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2011 Mercury Mariner Trims

Base

Avg. Price: $16,608

The Base trim of the 2011 Mercury Mariner comes standard with a 2.5-liter Duratec inline 4-cylinder engine. As in the Premier trim, buyers can opt to go with a 3.0-liter V6. The 4-cylinder produces 171 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque. The V6 bumps those numbers to 240 hp and 223 lb-ft of torque.

Riders up front in the Mariner get plenty of legroom, but it can be hard to come by in the rear. To make matters worse, some experts feel the back seats themselves are not all that comfortable, especially for a longer haul.

Base 4WD

The 2011 Mercury Mariner Base trim is available with either front-wheel drive (FWD) or four-wheel drive (4WD). Four-cylinder models of the Mariner get 19 mpg city/25 highway with 4WD. The available V6 gets 17 mpg city/24 highway in 4WD versions.

Base trims of the 2011 Mercury Mariner are well equipped. They come standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, foglights, cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, privacy glass and full power accessories. They also have steering-wheel-mounted audio controls and a four-speaker CD stereo with an auxiliary jack and satellite radio.

Premier

Avg. Price: $18,076

The Premier versions of the 2011 Mercury Mariner come standard with heated front seats, ambient interior lighting, leather upholstery, a power driver’s seat, rear parking sensors and a six-speaker stereo system.

Either engine choice for the 2011 Mercury Mariner – a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder that is standard or the 3.0-liter V6 that is available – teams with a six-speed automatic transmission. That pairing is good for 20 mpg city/28 highway in FWD models of the Mariner.

Premier 4WD

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Avg. Price: $19,183

The 2011 Mercury Mariner Premier 4WD trim, like the vehicle’s other trims, earns good marks in front and rear crash tests and features traction and stability control and a full array of airbags. The Premier trims of the Mariner also offer high-tech features such as Ford’s Sync voice-activated multimedia system. Connected through a Bluetooth-compatible phone, Sync can provide traffic reports and turn-by-turn directions. The Mariner also has Ford’s MyKey system that allows parents to set controls for the car’s speed and stereo volume.

Options on the Premier trim include 17-inch wheels, a backup camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, a sunroof, a seven-speaker stereo system and Ford’s new Auto Park technology that steers the car automatically while it parallel parks.