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Buyers of a new 2010 Fusion Hybrid or Mercury Milan Hybrid this year will qualify for a $3,400 tax credit, the highest credit amount offered for hybrids. The base MSRP for the Ford Fusion Hybrid—which is rated at 41 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway—is $27,300. Toyota produces two midsize sedan […]

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Comparing Cousin Hybrids The 2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid is a very close cousin to the more popular 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid, so we have reposted our review of the Fusion Hybrid below. (Photos were swapped out to show the Milan Hybrid.) If the Fusion Hybrid appeals to you—many reviewers believe it’s the best hybrid on […]

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Bio-diesel fans may be happy to hear about the Mercury Meta One, which combines a hybrid transmission with a twin-turbocharged V-6 diesel engine calibrated to run on a bio-diesel blend. The benefits of bio-diesel have been well documented. One drawback to bio-diesel has been its production of nitrogen oxide, which contributes to smog. “When a […]

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The following review is an excerpt from an article written by Bradley Berman, HybridCars.com editor, originally published in the New York Times on Nov. 19, 2006. The Mercury Mariner Hybrid combines the most robust gas-electric system available today—it will stay in electric mode longer than any competitor—with the body of a stylish yet rugged-looking sport […]

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