2009 Mercury Mariner  -  $23,375


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $23,375
Base Invoice: $21,807
Destination Charge: $725
Options: $0
Trim: FWD 4dr I4
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 23 | City: 20 | Hwy: 28
Body Style: FWD 4dr I4
Transmission: 6-speed automatic transmission w/OD
Engine: 2.5L SMPI iVCT Duratec I4 engine

Model News

After a rather extensive redesign for 2008, the Mercury Mariner gets several significant mechanical improvements for 2009, including a new 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission that help the standard Mariner be both more powerful and more fuel-efficient. The optional V-6 also gets a 20-percent boost in power and improved fuel economy for 2009, and the Hybrid model gets a new

Atkinson-cycle version of the four-cylinder engine to pair with its hybrid-electric system, which has been retuned for smoother operation. Along with the revised powertrains, aerodynamic improvements and low-rolling-resistance tires also contribute to efficiency.

Also this year Mariner gets a new rear stabilizer bar and its suspension has been revised for improved ride and handling; the steering and braking systems have also been retuned for better responsiveness.

Other features introduced for 2009 include a new capless Easy Fuel system, new ambient lighting, and redesigned seats with an eco-friendly seat fabric. Cruise control is now standard on all models. Additionally, a new Mariner Limited Hybrid model brings more luxury features to the most fuel-efficient model in the lineup.


Model Highlights

The base engine on the Mariner is now a 171-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, combined with either a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission, while the available 240-horsepower, 3.0-liter V-6 comes solely with the six-speed automatic. Both engines have variable intake timing for improved response through the entire rev range without a sacrifice in fuel efficiency. Front-wheel drive is

standard with either engine, but a road-friendly all-wheel drive system is available as well.

Although the Mariner appears truck-like on the outside, its suspension and steering are tuned to emphasize on-road performance. The four-wheel independent suspension has been retuned for better comfort and handling, and its very compact outward dimensions make it very maneuverable; the high seating position also helps in parking lots and congested streets. The Mariner has an electric power-steering system that also helps reduce fuel consumption over traditional hydraulic power steering, and for 2009 it's been retuned for a sportier, more confident feel.

Along with anti-lock brakes, Ford's AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control is standard on all Mariners; the safety-minded system helps maintain stability and is especially configured to avoid the risk of rollover. Front and side-curtain airbags are also standard equipment.

The Hybrid model now has a larger 2.5-liter engine that operates on a leaner Atkinson combustion cycle. It's paired with an electric motor system and additional components to produce 177 horsepower altogether and yet get fuel economy that approaches 30 mpg. The hybrid system has been retuned this year for smoother operation when braking or transitioning between electric and gasoline power.

The seats on all Mariners have been redesigned and now include environmentally friendly soy-based seat foam, while the seat fabric for the cloth seats is now made from 100-percent recycled materials. As in most utility vehicles, the back seats in the Mariner fold forward for expanded cargo space--made especially useful by the Mariner's tall, boxy body.

The Mariner comes in three different trims, a base model and the very well-equipped Premier. All Mariners have a generous list of standard equipment, including steering-wheel audio controls, an auxiliary input jack, and a handy 110-volt AC outlet, plus air conditioning, keyless entry, and a four-speaker CD sound system. The Premier models step up to machined aluminum wheels, leather seats with Alcantara inserts, a roof rack, a trip computer, ambient interior lighting and an upgraded sound system with CD changer and Sirius satellite radio. New this year is a Hybrid Limited model that adds heated seats, a power moonroof and SecuriCode entry.

Sync, a voice-activated Bluetooth and USB interface for phones and entertainment devices, was co-developed with Microsoft and is an exclusive in Ford products such as the Mariner through the 2009 model year. It's standard on the Premier and available on the base model. Other standout features include a voice-activated navigation system with Sirius Travel Link live traffic information, reverse sensors,

heated seats and mirrors, dual-zone climate control, and a seven-speaker Audiophile sound system.


Value Writeup

The Mariner is a compact sport-utility vehicle that is mechanically similar--and nearly identically priced--to the Ford Escape, but with different interior and exterior styling and equipment details. Like the Escape, the Mariner is one of the boxier compact utility vehicles--with the styling of a traditional SUV--even though it has more road-friendly car-like mechanical underpinnings. It's also one of the more fuel-efficient small SUVs, more so this year with a standard engine that adds power while being more fuel-stingy. The available Sync system stands out as being better than any other communications interface available in the Mariner's class.


Pros

Interior space; smooth ride; maneuverability; safety features; hybrid fuel economy


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 MPG

Cruising Range - City
330.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
20 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
23 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
462.00 mi

Engine Order Code
997

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.5L/-TBD-

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
171 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4500

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.31

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.51

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
99.4 ft³

Front Head Room
40.4 in

Front Leg Room
41.6 in

Front Shoulder Room
56.6 in

Front Hip Room
66.3 in

Second Head Room
39.2 in

Second Leg Room
35.6 in

Second Shoulder Room
55.9 in

Second Hip Room
29.2 in

Wheelbase
103.1 in

Length, Overall
175.2 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
81.3 in

Height, Overall
67.9 in

Track Width, Front
60.7 in

Track Width, Rear
60.2 in

Min Ground Clearance
8.4 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
66.3 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
29.3 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3385 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson strut

Front Tire Size
P235/70R16

Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
16 x 7 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 7 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Electric pwr assisted steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.5

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.7 ft

Brake Type
Power

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.9 x -TBD- in

Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Rear Drum Diam x Width
10.0 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
16.5 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
60,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V284000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 29, 2014

Potential Number of Units Affected
740,878

Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner vehicles manufactured August 18, 2006, through September 11, 2010. The affected vehicles have a steering torque sensor that may not be able to properly detect driver steering input. As a result, the system could remove the Electric Power Steering (EPS) assist.

