Ford Escort for Sale by Owner


The Ford Escort was introduced to America in 1981 as “The World Car.” That was quite an imposing title for this small economy vehicle. The Escort brand had been present in Europe prior to becoming available in the United States. The 1981 Ford Escort was completely redesigned for the American market.

When considering the purchase of a used Ford Escort, a good place to start might be with the 1997 version. It was in that year that the Escort sported an improved aerodynamic body along with a better engine and quality of ride. The motor was a 2.0 liter, inline 4, generating 110 horsepower – which was 22 horsepower more than that of its predecessors. Not only was this power train more powerful, it also ran smoother and quieter than earlier offerings.

Used Ford Escorts beginning as of 1997 will have body styles consisting of 2 sedans, base and LX, along with an LX Wagon. Hatchback versions were no longer available. Inside an Escort of this generation you will find a center console that appears to have been inspired by the Ford Taurus.

In 1998 a sporty adaptation of the Ford Escort was introduced as the ZX2. Ford would phase out the Escort in 2002 in favor of its new Focus model.

Buying a used Ford Escort is a very practical acquisition given its fuel economy as well as its overall reliability and performance history.

Average Resale Price: $2,900 Estimated MPG: 26 City / 33 Hwy
Available Trims: LX, SE, GL Base Engine: 2.0L 4 Cylinder

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