What is it?

Can you tell us the make and model of this two-door vehicle?

Last week’s photo showed the newly revamped Ford Escape for 2013, the biggest makeover yet for the sport utility vehicle that has been around since the 2001 model year.


For a better photograph and information, read this week’s road test.

Chosen randomly from the correct entries was Wayne Wilke, of Evans, who wrote:

“The car is a 2013 Ford Escape, which looks to be a lot more attractive than the boxy 2012 model.”

He wins a prize from The Augusta Chronicle. Other readers identifying the vehicle were:

AUGUSTA: Carolyn Ogles wrote: “Ford Escape. Wild guess – it’s the gas cap/taillight.”

CANTON, GA.: David Anderson wrote: “Although it has always been classified as a crossover, the completely re-engineered 2013 Ford Escape has now lost its trucklike appearance.

“This is because this iteration is based on the recently re-engineered Focus. Because of this, gone this year is the 3-liter V-6 engine choice and the hybrid option.

“Engine choices this year range from a base, nonturbo 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 168 horsepower or two four-cylinder EcoBoost options, a 1.6-liter with 178 horsepower or a 2-liter with 240 horsepower. This last engine choice matches the horsepower output of the previously available V-6.

“With this redesign, Ford is hoping to address several of the shortcomings of the previous design, namely inadequate brakes and a more simple flip-down process to fold the back seat.

“I am not sure about the back-seat issue, but they have addressed the brake issue with standard four-wheel discs with ABS. In today’s market, I actually consider this to be the norm that every vehicle should have.”

EVANS: Jerry Paul

MARTINEZ: Jeff J. Miller and Jim Muraski


Can you tell us the make and model of this two-door vehicle? If you know what it is, call (706) 823-3419 or send an e-mail to glynn.moore@augustachronicle.com.

Please tell us your name and telephone number and the city you live in. It helps if you spell your name for us so we can include your response along with everybody else’s.

You have until noon Wednesday to respond. A winner will be chosen randomly. If you win, please let us know when you would like to pick up your prize.