Compare 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier vs 2003 Ford Escape

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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 26 33 $13,118 $14,030
4-Door Sedan 26 33 $13,305 $14,230
2-Door Coupe LS 26 33 $14,520 $15,530
4-Door Sedan LS 26 33 $14,707 $15,730
2-Door Coupe LS Sport 26 33 $15,736 $16,830
4-Door Sedan LS Sport 26 33 $15,923 $17,030
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4-Door 103" WB XLS Value
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 Sport 19 25 $21,705 $23,440
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 Sport 18 23 $23,184 $25,065
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,118
$17,401
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,030
$18,710
Monthly Payment Estimate
$234 / month
$312 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
50.0 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
32.7 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.1 133.2
Second Hip Room (in)
49.5 49.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 56.3
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 39.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
53.0 69.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.4 -
Wheelbase (in)
104.1 103.0
Liftover Height (in)
26.1 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.7 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
57.6 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 -
Length, Overall (in)
180.9 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- 41.0
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 -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- 34.9
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- 36.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 7.8
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
- 33.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 40.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 59.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 69.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 52.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 38.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 35.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 33.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.87 x 1.77 9.0 x 1.65
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x 0.79 10.94 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.1 16.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.6 35.4
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 16.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D14 T135/90R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P195/70R14 P225/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/70R14 P225/70R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2617 3019
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x - TBD - 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x - TBD - 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x - TBD - 17 x 4.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 550
Engine
Fuel System
SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
150 @ 4000 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
L61 99B
Displacement
2.2L/- TBD - 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 5600 127 @ 5400
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/4th & 5th OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.67
Clutch Size (in)
8.46 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.35 1.31
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.45
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 2.06
Trans Order Code
MM5 443
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cavalier Ford Escape
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Trailing Axle Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Doors
Side Door Type
- NA

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