Ford is giving customers more for less with the redesigned 2008 Ford Escape and 2008 Mercury Mariner. Despite an updated interior and exterior as well as the addition of side curtain airbags and roll-stability control as standard, the average price of a new Escape has dropped an average of $1,100 compared with 2007 pricing. The average price of a new Mariner is down an average of $1,300.
The cheapest Escape you'll be able to take home will have an MSRP of $19,245 including destination charges, while the upscale Mariner starts at $21,395. Hybrid versions of Escape and Mariner will be available from $25,740 and $26,430 respectively.