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

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2020 Ford Fusion
S FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$23,151
1 listings nationwide

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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...

2020 Ford Fusion
S FWD
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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.)

2020 Ford Fusion
S FWD
writes:
very smooth
Handling Ranked 2012 Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD worse.
"YES"
Front Seats Ranked 2012 Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD worse.
"RELAXING"

Specs

2003 Ford Escort
ZX2
2020 Ford Fusion
S FWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
23 MPG
23 MPG
--
Fuel Economy, Highway
28 MPG
30 MPG
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Fuel Tank Volume 12 gal 16.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
130 hp @ 5,300 RPM
130 hp @ 5,300 RPM
--
Torque
135 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
135 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
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Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
--
--
9.7:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
--
3.5 in x 3.94 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 --
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 44.3 in
Back Legroom 33.4 in 38.3 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- 16 cu ft
Exterior
Length 175.2 in 191.7 in
Width 67.4 in 83.5 in
Height 52.3 in 58.1 in
Wheelbase 98.4 in 112.2 in

Available Options

2003 Ford Escort
ZX2
2020 Ford Fusion
S FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Velocity Blue Metallic

Option Packages

  • Ford Co-PILOT360 Assist W/Sync 3

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