The fuel efficiency of the Mercury Mariner Hybrid is its main selling point. It offers the best MPG in the market right now based on actual reviews on fuel consumption.
The shift between powertrains is rather impressive. Many reviews praised how responsive the SUV is in this regard.
The premium package offers more innovative features and a more luxuriant feel into the Mariner.
Safety scores of the Mercury Mariner are remarkable. It showed high ratings on both the front-impact crash test and side-impact crash test.
Cargo volume is a useful 29 cubic feet when the rear seat is in place but that can be removed for more cargo volume of up to 66 cubic feet.
Interior design makes the Mercury Mariner a comfortable, spacious environment. A main feature of this SUV is its removable bins in center console that makes for more functional space in the car.
On-road and off-road performance of the Mariner Hybrid is deemed better than its powered version based on a few reviews. It is considered more responsive with its wire brake, accelerator controls and electric power steering.
The price of the 2011 Mercury Mariner is very steep at $30, 115 for the most basic model. It is even more expensive than its doppelganger the Ford Escape Hybrid.
A lot of reviews complained about the noise produced by the Mariner while it is being accelerated.
Brake distance is not as impressive as the other SUVs out there. The reviews on the SUV showed a poor result of 138 feet to a halt when the car is running at about 60mph.
The rear seat is a bit uncomfortable. Reviews mention it to lacks comfort feature like the ability to recline or be adjusted.