Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,506 - $25,065
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
127-201
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,506 - $25,065
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
127-201
Seats
5

2003 Ford Escape Owner Reviews

4.03

109 Reviews

40% 33% 18% 6% 3%

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2003 Ford Escape makes a great family vehicle.

Even though it is an older vehicle, we have not had any major issues with it. The ride is very smooth and comfortable. It is equipped with driver and passenger airbags making it a safe vehicle for our family. The air conditioner works very well keeping you cool in the summer. The heater works very well as well to keep you warm in the winter. It is also equipped with a 6 CD changer which allows you to listen to a variety of music. The radio also has the option of having 18 preset stations. . . 12 fm and 6 am. This has been a very reliable car for our family for many years.

- Tricia W

Interior Space That Doesn't Feel Like You're Driving a Tank

The Escape is the perfect size car for my family. I can easily fit two car seats and other daily necessities in this SUV, but the handling and driving feel like a car. It's a great combo of storage and easy driving. Even though our car is 15 years old, it is going strong! How much more can you ask for as far as reliability goes? While the Escape could never be described as a luxury vehicle, it has all the features I need every day and is comfortable to drive and ride in. I love this car and would not hesitate to buy another Escape!

- Grace B

It's big enough to fit multiple car seats in the back! I've been able to fit three booster seats in the back seat and not have any problem.

I love my escape! It has been very reliable. It has over 200K miles on it now, and the only major work I've needed to do is replacing parts of the brake system. It has an optional 4-wheel drive in case I need to drive off-road, and is comfortable enough for my family. The catalytic converter is starting to go bad now and the A/C isn't working properly now, but those are things that you don't expect to last this long without needing to work on. It gets decent gas mileage. And I like being off the ground so I can see better!

- Courtney W

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$3,115 - $4,322
$19,595

Horsepower

Horsepower
127 hp
127 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L (121) DOHC SEFI 16
2.0L (121) DOHC SEFI 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.6 in.
41.6 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.4 in.
40.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.4 in.
36.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.2 in.
39.2 in.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

CD Player

CD Player

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Aluminum

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103 in.
103 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.4 ft.
35.4 ft.

Width

Width
70.1 in.
70.1 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3019 .lbs
3019 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
127 hp
127 hp

Torque

Torque
135 ft. lbs.
135 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 .lbs
100 .lbs

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16 gal.
16 gal.

Combined

Combined
12 - 14 mpg
12 - 14 mpg

City

City
23 mpg
23 mpg

Highway

Highway
28 mpg
28 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional
Optional

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety