Fuel economy: Not available yet, but probably about 27 mpg overall using new, more stringent EPA test proceduces
At first glance, the redesigned 2008 Mercury Mariner might look like not much has changed. The proportions and euro-style attitude are the same as ever. Actually, though, everything about the look, inside and out, is new.
Its sister-SUV, the Ford Escape, got a more extreme image makeover, taking on a new, rugged feel. So your Mercury is now less likely to be confused with the Ford. And the Mercury costs only $700 more, by the sticker price, so choose whichever look you like.
The hybrid version of the Mariner is distinguished only by a "branch-and-leaf" emblem next to the Mariner name on the front doors.