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XLT Sport Key Features & Specs

$23,440 - $25,065
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18-19 City / 23-25 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
  • Control-Trac II 4-wheel drive system
  • Class II trailer towing pkg
  • 4-wheel independent suspension
  • (4) P235/70R16 OWL all-terrain tires
  • (4) 16" sport 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
  • "No Boundaries" rack
  • Grey bumpers w/rear step
  • Side step bars
  • 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
  • Front/rear color-keyed carpeted 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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Me in car form... dependable, understated, does everything I could need and more.

2003 Ford Escape XLT Sport

It's getting old, so things are slowly needing to repaired and replaced but despite that it's running pretty smoothly. Cruise control doesn't work, but AC is good, big enough to fit anything I would need to but small enough to comfortably drive and parallel park in the city. Rear seats fold almost completely fat if you move the front seats up all the way (which I usually can't... long legs). Trunk is very spacious on it's own, though. Back seat is a tad snug - good for kids, not great for fully grown adults.

- Chelsea L

Ford escapes are great as well as dependable.

2003 Ford Escape XLT Sport

I have had my car for many years and I have had very little difficulty with it. I have had the standard maintenance and upkeep which is to be expected but I have had to do very little other than that. It is still rides well and it has a lot of pep when I give it the gas. The mechanic at my shop actually said he would not trade it because it is still been very good working order. All the electronic still work with no difficulty.

- Cheryl T

High mileage, high performance.

2003 Ford Escape XLT Sport

Over 150k miles on it and still runs beautifully. High performance and reliability, only routine maintenance since buying it new over 15 years ago. Still rides smooth and seats comfortable as when I first bought it. Just now have an issue with a little metal in the transmission fluid, but is normal and natural in old vehicle. Fix is not complicated or difficult and inexpensive.

- Ashley M

I recommend this vehicle for its efficiency, stylish features and gas mileage.

2003 Ford Escape XLT Sport

My 2003 ford escape is very reliable. It gets great gas mileage and is very smooth on the road. Living in Michigan, our roads are in very bad shape and my escape handles these potholes very well. The interior is very user-friendly and efficient. The features are very modern even though it is a older model.

- Lawrence W

Features of the ford escape.

2003 Ford Escape XLT Sport

Almost bald tires, very bad gas mileage, has over 100,000 miles, 4 wheel drive, sunroof, 6 CD changer, electronic windows, electronic doors, fold down rear seats, split rear seats, charging ports, floor mats, center console, cruise control, intermittent wipers, rear wiper, rear defrost.

- Kemper S

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