• (4.8) 11 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,825$8,873
  • 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

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

2005 Mercury Mariner Reviews

Cars.com 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 Trim Levels Available

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2005 Mercury Mariner Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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