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Features Comparison: Mercury Mariner vs. Ford Escape

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Model Year 2011 2011 2011 2014 2014 2014
Model Mariner Mariner Mariner Escape Escape Escape
Trim Base Premier Hybrid S SE Titanium
Engines (show)  
2.5L I4
DOHC-4v
175 hp@6000
175 lb-ft@4500
       
3.0L V6
DOHC-4v
240 hp@6550
223 lb-ft@4300
       
2.5L I4 Hybrid
DOHC-4v
153 hp@6000
136 lb-ft@4500
         
2.5L I4
DOHC-4v
168 hp@6000
170 lb-ft@4500
         
turbocharged
1.6L I4
DOHC-4v
178 hp@5700
184 lb-ft@2500
       
turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
240 hp@5500
270 lb-ft@3000
       
Transmissions (show)  
6-speed automatic        
CVT          
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic      
Drivetrains (show)  
FWD
AWD  
Tires (show)  
235/70R16 tires      
225/65R17 tires          
235/55HR17 tires      
235/50HR18 tires        
235/45HR19 tires        
Audio Systems (show)  
Unbranded, 80W, 4 speakers      
Unbranded, 320W, 7 speakers (with subwoofer)        
Unbranded, 60W, 6 speakers        
Unbranded, 9 speakers          
Sony, 355W, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)          
Accessories (show)  
AC power outletPowers devices with a regular home electrical outlet. Limited wattage: forget about using it to power a blow drier.      
Cruise control
Hands-free trunk or liftgateRelease latch by waving a foot beneath the bumper.          
Keyless entry keypadUnlock the car by entering a code on a door-mounted keypad.  
Parking guidance system - activeParks the vehicle with minimal input from the driver.      
Power front side windowsOften must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.
Power liftgateLiftgate can be opened and closed using buttons inside the vehicle and on the keyfob.        
Power locks
Power rear side windows
Proximity keyEnter and start the vehicle without removing the key from your pocket.          
Remote keyless entryUnlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.
Remote startStart the car using a button on the keyfob. Interior can be a comfortable temperature as soon as you get in.
Tilt steering wheel, manual      
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual      
Universal garage door openerHomelink.      
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety (show)  
4-wheel disc brakesRear disc brakes.      
911 assistAutomatically contacts 911 through a linked cell phone in the event of a severe collision.
AlarmOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.        
Antilock brakes (ABS)Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.
Blind spot warning systemMirror-mounted lights indicate when another vehicle is in a blind spot.          
Brake assistWhen a panic stop is sensed, fully applies the brakes.
Curve controlSlows vehicle down when it senses that the vehicle is going too fast for a curve.      
Front airbagsMandatory, in all cars.
Full-size spare tire        
Knee airbag, driver      
Obstacle detection, frontBeeps signal distance to object in front of vehicle. Parking aid.          
Obstacle detection, rearBeeps signal distance to object behind vehicle. Parking aid.    
Post-crash alert systemSounds horn and flashes hazad lights if airbags or seatbelt pretensioners have been activated.      
Rear cross-traffic detectionWarns of traffic coming from either direction when vehicle is in reverse, to prevent accidents when backing out of parking spaces.          
Rearview cameraRearview camera connected to display screen on the instrument panel. Often requires navigation system.  
Rollover sensorDeploys extended duration side curtain airbags when the vehicle rolls over. Usually included on tall vehicles. Rare on others.
Safety keyIndividual keys can be coded to enforce specific driving restrictions, such as maximum speed and audio volume.
Side curtain airbagsAirbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.
Stability controlSelectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).
Termporary spare tire    
Tire-pressure monitorTwo types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.
Torque vectoring / active trace controlUses the brakes to channel torque to the outside wheels and counteract understeer. Similar to stability control, but proactive, and acting to improve cornering performance rather than prevent loss of control.      
Traction controlWhen a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.
Trailer sway controlAutomatically applies a front brake to counteract sway induced by a trailer.    
Vehicle health reportsPeriodically uploads and emails a vehicle diagnostic check.
Cargo Management (show)  
Cargo cover  
Cargo tray      
Class II trailer hitchHitch rated for up to 3,500 pounds. Capacity of the vehicle could be lower.    
Console with shifter
Liftglass or two-piece tailgateDo not have to open entire tailgate to access the cargo area.      
Overhead sunglass holderUsually part of an overhead console.
Roof rackIncludes side rails and crossbars.          
Roof rack crossbarsRequires roof rails. Together constitute a roof rack.    
Roof railsNo crossbars.        
Second-row under-floor storage      
Storage beneath cargo floorLarge storage area beneath the load floor, often compartmentalized.  
Trailering equipment (4 wire)Includes four-wire harness, limited to relatively small trailers.    
Climate Control and Infotainment (show)  
A/V input jacksJacks for a video camera, game console, or other device with A/V output.        
Air conditioning
App supportTouchscreen and/or voice control over apps that can include online search, Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, OpenTable, and MovieTickets.com. Requires connected compatible phone. Fees may apply after first three years.  
Audio controls on steering wheel
Automatic climate control, frontMaintains set temperature in front row. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.    
Aux inputJack for an iPod or similar device. No value because of incomplete data. Will soon be standard on nearly every car.
Bluetooth audio streamingUses Bluetooth rather than a cable to integrate audio device. Requires compatible audio device and/or phone.
Bluetooth cell phone linkEnables hands-free communication by wirelessly connecting a cell phone to a microphone and the vehicle's stereo speakers.
CD player
