1992 Ford Escort Review

Used Escort for sale
List Price Estimate:$333 - $786
See All Cars For Sale
Ford Escort model years
cash graphic with confetti

Get More For Your Trade-In

1992 Ford Escort appraisal values can range from $109 - $605.
Find out what your car is really worth in minutes.
See your car's value

Edmunds' Expert Review

1992 Highlights

A notchback sedan is introduced as an LX-E trim-level; it offers four-wheel disc brakes, the GT engine, and GT interior touches. The Pony Comfort Group option makes air conditioning and power steering available on the base model.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the Used 1992 Ford Escort.

Trending topics in reviews

Most helpful consumer reviews

4.75 out of 5 stars
GT raves
GT 2dr Hatchback
We bought this car with 115,000 miles for my husband. Works road construction and has the car has approximately 387,000 or 487,000 miles; he can't remember if he flipped it two or three times so far. We have only replace the alternator once, and a hose. Wonderful car, and fun to drive. Has some good get up and go!
4.75 out of 5 stars
Reliable & Not Expensive
Tom Hendley,09/23/2008
LX 4dr Wagon
I bought this car as a second car to use on my private investigation job. I have driven it all over NJ and am now in NC. I only intended to get a year or so out of it, since it had 94K on it when I bought it in 2002. Now 6 years latter I still have it. It has hardly cost me anything since I bought it. A/C, everything works great. Getting 25 mpg around town and 30 on hwy. I would like something newer, but can't get rid of this car. Best $1,100 ever spent getting it.
5 out of 5 stars
Best Ford ever
1992 escort ,08/05/2008
LX-E 4dr Sedan
I had a 2004 F-150 and a 2004 Mustang Cobra, yet the Escort is my favorite. It's the best 4 cylinder. I have the 1.8 dohc with performance mods. It runs good. I wish Ford made more vehicles like that.
3.75 out of 5 stars
The Super Wagon!
LX 4dr Wagon
At 140,000 miles it has had almost no problems. It has a torquey engine that has good power at lower RPMs, but it seems to run out of steam in the 4,000- 5,000 RPM. The interior is functional and well designed, the exterior is conservative yet handsome and almost looks slightly athletic at certain angles. The engine gets good gas mileage no matter how I drive it. It runs well. Road and engine vibrations are felt throughout the car. It handles well despite its relatively soft suspension and the generous body roll. The steering is relatively heavy and is fairly frictionless, but it can be a little numb.


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    RolloverNot Rated
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

More about the 1992 Ford Escort

Used 1992 Ford Escort Overview

The Used 1992 Ford Escort is offered in the following submodels: Escort Hatchback, Escort Sedan, Escort Wagon. Available styles include LX 4dr Wagon, LX-E 4dr Sedan, LX 2dr Hatchback, GT 2dr Hatchback, LX 4dr Sedan, Pony 2dr Hatchback, and LX 4dr Hatchback. Pre-owned Ford Escort models are available with a 1.9 L-liter gas engine or a 1.8 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 127 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 1992 Ford Escort comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual.

What's a good price on a Used 1992 Ford Escort?

Shop with Edmunds for perks and special offers on used cars, trucks, and SUVs near Ashburn, VA. Doing so could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars. Edmunds also provides consumer-driven dealership sales and service reviews to help you make informed decisions about what cars to buy and where to buy them.

Which used 1992 Ford Escorts are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 1992 Ford Escort for sale near. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a used car from our massive database to find cheap prew-owned vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the Used 1992 Ford Escort.

Can't find a used 1992 Ford Escorts you want in your area? Consider a broader search.

Find a used Ford Escort for sale - 9 great deals out of 13 listings starting at $9,206.

Find a used Ford for sale - 6 great deals out of 12 listings starting at $12,650.

Find a used certified pre-owned Ford Escort for sale - 11 great deals out of 23 listings starting at $17,826.

Find a used certified pre-owned Ford for sale - 1 great deals out of 22 listings starting at $8,810.

Should I lease or buy a 1992 Ford Escort?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

Check out Ford lease specials
Check out Ford Escort lease specials