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2008 Mercury Mariner

2008 Toyota RAV4

  2008 Mercury Mariner 2008 Toyota RAV4
MSRP
$21,540
$21,500
Invoice $19,215 $19,888
MPG
City/Highway
17/30 19/27
Rating
7.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2008 Mercury Mariner is the nicest Ford Escape you can buy, but it remains a midpack performer in the crowded compact SUV/crossover class. Read Full Review The 2008 Toyota RAV4 brings a little more space than most compact SUVs without a mid-size price. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Richer look than Ford Escape
  • New two-tier instrument panel
  • Blue interior lighting
  • More refined than earlier versions
  • Value

Dislikes:

  • Uninspiring driving character
  • Not as refined as some competitors
  • Lusterless engines

Likes:

  • V-6’s athleticism
  • Extra off-road electronics
  • Fuel efficiency
  • Spacious interior

Dislikes:

  • Spare tire in back makes no sense for a road vehicle
  • Side-opening hatch
  • Third row is only for tykes
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