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2008 Mercury Mariner

2008 Mercury Mariner
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2008 mercury mariner

Introduced in 2005 as Mercury’s entry-level, small SUV, Mariner built on the style and success of the mid-size four-door Mountaineer. The original Mariner was designed for customers who wanted a little more than a standard, small SUV, as it delivered a high level of design sophistication, more standard features, premium interior materials and unique content in a smartly packaged, fuel-efficient model.

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2009 Mercury Mariner VOGA

2009 Mercury Mariner VOGA

VOGA means fashion in Italian. It is no wonder why Ford designer Camilo Pardo, the designer of the Ford GT, chose this name when he introduced the upscale appearance package in 2006 on the vehicle named after the Italian fashion capital, the Mercury Milan. Since then Mercury has expanded the elegant VOGA line to include the Mercury Mariner crossover based on the Ford Escape.

Being an aesthetics package, the VOGA option is much more about design than function. In order to purchase the high-class VOGA equipped Mercury, future Mariner owners must first upgrade to a Mercury Mariner Premier, and then purchase the Moon and Tune package that includes a large panoramic sunroof and a seven speaker MP3 compatible sound system and much more.

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2008 Mercury Mariner VOGA edition

2008 Mercury Mariner VOGA edition

Mercury continues pushing fashion-forward design, with a new runway-inspired production series called VOGA. Literally translated as “fashionable and trend-setting,” VOGA hits primetime today at the South Florida International Auto Show, debuting on a 2008 Mercury Mariner. Over time, the VOGA series will be offered on a series of Mercury products.

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2008 Mercury Mariner Hybrid

2008 Mercury Mariner Hybrid

Mercury unveiled the 2008 Mercury Mariner Hybrid, a stylish, upscale small sport-utility vehicle with nimble handling and impressive performance, along with ample cargo and towing capacity. It’s an environmentally conscious SUV with remarkable fuel efficiency, and also meets the cleanest emissions rating achievable by a fossil-fuel vehicle (California’s Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle standard).

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Al Gore Goes Green with Mercury Mariner

Al Gore Goes Green with Mercury Mariner

Al Gore is looking to make a statement with his two new rides- one for the environment with his acquisition of the two brand new Mercury Mariner Hybrid. Before his "green move" , Gore was driving around in a you-guess it Lexus - which most likely wasnot in hybrid form. On a side not, the Lexus model was most likely a LS- for him to able to trade it in and get two - Mariner Hybrids.
Its about time this guy stepped up to he stands for ie - developments towards a better environment by (...)

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New ad campaign to support 2008 Mercury Mariner

New ad campaign to support 2008 Mercury Mariner

New 2008 Mercury Mariner, boasting a new design, lower suggested MSRP and greater fuel efficiency, aims to build upon one of the strongest vehicle conquest rates within Ford Motor Company. Cutting-edge 3D animation technology drives captivating new ads that showcase the 2008 Mercury Mariner’s sophisticated design and styling. Hitting network airwaves now, the ads will appear in lifestyle media that tap into the Mariner customer’s passions for cooking, health and fitness, and (...)

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Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner production begin

Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner production begin

Ford Motor Company celebrated the launch of the all-new 2008 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner at its Kansas City Assembly Plant. The vehicles go on sale first quarter 2007.
The small SUVs received a 10- to 11-point improvement in resale value, while offering reduced pricing, additional content and better fuel economy than previous models. Both vehicles are available in gas-powered engine and full-hybrid models.
The improved value equation of the new Escape and Mariner builds on gains made (...)

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2008 Mercury Mariner :Pricing and Equipment

2008 Mercury Mariner :Pricing and Equipment

2008 Mercury Mariner is new inside and out with more standard safety features, including Safety Canopy side curtain air bags. AdvanceTrac(r) with RSC(r) – Ford Motor Company’s exclusive roll-stability control system – is now standard on gas models. Across the range, 2008 Mariner base MSRPs will average $1,300 less than 2007 models, despite more refinement and more standard features. Prices for the 2008 Mercury Mariner start at $21,395 (including $665 destination and delivery (...)

