The Toyota FJ Cruiser is equipped with petrol which makes by 84 more horsepower over the the engine of the Mercury Mariner II, giving the vehicle a more sporty character. It seems to be googd choice to those who want to feel thrill of getting behind the wheel of a sports car.
Distance between two sides of a vehicle directly influences on the amount of space for passengers and also stability on road. The width of the Toyota FJ Cruiser 4.0 239HP is larger only by 5 percent in relation to the Mercury Mariner II and is not really worth considering. The medium for the „large 4x4 ” segment amounts to 1,866 millimeters and is by 2 percent smaller than the same feature of the Toyota FJ Cruiser.
Toyota FJ Cruiser 4.0 239HP has 62 mm longer wheelbase in comparison to the Mercury. A longer wheelbase provides more stable and comfortable ride, especially at higher speeds. It also gives more storage space. However, vehicles with a longer wheelbase are not as maneuverable as those with a shorter length between its axles.
The Toyota is 206 mm longer than the Mercury Mariner II. The length of the car is important in respect of travelling comfort and room in the boot. The Toyota preasumbly will be offering to it's passangers more space for legs. At the same time the Toyota FJ Cruiser will be better driven but the Mercury will be a little easier to park due to shorter length .
The higher a vehicle is, the the more convenient is a boarding it and greater possibility of loading massive amount of stuff to it. The difference that amounts to 5 % in favor of the Toyota FJ Cruiser is not big and should not be really noticeable.