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Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
Segment: Small SUV

Launched in 2005 on the same platform with the Ford Escape and Mazda Tribute, the Mariner was marketed as a premium product in the compact SUV segment.

The 2008 facelift was well-deserved by the Mariner since it survived well over the world economic crisis. Its relatively affordable price for a premium SUV, combined with a big, roomy, interior attracted more customers. And, along with the facelift, the exterior styling was enhanced.

The 2008 Mariner featured bigger headlights and a smaller, but taller, grille. The boxy shape remained, but the raked grille and rounded corners made it more attractive. The powerdome hood had a reverse crease that enhanced the overall look of the car. In the back, the new taillights had four inner lenses and a clear lamp with a red inner lens.

Inside, the Mariner featured various upholstery options, depending on the trim level. For the Premiere, two-tone leather upholstery with Alcantara in the middle and black exterior gave a posh look for the interior. A bigger center console was installed and featured a huge compartment, where a laptop could have fit easily. A new infotainment unit was placed on the center stack. The instrument cluster was redesigned as well, showing clear information.

Like its non-facelifted brother, the Mariner was fitted as standard, on the base trim level, with a front-wheel-drive system. But the engine was upgraded from a 2.3-liter to a 2.5-liter. It was mated as standard to a 5-speed manual. The other engine available was a 3.0-liter upgraded to 240 hp, 40 more than its predecessor. It was mated as standard to a 6-speed auto and it was available with front- or all-wheel-drive. A hybrid version was also available.

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press release
MERCURY Mariner 2008 - 2011
  5 gasoline engines
  • 2.5L 5MT FWD (171 HP)
  • 2.5L 6AT AWD (171 HP)
  • 2.5L 6AT FWD (171 HP)
  • 3.0L V6 6AT AWD (240 HP)
  • 3.0L V6 6AT FWD (240 HP)
  1 hybrid engine
  • 2.5 Hybrid CVT (247 HP)
brochures (download)
MERCURY Mariner Brochure (US)

MERCURY Mariner 2.5L 5MT FWD (171 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.5L 5MT FWD (171 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2488 cm3
Power
128 KW @ 6000 RPM
174 HP @ 6000 RPM
172 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
171 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
232 Nm @ 4500 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
16.5 gallons (62.5 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/70 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
175.1 in (4448 mm)
Width
71.1 in (1806 mm)
Height
67.9 in (1725 mm)
Front/rear Track
60.7/60.2 in (1,542/1,529 mm)
Wheelbase
103.1 in (2619 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.4 in (213 mm)
Cargo Volume
31.4 cuFT (889 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3341 lbs (1515 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4400 lbs (1996 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
20 mpg US (11.8 L/100Km)
Highway
28 mpg US (8.4 L/100Km)
Combined
23 mpg US (10.2 L/100Km)

MERCURY Mariner 2.5L 6AT AWD (171 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.5L 6AT AWD (171 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2488 cm3
Power
128 KW @ 6000 RPM
174 HP @ 6000 RPM
172 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
171 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
232 Nm @ 4500 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
16.4 gallons (62.1 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/70 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
175.1 in (4448 mm)
Width
71.1 in (1806 mm)
Height
67.9 in (1725 mm)
Front/rear Track
60.7/60.2 in (1,542/1,529 mm)
Wheelbase
103.1 in (2619 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.4 in (213 mm)
Cargo Volume
31.4 cuFT (889 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3490 lbs (1583 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4601 lbs (2087 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
19 mpg US (12.4 L/100Km)
Highway
25 mpg US (9.4 L/100Km)
Combined
21 mpg US (11.2 L/100Km)

MERCURY Mariner 2.5L 6AT FWD (171 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.5L 6AT FWD (171 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2488 cm3
Power
128 KW @ 6000 RPM
174 HP @ 6000 RPM
172 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
171 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
232 Nm @ 4500 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
16.4 gallons (62.1 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/70 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
175.1 in (4448 mm)
Width
71.1 in (1806 mm)
Height
67.9 in (1725 mm)
Front/rear Track
60.7/60.2 in (1,542/1,529 mm)
Wheelbase
103.1 in (2619 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.4 in (213 mm)
Cargo Volume
31.4 cuFT (889 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3342 lbs (1516 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4440 lbs (2014 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
22 mpg US (10.7 L/100Km)
Highway
28 mpg US (8.4 L/100Km)
Combined
23 mpg US (10.2 L/100Km)

MERCURY Mariner 3.0L V6 6AT AWD (240 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.0L V6 6AT AWD (240 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
2967 cm3
Power
179 KW @ 6550 RPM
243 HP @ 6550 RPM
240 BHP @ 6550 RPM
Torque
233 lb-ft @ 4300 RPM
316 Nm @ 4300 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
16.4 gallons (62.1 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/70 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
175.1 in (4448 mm)
Width
71.1 in (1806 mm)
Height
67.9 in (1725 mm)
Front/rear Track
60.7/60.2 in (1,542/1,529 mm)
Wheelbase
103.1 in (2619 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.4 in (213 mm)
Cargo Volume
29.2 cuFT (827 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3556 lbs (1613 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4680 lbs (2123 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
17 mpg US (13.8 L/100Km)
Highway
24 mpg US (9.8 L/100Km)
Combined
20 mpg US (11.8 L/100Km)

MERCURY Mariner 3.0L V6 6AT FWD (240 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.0L V6 6AT FWD (240 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
2967 cm3
Power
179 KW @ 6550 RPM
243 HP @ 6550 RPM
240 BHP @ 6550 RPM
Torque
233 lb-ft @ 4300 RPM
316 Nm @ 4300 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
16.4 gallons (62.1 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/70 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
175.1 in (4448 mm)
Width
71.1 in (1806 mm)
Height
67.9 in (1725 mm)
Front/rear Track
60.7/60.2 in (1,542/1,529 mm)
Wheelbase
103.1 in (2619 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.4 in (213 mm)
Cargo Volume
29.2 cuFT (827 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3404 lbs (1544 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4519 lbs (2050 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
18 mpg US (13.1 L/100Km)
Highway
26 mpg US (9 L/100Km)
Combined
21 mpg US (11.2 L/100Km)

MERCURY Mariner 2.5 Hybrid CVT (247 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.5 Hybrid CVT (247 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2488 cm3
Power
128 KW @ 6000 RPM
174 HP @ 6000 RPM
172 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
136 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
184 Nm @ 4500 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Hybrid
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
ECVT
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/70 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
175.1 in (4448 mm)
Width
71.1 in (1806 mm)
Height
67.7 in (1720 mm)
Front/rear Track
60.7/60.2 in (1,542/1,529 mm)
Wheelbase
103.1 in (2619 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.3 in (211 mm)
Cargo Volume
30.9 cuFT (875 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3675 lbs (1667 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4720 lbs (2141 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
34 mpg US (6.9 L/100Km)
Highway
31 mpg US (7.6 L/100Km)
Combined
32 mpg US (7.4 L/100Km)
Notes
Notice
Hybrid System
Electric Motor Power: 70 kW (95 HP)
Total System Power: 184 kW (250 HP or 247 BHP)
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