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SUV Mule Caught Testing in New York; New Hyundai Santa Fe or Ford Escape?

What's your guess?

Oct 7, 2011
This heavily-cladded mule was caught roaming the streets of New York City. Friend of Truck Trend Charlie Magee snapped these photos of the mystery SUV. Some around the office think it could be a mule of the new Ford Escape, but most seem to be leaning toward the Hyundai Santa Fe.
However, the consensus is leaning toward the Santa Fe for the following reasons. First off, Ford generally seems to be moving away from the "Gillette" grille design on its models, and regardless, the specific grille design seems to have more in common with Hyundai's current models than Fords. And judging by the scale of the passengers relative to the vehicle suggests that it's considerably larger than the current or future Escape would be. For what it's worth, the consensus from the peanut gallery at our Motor Trend Facebook page is leaning toward the Hyundai.
Photo 2/5   |   Mystery SUV Santa Fe Escape Front
What's your vote? Is this the new Santa Fe, or a sneak peek at Ford's new Escape, which we recently found out will be unveiled at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show? Or maybe the soon-to-arrive Honda CR-V? Let us know in the comments.

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