Ford Escort Models and Escort History

In the wake of a problematic reputation generated by the Pinto, Ford sought new respect in the compact car market in the early 1980s with the Escort name previous used in Europe since the late 1960s. The 1981 debut of the Ford Escort featured a three-door hatchback and wagon body style. A five-door hatchback was added to the Escort compact car line-up one year later. In late 1985, an exterior redesign of the Ford Escort that included a front end featuring body shape integrated headlights. Originally standard equipped with a 1.6-liter engine, displacement was enlarged to 1.9 liters through the 1985 update. The first generation model of the Ford Escort was also offered with a 2.0-liter diesel engine. The Escort underwent a complete second generation redesign in 1991 featuring a longer wheelbase and adding a four-door sedan. A third generation version of the Ford Escort debuted in 1997 incorporating a more rounded front end similar to the Contour. A sedan and wagon body style were initially introduced in 1997 while an Escort ZX2 coupe would arrive in 1998. In 2000, the arrival of the Ford Focus eventually replaced the Escort.

New and Used Escort Prices, Ford Escort Model Years and History

The 2002 Ford Escort is a compact coupe with a long and popular history in the Ford lineup the world over, and it meets its end this year.
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A popular compact coupe, the 2001 Ford Escort seats four passengers and is powered by a zippy 130 hp four-cylinder rated at 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.
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The 2000 Ford Escort is a compact car which is available as a coupe or a sedan, and it starts at a price under $15,000.
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A sporty compact, the 1999 Ford Escort is available as a sedan or wagon which is rated at 37 mpg on the highway, or a more powerful 130 hp coupe.
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The 1998 Ford Escort is a compact and versatile, fuel-efficient car which is available as a coupe, sedan, or wagon.
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