The horsepower is a feature that majority of drivers pay the biggest attention to. In this comparison, it is the Hyundai Santa Fe II SUV 2.7 i V6 24V 189HP manual 4x4 which has by 34 horsepower more than the Mercury Mariner I 2.3 155HP, which makes this car a bit better in terms of high speed. With more horsepower the Hyundai will as well provide a bit more flexiblility in specific gears.
The width of the car influences directly on passanger's inner room and driving stability. The Hyundai is 100 millimeters wider when compared to the Mercury Mariner I 2.3 155HP. It is clearly felt by driver and passenger in front, who have more room for their elbows.
The winner of these two vehicles in the aspect of fuel tank size is Hyundai Santa Fe II that is able to hold by 14 liters more fuel in comparison to the Mercury Mariner I.
The Hyundai has 3 % longer wheelbase when compared to Mercury Mariner I. Therefore the Hyundai Santa Fe II SUV 2.7 i V6 24V 189HP manual 4x4 is more safe and has a better stability. What is more, longer wheelbase influences on convenient and more comfortable riding.
The Hyundai Santa Fe II SUV 2.7 i V6 24V 189HP manual 4x4 is 227 mm longer in comparison to the Mercury Mariner I. Long vehicles have roomy cabin and usually have plenty of trunk space. Although the Hyundai Santa Fe II seems to be better option for families or those who appreciate soft, smooth long-distance rides that make them feel fresh and relaxed upon arriving, the Mercury Mariner I may be more appropriate to women because it will not make problems with parking and will have smaller turning radius.
Model release date
Because of the fact that the Mercury Mariner I was launched only 1 year earlier than the Hyundai Santa Fe II SUV 2.7 i V6 24V 189HP manual 4x4, the gap between technology applied in both vehicles shouldn’t be really huge, however, the Hyundai may have slightly more advanced solutions applied in it.