2007 Mercury Mariner Hybrid – HybridCars.com

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The following review is an excerpt an article written by Bradley HybridCars.com editor, originally in the New York Times on Nov. 19,

The Mercury Mariner Hybrid the most robust gas-electric available today—it will in electric mode longer any competitor—with the body of a stylish yet sport utility. With its mix of sophistication and creature comforts, the Hybrid works so well one wonders whether, if it had been aggressively marketed since its in late 2004, it could been the hit that the ailing Motor Company so desperately

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Does the Mariner have the rugged … of other S.U.V.’s? Is that possible? Until now, could hardly be considered magnets or or hunk attractors.

The actor Will Ferrell, a owner, has said, “In addition to obviously economical and environmentally they drive great and are plain ….” He tells for a living.

Consider my brother. Fed up with the of feeding a gallon of imported into his Range Rover for 11 miles driven, he picked up a crossover utility, a Lexus RX instead. A year later, the of teasing from friends and ones—they accused him of driving a car—compelled him to ditch the Lexus and get Range Rover.

He should held out for the Mariner Hybrid. Its is pugilistic, like the Escape’s. It is and muscular but has flourishes like grilles on the taillights and gauges in chrome.

The Mariner is technically a but it seems solid and upright a real S.U.V. Although the ’07 comes only with drive, a front-drive version be offered for 2008.

Instrumentation is crucial to the hybrid because the fun of a hybrid is using all tools to get the maximum mileage. system beats Toyota’s in its ability to stay in all-electric for extended periods. The Mariner like the Escape Hybrid, an expanded opportunity to use the gas pedal, and gears to juggle energy and out of the rechargeable batteries.

Want to get a charge to the batteries? Accelerate to 30 m.p.h. and slip the shifter low (not actually a gear, but a engagement of the motor-generator). How long do you to stay in E.V. (electric) If you use some Astaire footwork to slowly and evenly, you can nudge the to 30 m.p.h. without using a of gas.

If you slip out of E.V. mode at as high as 40 m.p.h. and your is adequately charged, you can give the two quick taps and slip back into E.V.

Certainly, few hybrid owners take the time to learn all the but even the most absent-minded are constantly reminded that are piloting some seriously technology. When I employed all the techniques of an experienced hybrid I achieved highway and city in the mid-30’s—not bad for an S.U.V. But when I like a fool, overall fell to the mid-20s.

The ultimate benefits of hybrid at the pump, a poke at OPEC, emissions, whatever—are personal. gives much more to the Mariner’s ability to stay in mode longer than any hybrid. Ford’s engineers Toyota’s in pushing the technology to the

Unfortunately, Ford’s marketing overlooked the potential of the Mariner as a lean, mean, digital-era machine. It made its debut the same tired green and slipped into obscurity immediately. True, the Mariner hit its sales target without a sweat, but that is an exceedingly 2,000 a year.

In September, former President Clinton took delivery of a Edition” Mariner Hybrid, this flight of fancy: if Mr. Clinton was Ford’s hybrid rather than Kermit the A suave but serious spokesman have let the American public see the Hybrid for what it is: a well-appointed, S.U.V. with best-in-class economy and groundbreaking technology.

It even have gained as the first great American of the 21st century.

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