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2.5 out of 5 2.5
Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 2.5
Ford Escort Hatchback (90-01) - rated 2.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £7,622 - £28,015
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £160 - £300
Insurance group 9 - 40 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Easy to drive; cheap to run

CONS

Rivals offer more comfort and finesse

Ford Escort Hatchback rivals

Written by Parkers on

The final generation Escort is more accomplished than earlier cars to carry the name, with ride and reliability up to 1990s standards. It's a practical, undemanding choice for the family motorist, but lacks the feeling of quality and downright driving pleasure of the Focus that replaced it . Factor in the low ownership costs and sheer abundance and it's not surprising that the Escort remains a fairly popular used car choice.

Rally-derived RS Cosworth deserves much more respect than the rest of the range.

Ford Escort Hatchback rivals