Put a lift kit and some fender flares on a C-Max--and take out the sixth and seventh seat--and you have the 2013 Ford Escape. As DT senior minivan correspondent JJ Daddy-o says, "Well played, Ford. Well played." Except for the third row, of course. Oy.
Cars.com 2013 Ford Escape coverage at the LA Autoshow [kicking tires]
Previously: C-ya! Ford bailes on US C-MAX