2010 Mercury Mariner  RealSafeCars70Safety Rating

#42 of 2010 SUVs

#94 of all 2010 vehicles


The Mariner, a mainstay of Mercury's lineup since 2005, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Mercury offers a .-year, -mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2010 Mercury Mariner is somewhat unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2010 Mercury Mariner has a score of 70, implying a 0.055% chance of driver death (4.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Mercury Mariner has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0554% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.3218%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0554% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.3218% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Mercury Mariner is 17% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2010 Mercury Mariner is 34% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8656Suzuki Grand VitaraNissan RogueMitsubishi OutlanderMazda TributeMercury MarinerFord EscapeHonda CR-VHonda ElementHyundai TucsonVolkswagen TiguanToyota RAV4Subaru ForesterComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Mercury Mariner with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 56 to 86. The 2010 Mercury Mariner is safer than the 2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara and less safe than the 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan, the 2010 Hyundai Tucson, the 2010 Honda Element, and the 2010 Honda CR-V. It is about as safe as the 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander, the 2010 Mazda Tribute, the 2010 Ford Escape, and the 2010 Subaru Forester.

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