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

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2003 Ford Escort
ZX2
No Data Available
2018 Ford Focus
S
MSRP
$17,950
Invoice
$17,323
Average Price Paid
$16,915
1,397 listings nationwide

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2003 Ford Escort
ZX2
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2018 Ford Focus
S
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

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

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2018 Ford Focus
S
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$16,258
104 listings nationwide

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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
Megan Hennessey Preview:

Currently available in two body styles and a variety of trim levels, with a choice of engines and transmissions, the highly versatile and configurable Ford Focus compact car coasts int...

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.)

2018 Ford Focus
S
5
writes:
Ok not too many accessories
writes:
Great for small sedan but ready to move up to a mid- size sedan
Handling Ranked 2018 Ford Fusion Platinum AWD better.
"Larger snd more driving modes such as Comfort, or Sports Mode"
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Ford Fusion Platinum AWD better.
"Yes, more room in the cabin as well as the trunk."

Specs

2003 Ford Escort
ZX2
2018 Ford Focus
S
Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
23 MPG
23 MPG
26 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
28 MPG
30 MPG
38 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

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