Compare 2010 Mercury Mariner Hybrid vs 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid

2010 Mercury Mariner Hybrid
2010 Ford Escape Hybrid
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FWD 4-Door Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Hybrid 34 31 $27,738 $29,860
4WD 4-Door Hybrid 30 27 $29,330 $31,610
FWD 4-Door Hybrid Limited 34 31 $30,022 $32,370
4WD 4-Door Hybrid Limited 30 27 $31,615 $34,120
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,985
$27,738
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,105
$29,860
Monthly Payment Estimate
$502 / month
$498 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid remains a solid, competitive entry among compact family SUVs and crossovers. Its fuel efficiency is superb, and the optional mechanical all-wheel drive sets it apart from any other AWD hybrid crossover.
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Fuel Economy
City
34 mpg 34 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 53.3
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 40.4
Second Hip Room (in)
49.1 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 56.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.4 99.5
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 41.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 33.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.1 71.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
175.1 174.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 43.4
Height, Overall (in)
67.7 67.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 60.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
30.9 30.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 37.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 66.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
66.4 66.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 40.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 34.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10.0 x - TBD - 10.0 x 1.65
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x - TBD - 11.9 x 0.35
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.0 15.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.5 17.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 36.7
Steering Type
Electric pwr assisted steering Pwr
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - T53
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - T53
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3665 3663
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4500 136 @ 5500
Engine Order Code
993 993
Displacement
2.5L/- TBD - 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 6000 177 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
34 34
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.04 3.04
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT Automatic CVT Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
Trans Order Code
- TBD - - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Mercury Mariner Ford Escape
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 5.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 (2009) 6

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