Ford Mustang vs Ford Escort

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2018 Ford Mustang
EcoBoost
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$28,110
3 listings nationwide

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

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Expert Reviews

Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Ford Mustang
EcoBoost
Andrew Newton Preview:

There have been some dark chapters in the history of America’s pony car, but Ford has been on a roll the past few years and the Mustang’s looks and performance just keep getting better...

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...

User Reviews and User Rankings

User Rankings by Category

Users ranked cars they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

Winning categories:
    Winning categories:
      Based on rankings.
      2018 Ford Mustang
      EcoBoost
      No User Reviews
      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.)

      35
      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
      30 MPG
      28 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
      --
      --
      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
      --
      --
      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
      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

      • Black Accent Package
      • Ecoboost Performance Package
      • Magneride Damping System
      • Voice-Activated Touch-Screen Navigation System
      • Wheel & Stripe Package
      • Equipment Group 101A
      • Transmission: 10-Speed Automatic with Selectshift
      • Wheels: 19" X 8.5" Polished Aluminum
      • Wheels: 19" X 9' Luster Nickel-Painted Forged Aluminum
      2003 Ford Escort
      ZX2

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