|Pricing||$21,380 - $29,225|
|Drive Types||FWD, AWD|
|Engines||2.3l I4, 2.3l I4 HEV, 3.0l V6|
|Fuel Economy||19-33 (city), 23-29 (highway)|
The Mercury Mariner is a Ford Escape with more stylish appointments and only minor differences equipment. Mariner offers a combination of nimble handling, comfortable ride, and an optional 3.0L V-6 for decent performance. The standard 2.3L I-4 is available with a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic. Only the 4-speed automatic is available with the V-6. For 2006, the Mariner gains a hybrid powertrain model. By alternately running off batteries and the gasoline engine, the Mariner Hybrid boasts a 36 mpg rating in city driving.
A gasoline/electric hybrid version of the Mariner appears. It mates a 133hp 4-cylinder engine to an electric motor and CVT transmission. The Mariner hybrid can operate fully on electric power.
|Mariner Convenience||2.3l I4 (153-bhp)||A4||FWD||$21,380|
|Mariner Convenience||2.3l I4 (153-bhp)||A4||AWD||$23,130|
|Mariner Luxury, Premier||3.0l V6 (200-bhp)||A4||FWD||$23,285|
|Mariner Luxury, Premier||3.0l V6 (200-bhp)||A4||AWD||$25,035|
|Mariner||2.3l I4 HEV (133-bhp)||CVT||AWD||$29,225|