Compare 2009 Mercury Mariner vs 2009 Saturn VUE

2009 Mercury Mariner
2009 Saturn VUE
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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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FWD 4-Door I4 XE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 XE 19 26 $22,116 $23,280
FWD 4-Door I4 XR 19 26 $23,744 $25,395
AWD 4-Door V6 XE 16 23 $24,657 $25,955
FWD 4-Door V6 XR 17 24 $24,716 $26,435
AWD 4-Door V6 XR 16 23 $26,586 $28,435
FWD 4-Door V6 Red Line 17 24 $27,054 $28,935
AWD 4-Door V6 Red Line 16 23 $28,924 $30,935
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,082
$22,116
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,650
$23,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$378 / month
$388 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Mercury Mariner is an attractive and capable compact SUV, now with vastly improved performance. With its available V-6 engine, the 2009 Saturn Vue is a bit more fun to drive than other compact SUVs; otherwise it’s not a standout.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
29.2 52.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 56.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 40.7
Front Hip Room (in)
66.3 52.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.4 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 40.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.4 7.8
Length, Overall (in)
175.2 180.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
67.9 67.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 106.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
81.3 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 61.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
66.3 56.4
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 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.3 29.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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 11.9 x .78
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 1.14
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.5 19
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.5 18.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 40.0
Steering Type
Electric pwr assisted steering Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - QKG
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P235/65R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T155/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - QKG
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P235/65R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3385 3664
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4500 161 @ 5100
Engine Order Code
997 LE5
Displacement
2.5L/- TBD - 2.4L/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
171 @ 6000 169 @ 6200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.31 2.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 1.63
Trans Order Code
- TBD - MX0-4
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.51 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 0.68
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 2.96
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.00
Trans Type
6 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name
Mercury Mariner Saturn VUE
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 3-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson strut w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6

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