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2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$32,071
2003 Ford Escort
ZX2
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$13,750
7 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
No Expert Reviews
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 Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
No User Reviews
2003 Ford Escort
ZX2
55
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

95
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

2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
2003 Ford Escort
ZX2
Powertrain
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
26 MPG
26 MPG
23 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
34 MPG
35 MPG
28 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 11.9 gal 12 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
181 hp @ 7,000 RPM
181 hp @ 7,000 RPM
130 hp @ 5,300 RPM
130 hp @ 5,300 RPM
Torque
151 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
151 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
135 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
135 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
13:1
13:1
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--
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.29 in x 3.59 in
3.29 in x 3.59 in
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--
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side 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
Cassette Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Passenger Power Seats -- Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 2 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 43.1 in 42.5 in
Back Legroom -- 33.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 4.6 cu ft --
Maximum Payload 386 lbs --
Exterior
Length 154.1 in 175.2 in
Width 68.3 in 67.4 in
Height 48.8 in 52.3 in
Wheelbase 90.9 in 98.4 in

Available Options

2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
2003 Ford Escort
ZX2

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