2008 Mercury Mariner Hybrid
There are 6 user reviews for the 4X2 trim shown below
- great handling, comfortable to drive, easy to use controls, love the styling
- gas mileage, dull looking graphics with the nav system when using the media
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I have owned this car for about 3 months now and adore it! I traded in my 2006 manual honda civic coupe (also a great car!) for it because i am a college student and have a lot of stuff to carry back and forth to school. I went with the fully loaded hybrid because it was said to have a gas mileage of 35 highway 30 city. Unofrtunately, the best I have been able to get was 29 and that was one time on the highway. Most of my driving is city and my monitor has been telling me for a while that my avg mpg is 23. And even though I am young, I drive like a grandma so i know it isn't due to my driving =] I have had a problem with my tire not holding air so that might be part of the issue. The hybrid also hardly kicks on during this awful winter weather. it is in the 50's today in good old iowa and it started running on the electric several times so you can expect to have worse gas mileage with the hybrid during cold seasons. Other than that it is an amazing car, fun to drive and i would recommend it to anyone!...read morehide
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- good fuel economy
I just understand why it has to be so boxy looking. High winds on the highway make the car shake a little. Would it hurt them to make it more sleeker and more aerodynamic. It might improve the mpg a bit. All in all an ok vehicle. These are the cars they should have been building 10 yrs ago. All well better late then never. Hopefully they would make it better looking next time....read morehide
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- Unexpectedly Good Acceleration, Room for 5
- It doesn't shift!
I'm a sports car guy, but fortunately my wife doesn't share the same lead foot. We knew it was time to go from compact to SUV when the new boy came along, and we spent almost a year trying to figure out what to get (amazingly our lease was up in a year, funny how that timing works). The Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner hybrid versions were next to impossible to find in our area, and when we finally did find one, the dealer had the audacity to begin negotiations at $3k over sticker. Boo unscrupulous dealers! While on family vacation we located one in the city they are made (Kansas City) and even got it under sticker. It has been about 3 months with the new car and I must say it is an incredible machine. I find that it is as fast as any 6 cylinder SUV I've ridden in and a particularly quiet and comfortable ride. The stereo is nice and the interior is well put together. They come with a ton of options and still cost less than 30k. It's no Mercedes, but for the price is exceeds expectations. And filling up so infrequently is a nice (albeit expected) advantage that most people just don't have the luxury of experiencing. When you go to the filling station or hear people complaining about the price of gas, I assure you it makes you feel better inside like you're the smart one. Get one before the rebates run out though, otherwise the hybrids still aren't particularly economical....read morehide
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- Fuel Ecomony
- Seats could be better/more comfortable
I have 13,700 miles on my hybrid. Never owned a hybrid until this one. In the summer, running the ac it only gets about 28 mpg. This winter it has improved to 32 mpg. I would not expect much better than that.
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- Excellent gas mileage. great ride, and wonderful appearance
- Very difficult to find
Upscale from the sister car Ford Escape Hybrid. Great appearance inside and out. Very difficult to find. We had to order one. It arrived in six weeks like they said it would.
We had major difficulties getting a price quote, because dealers don't want to deal since they know they can sell them. We used Costco Auto Service to buy the car and saved over $1,500 over what the dealers wanted to give us.
As with all cars, watch our for add ons, like etched registration numbers for $250, over priced registration. By means of being stubborn, we avoided them all.
The Mercury Mariner Hybrid is great!
We used to fill up our tank once a week. Now we fill it only once a week, sometimes even a little less than that!...read morehide
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- Great mileage, upgraded nav system and leather seats make the ride comfortable
- slow acceleration
I bought this SUV about two weeks ago, primarily for the HOV lane exemption I get in Virginia, and the federal tax credit. I can see now that the improved mileage was also a great reason. The optional navigation system allows me to see my instantaneous gas milage, which encourages me to drive slower and maximize my milage. It's fun!...read morehide
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