(5.0) 10 reviews
MSRP: $1,548$9,644
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 20-24
Engine: 153-hp, 2.3-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: 4x4
Seats: 5
2005 Mercury Mariner

Our Take on the 2005 Mercury Mariner

Our Take

Mercury adds a brand-new compact sport utility vehicle to its lineup for the 2005 model year. Named the Mariner, it's related to the popular Ford Escape but gets Mercury styling cues. The Mariner is intended to be an "affordable" model that can attract young buyers.A Safety Canopy rollover p... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Instrument readability
  • Ride comfort on rough pavement
  • Driveline noise
  • Side-impact airbags aren't standard

Notable Features

  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • FWD or 4WD
  • Three trim levels
  • Standard automatic transmission
  • Optional Safety Canopy airbag system


Our Expert Reviews

Do you suffer from sport-utility vehicle guilt? There's no shame in admitting it, folks; there are plenty of you out there.The primary symptom is intense emotional pain from driving an SUV the size of a subdivision and, lately, dropping $60 at the gas pump every time you fill it up.Happily, there are cures out there. And if you don't want to go cold turkey and swap your land yacht fo... Read full review for the 2005 Mercury Mariner

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Consumer Reviews


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One of the Best we have Owned

by Mariner Fan from Palm Bay, FL on August 10, 2010

We bout this as a used vehicle w/ minimal milage. Now w/ almost 90,000 miles I can say this has been one of the best vehicles I have ever owned! I have had Hondas and Chevrolets in the past but this i... Read Full Review

6 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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