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24/7 Wall St.: Next Year's Best-Selling Cars

10. Ford Escape

Forecast 2013 sales: 273,846
YTD 2012 sales: 219,907
Base price: $22,470
Vehicle type: 4-door SUV, 4 cylinder

The Escape is the entry model of Ford’s SUV/crossover line. It weighs 3,500 pounds, carries up to five people and gets 33 mpg in highway driving. At the other end of the Ford SUV range is the Expedition, which can carry up to eight people and weigh as much as 6,000 pounds, is priced as high as $49,525, and gets an average of 14 mpg in city driving. Probably because of the differences in fuel economy, Ford sold 19,832 Escape models in October versus 2,943 Expeditions. The 2013 Ford Escape, which debuted in November 2011, is slightly longer and wider than previous versions, and has a stronger engine.

(AP Photo/Ford Motor Company)

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