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2003 Ford Escort
ZX2
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$3,368
10 listings nationwide

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1997 Ford Probe
GT
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$17,255

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...

1997 Ford Probe
GT
No Expert Reviews

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

2003 Ford Escort
ZX2
55
Amanda 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

105
Austin 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
Pato 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.)

1997 Ford Probe
GT
75
Kenneth 1997 Ford Probe GTReview:

Could Do With Soft Top — fast on exceleration very quick easy to handle stops on a tanner no repairs has very nice looks an n...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

25
Gilson 1997 Ford Probe GTReview:

Id Get It Again — i loved this vehicle however this vehicle brought with it a lot of problems that ended up into proba...

175
Tony 1997 Ford Probe GTReview:

Not A Bad Car, Throw In Some Upgrades And It's An Easy Sleeper!! — This car is very under rated! I was very pleased with the performance aspect, handles like a dream. ...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Specs

2003 Ford Escort
ZX2
1997 Ford Probe
GT
Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
23 MPG
23 MPG
18 MPG
--
Fuel Economy, Highway
28 MPG
30 MPG
24 MPG
--
Fuel Tank Volume 12 gal 15 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
130 hp @ 5,300 RPM
130 hp @ 5,300 RPM
164 hp @ 5,600 RPM
164 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque
135 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
135 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
160 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
160 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 4 stars 5 stars
Front Passenger 4 stars 4 stars
Side Driver 1 stars --
Side Rear Passenger 4 stars --
Rollover (pre-2011) 4 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Optional
Leather Seats -- Optional
Air Conditioning Optional Optional
CD Player -- Optional
Cassette Player Standard Optional
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Optional Optional
Power Door Locks Optional Optional
Driver Power Seats -- Optional
Passenger Power Seats Optional Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.5 in 43.1 in
Back Legroom 33.4 in 28.5 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- 18.8 cu ft
Exterior
Length 175.2 in 179.5 in
Width 67.4 in 69.8 in
Height 52.3 in 51.6 in
Wheelbase 98.4 in 102.8 in

Available Options

2003 Ford Escort
ZX2
1997 Ford Probe
GT

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