Mercury Mountaineer Models and Mountaineer History

Subtle changes to the styling in the exterior were madefor the 1998 Mercury Mountaineer, with added all-wheel-drive and an availableSOHC V6 engine. For 99, the only notable changes was reverse parkingassistance and load-leveling in the rear with subtle new seat designs. New trimpackages were revealed for 2000, with special features for buyers. TheMountaineer passed through 2001 unchanged. Redesigned for 2002, the Mountaineernow featured a 2.5 wider body, better handling, new rear suspension(independent), third-row seats made standard, powered seats available in thefront, and a number of other stylistic updates.

New and Used Mountaineer Prices, Mercury Mountaineer Model Years and History

The 2010 Mercury Mountaineer is a well equipped premium mid-size four-door SUV with minimal changes from the prior model year.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 4 / 5
Overall Performance
 2 / 5
Overall Dependability
Not Available
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 4.3
Fuel Economy
 2.3
Interior Comfort
 3.7
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 4.3
Handling
 4.7
Ride Quality
 4.3
Overall Rating
 3.7

A midsize SUV for midsize families, the 2009 Mercury Mountaineer is available in five- and seven-passenger trims.
Consumer Reviews ( 2 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 3.5
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

A full-size premium SUV, the 2008 Mercury Mountaineer is available with RWD or AWD, can seat up to seven passengers, and is now available with SYNC.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 4 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
Not Available
Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 5.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

The 2007 Mercury Mountaineer is an entry-level luxury, mid-size SUV that offers seating configurations for passengers numbering from five up to seven.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 5 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 2 )
Braking
 4.5
Fuel Economy
 3.5
Interior Comfort
 3.5
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 4.5
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 4.0

A mid-size SUV with seating for seven, the 2006 Mercury Mountaineer has been restyled for the new year and comes standard with front and rear parking sensors.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 4 )
Braking
 3.8
Fuel Economy
 2.5
Interior Comfort
 3.2
Acceleration
 4.8
Dependability
 4.8
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 4.2
Overall Rating
 4.8

A premium mid-size SUV with seating for up to seven, the 2005 Mercury Mountaineer is the same size as a Ford Explorer but offers a greater level of upmarket standard features.
Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 4.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

A mid-size SUV with seating for up to seven, the 2004 Mercury Mountaineer is available with 2WD or AWD and a choice between a V6 and a V8 engine.
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 4.3
Fuel Economy
 3.0
Interior Comfort
 4.7
Acceleration
 4.3
Dependability
 4.3
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 4.3
Overall Rating
 4.3

A premium mid-size SUV, the 2003 Mercury Mountaineer seats up to seven passengers and is available with 2WD or 4WD.
Consumer Reviews ( 4 )
Braking
 4.5
Fuel Economy
 3.2
Interior Comfort
 3.8
Acceleration
 4.2
Dependability
 4.2
Handling
 4.2
Ride Quality
 3.8
Overall Rating
 3.8

Featuring a redesign, the 2002 Mercury Mountaineer is a mid-size SUV with seating for up to seven passengers and available AWD.
Consumer Reviews ( 5 )
Braking
 3.8
Fuel Economy
 3.4
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 3.6
Dependability
 3.8
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 4.2
Overall Rating
 4.0

A mid-size SUV with available seating for up to seven, the 2001 Mercury Mountaineer is available with RWD, 4WD, or AWD.
Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 3.0
Interior Comfort
 3.0
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 4.0
Handling
 3.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 3.0

A premium mid-size SUV with seating for five, the 2000 Mercury Mountaineer is available with RWD, 4WD, or AWD, however all versions get at least 20 mpg on the highway.
Consumer Reviews ( 2 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 3.0
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.5
Ride Quality
 4.5
Overall Rating
 5.0

J.D. Power Rating Legend
Among the Best
5 / 5
Better than Most
4 / 5
About Average
3 / 5
The Rest
2 / 5

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