2005 Mercury Mariner User Reviews

2005 Mercury Mariner Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2005 Mercury Mariner against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

2005 Mercury Mariner vs:

    Have you driven a 2005 Mercury Mariner?  
    Rank this car

    User Reviews

    Displaying all 5 2005 Mercury Mariner reviews.

    2005 Mercury Mariner Convenience Review
    Back Seats:
    Cargo Capacity:
    Family Car:
    Fuel Economy:
    Front Seats:
    Handling:
    Maintenance Cost:
    Price:
    Power:
    Reliability:
    Looks/Style:
    Overall:
    35

    Was Impressed Of The Car Comfort — This is a great midsize SUV, great fuel economy and roomy inside. Great trunk space, perfect as a family car,Maintenance cost is great too. Two tone interior gives a nice touch for this vehicle, and great for young adults, college students.

    Pros: Excellent gas mileage and very roomy inside

    Cons: none so far

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
    Is this helpful? Yes | No
    Mariner

    Looking for a Used Mariner in your area?

    CarGurus has 1,615 nationwide Mariner listings starting at $2,955.

    ZIP:
    2005 Mercury Mariner Convenience Review
    Appearance:
    Performance:
    Quality:
    Overall:
    35

    Reliability — it is a very dependable and reliable car, never gives me any problems. It lacks on looks but has plenty of options and power for what it costs. It also has plenty of room and is decent on gas. Great buy.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: dependability

    Cons: looks

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
    Is this helpful? Yes | No
    2005 Mercury Mariner Premier 4WD Review
    Appearance:
    Performance:
    Quality:
    Overall:
    25

    Love It — I love my car. It suits me. Its fun to drive and is a lot faster that driving my old truck around. I like the color, there are not many others like it. I would love to have the new 2008, they are great looking.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: its awesome

    Cons: not that fast only a V6

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
    Is this helpful? Yes | No
    2005 Mercury Mariner Premier 4WD Review
    Appearance:
    Performance:
    Quality:
    Overall:
    55

    Ford's Escape Dressed Up — The Mercury Mariner is a solid vehicle. Additional features are available on the Mariner that you would not find on the Escape.

    Pros: Reliability

    Cons: Materials, Fit and Finish. For $29,000 ( Premier AWD) i expected high quality materials.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
    Is this helpful? Yes | No
    2005 Mercury Mariner Convenience Review
    Back Seats:
    Cargo Capacity:
    Family Car:
    Fuel Economy:
    Front Seats:
    Handling:
    Maintenance Cost:
    Price:
    Power:
    Reliability:
    Looks/Style:
    Overall:
    225

    Highly Dependable And Comfortable. — We bought our car new as a 2005 closeout. It is a 4 cylinder, automatic 2 wheel drive. The car now has 137,000 miles, it has only been in the service department once for a small safety recall. I am able to service the car myself as I don't tend to trust outside garages. The engine oil is changed every 3,000 miles with Motorcraft 5w20 synth. blend, automatic transmission fluid has been changed twice, fuel filter has been changed 3 times, belt and spark plugs changed once. The brake pads are original and still have 1/4 life remaining, however it appears the rotors will need to be replaced along with the pads, as they appear to be taking the wear faster than the pads. The torque converter in the transmission failed at 136,000 which would have cost approx. $1500.00 -3000.00 but I was able to replace it myself for around $300.00 in parts and materials. The car is now on its third set of tires. We had had issues with "tire tread cupping" which made the tires roar loudly, and resulted in the tires being replaced early, so frequent tire balance and rotation in essential for long tire life, unfortunately, I tend to forget about them. The car has also had issues with carbon building up in the fuel injection throttle whereas the acclerator wants to stick in the closed position. Again, I have cleaned the throttle body myself, but expect to play the dealer several hundred dollars for the cleaning. The car was a good buy for the $16,900.00 we paid for it and we expect to drive it until it is no longer cost effective to repair it or until it becomes completely unreliable, which to us is a better measure of the quality of a car than resale value or status. It is also our only car for daily transportation.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Great headroom, comfortable seating and driving position, easy to drive/park/back, attractive (Escape with chrome), handles well and gives a solid feel on the road.

    Cons: 2.3 (4 cylinder) is only adequate power. Tire wear isn't great. Interior plastic parts sqeak and rattle as the car ages, especially in colder weather.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
    Is this helpful? Yes | No

    Displaying all 5 2005 Mercury Mariner reviews.

    Reviews From Other Years

    2011 Mercury Mariner Reviews

    Great Car And A Great Value! By Ken

    I ended up choosing this car over the competition because the features really lined up with what I wanted in a car of this class. Lumbar support in the seats, great electronics package, tight handling... Read More

    2010 Mercury Mariner Reviews

    Really Good Smaller Family Hauler. By wilscaal

    Appearance, power, feature value for the price was excellent. Comfortable ride and generally met all our needs. It was more sporty then luxury. Everything worked very well. What was really nice was u... Read More

    Comfortable And Practical Suv By DriftJunkie22

    This SUV is great quality and gets great MPG. It is a great luxury ride without the insane luxury price. Nothing has broken on it yet but I anticipate fairly low repair costs as it is a Ford Escape es... Read More

    2009 Mercury Mariner Reviews

    24-37 Miles Per Gallon Mercury Mariner Non Hybrid Suv By Jeffrey

    with the new engine and transmission i am getting on the freeway 35-37 miles per gallon at the 65 miles per hour area. in town i am getting 24-28 miles per gallon. this is outstanding for a very fast ... Read More

    2008 Mercury Mariner Reviews

    Excellent Small Sport Utility Vehicle By jcautospec

    I'm someone who has owned several sports cars so this SUV was a big shift for me. I feel like with the power of the V-6 and the additional cargo space available, it's been a happy medium between othe... Read More

    Mariner Premier By jashua7

    Like the all wheel drive. I have never slipped in winter at all! Very versatile. Roof rack worked out well for kayaking. Tow package pulled my 5 x 10 trailer. Leather was a blessing. Served me... Read More

    2007 Mercury Mariner Reviews

    Great Dependable Suv By polarissnw7

    Well worth every penny and hate selling it but I need a truck. Smooth ride on and off the freeway. Nible in the snow with all wheel drive. Very peppy . A little too much road noise in the rear for my ... Read More

    Cars compared to 2005 Mercury MarinerPeople researching a 2005 Mercury Mariner contacted a dealer about

    Have you driven a 2005 Mercury Mariner?  
    Rank your car →