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2009 Mercury Mariner Hybrid 2009 Ford Escape Hybrid 2009 Chevrolet Equinox
     
FWD 4dr I4 Hybrid
  • FWD 4dr I4 Hybrid
  • 4WD 4dr I4 Hybrid
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
Front-Wheel Drive LS
  • Front-Wheel Drive LS
  • Front-Wheel Drive LT 1LT
  • Front-Wheel Drive LT 2LT
  • All-Wheel Drive LS
  • All-Wheel Drive LT 1LT
  • All-Wheel Drive LT 2LT
  • Front-Wheel Drive LTZ
  • Front-Wheel Drive Sport
  • All-Wheel Drive LTZ
  • All-Wheel Drive Sport

Prices

MSRP $30,090 $29,645 $24,315
Invoice $27,852 $27,422 $22,978
Avg. Paid $13,773 $12,738 $10,467

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.9 7.8 8.1
Critics' Rating 8.0 8.4 7.5
Performance 6.7 7.3 7.6
Interior 7.1 7.9 8.0
Operating Cost 8.2 8.2 7.5
Safety 8.7 8.7 8.7
Reliability 4.0 3.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Spacious, comfortable interior
  • Ample passenger and cargo space
  • Drives like gas-only Escape
  • Great fuel economy
  • Outstanding reliability score
  • Powerful engine options
  • Spacious interior and cargo area
Cons
  • Back seat can be difficult to get into
  • Lacks interior versatility of some rivals
  • Seats drew mixed reviews
  • Some low-rent interior plastics
  • Low fuel economy
  • Below-average safety ratings

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Electric I4 2.5L/- TBD - Gas/Electric I4 2.5L/152 Gas V6 3.4L/209
MPG 34 City / 31 Hwy 34 City / 31 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4 Door 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 103.1 103.1 112.5
Length, Overall (in) 175.2 174.7 188.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 81.3 71.1 71.4
Height, Overall (in) 67.7 67.7 69.3

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
Rear Spoiler Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3680 4720 3660

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard
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 Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers 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.) 99.4 99.5 106.4
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 40.4 40.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 41.6 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 56.6 55.7
Front Hip Room (in) 66.1 53.3 51.1
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 39.2 40.1
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 35.6 40.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 55.9 55.9
Second Hip Room (in) 27.8 49.1 51.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 66.0 66.1 67.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 27.9 27.8 35.7
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 Standard
Entertainment System Optional 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 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
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
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

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

Safety Features

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

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I4 Gas V6
Displacement 2.5L/- TBD - 2.5L/152 3.4L/209
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 153 @ 6000 177 @ 6000 185 @ 5200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 136 @ 4500 136 @ 4500 210 @ 3800
Transmission CVT Automatic CVT Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 36.7 36.7 41.8

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 34 34 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 31 24
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.0 15.0 20.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut Strut-type
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-link Trailing arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson strut w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

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

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.