2008 Mercury Mariner

At a Glance

Pricing $21,155 - $28,945
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 2.3l I4, 2.3l I4 HEV, 3.0l V6
Transmissions A4, CVT
Fuel Economy 17-34 (city), 22-30 (highway)

The Mercury Mariner is a Ford Escape with more stylish appointments and only minor differences equipment. Mariner offers a combination of nimble handling, comfortable ride, and an optional 3.0L V-6 for decent performance. The Mariner also offers a hybrid powertrain model. By alternately running off batteries and the gasoline engine, the Mariner Hybrid boasts a 36 mpg rating in city driving.

What Changed:

The 2008 Mariner features updated styling inside and out. The most notable changes are to the front and rear fascias. Most notably, the front end features a larger waterfall-style grille and more prominent powerdome on the hood. Outside of a new electric power steering system, the chassis and powertrains are largely the same.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
Mariner 2.3l I4 (153-bhp) A4 FWD $21,155
Mariner 3.0l V6 (200-bhp) A4 FWD $22,155
Mariner 2.3l I4 (153-bhp) A4 AWD $22,905
Mariner 3.0l V6 (200-bhp) A4 AWD $23,905
Mariner Premier 3.0l V6 (200-bhp) A4 FWD $24,055
Mariner Premier 3.0l V6 (200-bhp) A4 AWD $25,805
Mariner Hybrid 2.3l I4 HEV (133-bhp) CVT FWD $27,195
Mariner Hybrid 2.3l I4 HEV (133-bhp) CVT AWD $28,945