Mercury Mariner

Mercury Mariner

About Mercury Mariner

The Mercury Mariner is based on the Ford Escape, and both suffer from bodywork that comes from a time when small SUVs aped their larger counterparts. More-recently released vehicles in this class are car-like crossovers. While the Mercury Mariner and Ford Escape are mechanically identical, the Mariner is a more upscale, urban take on the small SUV. Both vehicles feature a varied powertrain lineup, with four-cylinder, V6 and hybrid power offerings. Given that the Mercury brand is being shuttered and the Escape is soon to be redesigned, small SUV buyers might be better served by the likes of the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Chevrolet Equinox, Kia Sportage or Hyundai Tucson. However, we are still fond of the Mercury Mariner's efficient hybrid model.

2011 Mercury Mariner
What's new for 2011?
2011 Mercury Mariner

The Mercury Mariner gets no changes for its last, short run. Ford Motor Company plans to shut down the Mercury brand by the end of 2010.

2010 Mercury Mariner
What's new for 2010?
2010 Mercury Mariner

The 2010 Mercury Mariner places an emphasis on increased safety this year, offering an available blind spot mirror for improved blind spot visibility, MyKey programmable key, a rear view monitor and SYNC 911 assist with traffic updates, direction and information assist. Also new is Active Park Assist, which uses sonar guidance and the vehicle's electric power steering to assist with parallel parking maneuvers.

2009 Mercury Mariner
What's new for 2009?
2009 Mercury Mariner

The 2009 Mercury Mariner receives an all-new 2.5-liter four cylinder engine as well as improvements to the existing 3.0-liter V6. A new six-speed automatic transmission is now standard.

2008 Mercury Mariner
What's new for 2008?
2008 Mercury Mariner

The 2008 Mercury Mariner receives an all-new look including new front and rear fascias, headlamps, taillamps and Mercury's signature waterfall grille. On the inside, the Mariner has new seats, center console, door trim panels and Ice Blue lighting for the instrument panel.

2007 Mercury Mariner
What's new for 2007?
2007 Mercury Mariner

Premier models now feature side-impact airbags and the Reverse Sensing System as standard equipment.

Consumer Reviews

Could be better

By on Saturday, April 19, 2008

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
5/10

"Pros - fanstatic styling, tall like a real truck; noticed that it is the same height as my wife's Honda Pilot. Very good suspension, you hear the bumps but don't feel them. Excellent fuel consumption, averages 26.5mpg combined; seems mpg gets better after the engine is broken in around 1500 miles Cons-those seats are just horrible, feels like FORD just drapped fabric over the seat spring. Very poor finish. Must confes no rattling after 2 months, but if you step out of the honda and stepped into the mariner, it feels like you have just moved into a cheaply made car. Bought mariner because i wanted a domestic; i make my living by selling to a few companies that really do design and manufacture things in america. Nice effort, Ford can do better. Would recommend because i hope by the 2009 model, Ford would have addressed the terrible seat issues; a common complain from many users."

9 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Best suv ever

By on Saturday, December 31, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 282,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Reliability, beautiful, good on gas for an suv,"

Cons: "Uncomfortable seats"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"My 09 v6 4wd mariner has 282k miles original drivtrain. Drives great, love the 4wd, sync. Big moonroof. Great on gas. This suv is reliable, it never left me on the side of the road, not once. Even after all those miles."

6 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Amazing First Vehicle!

By on Saturday, September 24, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 70,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Luxury for less $, reliable, easy maitenence"

Cons: "rides a little rough, interior scratches easily"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"This is the first vehicle that I have ever purchased on my own... and let me say that I LOVE this little SUV. It is reliable, I feel safe in it, and it gets the job done. I can haul my friends and stuff around in it (and being a person with livestock, I often have a lot of stuff to haul around). It stands up well to dirt and grime from the barn and cleans up nice. I try very hard to keep it looking new and it has definitely stayed that way. I also do my own oil changes and basic maintenance, and it has been very easy to work on. However, my friends do complain of it riding a little rough in the back, like when I take a turn they feel like they will fall over. I never notice this, but some of my friends and passengers do. I think this comes with owning a top-heavy car though."

6 people out of 6 found this review helpful

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