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Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Ford Mustang
EcoBoost
MSRP
$25,585
Invoice
$24,434
Average Price Paid
$24,053
6,203 listings nationwide

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2003 Ford Escort
ZX2
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EcoBoost
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ZX2
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Ford Mustang
EcoBoost
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$26,699
10 listings nationwide

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

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Ford Mustang
EcoBoost
Christian Wardlaw Test Drive Review:

Ever heard the term “pony car”? It is a direct reference to the Ford Mustang and the American 2-door sports coupe segment it has dominated since 1964. Today, the 2018 Mustang is less r...

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...

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  • Look and Feel 9
  • Performance 9
  • Form & Function 5
  • Technology 9
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 10
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2018 Ford Mustang
EcoBoost
25
writes:
With the performance package this is an Insane vehicle love the 470HP and 0-60 in 3.6 Seconds. There is no dif...
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

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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.)

Specs

2018 Ford Mustang
EcoBoost
2003 Ford Escort
ZX2
Powertrain
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
21 MPG
21 MPG
23 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
31 MPG
32 MPG
28 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.5 gal 12 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
310 hp @ 5,500 RPM
310 hp @ 5,500 RPM
130 hp @ 5,300 RPM
130 hp @ 5,300 RPM
Torque
350 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM
350 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM
135 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
135 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
9.5:1
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Displacement
2,300 cc
2,300 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.45 in x 3.7 in
3.45 in x 3.7 in
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Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
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 --
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player Standard --
Cassette Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Passenger Power Seats -- Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 45.1 in 42.5 in
Back Legroom 29 in 33.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 13.5 cu ft --
Exterior
Length 188.5 in 175.2 in
Width 81.9 in 67.4 in
Height 54.3 in 52.3 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 98.4 in

Available Options

2018 Ford Mustang
EcoBoost

Exterior Colors

  • Ingot Silver Metallic
  • Kona Blue Metallic
  • Lightning Blue Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Orange Fury Metallic Tri-Coat
  • Oxford White
  • Race Red
  • Royal Crimson Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Shadow Black
  • Triple Yellow Tri-Coat

Option Packages

  • MagneRide Damping System
  • Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System
  • Black Accent Package
  • EcoBoost Performance Package
  • Equipment Group 101A
  • Transmission: 10-Speed Automatic with SelectShift
  • Wheel and Stripe Package
  • Wheels: 19" x 8.5" Polished Aluminum
  • Wheels: 19" x 9' Luster Nickel-Painted Forged Aluminum
2003 Ford Escort
ZX2

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