2010 Mercury Mariner Review

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Mercury Mariner

2010 Mercury Mariner

from its exterior look less off-road and more — and a few extra features, the Mercury Mariner is identical to the Ford Escape (Base $21,020 to $27,375) and 2010 Tribute (Base MSRP: to $28,915). and critics say none of aging models is a standout. All hybrid variants, covered in our SUVs and crossovers report. its siblings, the Mariner has some qualities that earn it a few from critics, but reviews say up-to-date rivals like the Honda CR-V (Base $21,545 to $27,745) are better

The base Mercury Mariner MSRP: $23,560 to $25,310) class-consistent features like air power accessories and a CD stereo auxiliary audio jack, a few niceties you won’t find on the Ford Escape, including radio. Step up to the Mariner (Base MSRP: $25,630 to for heated leather seats, parking sensors, Ford’s integration system for phone/iPod and options including a backup navigation and auto-park feature.

The interior gets mixed While Edmunds.com says its accents add a premium sheen, Mays at Cars.com says the goes overboard with plastic.

Mays and ConsumerGuide.com both the Mariner’s cheap-feeling cabin The overall ambiance is low-buck, a given Mariner’s price and aspirations, ConsumerGuide.com says. visibility is good, and testers say the is roomy enough for five, a roomy — but not class-leading 66 cubic feet of cargo

Folding the rear seats to get space is a royal pain, Edmunds.com says; you have to off the headrests and flip the bottom forward before you can fold the backs.

Braking gets mixed too. Edmunds.com lambastes the for poor braking distances due to rear drum brakes editors call a badge of However, other reliable say the rear drums — still present — improved in recent years.

year’s brakes were at first, but this year’s down more decisively, Mays writes in a review of the 2009 Mariner.

Crash are high, except for rollover The Mariner is more likely to over than other SUVs, and its roof provides a Marginal amount of strength to passengers, crash tests

Standard safety features are with antilock brakes, and stability control, and front, and curtain airbags.

Mercury Mariner

Estimated economy is good, although not and acceleration is deemed adequate the Mariner’s base engine, a 2.5-liter four-cylinder. Expect 21 mpg mpg highway/23 mpg combined with drive and the only transmission a six-speed automatic. With drive, fuel economy to 20 mpg city/26 mpg highway/22 mpg combined.

capacity is 1,500 pounds.

A step-up 240-horsepower, 3-liter, V6 delivers more brisk and increased towing capacity pounds with an optional tow sacrificing a couple of miles per in the process. Expect 19 mpg city/25 mpg mpg combined with front-wheel or 18 mpg city/23 mpg highway/20 mpg with drive.

Interestingly, owners fewer reliability problems the Mariner than with the identical Ford Escape and Tribute, rating the Mariner average in two major dependability The 2010 Mercury Mariner a three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and powertrain warranty.

Most don’t include the aging Mariner in their head-to-head SUV anymore, but Edmunds.com, ConsumerReports.org, and ConsumerGuide.com do test it and rank it other SUVs. Motor Truck Trend mentions the in its 2010 awards but without explanation. The Mariner falls other small SUVs in tests at SaferCar.gov and the Insurance for Highway Safety.

We found official fuel-economy at FuelEconomy.gov and reliability ratings at Power and Associates.

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