2008 Mercury Mariner  -  $22,235


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $22,235
Base Invoice: $19,910
Destination Charge: $695
Options: $0
Trim: FWD 4dr I4
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 20 | Hwy: 26
Body Style: FWD 4dr I4
Transmission: 4-speed automatic transmission w/OD
Engine: 2.3L SFI Duratec I4 engine

Model Highlights

The 2008 Mariner shares its engines and chassis with the Ford Escape and Mazda Tribute, though its distinctive looks--especially at the front--are all Mercury. Buyers have several models from which to choose when browsing the Mariner lineup, and each has something different to offer.

Engine choices include a 153-horsepower 2.3L four-cylinder, which comes in the Mariner I4 in both front- and all-wheel drive (FWD, AWD). Next is the 200-horsepower 3.0L V6 found in the Mariner V6 and Mariner Premier, both of which can be had in either FWD or AWD. Finally, a 2.3L Atkinson-cycle I4 with electric motor hybrid drive is available in AWD and--new this year--a less expensive FWD version. All Mariner I4, V6, and Premier models utilize a four-speed automatic transmission, while the Hybrid employs an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (eCVT).

The Mariners are nicely appointed with such features as an MP3 input jack, a roomy center console, ice-blue lighting, power windows and locks, 60/40 split rear seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with cruise control, multiple power points, power mirrors, fog lamps, remote keyless entry, and more. The utility's tune-up interval is an impressive 100,000 miles. A choice of in-dash six-disc CD changers, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, six-way power driver seat, and automatic headlights are optional on Mariner I4 and V6 models.

Standard on Premier models is leather seating front and rear with Alcantara inserts, a six-disc in-dash CD stereo with satellite radio compatibility, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, illuminated vanity mirrors, a power driver seat, 16-inch machined aluminum wheels, automatic headlamps, and a reverse sensing system. Optional equipment includes amenities like heated mirrors and heated front seats.

Several options are shared across the gas-engine models, including a lockable wet storage locker, overhead console, cargo storage system, full-sized spare tire, and integrated running boards. Across the entire Mariner line, buyers can get DVD-based navigation, Sirius satellite radio, and a roof rack.

Mariners can come equipped with one or more special equipment packages, including a $395 Class II Tow Package on V6 and Premier Mariners and a Premium Hybrid Package, which adds heated front seats, reverse sensing, roof rack with satin inserts, navigation, leather seats and heated mirrors.

Standard safety equipment on all Mariners includes four-wheel anti-lock brakes, tire pressure monitoring, front, side curtain, and front seat-side air bags, and a SecuriLock passive anti-theft system.


Model News

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.


Value Writeup

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.


Pros

Wide-ranging powertrain options, including a gas-sipping Hybrid; well-appointed across the range; comfortable ride quality.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
26 MPG

Cruising Range - City
330.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
20 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
429.00 mi

Engine Order Code
99Z

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.3L/140

Fuel System
SFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
153 @ 5800

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
152 @ 4250

Trans Type
4

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.89

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.31

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.77

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
99.4 ft³

Front Head Room
40.4 in

Front Leg Room
41.6 in

Front Shoulder Room
56.6 in

Front Hip Room
53.4 in

Second Head Room
39.2 in

Second Leg Room
35.6 in

Second Shoulder Room
55.9 in

Second Hip Room
49.1 in

Wheelbase
103.1 in

Length, Overall
175.2 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.1 in

Height, Overall
66.7 in

Track Width, Front
61.1 in

Track Width, Rear
60.4 in

Min Ground Clearance
8.4 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
66.3 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
29.2 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3385 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Front Tire Size
P235/70TR16

Rear Tire Size
P235/70TR16

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
16 x 7 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 7 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.7

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.7 ft

Brake Type
Power

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.9 x -TBD- in

Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Rear Drum Diam x Width
10.0 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
16.5 gal

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
60,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V526000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 03, 2014

Component
HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
70,209

Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2005-2008 Ford Escape hybrid electric vehicles manufactured October 13, 2003, to June 20, 2008, and 2006-2008 Mercury Mariner hybrid electric vehicles manufactured June 10, 2005, to June 20, 2008. The coolant pump for the hybrid system may fail resulting in the hybrid electronics overheating.

Consequence
If the hybrid electronics system overheats, it may shut down the powertrain, resulting in a stall-like condition, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the original Motor Electronics Coolant (MEC) Pump with an improved brushless pump, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on October 27, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 14S19.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V284000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 29, 2014

Potential Number of Units Affected
740,878

Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner vehicles manufactured August 18, 2006, through September 11, 2010. The affected vehicles have a steering torque sensor that may not be able to properly detect driver steering input. As a result, the system could remove the Electric Power Steering (EPS) assist.

