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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
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
FWD 4-Door I4 Manual GLS *Ltd Avail*
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Transmission

Engine

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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 Manual GLS 20 25 $16,709 $17,235
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic GLS 19 25 $18,714 $19,335
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic SE 18 24 $20,127 $21,035
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 19 25 $21,026 $22,220
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic SE 17 23 $21,734 $22,735
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 18 24 $21,647 $22,885
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 17 23 $23,237 $24,585
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,082
$16,709
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,650
$17,235
Monthly Payment Estimate
$378 / month
$287 / 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 Hyundai Tucson no longer stands out in its class for performance or safety, but it’s still a great value.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 66.3 52.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.4 102.6
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 37.2
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 40.3
Second Hip Room (in) 29.2 51.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 56.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 38.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 56.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 42.1
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 103.1 103.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 81.3 70.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.7 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.4 7.7
Length, Overall (in) 175.2 170.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 67.9 68.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 29.3 22.7
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 65.5
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 -
Brakes
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 - 11.0 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 10.3 x - TBD -
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 - 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.5 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size P235/70R16 P215/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Front Tire Size P235/70R16 P215/65R16
Spare Tire Size Compact T155/90R16
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 3240
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 6.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 171 @ 4500 136 @ 4500
Engine Order Code 997 NA
Displacement 2.5L/- TBD - 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 171 @ 6000 140 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 -
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.58 3.64
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 1.33
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.31 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 2.06
Trans Order Code - TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.51 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.06
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercury Mariner Hyundai Tucson
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Multi-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 -
 
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