2005 Mercury Mariner SUV Review | Edmunds.com
 

2005 Mercury Mariner SUV

 
 

We didn't find any results. You can try changing your zip code, or check another model year.

We found matches for you!

 
 
Mercury Mariner Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.3 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 153 hp @ 5800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

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.

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (17 total reviews)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Most reliable car yet!

by on
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!



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

My experience with the mariner

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

I purchased this vehicle because I wanted an SUV with decent gas mileage. I really like my Mariner, but have had a few problems with it. When I bought it, at 28K miles it still had its warranty in effect. Good thing because even though I test drove it, I hadn't noticed that there was a probem with its overdrive. I had it repaired under warranty, but soon after more problems with the trans surfaced. I had to take it back 5 months later because it was hesitating & loosing power when driving up steep hills. The entire trans had to be replaced. It has been a few months & I am noticing a clunk going into 2nd when I let off the gas. I am worried it is going bad again, the warranty is now expired.




Perfect blue

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

We looked a long time trying to decide between more pricey luxury brands and more basic offerings like the Escape. As soon as I saw the Mariner I knew it was the perfect compromise and bought it. I could not have made a better choice. Fully loaded it offers all the extras but with a very affordable price. It has been fun to drive and has not presented any maintenance problems. I only wish they offered the Navigation system offered with newer models.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
/
  • 24
  • highway
Calculate Yearly Fuel Costs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Full 2005 Mercury Mariner Review

What's New for 2005

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

Talk About The 2005 Mariner