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2010 Mercury Mariner Hybrid 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid 2010 Chevrolet Equinox
     
FWD 4dr Hybrid
  • FWD 4dr Hybrid
  • 4WD 4dr Hybrid
FWD 4dr Hybrid
  • FWD 4dr Hybrid
  • 4WD 4dr Hybrid
  • FWD 4dr Hybrid Limited
  • 4WD 4dr Hybrid Limited
Front-Wheel Drive LS
  • Front-Wheel Drive LS
  • Front-Wheel Drive LT w/1LT
  • All-Wheel Drive LS
  • All-Wheel Drive LT w/1LT
  • Front-Wheel Drive LT w/2LT
  • All-Wheel Drive LT w/2LT
  • Front-Wheel Drive LTZ
  • All-Wheel Drive LTZ

Prices

MSRP $30,105 $29,860 $22,615
Invoice $27,985 $27,738 $21,484
Avg. Paid $15,223 $14,717 $12,805

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 7.5 8.0
Critics' Rating 8.1 8.4 9.2
Performance 6.7 7.4 7.8
Interior 7.0 7.7 9.0
Operating Cost 8.4 8.4 8.1
Safety 8.7 8.7 9.4
Reliability 4.5 2.0 2.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Great fuel economy
  • Drives like a conventional vehicle
  • Good reliability rating
  • Hybrid fuel economy without hybrid driving experience
  • Spacious interior
  • Thrifty four-cylinder engine
  • Good driving dynamics
  • Versatile interior
  • Excellent safety ratings
Cons
  • Some low-quality interior materials
  • Somewhat uncomfortable back seat
  • Seats not all that comfortable
  • Interior design and quality dated
  • Cargo space trails some rivals

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 I4 ECOTEC 2.4/146.5
MPG 34 City / 31 Hwy 34 City / 31 Hwy 22 City / 32 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4 Door 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 103.1 103.1 112.5
Length, Overall (in) 175.1 174.7 187.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.1 71.1 72.5
Height, Overall (in) 67.7 67.7 66.3

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3665 3663 3761

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

Alarm Optional Optional Standard
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 Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Standard Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Optional
Navigation from Telematics Standard Optional
Trip Computer Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard
Heated Mirrors Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 99.4 99.5 99.7
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 55.8
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 53.3 51.1
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 39.2 39.2
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 35.6 39.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 55.9 55.3
Second Hip Room (in) 49.1 49.1 51.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 66.4 66.4 63.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 30.9 30.9 31.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard 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 Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional Standard
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 Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag 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
Daytime Running Lights Optional Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard 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 ECOTEC
Displacement 2.5L/- TBD - 2.5L/152 2.4/146.5
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 155 @ 6000 177 @ 6000 182 @ 6700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 136 @ 4500 136 @ 5500 172 @ 4900
Transmission CVT Automatic CVT Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 36.7 36.7 40.0

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 34 34 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 31 32
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.0 15.1 18.8

Suspension

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

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard Standard