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Selected Style FWD 4-Door I4
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Engine

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Trim

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
FWD 4-Door I4 Premier 20 28 $23,006 $24,765
FWD 4-Door V6 Premier 18 26 $23,916 $25,765
FWD 4-Door I4 Hybrid 34 31 $27,852 $30,090
4WD 4-Door I4 19 25 $22,674 $24,400
4WD 4-Door V6 17 24 $23,593 $25,410
4WD 4-Door I4 Premier 19 25 $24,598 $26,515
4WD 4-Door V6 Premier 17 24 $25,508 $27,515
4WD 4-Door I4 Hybrid 29 27 $29,444 $31,840
2WD 5-Door LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door LX 20 27 $19,272 $20,700
2WD 5-Door EX 20 27 $21,358 $22,950
2WD 5-Door EX-L 20 27 $23,723 $25,500
2WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 20 27 $25,300 $27,200
4WD 5-Door LX 20 26 $20,385 $21,900
4WD 5-Door EX 20 26 $22,471 $24,150
4WD 5-Door EX-L 20 26 $24,836 $26,700
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 56.0
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
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 67.9 66.1
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
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
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 37.8
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3385 3389
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
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
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
Fuel System SMPI MPFI
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 20
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
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
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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