(4.0) 33 reviews
MSRP: $1,366$7,374
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 20-25
Engine: 201-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: 4x4
Seats: 5
2003 Ford Escape

Our Take on the 2003 Ford Escape

Our Take

Posted on 12/9/02 Ford’s first car-based sport utility vehicle debuted for the 2001 model year and was derived from the Mazda 626 platform — a result of Ford’s controlling interest in Mazda, which produces the similar Tribute. Developed in tandem, both compete against other car-ba... Read Full Report

13 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.