The new Mariner's brakes are also much better. The old Mariner Hybrid's brakes had a distinct two-part feel. As you pressed the brake pedal down there was a distinct point at which you could feel them really grab hold. The new brakes operate in a much more smooth and natural way.
Inside, the feel is fairly open and comfortable. The cabin feels much more solidly assembled than the old version, in which whole sections seemed like they could be pried off with your fingers.