New Hybrid Cars Available for Model Year 2008

Four new hybrids are available for model year 2008:

  • Ford Escape Hybrid – Sport utility vehicle equipped with a 4-cylinder engine and continuously variable transmission (CVT), available in front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive
  • Mazda Tribute Hybrid – Sport utility vehicle equipped with a 4-cylinder engine and continuously variable transmission (CVT), available in two- and four-wheel drive
  • Mercury Mariner Hybrid – Sport utility vehicle equipped with a 4-cylinder engine and continuously variable transmission (CVT), available in front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive
  • Lexus LS 600h L – Midsize car equipped with an 8-cylinder engine and an 8-speed automatic transmission

The 2008 Mazda Tribute and Lexus LS 600h L vehicles have not yet been certified by IRS as eligible for the hybrid tax credit.

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