Though the 2011 Mercury Mariner has some desirable attributes, particularly in the technology arena, there are still better choices overall.
For a long time, Mercury vehicles have been little more than gussied-up versions of Ford products. And so it is with the 2011 Mercury Mariner, which is a slightly uptown version of the Ford Escape. The interesting twist is that this will be the Mariner’s last year, because Ford has decided to discontinue the Mercury brand after 2011.
In some ways, the Mariner is still a decent small crossover. In the …
The Mercury Grand Marquis is unchanged for 2011, this car’s final year of production.
This is more of a eulogy than a model review. Born way back in 1978, the Mercury Grand Marquis lived a long and fruitful life, one that began at a time when land yachts with big V8s were the norm rather than the exception. Like Joan Rivers, it has sustained multiple appearance changes, and as with most senior citizens, there have been replacements for some of its creaky mechanicals. But through thick and thin, the Grand …
2008 Mercury Mariner VOGA Edition Side Curtain Air Bags and AdvanceTrac® with RSC® Compact SUV Segment
MIAMI, Nov. 9 – 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 Florid International Auto Show, debuting on a 2008 Mercury Mariner. Over time, the VOGA series will be offered on a series of Mercury products.
“Mercury always has been about smart and contemporary design aimed at the style-conscious customer who appreciates a unique look,” says Peter Horbury, executive director, Design, The Americas. “At a time when stores like IKEA and the concept …
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DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 11 – With a focus on accident prevention, Ford Motor Company is developing safety technologies that warn when a vehicle wanders into another lane and even apply the brakes if an accident is imminent. These technologies will be featured on the Mercury Meta One, Ford’s most advanced scientific research concept ever displayed at an auto show.
Much of the science of automobile safety has focused on passive restraints, or how to protect occupants during a crash. Ford is researching and applying active safety measures in production …
• Outstanding fuel economy. Mariner Hybrid achieves up to 34 mpg in city driving – an improvement of nearly 14 percent compared to the 2007 model.
• Modern Design. 2008 Mercury Mariner Hybrid features a new exterior look; an all-new interior showcases a fresh design direction for all Mercury products.
• More Choice. Mariner Hybrid is now available for the first time with a choice of front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive.
• Outstanding performance. ‘Full’ hybrid system is able to run on gasoline engine, …