Research 2003 Ford Escape specs for the trims available. Choose the desired trim / style from the dropdown list to see the corresponding specs.

XLS Value 4dr 103" WB XLS Value


Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.94 x 1.0
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Brake Type Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x 1.65
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 35.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 33.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 69.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 38.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 40.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 52.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 59.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -


Side Door Type


Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550


SAE Net Torque @ RPM 135 @ 4500
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 127 @ 5400
Fuel System SEFI
Displacement 2.0L/121
Engine Type Gas I4
Engine Order Code 99B

Exterior Dimensions

Rear Door Opening Width (in) 41.0
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.8
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.8
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 25.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 34.9
Wheelbase (in) 103.0
Step Up Height - Side (in) - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 36.4
Overhang, Front (in) 33.4
Height, Overall (in) 69.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.1
Step Up Height - Front (in) - TBD -
Side Door Opening Width (in) - TBD -
Side Door Opening Height (in) - TBD -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 173.0

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.0

Interior Dimensions

Second Head Room (in) 39.2
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 133.2
Second Hip Room (in) 49.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4
Front Hip Room (in) 53.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.4


EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23


Steering Type Variable Pwr
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0


Vehicle Name Ford Escape
Vehicle Name Ford Escape
Body Style 4 Door


Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)


Front Tire Order Code T7A
Rear Tire Size P225/70R15
Front Tire Size P225/70R15
Front Tire Size P235/70R16
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
Rear Tire Order Code T64
Rear Tire Order Code T7A
Front Tire Order Code
Front Tire Order Code T64
Spare Tire Size T135/90R17


Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)


Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.67
Trans Description Cont. Again
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Trans Type 5
Trans Order Code 443
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.93
Clutch Size (in) 8.86
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.45


Rear Door Type Liftgate
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3019


Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 4.0

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