Dual-zone climate controlTemperature can be separately set for left and right sides of the passenger compartment. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.    
DVD-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing DVDs on a front-row screen. Inoperative when the vehicle is moving. No value because of incomplete data.        
HD radioHigh-definition radio, which broadcasts a digital signal. Free, no subscription fees.          
In-vehicle Internet capabilityConnects car to the Internet to update systems, download information, and/or browse. Requires mobile modem and non-dedicated broadband service.        
Media drive, largeDrive with over 10 GB of storage for MP3 and other audio files.        
MP3-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.
Navigation systemScreen-based navigation system.    
Navigation, turn-by-turnSimple directions displayed on rudimentary screen and/or spoken over audio system. Fee after first 3-12 months.  
Rain-sensing wipersWipers automatically turn on and adjust their speed based on input from a rain sensor.          
Rear air ventsVents at aft end of center console, in B-pillars, and/or in ceiling.        
Rear defrost
Rear heat ductsDucts under front seats direct heated air to the second row.      
Rear wiper
Satellite radioXM or Sirius. Includes a subscription for three to six months, after which monthly fees apply.  
SD Card slotSD, CF, PCMCIA, or other digital media reader.        
SMS text-to-speech readerConverts text messages to speech.      
SYNC  
Traffic + travel informationInformation about traffic plus weather, gas prices, sports news, and/or movie times. Monthly fee after first 3-12 months.  
USB portOften permits an iPod or phone to be integrated into the vehicle's entertainment system and controls.
Variable intermittent wipersTime between wipes can be precisely adjusted.  
Voice control for audio system    
Voice control for external devicesGenerally works for some devices but not others.
Voice control for nav and audioSometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.    
Wi-Fi hotspot capabilityProvides Wi-Fi within the car. Requires mobile modem and non-dedicated broadband service.        
Exterior (show)  
Active grille shuttersClose grille openings when not needed to reduce aerodynamic drag.        
Additional chrome trimOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.        
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)Protective cladding extending partly onto the doors.      
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)Chrome or polished metal exhaust tip.  
Deep-tinted rear windows  
Mud guardsFlaps mounted behind two to four wheels, to protect the body from mud and rocks.      
Paint, special red        
Paint, special white        
Panoramic sunroofFront glass panel retracts over a fixed glass roof panel. Entire unit covers nearly the entire roof.        
Rear bumper protector      
Rear spoilerCan be small lip spoiler or a larger raised spoiler.      
Running boards        
Sunroof      
Wheel-lip moldingsExtensions to the wheel opening, both decorative and protective.      
Gas Guzzler Tax (show)  
-2200          
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors (show)  
Auto-dimming rearview mirrorInterior rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.    
Automatic headlightsHeadlights automatically turn on and off. Includes value of automatic-off headlights.  
CompassWe haven't given this feature a value because it's hard to tell which cars have it.  
Fog lightsLight wide area close in front of the vehicle.  
Heated mirrorsClears ice and fog from mirrors.    
Illuminated visor mirror, driverIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.  
Illuminated visor mirror, passengerIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.  
Interior ambient lightingLEDs in the ceiling or door panels cast a soft glow over the interior.    
Large energy flow and fuel economy displayStandard or optional in some hybrid vehicles. Fancy display of power flows, enhanced trip computer information.          
Map lightsFront row reading lights.
Outside temperature display  
Perimeter approach lightingArea around the vehicle is illuminated when the vehicle is remotely unlocked.
Power mirrorsIncludes value of manual remote mirrors.
Rear reading lights          
Spotter mirror(s)Auxiliary convex lens in the corner of the outside mirror that improves view of the driver's blind spot.
TachometerReports engine speed.
Trip computerReports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.
Turn signals on or near mirrors          
Visor mirror, driver          
Visor mirror, passenger          
Xenon HID headlightsProvide a brighter, whiter light than halogen headlights.          
Powertrain (show)  
Oil coolerOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.        
Seats and Interior Trim (show)  
Front buckets
Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench
All-weather floor matsAll-weather floormats.  
Center armrest(s), front row
Center armrest(s), second row        
Floor mats
Folding second row seatsSeat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.
Heated front seats  
Leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.  
Leather-wrapped steering wheel  
Manual height adjuster, driver seat          
Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seatManually adjustable lower back support.      
Manual recliner, second row seats        
Memory system, driver seat          
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat  
Power height adjuster, driver seat  
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seatPower-adjustable lower back support.        
Power recliner, driver seat        
Power tilt adjuster, driver seatPower tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.  
Synthetic suede inserts in leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are part leather, part synthetic suede.          
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires (show)  
Alloy wheels    
Chrome-clad alloy wheelsAlloy wheels with a chromed plastic veneer. Replace and include value of regular alloy wheels.          
Chrome-coated alloy wheelsChrome finish applied in a multi-layer powder coating process. More durable and lighter than chrome-plating.          
Machined alloy wheelsOuter surface of alloy wheels machines to yield a bright finish. Replace and include value of reqular alloy wheels.            

