By Jennifer Newman on January 21, 2013
With its redesign, the Ford Escape shed its boxy looks for a sleek crossover shape, and it's better for it, says Cars.com Family reviewer Sara Lacey. The Escape now easily juggles family needs — both on the inside and out: The optional power liftgate that opens with a kick under the bumper is a dream for parents carrying babies and grocery bags while the interior had plenty of legroom for Sara's school-aged kids.
Assistant Managing Editor Jennifer Newman is a certified car-seat technician. A mom of two, she owns a 2013 Subaru Outback crammed with sports gear. Email Jennifer