2,000 cc
      2,000 cc
      Bore x Stroke
      --
      --
      3.44 in x 3.27 in
      3.44 in x 3.27 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 -- 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 Optional Standard
      Cassette Player Standard --
      Radio Standard Standard
      Power Windows Optional Standard
      Power Door Locks Optional Standard
      Passenger Power Seats Optional --
      Interior
      Maximum Seating 4 seats 5 seats
      Front Legroom 42.5 in 43.1 in
      Back Legroom 33.4 in 33.2 in
      Payload and Towing
      Cargo Volume -- 13.2 cu ft
      Exterior
      Length 175.2 in 178.7 in
      Width 67.4 in 80.5 in
      Height 52.3 in 57.8 in
      Wheelbase 98.4 in 104.3 in

      Available Options

      2003 Ford Escort
      ZX2
      2018 Ford Focus
      S

      Exterior Colors

      • Ingot Silver Metallic
      • Magnetic Metallic
      • Oxford White
      • Shadow Black

      Option Packages

      • Transmission: 6-Speed Powershift Automatic

      Related Comparisons