The Mercury Mariner, based on the Ford Escape and made its debut in 2005, was praised for its responsive handling, pleasant road manners, and optional V6 engine. The Ford Escape served as the basis for the Mercury Mariner. On the outside, the 2006 Mercury Mariner remains the same as previous years, retaining a sleek and clean appearance highlighted by Mercury’s avant-garde style cues.


The 2006 MERCURY MARINER is offered in 3 trim levels:

  • Base
  • Luxury
  • Premier

Performance and Fuel Economy

The 2006 Mercury Mariner is equipped with a 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 153 horsepower and 152 pound-feet of torque. This engine is paired with a four-speed automatic gearbox as standard equipment. There is no option for a manual transmission. A powerful 3.0-liter V6 engine that generates 200 horsepower and 193 pound-feet of torque is standard on Luxury and Premier versions. Additionally, it is combined with an automatic transmission that has four gears. The Mariner can haul up to 3,500 pounds when equipped with the V6 engine.

Design, Comfort, and Quality

People who are upgrading from the Milan sedan or retreating from the Mountaineer, which is more truck-like, will find the cabin relaxing and comfortable, with ample space to transport the kinds of items necessary for their lifestyles. The Mercury Mariner is meant to provide a higher social standing than the Ford Escape as part of the Mercury brand’s meticulously choreographed and tremendously costly rebirth and renewal. This endeavor is being carried out to compete with the popularity of the Ford Escape.

The popularity of compact sport utility vehicles may be attributed to the fact that they are less difficult to park than midsize SUVs such as the Ford Explorer. They are also cheaper, lighter, and feature engines that are more efficient with fuel, not to mention that they are more environmentally friendly. However, they provide more capacity for cargo since the rear seats fold down, and they provide a commanding perspective of the road because the sitting position is higher.

Because it has a compact exterior, the 2006 Mercury Mariner Hybrid is simple to drive in the congested traffic and parking of the city. However, despite its towering appearance, it has a generous internal room, especially in the back seat. It is exceptionally spacious in the head area, and even if the front seats are fully reclined, there is still enough legroom in the back. Because the space-saving spare tire is stored outside and below the back of the truck, the battery pack situated under the cargo floor does not have an unfavorable effect on the amount of space available within the vehicle.

The second-row bench seat can be converted into a long, flat cargo floor much as it is in nonhybrid vehicles, thanks to a flip-and-fold cushion design, a back, and a split 60/40 split in the seat itself. The inside of the 2006 Mercury Mariner Hybrid has a current and international design. It has instruments with chrome bezels and the silvery plastic trim on the center stack and the doors. The majority of the switches and controls are lighted to make them easier to see at night.

Our test car was equipped with leather seats that were part of an all-inclusive Premium Package, and these seats were far comfier than the norm. However, only the cushion of the driver’s seat may be adjusted electrically; the back and lumbar support must be adjusted manually. This feature is exclusive to the driver’s seat. It wasn’t easy to reach the seat controls since there was little room between the seats and the doors.

Safety Features

All Mariners are equipped with anti-lock brakes as standard, while V6 4WD vehicles feature disc brakes on all four wheels. Airbags that deploy in the case of a rollover or a side-impact accident are standard on all Mariners, while front-seat side airbags and full-length head curtain airbags are available as an option.


  • Curb weight: 3328 lbs

Engine type: Regular Unleaded

Fuel tank: 16.5 g

2006 Mercury Mariner

2006 MERCURY MARINER Factory Service Manual

These manuals go through every aspect of how the car operates. The vehicle’s purchase price includes the service manual for your 2006 MERCURY MARINER.

  • Safety Restraints
  • Instrumentation
  • Before Driving
  • Starting and Operating
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Specifications
  • Capacities
  • Servicing
  • Customer Assistance

The service manuals for the 2006 MERCURY MARINER are vast and cover every aspect of the vehicle’s operation. Your 2006 MERCURY MARINER service manual is included with the car.

2006 MERCURY MARINER — Owner’s Manual

When consumers purchase a 2006 MERCURY MARINER, they get an owner’s manual containing all the required information for future maintenance and modifications.

  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Introduction
  • Overview
  • Operation
  • Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Maintenance Record

While this list is thorough, the owner’s manual for the 2006 MERCURY MARINER provides more operational suggestions to enhance the user experience.


Here is the cost list for the 2006 MERCURY MARINER:

  • Base: $21,380 or €19935
  • Luxury: $23,285 or €21712
  • Premier: $25,035 or €23343

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Mariner a good car?

Owner satisfaction ratings on this car, are 4.5 out of 5

What is the Highway MPG on the Mariner?

26 MPG

Is the 2006 AWD?