The Mercury Mariner SUV has been produced in basically four trim options or levels. These levels are base I4, base V6, Premier I4, and Premier V6. The engine of the I4 trims is different from that of the V6 trims. The cars are usually adorned in high quality metallic paints of diverse colours including gold leaf metallic, ingot silver metallic, lime squeeze metallic and steel blue metallic colours. The cars come with painted alloy wheels measuring 16 inches x 7.0 inches with tyre sizes of 235/70 including a spare tyre mounted under the body. The Mariner is also fitted with variable intermittent wipers, privacy glass, a rear defogger, rear window wiper and a roof rack. The doors are basically of two types -: manual flip-up liftgate window and a rear liftgate door.
The Mercury Mariner SUV measures about 71.1 inches in width, 68.0 inches in height and about 175.2 inches in length. It also has a ground clearance of about 8.4 inches, front and rear tracks of about 60.7 inches and 60.2 inches respectively in addition to a wheel base is about 103.1 inches. When all the seats are in place, the car usually has a cargo capacity of about 29.3 cubic feet, with a maximum capacity of about 66.3 cubic feet. It has a capacity to tow vehicles and other machinery that weighs up to 3500 lbs (pounds). The Mariner weighs about 4400 lbs (pounds) as gross weight, with a curb weight of 3341 lbs (pounds). The car has angle of approach of about 19.3 degrees and the angle of departure is about 26.5 degrees.
The Mercury Mariner SUV has a base engine size of 2.5 litres while the V6 engine has a size of 3.0 litres. The base engine has about four cylinders and sixteen valves while the V6 engine has six cylinders and twenty valves. The horsepower of the base engine is about 171 at 6000 rpm and a torque of about 171 ft-lbs at 4500 rpm. The V6 engine produces a 240 hp for its horsepower and a torque of 223 lb-ft. The car comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission and a front wheel drive. It is also equipped with a four wheel independent suspension, multi-link rear suspension and a MacPherson strut front suspension in addition to a stabilizer bar. The fuel economy is estimated to be about 22 miles per gallon for intra city trips and about 28 miles per gallon for highway trips.
The Mercury Mariner SUV has a number of safety and security features that make people feel safe and secure when using this car. The car is equipped with a 4-wheel automatic braking system, with ventilated front disc and rear brake drums. There are also front and rear head airbags in addition to dual front side-mounted airbags. There is also a child seat anchor fitted in the car with rear door child safety locks. All the five seats come with headrests in addition to seatbelt pretensioners for the front seats. There is also a rear centre 3-point belt for the middle passenger in the rear seat. Other safety and security features include-: stability control, engine immobilizer, traction control and tyre pressure monitoring system.
The Mercury Mariner SUV has also been designed to provide comfort and convenience. It has cruise control that makes it easy and comfortable to drive especially when travelling on a highway. There are front and rear cupholders and all the doors have pockets on them. The steering wheel is tilt-adjustable and it has audio and cruise controls on it. The car has good air conditioning, cargo area light, front reading lights, front and rear floor mats and dual vanity mirrors. The car also has a very robust in car entertainment gadgets which include a mast antenna, 4 speakers, AM/FM in-dash single CD player with CD MP3 Playback stereo, a Sirius satellite radio, an auxiliary audio input and radio data system.