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2009 Mercury Mariner 2009 Ford Escape 2009 Mazda CX-7
     
FWD 4dr I4
  • FWD 4dr I4
  • FWD 4dr V6
  • 4WD 4dr I4
  • FWD 4dr I4 Premier
  • 4WD 4dr V6
  • FWD 4dr V6 Premier
  • 4WD 4dr I4 Premier
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Premier
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
FWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Sport
  • AWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Touring
  • FWD 4dr Grand Touring
  • AWD 4dr Touring
  • AWD 4dr Grand Touring

Prices

MSRP $22,650 $20,435 $23,900
Invoice $21,082 $19,245 $22,365
Avg. Paid $10,672 $9,264 $10,261

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.9 7.7 8.3
Critics' Rating 7.8 8.3 8.8
Performance 7.5 7.4 8.5
Interior 7.5 7.7 7.8
Operating Cost 7.8 7.8 7.3
Safety 8.8 8.8 9.2
Reliability 4.0 3.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Comfortable ride
  • Spacious interior and cargo area
  • Good safety and reliability scores
  • Spacious interior
  • Ample available features
  • Athletic handling
  • Attractive, modern interior
  • Good reliability rating
Cons
  • Subpar materials quality
  • Uncomfortable rear seats
  • Ride lacks refinement of rivals
  • Aging interior design and materials
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Small back seat and cargo area

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.5L/- TBD - Gas I4 2.5L/152 Gas I4 2.3L/138
MPG 20 City / 28 Hwy 20 City / 28 Hwy 17 City / 23 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 103.1 103.1 108.3
Length, Overall (in) 175.2 174.7 184.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 81.3 71.1 73.7
Height, Overall (in) 67.9 67.9 64.8

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Optional
Sunroof Sunshield Optional
Sunroof Wind Deflector Optional
Running Boards Optional Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3385 4320 3710

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Optional
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps 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
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Standard
Rear Floor Mats Standard Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Optional Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Optional Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 99.4 99.5 101.7
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 40.4 39.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 41.6 41.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 56.6 58.0
Front Hip Room (in) 66.3 53.3 54.8
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 39.2 39.3
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 35.6 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 55.9 55.8
Second Hip Room (in) 29.2 49.1 53.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 66.3 66.3 58.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 29.3 29.2 29.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional
Premium Sound System Optional
Entertainment System Optional Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Optional
Leather Seats Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional Optional
Power Driver Seat Optional Optional
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
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

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Optional
Daytime Running Lights 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
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.5L/- TBD - 2.5L/152 2.3L/138
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 171 @ 6000 171 @ 6000 244 @ 5000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 171 @ 4500 171 @ 4500 258 @ 2500
Transmission Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 36.7 36.7 37.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 20 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 28 23
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.5 16.5 18.2

Suspension

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

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
Manual Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard