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2008 Vehicle Model Guide


MercuryTwo sedans and three wagons make up Mercury's 2008 class, derived from the Lincoln-Mercury Division of Ford Motor Company. Sedans include the premium, mid-size Sable and the elegant, and slightly smaller Milan. Wagons range from the truck-based, sport utility vehicle (SUV) Mountaineer to car-based, crossover utility vehicles (CUV) such as the Mariner and its gas-electric variation, Mariner Hybrid.

2008 Mercury SableSable
Mercury's premium sedan, the 2008 Sable, garners lots of enhancements including a new powertrain pumping more horsepower. The Sable has the body of a mid-size model, with the luxurious cabin of a big car that seats five. The fuel-efficient, 3.5-liter V6 makes 263 horsepower and links to a six-speed electronic automatic transaxle with standard front-wheel-drive (FWD) or optional all-wheel-drive (AWD) traction. Standard safety equipment includes side air bags for front seats and Ford's Safety Canopy curtain-style air bags. Optional Mercury Sync adds voice control over in-vehicle phones, media players and USB storage devices.

2008 Mercury MilanMilan
Four new equipment packages and five fresh paint colors apply to Mercury's 2008 four-door, mid-size sedan. The Milan shows expressive sheetmetal outside and comes with a passenger compartment large enough to comfortably carry five adults. The model offers two trims with the entry-issue Milan and the dressy Premier. There are two engine choices, a 2.3-liter four-pack or 3.0-liter V6. The four-pack produces 160 horsepower and links to a five-speed manual transmission or five-speed automatic. The 221-horsepower V6 employs a six-speed automatic. For added safety, the 2008 Milan stocks a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) and keyless entry keypad.

2008 Mercury MarinerMariner
This compact wagon is an easy-driving CUV riding on a car's platform. It stocks premium equipment, optional V6 power and FWD or automatic AWD traction. The tony cabin, with two rows of seats for five, features woodgrain trim with bright chrome and satin aluminum accents. The Mariner offers two grades — Mariner and the luxurious, leathered Premier. A base 2.3-liter, four-cylinder engine makes 153 horsepower, while the Premier's 3.0-liter V6 climbs to 200 horsepower. All 2008 models offer new body styling with revamped cabins in monochromatic or two-tone treatment.

2008 Mercury Mariner HybridMariner Hybrid
Based off the Mariner CUV, Mercury's hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) has a 2.3-liter, four-cylinder gasoline engine and a battery-powered electric motor. The electric plant can propel the wagon or work alonside the gas engine to deliver a power boost that kick like a V6. An electronic control module manages energy produced by the two plants and sends it directly to the front wheels — or to all four wheels for the optional AWD version. The fresh sheetmetal styling for the 2008 Mariner looks keen, and the cabin flashes new chrome accents with Satin Pewter finishes.

2008 Mercury MountaineerMountaineer
The mid-size, truck-based Mountaineer SUV brings a passenger compartment of generous scale with three rows of seating and lots of on-board amenities including power-controlled running boards tucked into rocker panels. The seats include benches on second and third rows, which fold down to form a flat cargo floor. A 210-horsepower, 4.0-liter V6 is the standard engine, while a 4.6-liter V8 with 292 horsepower is also available. The optional AWD models use Ford's Control Trac system to automatically channel engine torque to any wheel. The AWD gear also includes Ford's AdvanceTrac traction controller with Roll Stability Control (RSC).

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