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Mercury Mariner Review: test drive the Mercury Mariner

Galore of cars with unique features are flooding the market at an alarming rate for fulfilling the growing desire of car buyers, who have a desire to own the one having the latest technology. With so many quality options to choose from, buyers are bound to get confused in their eventual select. Some even miss out on a lucrative offer in the midst of this confusion. In such cases, the only option that can work for you is test driving the car or opting for reviews from experts, who already had a taste of its wheels.

According to experts, 2008 Mercury Mariner I4 4X2 is one of the cars to watch out for in the coming year. This car has a blend of modern technology and stylish outlook that is sure to catch your eye.

Exterior & Interior features

2008 Mercury Mariner I4 4X2 looks good with sturdy and strong look. Again, it is provided with bumpers(body colored) on both the sides with air dam in the front. It features lift gate windows with flip-up options, one-touch down driver window, wipers and rearview mirrors.

Carpets are present in cargo area & passenger cabin for giving it an exclusive appearance. Ventilation has also been looked upon with much interest by the manufacturer, which is quite evident from the inclusion of quality air filters and air conditioners.

Suspension & Transmission features

The 4-speed auto transmission of 2008 Mercury Mariner I4 4X2 is electronically controlled and is assisted by floor-mounted shifter and overdrive. The car has a front MacPherson Strut suspension and multilink suspension with both of them are provided with coil springs & shock absorbers. On top of that, this car is fitted with 21 mm stabilizer bar in the front for stability and control.

Comfort features

The seating arrangement of 2008 Mercury Mariner I4 4X2 is very special and comfortable. It has a front bucket seat and rear bench seat with adjustable headrests. The rear bench seat is a 60/40 split folding system of seating arrangement. In this car, the driver gets an option to adjust his seat in 2 separate ways.

Safety features

For safety purposes, 2008 Mercury Mariner I4 4X2 has a dual-stage passenger and driver airbag assisted with airbag cutoff sensors. Head-curtain airbags is also provided at both the rear and front side with safety canopy. Again, there are crash sensors, three point seat belts and beams at the doors with side guards to add on the safety features.

This car is also theft-protected with SecuriLock and engine immobilizer. Besides, rear doors are provided with child safety locks.

Braking and Traction features

2008 Mercury Mariner I4 4X2 is equipped with front 277 millimeter vented disc brakes and rear 299 millimeter drum brakes supported with 4 wheel antilock brakes. Besides, traction is also highly developed with AdvanceTrac and ABS.

Thus, it can be said without any hesitation that 2008 Mercury Mariner I4 4X2 is complete in itself and might rule the runway in near future.

Tech Specs

Body: 4-door SUV

Engine: 2.3 liter I4 153 hp

Transmission: 4-speed automatic

Torque: 152 units

Power: 153 hp

Tires: SBRP235/70TR16 BSW


For: Excellent looks, good fuel economy and nice interior

Against: transmission system needs further modification.

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