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The Mercury Mariner was a swankier Ford Escape

The Mercury Mariner that arrived for 2005 was nothing more than a Ford Escape with some extra jewelry.

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The Mercury Mariner launched for 2005. 

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The Mariner was a slightly more upscale version of the Ford Escape small crossover SUV.

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To give the Mercury a more upscale feel inside the cabin, it featured a two-tone color scheme and specific trim finishes. 

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Most of the interior, however, was still shared with Ford.

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On the exterior, the Mariner featured Mercury's signature "waterfall" grille. 

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The bumpers and wheels were also specific to the Mercury.

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Like the Escape, the Mariner was also eventually available with a hybrid drivetrain in 2006.

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Also like the Escape, the Mariner was offered with a four-cylinder base engine and more powerful V6. 

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A heavily updated Mariner arrived for 2008 with a new exterior and interior.  

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The Mariner disappeared following the 2011 model year along with the entire Mercury brand.  

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Mercury introduced the all-new 2005 Mariner sport utility April 17, 2003, at the New York International Auto Show. The Mariner, an upscale small SUV offering more features, will be the entry-level sport utilty in Lincoln-Mercury showrooms when it joins the Mercury lineup in 2004.

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