Undergoing interior and exterior styling renovations – with virtually nothing changed under the hood – the 2008 Mercury Mariner boasts a bolder exterior design and a better-looking interior than before. Offered in three trims – the base 4-cylinder, the mid-line V6 and the Premier – the Mariner features engines ranging from a 153 horsepower 2.3-liter in the base to a 200 horsepower 3.0-liter V6 in the mid-line and Premier models. Safety equipment includes ABS brakes, traction and stability control and a rollover sensor. Luxury amenities include AM/FM/CD/MP3/Satellite audio.Read more Read less
For 2008, the Mercury Mariner has been redesigned outside and in. Exterior sheet metal carries bolder lines with a more distinctive grille and headlight treatment, as well as stronger wheel well arches. Inside, the passenger cabin is more pleasing visually, as well as more user-friendly and thoughtfully laid out. Nothing of the Mariner's underpinnings has been changed, though trim names have. Gone are the Convenience and Luxury monikers of last year, replaced by names directly reflective of the engines underneath--I4 and V6, respectively. Only the Premier name remains. The Mariner Hybrid adds a less expensive front-wheel-drive model to its popular all-wheel-drive model. Prices across the model range have changed little, though the top-line Premier models are now more than $1,000 cheaper than the cars they replace.
Wide-ranging powertrain options, including a gas-sipping Hybrid; well-appointed across the range; comfortable ride quality.
Mercury's 2008 Mariner delivers about-town practicality in an attractive package. There is no shortage of small SUVs, and the redesign really does distinguish the Mariner from round and bubbly offerings from Honda and Toyota, while avoiding the sharp boxiness of a Jeep Liberty. The Mariner is priced right, and its multiple engine and drivetrain options--including FWD and AWD hybrid drive--make it a solid bet for around-town practicality in almost any condition.
Utility 4D 2WD
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Utility 4D Hybrid 2WD (4 Cyl)
Utility 4D Hybrid 4WD (4 Cyl)
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