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2009 Ford Escape Hybrid 2009 Mercury Mariner Hybrid 2009 Ford Escape
     
FWD 4dr I4 CVT Hybrid
  • FWD 4dr I4 CVT Hybrid
  • 4WD 4dr I4 CVT Hybrid
  • FWD 4dr I4 CVT Hybrid Limited
  • 4WD 4dr I4 CVT Hybrid Limited
FWD 4dr I4 Hybrid
  • FWD 4dr I4 Hybrid
  • 4WD 4dr I4 Hybrid
FWD 4dr I4 Man XLS
  • FWD 4dr I4 Man XLS
  • FWD 4dr I4 Auto XLS
  • 4WD 4dr I4 Auto XLS
  • FWD 4dr I4 Auto XLT
  • FWD 4dr V6 Auto XLT
  • FWD 4dr I4 Auto Limited
  • 4WD 4dr I4 Auto XLT
  • FWD 4dr V6 Auto Limited
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Auto XLT
  • 4WD 4dr I4 Auto Limited
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Auto Limited

Prices

MSRP $29,645 $30,090 $20,435
Invoice $27,422 $27,852 $19,245
Avg. Paid $12,738 $13,773 $9,264

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.8 7.9 7.7
Critics' Rating 8.4 8.0 8.3
Performance 7.3 6.7 7.4
Interior 7.9 7.1 7.7
Operating Cost 8.2 8.2 7.8
Safety 8.7 8.7 8.8
Reliability 3.0 4.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Ample passenger and cargo space
  • Drives like gas-only Escape
  • Great fuel economy
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Spacious, comfortable interior
  • Spacious interior
  • Ample available features
Cons
  • Lacks interior versatility of some rivals
  • Seats drew mixed reviews
  • Back seat can be difficult to get into
  • Ride lacks refinement of rivals
  • Aging interior design and materials

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Electric I4 2.5L/152 Gas/Electric I4 2.5L/- TBD - Gas I4 2.5L/152
MPG 34 City / 31 Hwy 34 City / 31 Hwy 20 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4 Door 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 103.1 103.1 103.1
Length, Overall (in) 174.7 175.2 174.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.1 81.3 71.1
Height, Overall (in) 67.7 67.7 67.9

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Optional
Sunroof Sunshield Optional
Running Boards Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4720 3680 4320

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Optional
Rear Floor Mats Standard Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Optional
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 99.5 99.4 99.5
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 40.4 40.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 41.6 41.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 56.6 56.6
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 66.1 53.3
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 39.2 39.2
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 35.6 35.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 55.9 55.9
Second Hip Room (in) 49.1 27.8 49.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 66.1 66.0 66.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 27.8 27.9 29.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard
Entertainment System Optional Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional
Passenger Lumbar Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Optional Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Rollover Protection System Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.5L/- TBD - 2.5L/152
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 177 @ 6000 153 @ 6000 171 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 136 @ 4500 136 @ 4500 171 @ 4500
Transmission CVT Automatic CVT Automatic Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 36.7 36.7 36.7

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 34 34 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 31 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.0 15.0 16.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard Standard
Manual Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard