Mercury Mariner Hybrid: The Right Stuff

Our overall driving impression of the Mariner is that it is solid and well manufactured, but the big draw here is definitely the fuel economy.

Published: 12-Jan-2008

Sharing the title of "highest fuel economy SUV" with its corporate siblings, the Ford Escape and Mazda Tribute hybrids, the Mercury Mariner hybrid enters the 2008 model year with new exterior and interior treatments to bolster its position against the growing competition.

A four-door design with either front- or all-wheel-drive, the Mariner looks more modern and refined than when it debuted in 2006.

Our black tester had a softened and more contoured appearance than its predecessor and was attractively smooth and mainstream.


Conceptually, Bevel would feature a small, efficient V6 HEV, combining driving pleasure with environmentally friendly design.

The Edge crossover concept vehicle could go the first 25 or 30 miles each day on energy from the power grid.

Priced at $24,400 MSPR, the Altima Hybrid has been certified by the Internal Revenue Service as meeting the requirements for the Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit, thereby qualifying for a tax credit of $2,350.


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