Compare 2009 Mercury Mariner vs 2008 Honda CR-V

2009 Mercury Mariner
2008 Honda CR-V
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FWD 4-Door I4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 20 28 $21,082 $22,650
FWD 4-Door V6 18 26 $22,001 $23,660
4WD 4-Door I4 19 25 $22,674 $24,400
FWD 4-Door I4 Premier 20 28 $23,006 $24,765
4WD 4-Door V6 17 24 $23,593 $25,410
FWD 4-Door V6 Premier 18 26 $23,916 $25,765
4WD 4-Door I4 Premier 19 25 $24,598 $26,515
4WD 4-Door V6 Premier 17 24 $25,508 $27,515
FWD 4-Door I4 Hybrid 34 31 $27,852 $30,090
4WD 4-Door I4 Hybrid 29 27 $29,444 $31,840
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2WD 5-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door LX 20 27 $19,272 $20,700
4WD 5-Door LX 20 26 $20,385 $21,900
2WD 5-Door EX 20 27 $21,358 $22,950
4WD 5-Door EX 20 26 $22,471 $24,150
2WD 5-Door EX-L 20 27 $23,723 $25,500
4WD 5-Door EX-L 20 26 $24,836 $26,700
2WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 20 27 $25,300 $27,200
4WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 20 26 $26,413 $28,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,082
$19,272
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,650
$20,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$378 / month
$345 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Mercury Mariner is an attractive and capable compact SUV, now with vastly improved performance. The 2008 Honda CR-V doesn't have hip style or performance on tap, but it has the security, utility, and frugality that many sensible moms want.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
66.3 55.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.4 103.8
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 40.9
Second Hip Room (in)
29.2 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 56.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
81.3 71.6
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.4 7.3
Length, Overall (in)
175.2 177.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
67.9 66.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.3 35.7
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)
66.3 72.9
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 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 12.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
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 - 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.5 15.3
Steering
Steering Type
Electric pwr assisted steering Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.96
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.5 15.74
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 37.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P225/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P225/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
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)
3385 3389
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4500 161 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
997 NA
Displacement
2.5L/- TBD - 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
171 @ 6000 166 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 2.79
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.08
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.57
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.31 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 1.61
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.51 4.50
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercury Mariner Honda CR-V
Body Style
4 Door 5 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson strut Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -

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