By Bob on
2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
I bought the 4WD Mercury Mariner Hybrid. I find it to be just a little nicer looking than the Escape. It is the same platform and averages 30 MPG. I now have 7K and no problems at all. It fits my family with 2 car seats in the back & still room for shopping or luggage in the back. Also it has front, side & roof air bags. These are great in the snow. As a pick up truck owner all my life I was quickly able to adjust to this little SUV.
Nav system, Audiophile sound, power roof, heated leather. MILEAGE!
Mariner offered ONLY in TAN interior and Escape Only in grey. I would like something darker. Rotate your tires at 5K because they chop due to the short wheel base. My wife has the Escape and it's the same way.