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2010 Mercury Mariner Base Sport Utility

2010 Mercury Mariner Review

(3 Stars)  A softer-looking compact SUV

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The Mercury Mariner is the mechanical twin of Ford's Escape and the Mazda Tribute. These small SUV's make the most of the compromises made during their design. They afford the high seating position that many people crave. They offer a commanding view of the road ahead and can be filled with children or groceries, even in the winter months, when in climate weather would slow down most cars. The mariner has its share of modern amenities and technological features, although it's overall design is starting to show its age compared with class leaders such as those from Honda, Toyota, and Hyundai.

The Mariner is offered with either a 171 HP four cylinder or a 240 HP 3.0 liter V-6. Both of which are mated to a six speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive comes as an option for both engines.

The standard feature list on the mariners is fairly extensive. They come with air conditioning, all power controls, keyless entry, and tinted window glass. Options include a sunroof, navigation, heated front seats, and automated self-parking feature, and an upgraded audio system.

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2010 Mariner Base Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
2,485 cc 2.5 liters in-line 4 front engine with 88.9 mm bore, 100.1 mm stroke, 9.7 compression ratio, double overhead cam, variable valve timing/camshaft and four valves per cylinder Duratec 25
Unleaded fuel 87
Fuel consumption: EPA 08 urban (mpg): 21, country/highway (mpg): 28 and combined (mpg): 23
Multi-point injection fuel system
16.5 gallon main unleaded fuel tank
Power: 128 kW , 171 HP SAE @ 6,000 rpm; 171 ft lb , 232 Nm @ 4,500 rpm

'10 Mercury Base Sport Utility Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
Front Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
Keyless Entry
Power Locks
Power Outlet(s)
Power Windows
Steering Wheel Tilt
Privacy Glass
Roof Rail
Cup Holders
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
Driver Air Bag
Front Fog Lights
Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
Head/Curtain Airbag
Passenger Air Bag
Side Air Bag(s)
Traction Control
Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
Compact Disc MP3 Capable
Compact Disc Player
Satellite Radio
  Tires and Wheels  
Alloy Wheels
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