Consequence
If power steering assist is lost, greater driver effort would be required to steer the vehicle at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the software for the power steering control module (PSCM) and the instrument cluster module, free of charge. If a vehicle shows a history of a loss of the torque sensor signal or fault codes relating to the PSCM when the vehicle is brought in for the recall remedy, the affected components will be replaced, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by July 25, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14S05.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

2.3L SFI Duratec I4 engine

Engine block heater *Standard on vehicles in AK, MN, ND, SD, MT, WI, & WY

4-speed automatic transmission w/OD

AdvanceTrac w/Roll-Stability Control (RSC)

Front wheel drive

Battery saver

4-wheel independent suspension

P235/70TR16 all-season BSW tires

16" x 7" 6-spoke painted aluminum wheels w/brushed aluminum caps

Underbody-mounted compact spare tire

Electric pwr assisted steering (EPAS)

Pwr front disc/rear drum brakes

Anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Chrome exhaust tip

Body-color A-Gloss-inc: front/rear bumpers, fascias

Satin aluminum-plated vertical bar grille

Complex refractor headlights

Front fog lamps

Dual folding pwr mirrors

Privacy glass on rear quarter windows, liftgate

Front variable intermittent windshield wipers w/washer

Rear 2-speed wiper w/washer

Premium cloth front low back bucket seats w/embossed cloth inserts-inc: 2-way manual driver seat

Premium cloth 60/40 split rear bench seat w/tip-fold-flat latch, adjustable head restraints

Floor console-inc: (4) cup holders, storage bin, pwr point

Front/rear floor mats

Leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel w/cruise control

SecuriLock passive anti-theft system

3-dimensional instrument cluster w/tachometer

Tire pressure monitoring system

Warning lights-inc: airbag, check engine, parking brake, brake fluid low, battery charge, oil pressure, fuel check/cap, turn signal, high beam, door ajar, anti-theft, safety belt, lamp outage, auto cruise control, ABS, overdrive off

Pwr windows w/driver 1-touch-down

Pwr locks

Accessory pwr delay

Remote keyless entry w/(2) transmitters, illuminated entry

Driver side keyless entry keypad

Message center

Air conditioning

Rear window defroster

AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: MP3/satellite capability, (4) speakers, audio input jack

Front map pockets

Auxiliary pwr point w/cap

Cloth visors w/covered vanity mirrors

Chrome-plated door handles

Map lights

Rear cargo light

City 20/hwy 26 (2.3L engine/4-speed auto trans)

Anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Front 2nd generation airbags

Dynamic side-impact airbag pkg-inc: front seat-mounted side airbags, side curtain airbags, door pushers/plates

3-point safety belts for all positions w/BeltMinder

Rear outboard LATCH child seat anchors & tethers

Child safety rear door locks

AdvanceTrac w/Roll-Stability Control (RSC)

Side intrusion door beams

 
STANDARD EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS NOT REQUIRED
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS STATES PUBLIC SERVICE/EMERGENCY VEHICLE EXEMPTION
$0

 
NON-CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS/NON-CROSS BORDER STATES DEALER ORDER FOR CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS STATES REGISTRATION
$0

 
2.3L DURATEC I4 ENGINE
$0

 
4-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION W/OD
$0

 
I4 SERIES ORDER CODE
$0

 
PREMIUM CLOTH LOW BACK BUCKET SEATS W/EMBOSSED CLOTH INSERTS
$0

 
PREMIUM LEATHER LOW BACK BUCKET SEATS W/LEATHER INSERTS
$0

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
LEATHER TRIM PKG
$995

 
AMENITIES PKG
$595

 
MOON & TUNE PKG
$1,090

 
MOON & TUNE DISCOUNT
$-495

 
PWR MOONROOF W/SUN SHADE
$795

 
DVD NAVIGATION RADIO SYSTEM
$2,295

 
AUDIOPHILE 6-DISC IN-DASH CD CHANGER
$695

 
AM/FM 6-DISC IN-DASH CD CHANGER
$295

 
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO
$195

 
NON-MATCHNG FULL-SIZE SPARE TIRE/WHEEL
$105

 
INTEGRATED BLACK SIDE STEP BARS
$445

 
ROOF RACK W/BLACK CROSSBARS
$175

 
REAR CARGO CONVENIENCE PKG
$195

 
6-WAY PWR DRIVER SEAT
$295

 
AMBIENT INTERIOR LIGHTING
$295

 
LICENSE PLATE BRACKET
$0

 
FRONT & REAR ALL-WEATHER EBONY FLOOR MATS
$75

 
REMOTE START
$425

 
PRICED DORA
$0

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