Eric Loeffler, chief engineer for Ford Motor Co., talks about the all new 2008 Ford Escape Mercury Mariner. Many new features make up the 08 model, such as; all new sheet metal exterior, power steering, and ice blue dash lighting. Fuel economy has also gone up, with help from a more aerodynamic design, and the availability of a hybrid model. The gas model gets a 28MPG freeway, while the hybrid gets 34-36MPG highway. It is also quieter, with a 15% improvement in sound reduction.
2008 Ford Escape Mercury Mariner
By Lou Ann Hammond|2017-03-22T08:07:02-07:00July 16th, 2007|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Automobiles and Energy, Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Ford, Fossil fuels, Fuel economy, Gasoline (petrol), Hybrids, Vehicle walk arounds, Video, youtube.com|Tags: ford, ford escape, ford escape hybrid, hybrids, mercury, Mercury Mariner hybrid|0 Comments
About the Author: Lou Ann Hammond
Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive. She is a guest contributor for Via Corsa magazine and Vicarious magazine.