Consequence
If power steering assist is lost, greater driver effort would be required to steer the vehicle at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the software for the power steering control module (PSCM) and the instrument cluster module, free of charge. If a vehicle shows a history of a loss of the torque sensor signal or fault codes relating to the PSCM when the vehicle is brought in for the recall remedy, the affected components will be replaced, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by July 25, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14S05.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

2.5L SMPI iVCT Duratec I4 engine

6-speed automatic transmission w/OD

Engine block heater *Standard on vehicles in AK, MN, ND, SD, MT, WI & WY states*

2.93 axle ratio

Front wheel drive

Battery saver

Tow-flat capability

Independent MacPherson strut front suspension w/coil springs, stabilizer bar

Independent double-lateral & semi-trailing arm rear suspension

Electric pwr assisted steering (EPAS)

Pwr front disc/rear drum brakes

Easy fuel capless fuel filler

Chrome exhaust tip

P235/70R16 all-season BSW tires

16" x 7" 6-spoke painted aluminum wheels w/brushed aluminum mini caps

Underbody-mounted compact spare tire

Body-color A-Gloss -inc: front/rear bumpers, door handles

Body-color A-Gloss fascias

Satin aluminum-plated vertical bar grille

Front fog lamps

Dual folding pwr mirrors w/side repeater lamps

Privacy glass on rear quarter windows, liftgate

Front variable intermittent windshield wipers w/washer

Rear 2-speed wiper w/washer

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (4) speakers, audio input jack

Premium cloth front low back bucket seats w/embossed cloth inserts -inc: 2-way manual driver seat

Premium cloth 60/40 split rear bench seat -inc: tip-fold-flat latch, adjustable head restraints

Floor console -inc: (4) cup holders, storage bin, pwr point

Front/rear floor mats

Leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel w/cruise & audio controls

SecuriLock passive anti-theft system

3-dimensional instrument cluster w/tachometer

Warning lights -inc: airbag, check engine, parking brake, brake fluid low, battery charge, oil pressure, fuel check/cap, turn signal, high beam, door ajar, anti-theft, safety belt, lamp outage, auto cruise control, ABS, overdrive off

Pwr windows w/driver 1-touch-down

Pwr locks

Accessory pwr delay

Remote keyless entry w/(2) transmitters, illuminated entry

Driver side keyless entry keypad

Message center

Air conditioning

Rear window defroster

Front map pockets

Auxiliary pwr point w/cap

Front passenger assist handle

Cloth visors w/covered vanity mirrors

Chrome-plated door handles

Map lights

Rear cargo light

Rear LATCH child seat anchors & tethers

Anti-lock braking system (ABS)

AdvanceTrac w/Roll-Stability Control (RSC)

Brake/shift interlock

Side intrusion door beams

Front 2nd generation airbags

Dynamic side-impact airbag pkg -inc: front seat-mounted side airbags, side curtain airbags, door pushers/plates

3-point safety belts for all positions w/BeltMinder

Child safety rear door locks

Tire pressure monitoring system

 
STANDARD EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS NOT REQUIRED
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS STATES PUBLIC SERVICE/EMERGENCY VEHICLE EXEMPTION
$0

 
NON CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS/NON-CROSS BORDER STATES DEALER ORDER FOR CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS STATES REGISTRATION
$0

 
2.5L SMPI IVCT DURATEC I4 ENGINE
$0

 
6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION W/OD
$0

 
I4 SERIES ORDER CODE
$0

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
SANGRIA RED METALLIC
$0

 
BLACK
$0

 
BLACK PEARL SLATE
$0

 
KIWI GREEN
$0

 
LIGHT ICE BLUE
$0

 
LIGHT SAGE METALLIC
$0

 
WHITE SUEDE
$0

 
BRILLIANT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
STERLING GREY METALLIC
$0

 
BLACK W/STONE INSERT, PREMIUM CLOTH LOW BACK BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
GREYSTONE W/STONE INSERT, PREMIUM CLOTH LOW BACK BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
BLACK W/STONE INSERTS, PREMIUM LEATHER LOW BACK BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
GREYSTONE W/STONE INSERT, PREMIUM LEATHER LOW BACK BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
LEATHER TRIM PKG
$995

 
AMENITIES PKG
$795

 
SUN & SYNC PKG
$1,265

 
SUN & SYNC DISCOUNT
$-470

 
REAR CARGO CONVENIENCE PKG
$195

 
ROOF RACK W/BLACK CROSSBARS
$175

 
INTEGRATED SIDE STEP BARS
$445

 
LICENSE PLATE BRACKET
$0

 
AM/FM 6-DISC IN-DASH CD CHANGER
$295

 
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO
$195

 
SYNC VOICE ACTIVATED COMMUNICATIONS & ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
$395

 
6-WAY PWR DRIVER SEAT
$295

 
FRONT & REAR ALL-WEATHER EBONY FLOOR MATS
$55

 
REMOTE START
$345

 
VEHICLE SECURITY
$250

 
ELECTROCHROMIC REARVIEW MIRROR
$80

 
DUAL HEADREST DVD ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM BY INVISION
$1,995

 
PRICED DORA
$0

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