Popular Mechanics picks 2013 Ford Escape as its first ever Car of the Year

Popular Mechanics is introducing its first ever Auto Excellence Award and for its first ever Car of the Year award, the magazine has chosen the Ford Escape to receive the top hours.

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“This is an affordable vehicle that excels in multiple auto excellence categories, not just one,” Popular Mechanics said. “No vehicle hit a variety of marks harder or topped more editors’ scorecards than the all-new 2013 Ford Escape. The Escape is freshly minted, with a solid new chassis shared with the European Ford Kuga. It’s still a compact crossover, but there’s more room inside for people and gear.”

Check out the rest of the winners after the jump.

Fun to Drive – Subaru BRZ / Scion FR-S
Performance – Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Hauling – Ram 1500
Luxury – Cadillac ATS
Design – SRT Viper
Versatility – Nissan Pathfinder
Technical Innovation – Tesla Model S
Value – Hyundai Elantra GT
Fuel Efficiency – Toyota Prius c

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Popular Mechanics