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Selected Style FWD 4-Door I4
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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
FWD 4-Door V6 Premier 18 24 $21,798 $24,475
FWD 4-Door I4 Hybrid 34 30 $25,032 $28,150
4WD 4-Door I4 19 24 $20,773 $23,310
4WD 4-Door V6 17 22 $21,666 $24,325
4WD 4-Door V6 Premier 17 22 $23,356 $26,245
4WD 4-Door I4 Hybrid 29 27 $26,590 $29,920
4-Door Automatic 2WD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Automatic 2WD 18 22 $21,118 $21,999
4-Door Automatic 2WD w/3rd Row 18 22 $22,750 $23,699
4-Door Automatic 2WD w/3rd Row Premium 18 22 $24,478 $25,499
4-Door Automatic 4WD 17 22 $22,270 $23,199
4-Door Automatic 4WD w/3rd Row 17 22 $23,902 $24,899
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 31.4
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 40.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.1 70.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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
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 Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 10.0 x - TBD - - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x - TBD - - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.5 16.9
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size P235/70TR16 P235/60R16
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3385 3638
Wheels
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 -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 153 @ 5800 185 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 18
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4-Door
Vehicle Name Mercury Mariner Suzuki XL-7
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
 
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