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Ford Escort Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 130 hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 23/31 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2001 Ford Escort

  • The Escort is officially eclipsed by the Focus. Don't let the small price advantage sway you.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Coupe body style, affordable price, standard Zetec engine.

  • Cons

    The Ford Focus ZX3 Hatchback is superior in nearly every aspect.

  • What's New for 2001

    Other than a couple of new exterior colors, the Escort ZX2 is unchanged for 2001. The high-performance S/R Package is no longer available.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 23
  • cty
/
  • 31
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Ok (at times)

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Vehicle: 2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Awesome to drive! I like the zipping around feeling from the little car and the manual transmission is the only way to go! Bought the car about 2 years ago and it is not aging well...found numerous times we have had to put patch work on it. I will say I'm not sure about safety, it doesn't seem like it would hold up well in a collision but i don't know.




Great car!

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Vehicle: 2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Bought this car in 2010 with 68,000 miles,it now has 89,000. Only perpuse is to drive to and from work daily, 75 mile round trip. Gets awesome gas milage, rutinly between 32-37. it all depends on how you drive it. If you try to stay at 80mph, you will get horrable mileage. I stay at 2800rpm or about 72mph on the highway, to get the mileage list above (2500prm or 68mph to get 37mpg). this is NOT a preformance car and shouldn't be driven like one, if you are looking for the GOOD mileage, however it will and does surpass all other models in its catagory.




Good car

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Vehicle: 2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

This was the fisrt car i bought it had 120,000 miles on it and had been sitting for a while when i got it but with a charged battery it cranked right up and drove amazingly all ive done to it was regular maintainance to it and ive had it for 3 years and have 188,000 miles on it now and it still runs beautifully i plan to drive it untill it dies. very good investment i would recommend to anyone.




Great first car

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Vehicle: 2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

This was the first car I bought while in college. I bought it with 95,000 miles, and I am almost at 200,000 miles. It has been very reliable, and I have only had to replace a fuel filter and alternator. The clutch and transmission seem to still be going strong. A lot of things are starting to need work, so I will probably be buying a new car. My only problem while owning this car has been the gas mileage. I only seem to get about 25 MPG.




01 zx2

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Vehicle: 2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Bought new in 01, still going strong. The timing belt must be replaced around 115,000 or it may break. Replaced the alternator around 118,000. If you do regular upkeep as directed in the owners manual, it will keep going.




Not so good for intense

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Vehicle: 2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

I have to drive a lot between places, and this car I bought in 06 with 70,000 miles for only $4,000. The first two years were good, up until 110,000 miles. Transmission needs work now, things keep braking on this car (leaks) unfortunately at this point, the upkeep is getting high I might as well buy a car. A/C blows weak, and my compressor won't make cold air now. I don't know how anyone gets 30 MPG on this. I usually get 350 Miles on a tank, and the tank is 13 gallons, so its 26 MPG for me. Good first car, rides a bit low for me, and dents easily.



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Full 2001 Ford Escort Review

What's New for 2001

Other than a couple of new exterior colors, the Escort ZX2 is unchanged for 2001. The high-performance S/R Package is no longer available.

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Talk About The 2001 Escort

2001 Ford Escort Discussions See all Started By

obiwampa
obiwampa
03-05-2007
I have a green 2001 ZX2 with automatic transmission and all of the sudden, the shifter sticks in Park. I had to pop off that little cap next to the shifter and use a pen to depress the little lever i?...


amethystraven
amethystraven
07-07-2013
I'm in the process of buying a 2001 escort zx2... They say the only problem is it will need a new front driver side hub bearing. They said it will cost $20 or so. I've been looking up but can only fin...


frey44
frey44
09-29-2002
^ 1993-1996 1.9L Escort/Tracer...



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