Find a Car
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Change a Vehicle to Compare

Compare 2003 Honda Element vs 2003 Ford Escape

2003 Honda Element Change
2003 Ford Escape Change
+ Add a Car
Selected Style 2WD DX Manual
Switch Style

Transmission

Drivetrain

Trim

Other

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Manual DX 21 26 $14,880 $16,100
2WD Automatic DX 22 26 $15,618 $16,900
2WD Manual EX 21 26 $17,232 $18,650
2WD Automatic EX 22 26 $17,970 $19,450
4WD Automatic DX 21 24 $16,909 $18,300
4WD Automatic EX 21 24 $19,262 $20,850
2WD Manual w/Side Airbags EX 21 26 $17,463 $18,900
2WD Automatic w/Side Airbags EX 22 26 $18,201 $19,700
4WD Manual DX 21 24 $16,172 $17,500
4WD Manual EX 21 24 $18,524 $20,050
4WD Manual w/Side Airbags EX 21 24 $18,754 $20,300
4WD Automatic w/Side Airbags EX 21 24 $19,492 $21,100
4-Door 103" WB XLS Value
Switch Style

Body Style

Drivetrain

Trim

Other

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 103" WB XLS Value 23 28 $17,401 $18,710
4-Door 103" WB XLS Sport 23 28 $18,207 $19,595
4-Door 103" WB XLS Popular 19 25 $18,848 $20,300
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLS Popular 18 23 $20,327 $21,925
4-Door 103" WB XLT Popular 19 25 $20,677 $22,310
4-Door 103" WB XLT Popular 2 19 25 $20,837 $22,485
4-Door 103" WB XLT Premium 19 25 $21,796 $23,540
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Popular 2 18 23 $22,315 $24,110
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Premium 18 23 $23,275 $25,165
4-Door 103" WB Limited 19 25 $23,544 $25,460
4-Door 103" WB 4WD Limited 18 23 $25,023 $27,085
4-Door 103" WB XLT Sport 19 25 $21,705 $23,440
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Sport 18 23 $23,184 $25,065
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,880
$17,401
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,100
$18,710
Monthly Payment Estimate
$268 / month
$312 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating Read Our Full Review
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Rear Door Type - Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 39.4 39.2
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.2 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.0 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 55.0 53.4
Second Leg Room (in) 39.1 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 43.3 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.6 133.2
Second Hip Room (in) 47.6 49.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 56.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.9 -
Length, Overall (in) 166.5 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 41.0
Height, Overall (in) 70.4 69.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.3 -
Wheelbase (in) 101.4 103.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 34.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 62.1 -
Overhang, Front (in) - 33.4
Step Up Height - Side (in) - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 25.4
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) - 173.0
Side Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - 7.8
Step Up Height - Front (in) - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - 36.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - 7.8
Side Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) N/A NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) N/A NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 40.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 35.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 25.1 33.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 38.7 52.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 46.0 38.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 66.7 59.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 74.6 69.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x 0.4 NA
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.0 x 1.65
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x 0.9 10.94 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 16.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.9 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.26 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 38.7
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/70SR16 P225/70R15
Spare Tire Size Compact T135/90R17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P215/70SR16 P225/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3352 3019
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 17 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 45 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 161 @ 4500 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA 99B
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 160 @ 5500 127 @ 5400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 23
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 2.06
Trans Order Code NA 443
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.77 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.53 3.67
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.31
Trans Type 5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.45
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Honda Element Ford Escape
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Compact Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front Control-Link MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.83 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Doors
Side Door Type - NA
 
© 2015 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Send us feedback.