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2003 Ford Escape
2003 Ford Escape
Available Price Range $1,495-$7,619 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 20-25 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2003 Ford Escape

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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


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Ford says its hybrid gas/electric Escape SUV that goes on sale in 2003 will be followed by a hybrid gas/electric Explorer at an unnamed date. The Escape HEV will feature an electric drivetrain powered by nickel-metal-hydride batteries combined with a fuel-efficient 4-cylinder gas engine. Escape HEV will deliver 40 m.p.g. in the city and 31 m.p.g. on the highway, Ford said. The reason for th... Read full review for the 2003 Ford Escape

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good suv and great on gas

by samy from indianapolis on April 15, 2011

best suv ever.good on gas great 4x4.fun to drive,great on snow.had one before for 5 years and i am looking to get a newer model this year


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