What it is
2008 Mercury Mariner – Preview: The 2008 Mercury Mariner may still share its platform with the Ford Escape, but now looks decidedly different thanks to an interior and exterior facelift for the 2008 model year. The second-gen Mariner includes a cleaner and more modern exterior style, revised interior, new electric power steering and a choice between front-wheel and all-wheel-drive on the hybrid trim. Mercury says the new look will define many of the brand’s upcoming vehicles. The ’08 Mariner reaches showrooms in early 2007.