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Option Package Contents

Cargo Package

Features
Roof rack crossbars
Cargo cover
Storage beneath cargo floor

Sun and SYNC Package

Features
Overhead sunglass holder
Sunroof
Illuminated visor mirror, driver
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger

Amenities Package

Features
Automatic headlights
Outside temperature display
Compass

Leather Trim Package

Features
Leather seating surfaces
Heated front seats
Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seat
Interior ambient lighting

Power driver seat

Features
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat
Power height adjuster, driver seat
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat

Moon and Tune Elite Package

Features
Sunroof
Unbranded, 320W, 7 speakers (with subwoofer)

Amenities Package

Features
Dual-zone climate control
Automatic climate control, front
Universal garage door opener
Obstacle detection, rear

Navigation system

Features
Media drive, large
Navigation system
DVD-compatible player
Voice control for nav and audio

Chrome Appearance Package

Features
Additional chrome trim
Chrome-clad alloy wheels

Navigation sytem

Features
Large energy flow and fuel economy display
Unbranded, 320W, 7 speakers (with subwoofer)

Premium Package

Features
Rearview camera
Heated mirrors
Universal garage door opener
Roof rack crossbars
Cargo cover
Obstacle detection, rear

Navigation system

Features
Media drive, large
Navigation system
DVD-compatible player
Voice control for nav and audio

Leather Trim Package

Features
Leather seating surfaces
Heated front seats
Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seat
Interior ambient lighting

Chrome Package

Features
Additional chrome trim
Chrome-coated alloy wheels
235/45HR19 tires

Convenience Package

Features
AC power outlet
Rear air vents
Automatic climate control, front
Roof rails
Obstacle detection, rear
Dual-zone climate control
Alarm

MyFord Touch w/SYNC

Features
SD Card slot
In-vehicle Internet capability
Wi-Fi hotspot capability
A/V input jacks
SYNC

Leather Comfort Package

Features
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Leather seating surfaces
Heated mirrors
Heated front seats
Illuminated visor mirror, driver
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger

Technology Package

Features
Rear cross-traffic detection
Rain-sensing wipers
Xenon HID headlights
Obstacle detection, front
Blind spot warning system
Parking guidance system - active

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