Compare 2008 Mercury Mariner vs 2006 Suzuki XL-7

2008 Mercury Mariner
2006 Suzuki XL-7
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FWD 4-Door I4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 20 26 $19,215 $21,540
FWD 4-Door V6 18 24 $20,108 $22,555
4WD 4-Door I4 19 24 $20,773 $23,310
4WD 4-Door V6 17 22 $21,666 $24,325
FWD 4-Door V6 Premier 18 24 $21,798 $24,475
4WD 4-Door V6 Premier 17 22 $23,356 $26,245
FWD 4-Door I4 Hybrid 34 30 $25,032 $28,150
4WD 4-Door I4 Hybrid 29 27 $26,590 $29,920
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4-Door Automatic 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Automatic 2WD 18 22 $21,118 $21,999
4-Door Automatic 4WD 17 22 $22,270 $23,199
4-Door Automatic 2WD w/3rd Row 18 22 $22,750 $23,699
4-Door Automatic 4WD w/3rd Row 17 22 $23,902 $24,899
4-Door Automatic 2WD w/3rd Row Premium 18 22 $24,478 $25,499
4-Door Automatic 4WD w/3rd Row Premium 17 22 $25,630 $26,699
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,215
$21,118
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,540
$21,999
Monthly Payment Estimate
$359 / month
$367 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Mercury Mariner is the nicest Ford Escape you can buy, but it remains a midpack performer in the crowded compact SUV/crossover class.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 31.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
49.1 50.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 52.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 53.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 50.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.4 78.5
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.1 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.1 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.4 7.2
Length, Overall (in)
175.2 187.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.7 68.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 59.1
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 110.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.2 43.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 43.1
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 33.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 71.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
66.3 75.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 43.1
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x - TBD - - TBD -
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
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10.0 x - TBD - - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.5 16.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 38.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/70TR16 P235/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P235/70TR16 P235/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact P235/60R16
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3385 3638
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x - TBD -
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
153 @ 5800 185 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
152 @ 4250 184 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99Z NA
Displacement
2.3L/140 2.7L/167
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 22
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.31 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.04
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.77 4.30
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.89 3.52
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.40
Trans Type
4 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercury Mariner Suzuki XL-7
Body Style
4 Door 4-Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/coil springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut

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