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Mercury Mariner Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 200 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 Mercury Mariner

  • Put a Ford Escape in a Mercury outfit and what do you get? An excellent small SUV in pretty dapper digs.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Powerful V6, large cargo capacity, comfortable and stylish interior, carlike handling.

  • Cons

    Faux wood trim is unconvincing, fuel-thirsty V6.

  • What's New for 2005

    The Mariner, based on the successful Ford Escape, is new for 2005.

Full 2005 Mercury Mariner Review

What's New for 2005

The Mariner, based on the successful Ford Escape, is new for 2005.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

16 of 16 people found this review helpful

Love my daily driver w/180k+

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercury Mariner Luxury AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

we bought this feb. 06 with 7,000 miles on it, and started putting around 12k a year. strating in 08, new job, i started putting around 45-50K miles a year!(any and every weather condition you can throw at it, from bumper to bumper in the heat, to 18-30inch snow storms, and brutal -0 cold, and any type of road conditions, from interstate driving, to farm/logging roads, to putting the GREAT AWD system to use and foraging my own roads!) I currently have 182k miles and running strong, i religiously change my 5w-20 (summer months, 10w-30 winter months) Pennzoil SYNTHETIC oil every 5k miles, and FRAM extra tough filter every 10k miles. aswell as my fuel filter every 20k miles! plugs and wires

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Most reliable car yet!

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercury Mariner Convenience Fwd 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl 4A)

I have owned this car for 3 years and I can't say enough about it. I have had very few minor problems and absolutely no major problems. I am the second owner and I've had it since it had 44,000 miles. It now has 110,000. No Problems! The car drives great and I average 25mpg city driving. The car has good pick up for a 4cyl SUV. It's very comfortable and is fun and easy to drive. I have received nothing but compliments since I have owned it. If you want a vehicle that is reliable; impressive; and wows others...This is absolutely one to look at!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful


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Vehicle: 2005 Mercury Mariner Premier AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Just purchased a week ago. So far, a lot of wind noise even @ 45mph, rattling noise on passenger rear side, and it vibrates like crazy @ stoplights. Engine sounds like it's idling too high like it's ready to race. Also the windshield wipers are extremely loud!! Thumps. I took 3 months deciding if I wanted this suv or not. Wish I would have waited longer.

Best ever

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercury Mariner Premier Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

My Wife and I bought our 05 Mariner used only about a month and a half ago. We couldn't be happier with our purchase! bought it with 47,000 miles on it, and it preforms like new. enormous amount of room for being a small SUV. handles better than our ford focus we replaced for this. We plan to buy another Mariner (2010) when its time to say goodbye to our 05'. This SUV has all the options I could ask for and more! leather, power window, locks, seats, mirrors, heated seats, mirrors, roof mount for garage door opener & glasses, very bright visor light (great for reading & night), auto adjust rear view mirror, auto headlights, etc. This is so far the best vehicle I have ever owned.

Long term review

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercury Mariner Premier Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

In short, this has been a really pleasant vehicle for the past 5 years. This was my first SUV, I wanted something with storage but not something huge. I have a small roadster that I drive most of the summer, and every time I get back into the Mariner I'm reminded about how comfortable it is. Easy to drive & park with a very comfortable interior for short and long trips. My only problem was a radio with a defective speed sensor (which was replaced under warranty). Recommended if you're looking for a small SUV.


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Vehicle: 2005 Mercury Mariner Convenience AWD 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl 4A)

This has been the most trouble-free car I've owned. I recently checked the highway mileage and was pleased to find I was getting 27 MPG.

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There is a lot! of tire road noise from my 2005 Mariner. The faster you go, the louder it gets. Has anyone experiened the same thing, if so I would like to know what did you do about it, did you chang...

I am looking at a Mercury Mariner 2005 here in Louisiana to replace the wife's flooded Jeep by this weekend. So far I see the '05's have the best rebates. Is the employee price that they advertise aft...

I also just recently noticed that my back hatch glass on my 05 mariner isn't working. I never really tried as well to open while it was locked. I meant to grab something so told hubby to unlock the ca...

Gas Mileage


  • 17
  • cty
  • 23
  • highway
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