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2008 Mercury Mariner

2008 Mercury Mariner

Introduced in 2005 as Mercury’s entry-level, small SUV, Mariner built on the style and success of the mid-size four-door Mountaineer. The original Mariner was designed for customers who wanted a little more than a standard, small SUV, as it delivered a high level of design sophistication, more standard features, premium interior materials and unique content in a smartly packaged, fuel-efficient model.

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Mercury Mariner Hybrid - the first Motorist's Choice Award

Mercury Mariner Hybrid - the first Motorist’s Choice Award

Today, the Mercury Mariner Hybrid was awarded as the first Motorist’s Choice Award for compact SUVs by IntelliChoice.com and AutoPacific, and is the only hybrid vehicle to be included on their inaugural awards list.
The Motorist’s Choice Award will be added to the long list of milestones the Mariner Hybrid has achieved since its introduction in November 2005, including being the first hybrid vehicle fit for presidential service, and being named the first “Green Car of the Year” by Green Car (...)

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2007 Mercury Mariner Hybrid

2007 Mercury Mariner Hybrid

The Mercury Mariner Hybrid offers a uniquely satisfying transportation choice for an ever-increasing segment of the population concerned about the environment. It’s a stylish, upscale sport-utility vehicle with nimble handling and impressive performance, as well as ample cargo and towing capacity. In addition, it’s an environmentally conscious SUV with remarkable fuel economy - an estimated 33 miles per gallon (mpg) city, 29 mpg highway - and is expected to meet the cleanest emissions rating achievable by a fossil-fuel vehicle (California’s Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle standard).

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2006 Mercury Mariner

2006 Mercury Mariner

The Mercury Mariner was essentially a rebadged Ford Escape but tweaked a bit to fit within the Mercury division. As far as the hierarchy of things go, the Mariner sits above the Escape, but below the Mercury Mountaineer. In order to differentiate the Mariner from the Escape, it received a number of enhancements that include a two-tone interior, monotone body cladding, and Mercury’s “Waterfall” radiator grille. Furthermore, the Mariner came standard with turn signal repeaters – a feature that wasn’t available on the U.S.-spec Escape and was borrowed from the Euro-spec Ford Maverick.

While it might have been a rebadged Escape, it was actually regarded as more upscale than the model it was derived from and was actually Mercury’s first car-based SUV. During the lifespan of its first generation, it was sold alongside the Mountaineer and the Lincoln Navigation, among other models. It was available with a number of options including a power moonroof and a six-disc CD changer. In the drivetrain department, there was a 2.3-liter four-cylinder and a 3.0-liter V-6 on offer, both of which mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. With various convenience and comfort options, the Mariner was certainly the Ford SUV to have at the time – if you didn’t want a larger Mountaineer or Navigator, that is.

With that said, let’s take a look at the first generation Mariner and talk about it in a little more detail.

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Mercury Mariner Hybrid teams up with Wild Oats Markets for Earth Day community education events

Mercury Mariner Hybrid teams up with Wild Oats Markets for Earth Day community education events

Ford Motor Company’s Mercury brand today announced an alliance with Wild Oats Markets, Inc. to educate consumers about the benefits of driving hybrid vehicles.
The alliance launches this week at Wild Oats Natural Marketplace Earth Day events across the country where the 2006 Mercury Mariner Hybrid will be featured and available for consumer test-drives guided by Mercury product specialists providing driving tips to help consumers maximize fuel efficiency.
“Mercury’s alliance with Wild Oats (...)

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Mercury Mariner Hybrid wins first Green Car of the Year

Mercury Mariner Hybrid wins first Green Car of the Year

The Green Car Journal announced that the winner of its first Green Car of the Year is the Mercury Mariner Hybrid.
The jury selecting the winner included Green Car Journal staff, as well as automotive and environmental experts such as Carroll Shelby, Jean-Michel Cousteau and Mario Andretti. Judges were looking for vehicles that advanced overall efficiency and functionality while decreasing environmental impact. The Mercury Mariner Hybrid fit the bill by achieving 33mpg/city and (...)

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