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  • 2008 Mercury Mariner is new inside and out with more standard safety features, including Safety Canopy™ side curtain air bags. AdvanceTrac® with RSC® – 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 charges).
  • 2008 Mariner Hybrid is available for the first time in FWD configuration. Its MSRP begins at $26,430.
  • Improved 36-month residual values are up to 11 points better than previous models and significantly ahead of major competitors.
  • Employees at Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant today celebrated the launch of the all-new 2008 Mercury Mariner. Sales begin in the first quarter of 2007.

Key standard features include:

  • Refined new exterior styling
  • All safety features are now standard, including: Safety Canopy™ side air curtains; side-impact air bags; ABS; Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS); and Ford’s exclusive AdvanceTrac ® with RSC ® (on gas models)
  • 2.3-liter, 16-valve Duratec 23 I-4 engine (153 hp, 152 lb.-ft torque)
  • Front-wheel drive
  • New steering, upgraded with a s peed-sensitive Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) system
  • All-new interior with new materials
  • New second-row 60/40 split fold-flat seats
  • New MP3 audio input jack
  • New integrated center stack with top of dash display
  • New larger center console with two removable storage bins – large enough to hold a laptop
  • New 16-inch wheels

Key available options include:

  • 3.0-liter, 24-valve V-6 Duratec 30 V-6 engine (200 hp, 193 lb.-ft. torque) or 2.3-liter DOHC 16-valve Atkinson cycle I-4 engine and 330V Nickel-Metal Hydride battery
  • 4-speed automatic transmission
  • Intelligent 4WD system
  • SIRIUS™ satellite radio
  • Audiophile sound system with AM/FM, CDX6, seven speakers and subwoofer
  • DVD-based Navigation system with AM/FM, CDX6, seven speakers and subwoofer (new option for gas models)
  • Moonroof
  • New premium leather seating surfaces
  • Heated front seats
  • New 17-inch wheels
  • Class II Trailer Towing (for up to 3,500 lbs. maximum towing capacity)

For the entire Press Release CLICK HERE.
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