Compare 2010 Mercury Mariner Hybrid vs 2010 Ford Escape

2010 Mercury Mariner Hybrid
2010 Ford Escape
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FWD 4-Door Hybrid
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FWD 4-Door XLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door XLS 22 28 $19,904 $21,020
4WD 4-Door XLS 20 26 $21,513 $22,770
FWD 4-Door XLT 22 28 $22,446 $24,045
FWD 4-Door Limited 22 28 $23,884 $25,625
4WD 4-Door XLT 20 26 $24,039 $25,795
4WD 4-Door Limited 20 26 $25,476 $27,375
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,985
$19,904
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,105
$21,020
Monthly Payment Estimate
$502 / month
$350 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Don’t let the 2010 Ford Escape’s boxy, old-school appearance turn you off; the Escape is a solid, fuel-efficient choice for city-dwelling families.
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Fuel Economy
City
34 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 53.3
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 40.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 8.4
Length, Overall (in)
175.1 174.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 43.2
Height, Overall (in)
67.7 67.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 33.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.1 71.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
66.4 67.2
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 - 35.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
30.9 31.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 37.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 66.7
Brakes
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
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 0.5
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.0 16.5
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.1
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - T53
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - T53
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P235/70R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3665 3268
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 5.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4500 171 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
993 997
Displacement
2.5L/- TBD - 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 6000 171 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
34 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.25
Trans Type
1 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.94
Trans Order Code
- TBD - 443
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.04 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.94
Trans Description Cont.
CVT Automatic Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercury Mariner Ford Escape
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 (2009) 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 7.8

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