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The Ford Escort was considered by many to be the #1 affordable family car in the UK for much of its production lifetime, with many car enthusiasts sad to see its reign come to an end. Luckily, they are still available to buy second hand across the country, and we can still compare cheap car insurance quotes to help keep them on the road!

  • Despite their rally track record, the range of engine options for on-the-road Escorts is fairly limited, typically between 1.4 and 1.8 litres
  • This means their recommended ABI insurance group range is similarly limited, with just a few exceptions in the cabriolet class
  • Cheap to buy, to insure and to keep on the road, the escort was and remains a great little family car

In the table below, we have collected the typical insurance groups and tax brackets (where available) for 5th Generation Ford escort models. You can use this information to gauge potential running and insurance costs across the range.

Ford Escort Model   

Engine size

Typical insurance group* 

Tax bracket range

Cabriolet (90-98)

1.6 - 1.8

22 - 30

-

Estate (90-01)

1.6 - 1.8

15 - 17

I - J

Hatchback (80-90)

1.6

13

-

Hatchback (90-01)

1.4 - 1.8

11 - 17

I - J

Saloon (91-99)

1.3 - 1.8

11 - 21

-

* All information sourced from Parkers.co.uk

For more information on how these figures could impact your yearly driving costs, see our guides on car insurance groups and road tax, or browse our collection of articles and guides.

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Ford Escort: Did you know?

  • Production - 1968-2002
  • Class - Small family car
  • Predecessor - Ford Anglia (UK)
  • Successor - Ford Focus

Manufactured by Ford of Britain and Germany, the Ford Escort enjoyed huge success and decades of production, in its various generations, before it was discontinued and replaced by the Focus in 2002. Still available to buy second hand, and still a strong presence on UK roads, these days the Ford Escort is relatively cheap to buy, though a decade out of production makes it a difficult car to maintain and repair.

The Escort was one of the UK’s best-ever selling cars, with more than 4 million registrations. It also found huge success in Rallying, with 20 wins between 1975 and 1981. These factors have made the Escort part of Ford’s legacy. As one of the best known car makers in the world, the Escort will join the likes of the Model T, Fiesta and Transit van in Ford and world history.

Ford has also recently announced that they will be releasing a new Ford Escort on the Chinese car market in 2014, based on the current Ford Focus Classic.