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Ford Escape - Car of the Year
Base Price: $23,295
This year we introduce our first-ever Popular Mechanics Car of the Year. This is an affordable vehicle that excels in multiple auto excellence categories, not just one. No vehicle hit a variety of marks harder or topped more editors' scorecards than the all-new 2013 Ford Escape.