The horsepower of the Toyota Land Cruiser II 4.0 156HP manual 4x4 is 1 % bigger when compared to the Mercury Mariner I 2.3 155HP. As the difference is little this should not affect the car performance extensively.
If you are looking for a vehicles for long journeys, which could carry more luggage , take the Toyota Land Cruiser II. The Mercury Mariner I 2.3 155HP is equiped with by 1 l less capable boot in relation to the Mercury so probably in this case you would be able to load one bag less. Assessing the trunk check its width length and height which have notable impact on loading capability .
Width of a car directly influences on the amount of space for passengers as well as stability on road. The Toyota is widther only by 110 mm than the Mercury Mariner I and is not really worth considering. The medium for the „full-size SUV” class is approximately 1,866 millimeters and is by 2 percent smaller than the same attribute of the Toyota Land Cruiser II.
In terms of capacity of a fuel tank it is the Toyota which can hold 47 percent more fuel in relation to the Mercury. The medium fuel tank size in the full-size SUV class, from which the Toyota Land Cruiser II comes from, equals 84 l, whereas in large 4x4 class (represented by the Mercury Mariner I 2.3 155HP) it is 84 l.
The Toyota Land Cruiser II has 223 mm longer wheelbase when compared to Mercury Mariner I. Consequently the Toyota is safer and has a better stability. What is more, longer wheelbase has impact on convenient and more comfortable traveling.
The Toyota Land Cruiser II 4.0 156HP manual 4x4 is 543 millimeters longer in comparison to the Mercury Mariner I. Long cars have more interior space and also have more storage space. While the Toyota Land Cruiser II occurs to be better choice for families or drivers who appreciate soft, smooth long-distance driving that make them feel fresh and relaxed upon arriving, the Mercury Mariner I may appeal to singles because it will not make problems with parking and will be more maneuverable.
The higher a car is, the better is the comfort of boarding it and greater capacity of putting massive amount of thinks to it. The difference between these two cars at the level of 169 millimeters to the advantage of the Toyota Land Cruiser II is little and does not matter much.