About Ford Escort

    The Ford Escort premiered for the 1981 model year as both a two-door hatchback and four-door station wagon (the wagon appeared a year later). For the first generation, the Escort was equipped with a 1.6L inline four-cylinder engine capable of around 68 horsepower mated to a five-speed manual transmission or an optional three-speed automatic. In 1983, the Escort parts were given a slight redesign, which included a new 2.0L diesel inline four-cylinder engine and a peppier 1.6L turbocharged inline four-cylinder that produced 120 horsepower. 1985 ushered in another set of updates. Bigger rear windows and less chrome were the most noticeable differences in accessories. The second generation of the Escort rolled off the line for 1991. It was moved to the Mazda B platform along with the Mazda 323 and Protege. A 1.9L engine featuring an Electronic Distributorless Ignition System (EDIS) was standard and married to a four-speed automatic transmission. Ford began the second running of the Escort by offering only a hatchback body-style, which caused sales to slow. But in 1992, the sedan Escort became available, subsequently helping raise the model's popularity.

    Ford used an innovative marketing strategy with the Escort, offering "one price" for the hatchback, sedan, or wagon, complete with all the optional parts. Trim levels for the Ford Escort were the LX, Pony, and GT. The Pony was the standard trim and was outfitted with the 1.9L inline four-cylinder engine while the luxury LX trims offered more amenities. A Sport package also became available for the model, which was made similar to the GT. The Escort GT stood out on its own thanks to a sportier accessories and profile than the rest of its brethren. The GT got its power from a dual-overhead cam four-cylinder engine courtesy of Mazda. 1997 saw the arrival of the third generation of the Ford Escort. The hatchback body-style was replaced by a coupe, which was dubbed the ZX2 (which took over for the popular GT). Standard was a 2.0L inline four-cylinder engine while the coupe showed off a 2.0L Zetec DOHC four-cylinder (optional for the sedan and wagon). Transmissions ranged between a five-speed manual and four-speed automatic, as with the previous two series.

    For 1997, trims for the sedan Escort were the base and the LX, but a year later, Ford changed it to the LX and SE. The Sport trim of the Ford Escort showcased such standard parts as aluminum wheels, a rear spoiler, a sport-exhaust tip, and a tachometer. The wagon was kept pretty much the same on the outside. However, the interior parts of the Ford Escort were redesigned, as were the taillights and reflectors. By 2002, plans were made by Ford to discontinue the model in favor of the Focus, a similarly-styled car that would be directed towards a similar demographic in the lineup. However, the Ford Escort can be credited with helping the American automaker take back a share of the roads during the 1980s. Fittingly, the model has been recognized throughout the industry by numerous media outlets and critics for its price and performance including being named a Consumer guide Best Buy (1998). In 2002, Automobile Magazine went on to claim that the Ford Escort was "easily the best all-around competitor in its class."

    This sporty machine has more than made some waves. The Ford Escort stands alone in a class where most of its competition is bland, monotonous, and under-performing. That's not the case with this vehicle, as the Ford Escort boasts a legacy of economy, style, and performance most in its class couldn't compete with. As this car becomes more and more "high profile", that means giving yours a more personal feel is a top priority. At CARiD, we've got the Ford Escort accessories that do the trick.

    Our entire selection of Ford Escort Accessories and Parts is full of the highest quality options for you to choose from. Whatever you need to put a stamp on your ride is available, including chrome trim, grilles, wheels, wood dash kits, floor mats, and more. All of our Ford Escort accessories and parts come from expert manufacturers to ensure a precise OEM fit and unrivaled durability. We throw in the best value possible to make it worth your while. The time has come for your car to make its presence felt!

    Whether you plan to improve your vehicle's performance or simply want to add some flare to its style, we store an exhaustive collection of accessories and parts designed specifically for your vehicle. Whatever product you choose, you are guaranteed to get nothing but the premium quality, unrivaled performance, and unique style. Understanding that your vehicle deserves only the top accessories and parts, we carefully handpicked each single item. And be sure all of them are manufactured by the most reputable companies in the industry, so the quality is beyond any doubts. If you still are not sure what product to choose, you are welcome to check 143 reviews with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, and define what accessory or part perfectly fits both your vehicle and your pocket.

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    The Escort May Reappear in the Ford Lineup
    The Escort May Reappear in the Ford Lineup

    Ford Escort that used to be very popular back in 1980's (though quickly lost its popularity) may revive soon. As stated by Next Energy News, Ford is developing a new 100 mpg plug-in hybrid named Escort which will appear in 2011. The future model will be nothing like old Escort, making you forget the negative feelings found with usual Escort, because it won't share design or platform with other Ford vehicles. Moreover, the hybrid system is not expected to be either leased, or borrowed from any other automaker.

    Ford has chosen the Single mode Plug-in Hybrid system, giving up on the Dual-mode Hybrid offered by GM and Chrysler, expecting it to be premium with the introduction of “Super Batteries”. Named "Super Batteries", the nanotech lithium-ion batteries from A123 Systems are expected to last for 10 years/150,000 miles. Indeed, these batteries are superior due to high power technology used, which is based on new highly active nanoscale materials. The materials, in their turn, are quick charging, non explosive, inexpensive, and nontoxic.

    The new Escort Hybrid will eventually become a rival to the Prius and the forthcoming GM Volt. Ford is actually in urge to release the 2011 Escort before the Volt hits the market.