Mercury continued to make the Mountaineer a solid value for the price. That piece looks very sleek and elegant thanks to a thick polished metal strip that runs vertically up the back of the lever. Many of the newer car-based crossovers will do much better. All listed prices do not include any applicable state, federal or local tax, registration, title, destination, dealer documentary fees, emissions testing fees, insurance or finance fees. The V6 comes with a 5-speed automatic transmission, while the V8 gets a 6-speed automatic. The base Mountaineer comes standard 17-inch machined aluminum wheels, keyless remote entry, privacy glass, driver's information system, tire pressure monitor, 6-way power driver's seat, cruise control, full power accessories, fog lamps, heated power mirrors and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with secondary controls.
A cousin of the Ford Explorer, but with several more upscale features, the Mountaineer made its debut in 1997. Although, once the over sized four cylinder engine was pushed, either around town or on the highway, the sound it made revealed that it was nothing more a hard working small displacement motor. Its independent rear suspension provides it with great stability while cornering and the variable-rate power steering returns excellent feedback to the driver. All data is provided for informational purposes only, is subject to change without notice, and should be verified with the seller before purchase. I left my contact information and never heard back from the dealership. The driving position is good, and while the 2009 Mercury Mountaineer feels like the truck that it is based on, it is smooth, stable, and responsive for something that weighs 5,000 pounds. The base model comes with two rows of seating, while the Premier has 3-row seating standard.
The keypad underneath the door handle is one of my favorite features on Ford automobiles. Powertrain The Mariner felt like there was a small V8 under the hood because the vehicle had great acceleration off the line and felt like it was making plenty of power. The Mountaineer is available with both V6 and V8 engines. Although, once the over sized four cylinder engine was pushed, either around town or on the highway, the sound it made revealed that it was nothing more a hard working small displacement motor. All-wheel-drive models with the V8 are expected to retain a slightly higher resale than the V6, but all versions fall far below the values held by competitors from Toyota, Honda and Nissan.
Mick, the owner, is an awesome person! The Voga Package for the Premier is available with chrome wheels and exterior trim, cashmere leather seats and unique cabin accents. Currently the Mercury Mountaineer has a score of 7. Model overview: Just as last year, the 2009 Mercury Mountaineer comes in two trims, Mountaineer and Mountaineer Premier. Kelley Blue Book expects the Mountaineer to hold only average resale values over time. Anti-lock brakes, as well as side and curtain airbags, are standard on every trim level, and AdvanceTrac electronic stability control joins the option list for 2009 on all trims.
The Mountaineer offers a refined interior, a comfortable ride and great towing abilities. Mercury has spent considerable time and money in an effort to reduce noise, vibration and harshness, and the payoff is evident. All-wheel drive is standard on all Mountaineers, delivering a solid performance on treacherous roads. According to sources from around the Web—and in the opinion of TheCarConnection. There are metallic trim pieces framing the large air conditioning vents as well as the base of the automatic shifter. From the waterfall grille and the unique side cladding to the ribbed tail lamps, the Mountaineer places a different but attractive spin on a familiar platform.
Handling is a prime reason to buy the Mercury Milan versus its competitors, such as the Toyota Camry or Honda Accord; it's a more engaging drive, with crisp steering and good ride quality. Standard include AdvanceTrac electronic stability control with anti-rollover technology, traction control and anti-lock disc brakes, as well as front, side-impact and side-curtain airbags. That leaves the Milan pulling up the rear on the mpg competition, even compared to some larger sedans. All listed prices do not include any applicable state, federal or local tax, registration, title, destination, dealer documentary fees, emissions testing fees, insurance or finance fees. All-wheel drive is standard on all Mountaineers, delivering a solid performance on treacherous roads.
The V8 is the powerplant of choice. It sports a 4-wheel independent suspension that performs exceptionally well on the highway and in the city. The V6 comes with a 5-speed automatic transmission, while the V8 gets a 6-speed automatic. The Mountaineer stands out visually for its satin-aluminum finishes, distinctive Mercury waterfall grille in. The V6 model can lug up to 5,210 pounds, and the V8 has a capacity of 7,240 pounds. The V8 model fell slightly behind, with ratings of 14 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on highways. On the road, the 2009 Mercury Mountaineer delivers on all points.
Show full review Vehicle Overview The Mercury Mountaineer is closely related to the Ford Explorer but has more luxury content. A pull-down third row comfortably accommodates two additional passengers. Options include the Comfort Package, with leather upholstery, heated front seats, 10-way power driver seat, 6-way power passenger seat and dual-zone climate control. In independent crash testing, the 2009 Mercury Milan performs very well. The ride is as soft and controlled as any full-size sedan, and the Mountaineer's cockpit is amazingly quiet and rattle-free.