Compare 2010 Mercury Mariner Hybrid vs 2010 Lexus RX 450h

2010 Mercury Mariner Hybrid
2010 Lexus RX 450h
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FWD 4-Door Hybrid
FWD 4-Door Hybrid
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,985
$38,841
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,105
$42,685
Monthly Payment Estimate
$502 / month
$711 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Lexus RX 450h pleases green do-gooders and upscale shopaholics alike. Driving enthusiasts, though, should look elsewhere.
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Fuel Economy
City
34 mpg 32 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 37.0
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
49.1 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 58.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.4 100.0
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 57.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 43.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 55.6
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.1 74.2
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 64.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
175.1 187.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
67.7 66.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 63.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 107.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
30.9 40.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
66.4 80.3
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 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10.0 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x - TBD - 12.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.0 17.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.79
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.5 14.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 38.8
Steering Type
Electric pwr assisted steering Electric pwr rack & pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 235/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 235/60R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3665 4520
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 18 x 7.5
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
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4500 234 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
993 NA
Displacement
2.5L/- TBD - 3.5L/214
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 6000 245 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
34 32
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.04 3.54
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT Automatic ECVT
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 - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4-Door SUV
Vehicle Name
Mercury Mariner Lexus RX 450h
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 6.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 (2009) 8

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