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.

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