Compare 2009 Mercury Mariner vs 2008 Hyundai Tucson

2009 Mercury Mariner
2008 Hyundai Tucson
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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 Manual GLS
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.0
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
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 38.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 42.1
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
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
175.2 170.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
67.9 68.1
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 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 -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.3 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 - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.5 15.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 35.4
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
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P215/65R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T155/90R16
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P215/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3385 3240
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 6.4
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 MPI
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Mercury Mariner Hyundai Tucson
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
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 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -

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