In addition to making the ride smoother, this configuration allowed a lower step-in height for easier entry and exit, as well as additional space for the installation of a standard third-row seat. Fog lights and a luggage rack are standard, while running boards and a power moonroof are offered as options. While its was all-new, the third-generation Mountaineer followed on with the success of its predecessor by retaining nearly its entire exterior, unlike the Explorer. Solid vehicle with great long trip capabilities. In contrast to the Ford Explorer, the Mountaineer was available with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive; part-time four-wheel drive was not available. As an option, power retracting running boards as seen on the Lincoln Navigator were a new feature. In 2008, side curtain airbags became standard.
Interior Seating for seven people in three rows is standard. The Luxury edition adds a tire-pressure monitor, running boards, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats and adjustable pedals. As with the Ford Explorer Limited, the Mercury Mountaineer was offered only in a four-door body configuration. While the taillights were model-specific, the rear hatch and bumper were shared with the European-export version of the Explorer. As with the Ford Explorer, the Mountaineer is fitted with fully independent wishbone front suspension.
Living in the Cleveland area it has been fully tested in the worst weather and has done great. To this day the Ford Motor Company refuses to equip any vehicle they sell with Firestones. I drove 12 hours straight and was not exhausted. Please see photos for more detailed description of vehicle and its overall condition. Engineers devised an innovative independent porthole-in-frame rear suspension that features half-shafts that poke right through holes in the chassis. Car details Giovanna Riggers 714 561-4756 551 N Batavia St. The third-best selling vehicle of the division in 2000, the Mountaineer was the worst-selling Mercury ten years later.
Color-keyed body components and a moonroof are installed on the Premier edition. Its also American built in Kentucky which is nice. Safety Antilock brakes are standard. To differentiate it from its Ford counterpart, the Mountaineer was styled with a distinct dark-gray lower body color scheme; while visually similar to the Explorer, the Mountaineer adopted the chrome waterfall grille styling of the Grand Marquis. To potentially save fuel for drivers, the navigation system was given upgrades, including traffic flow monitoring and live updates on gasoline prices from nearby service stations. Despite its gentler ride, the Mountaineer feels a trifle more stable than the Explorer.
It was last redesigned for the 2006 model year with a new frame, looking very similar to its previous model. One of its proud make is the Fram Xtended Guard Oil Filter. Unlike the Milan, Mariner, and Grand Marquis, the Mountaineer was not produced for a short 2011 model year due to the 2011 redesign and resizing to a of the Ford Explorer. A five-speed-automatic is the sole transmission available. Exterior Built on a 113. Engineers devised an innovative independent porthole-in-frame rear suspension that features half-shafts that poke right through holes in the chassis. Full gauges are well calibrated and easy to read.
I have the premier addition with the heated seats! I have heard a lot about transmission on this vehicle, however it has been good to me. While sharing its body with the Blazer, Oldsmobile differentiated the Bravada with the use of model-specific trim and a dedicated all-wheel drive powertrain in place of part-time four-wheel drive. For 2004, the Luxury and Premier models gain second-row bucket seats and a standard tire-pressure monitor. Side curtain-type airbags for first- and second-row occupants may be equipped with a Safety Canopy. These filters are recognized for their stronger steel baseplate and housing, silicone anti-drain back valve, high lubricity design, and double-locked rolled seam. .
Machined-aluminum wheels hold 16-inch tires on Convenience models, while Luxury and Premier models get 17-inch rubbers. During the 2002 redesign, the bumpers were lowered by 2 inche. I can say that i do not regret purchasing it. The exterior is White in color and has Tan interior. As part of the redesign, the Mountaineer was given further differentiation from the Explorer; while sharing the same roofline and doors, much of the lower sheetmetal was different, with the Mountaineer having different front fenders and hood, front and rear bumpers, liftgate, and taillamps. Moreover, you can execute searches by location and by vehicle type. For the 2006 Mountaineer, the exterior redesign featured all-white taillamps, turn signal repeaters on the front fenders, larger wheels, satin silver trim on the sideview mirrors and bumpers; the Mercury logos on the grille and tailgate were enlarged.
The Mountaineer was never sold in Canada. They screen out more harmful contaminants and prevent warpage, leaks, and poor fit for greater engine protection. For 1997, the Mercury Mountaineer was fitted with a 215hp 5. In contrast to the outdoors-themed Explorer Eddie Bauer, the Limited was geared towards on-road driving; it was fitted with all-wheel drive in place of traditional four-wheel drive. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone looking for an suv. Comfortable leather upholstery helps hold occupants in place.
Show full review Vehicle Overview Like the related Ford Explorer, the Mercury Mountaineer was redesigned for the 2002 model year. For 2009, versions of the Mountaineer configured for towing were upgraded as trailer sway control was made standard. The Mountaineer comes in Convenience, Luxury and Premier trim levels and with either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The features in it like heated seats and heated mirrors are great too. For 1998, Mercury introduced a V6-engined version of the Mountaineer to expand its price range.
Ford sells far more Explorers. The Mountaineer has been praised for its excellent handling and stability. As part of a 1998 model revision, the Mountaineer was given a model-specific grille and headlights, larger wheels, and a new rear hatch design. An optional Reverse Sensing System detects obstacles to the rear while the vehicle is backing up. The comfort, styling, and features are great. In addition to making the ride smoother, this configuration allowed a lower step-in height for easier entry and exit, as well as additional space for the installation of a standard third-row seat. They feature a special blend of resin and fibers to optimally trap and hold dirt and offer your engine optimum protection for up to 5,000 miles between oil changes.