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Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
* Photo: 2003 Ford Escape XLS Trim image

XLT Popular Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 25 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 3.0L (182) DOHC SEFI 24-valve V6 "Duratec" engine
  • Engine block heater *Standard in AK, MN, ND, SD, MT, WI & WY for retail purchases only*
  • 4-speed automatic transmission w/OD
  • 2.93 axle ratio
  • Front wheel drive
  • 4-wheel independent suspension
  • (4) P225/70R15 BSW all-season tires
  • (4) 15" X 6.5" cast aluminum wheels
  • Compact spare tire w/under cargo floor storage
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system
  • 16.0 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Black roof rack w/cross bars
  • Grey bumpers w/rear step
  • Grey lower bodyside cladding
  • Chrome grille w/black mesh center
  • Black full grip ergonomic door handles
  • Halogen headlamps w/delay
  • Fog lamps
  • Black fold-away pwr side mirrors
  • Solar-tinted glass
  • Privacy glass
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear 2-speed wiper w/washer

Interior Features

  • Premium cloth front low-back bucket seats-inc: headrests, dual map pockets
  • 6-way pwr driver seat w/height adjuster
  • 60/40 split tip-fold-flat rear bench seat w/removable cushion
  • Premium floor console-inc: (4) cup holders, storage bin, armrest
  • Floor mats
  • Black tilt steering wheel w/speed control
  • White-faced instrument panel-inc: tachometer & warning lights w/fog lamp indicator
  • Pwr windows w/driver "one-touch-down"
  • Pwr locks
  • Remote keyless entry w/2-step unlocking, (2) transmitters
  • Perimeter alarm
  • Securilock passive anti-theft system w/immobilizer
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear floor heat ducts
  • ETR AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD changer-inc: 4 speakers
  • Locking glove box
  • Cigarette lighter
  • Auxiliary pwr points-inc: (1) cigarette lighter, (1) additional
  • Cloth visors w/covered vanity mirrors
  • Front/rear assist handles
  • Interior lighting w/delay-inc: map lights, rear cargo light
  • Illuminated entry
  • Lower valence panel bin
  • Map pockets
  • (4) cargo floor hooks

Safety Features

  • Driver & front passenger airbags
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system
  • Front height-adjustable 3-point safety belts w/pretensioners
  • Rear outboard 3-point safety belts, center lap belt
  • Rear outboard LATCH child seat anchors & tethers
  • Belt Minder feature
  • Child safety rear door locks

2003 Ford Escape Owner Reviews

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The 2003 ford escape has had it is minor issues but has stood the test of time.

2003 Ford Escape XLT Popular

This vehicle has driven a long ways without issue. I have made various long trips and put many miles on this SUV and it has proven to stand the test of time. I have made two ocean to ocean trips that spanned across the country. The only issue I had was that I had to replace a tube on it because of elevation differential. Recently, however, since it has gotten into the 157,000 miles range I have had to place oxygen sensors and install a new coil pack. Other than that with proper maintenance it has proven to be a great vehicle.

- Christina S

Much love for my '03 ford escape. A great, handy little ride to have.

2003 Ford Escape XLT Popular

I love it. It is cute and small but big enough inside to be comfortable. I like the interior and the way the console is set up. I like that it has four doors and fold down seats. I like the easy open tailgate and the spacious rear compartment. With the fold down seats I can haul pretty much whatever I need to. I really like the four wheel drive option. It goes through my Minnesota snow like it is not even there.

- Pamela S

My car is blue all over with a red hood. Due to an accident I got in.

2003 Ford Escape XLT Popular

My car turns off when I drive it but I am not entirely sure what the problem is. Also it runs hot, I believe this is due to the coolant holder needing to be replaced. But as of now I have put bonding glue on the crack in it. I saw on online that using water to cool the car is only good for a short period of time. Coolant is more long term.

- Lisa R

Great family ideal car. I definitely recommend it.

2003 Ford Escape XLT Popular

I love it and it's not too small or not to big. Perfect family car. I haven't had any problems with it since I have had it, and it's always gotten me to and from places. I definitely recommend it to someone who's looking for a great medium sized family car.

- Olivia E

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