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2003 Ford Escort
ZX2
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2021 Honda Accord
EX-L FWD
MSRP
$31,290
Invoice
$29,337
Average Price Paid
$29,220
2,676 listings nationwide

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2003 Ford Escort
ZX2
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2021 Honda Accord
EX-L FWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

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

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2021 Honda Accord
EX-L FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$31,973
28 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...

2021 Honda Accord
EX-L FWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

For the 2021 model year, Honda is taking the Accord in a more elevated direction. The company has refined the Accord’s features list, added a trim level, and priced it right to compete...

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  • Look and Feel 9
  • Performance 9
  • Form & Function 9
  • Technology 9
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 10

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

2003 Ford Escort
ZX2
65
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.)

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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.)

2021 Honda Accord
EX-L FWD
Guru9DHM2K writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2016 Kia Cadenza Limited better.
"It looks qualityl"
Would Buy Ranked 2016 Kia Cadenza Limited better.
"It is better appointed and more powerful."

Specs

2003 Ford Escort
ZX2
2021 Honda Accord
EX-L FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
23 MPG
23 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
28 MPG
30 MPG
38 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 12 gal 14.8 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
130 hp @ 5,300 RPM
130 hp @ 5,300 RPM
192 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque
135 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
135 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
192 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
--
--
10.3:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
1,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
--
2.87 in x 3.52 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 -- 5 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Rollover -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Air Conditioning Optional Standard
Cassette Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats Optional Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.5 in 42.3 in
Back Legroom 33.4 in 40.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- 16.7 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 1,078 lbs
Exterior
Length 175.2 in 196.1 in
Width 67.4 in 73.3 in
Height 52.3 in 57.1 in
Wheelbase 98.4 in 111.4 in

Available Options

2003 Ford Escort
ZX2
2021 Honda Accord
EX-L FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Obsidian Blue Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Radiant Red Metallic

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