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The Mercury Mariner is based on the Ford Escape and is hailed for its responsive handling, smooth road manners and available V6 engine. The Mariner is available with a choice of 153-hp 2.3-liter four-cylinder, 200-hp 3.0-liter V-6, and gas/electric hybrid powertrains. All models come with a four-speed automatic transmission except for the Hybrid, which comes with a Continuously Variable Transmission. Three trim levels are available: Convenience, Luxury, and Premier. Safety features that come standard on gasoline-powered Mariners include dual two-stage frontal airbags and antilock brakes (ABS) with Brake Assist. The Mercury Mariner is a carryover from 2006.