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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Hybrid 27 24 $37,870 $42,080
AWD 4-Door Hybrid 26 24 $39,130 $43,480
FWD 4-Door I4
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 20 28 $21,082 $22,650
FWD 4-Door V6 18 26 $22,001 $23,660
FWD 4-Door I4 Premier 20 28 $23,006 $24,765
FWD 4-Door V6 Premier 18 26 $23,916 $25,765
FWD 4-Door I4 Hybrid 34 31 $27,852 $30,090
4WD 4-Door I4 19 25 $22,674 $24,400
4WD 4-Door V6 17 24 $23,593 $25,410
4WD 4-Door I4 Premier 19 25 $24,598 $26,515
4WD 4-Door V6 Premier 17 24 $25,508 $27,515
4WD 4-Door I4 Hybrid 29 27 $29,444 $31,840
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,870
$21,082
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,080
$22,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$701 / month
$378 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line With the carbon footprint of a small car and all the comforts and technologies of a luxury SUV, the 2008 Lexus RX 400h is a green family’s dream. The 2009 Mercury Mariner is an attractive and capable compact SUV, now with vastly improved performance.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 27 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 40.4
Second Hip Room (in) 54.5 29.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.9 56.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 54.9 66.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.5 99.4
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.6 81.3
Track Width, Front (in) 62.0 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.1 8.4
Length, Overall (in) 187.2 175.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 66.4 67.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.2 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 106.9 103.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 84.7 66.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 38.3 29.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x - TBD - 11.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 10.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 16.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.6 17.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 36.7
Steering Type Electric pwr rack & pinion Electric pwr assisted steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/65SR17 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P225/65SR17 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size P225/65SR17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4190 3385
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 208 @ 5600/60 @ - TBD - 171 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas/Electric V6 Gas I4
Fuel System MPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 212 @ 4400/- TBD - 171 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA 997
Displacement 3.3L/202 2.5L/- TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 23
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 2.96
Trans Order Code NA - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.54 3.51
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.45
Trans Description Cont. ECVT Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.58
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.91
Trans Type 1 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Summary
Body Style 4-Door SUV 4 Door
Vehicle Name Lexus RX 400h Mercury Mariner
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear Dual-Link Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 6
 
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