The 2nd generation of the Escort has a cumulative PainRank™ of 2.14. That can be compared against other Ford generations. Shopping for a Ford? This generation is generally a good bet.
Owners of the 1991–1996 Escort model years have sent in 65 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (43%) followed by the electrical (20%) and the transmission (9%).