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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
MSRP
$22,795
Invoice
$21,883
Average Price Paid
$21,464
192 listings nationwide

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2003 Ford Escort
ZX2
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1.4T R-Line FWD
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ZX2
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$25,120
45 listings nationwide

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

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
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.

2021 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
No User Reviews
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.)

Specs

2021 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
2003 Ford Escort
ZX2
Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
30 MPG
29 MPG
23 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
41 MPG
39 MPG
28 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.5 gal 12 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
147 hp @ 5,000 RPM
147 hp @ 5,000 RPM
130 hp @ 5,300 RPM
130 hp @ 5,300 RPM
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
135 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
135 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10:1
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--
Displacement
1,400 cc
1,400 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
2.93 in x 3.15 in
2.93 in x 3.15 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 4 stars --
Front Crash Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Driver 4 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 4 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 Standard Optional
Cassette Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Passenger Power Seats -- Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 41.1 in 42.5 in
Back Legroom 37.4 in 33.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.1 cu ft --
Maximum Payload 882 lbs --
Exterior
Length 185.1 in 175.2 in
Width 70.8 in 67.4 in
Height 57.6 in 52.3 in
Wheelbase 105.7 in 98.4 in

Available Options

2021 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Habanero Orange Metallic
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Pyrite Silver Metallic
  • Tornado Red

Option Packages

  • R-Line Cold Weather Package
  • R-Line Cold Weather Package (PM9)
2003 Ford Escort
ZX2

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