2013 Ford Escape In the Running For Sport Utility Vehicle of the Year

Motor Trend magazine, a popular automotive magazine with automotive experts and journalists on staff, have announced their nominations for their Car of the Year Awards. Since Sport Utility Vehicles and Crossover Utility Vehicles are so much alike, Motor Trend has created the Sport/Utility Vehicle category. The 2013 Ford Escape was chosen to run against two luxury vehicles - that should tell you something. In their article announcing the Ford Escape as a contender, Motor Trend states, "Ford’s light, lively 2013 Escape features sleek and fresh styling, astute packaging, and high feature content. (Options include self-parking and a hands-free power tailgate.) We sampled both the 1.6-liter EcoBoost Escape and the top-spec 2.0-liter turbo, which delighted us with its even sprightlier scoot and sharper handling."

The Ford Escape is well known for its fuel efficiency, but can also tow 2,000 lbs and has well-performing engine. For the price, you couldn't do better. For more information about the Escape, or to take a look at any Ford vehicle, Harris Ford.