Interior The Mountaineer can be fitted to carry up to five or seven occupants. The standard engine for Base versions is a 4. Second-row bucket seats with a center console are available across the range. Gas mileage, however, was a sore spot with all reviewers. The top Mountaineer engine is a 292-horsepower, 4. New 20-inch wheels are also available on Premier models.
The base model comes with two rows of seating, while the Premier has three-row seating standard. Satin aluminum is used in abundance across the exterior, including on the available power-retractable running boards. It also makes a strong argument based on safety features. The Mountaineer can be equipped with either rear- or four-wheel drive. According to Edmunds, the V8, all-wheel-drive Mountaineer does the 0-60 jump in 8. AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control, a stability control system especially oriented toward avoiding a rollover situation in tall vehicles, is standard on all Mountaineers, as are anti-lock brakes, dual front air bags, and Mercury's Safety Canopy system of side-curtain bags covering first- and second-row outboard occupants.
The base Mountaineer comes with a 210-horsepower, 4. While this same engine is standard in some Premier versions, the higher-end trims are also available with a 4. The V6 comes equipped with a five-speed automatic transmission reviewers feel is adequate. The top Mountaineer engine is a 292-horsepower, 4. The Mountaineer comes equipped with a fair amount of standard safety equipment, and very little has changed for the new model year beyond the packaging of options, the addition of a voice-activated Sync communication system and a new capless fuel-filler setup. Likewise, leather seating is now optional on the base Mountaineers. Analog gauges sit in the instrument panel.
Safety Antilock brakes, side-impact and side curtain airbags that protect first- and second-row occupants are standard, as is an electronic stability system. Both the base model and Premier can be configured with either a rear-wheel or road-oriented all-wheel-drive system. The gear selector is located in the console, and door release handles are integrated into the ends of the armrests. The base Mountaineer comes with a 210-horsepower, 4. Brakes are adequate, but have a spongy feel and are prone to fade.
Consumer Guide testing averaged 15. We photograph vehicles as they become available to us in our area, but some older or hard-to-find models may not be represented within this tool on our site due to availability. A high quality photo of your vehicle is not available in our library of images. Vehicle Overview The Mercury Mountaineer is closely related to the Ford Explorer but has more luxury content. Satin aluminum is used in abundance across the exterior, including on the available power-retractable running boards.
The Mountaineer is available in two lines: Base and Premier. The base Mountaineer comes quite well equipped, including 17-inch machined aluminum wheels, fog lamps, heated power mirrors, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with secondary controls. The Mountaineer is mechanically similar to the Ford Explorer, but it has a very different look inside and out, thanks to satin-aluminum finishes, along with the distinctive Mercury waterfall grille in front and more elegant interior trim. The Mountaineer's all-wheel-drive system, according to reviewers, was designed primarily for snow-covered and rain-soaked highways, not for rock-strewn off-road terrain. There are three new colors for 2008 — silver, white and stone green. Vehicle Photography Not Available We're sorry. The second-row seats can be ordered as either a bench or bucket seats.
As such, it receives good marks from reviewers. Model overview: The 2008 Mercury Mountaineer comes in two models, Mountaineer and Mountaineer Premier. Ford says the system forms a better seal, reducing the amount of smog-creating vapors released during fill-ups. Also for 2008, the Mounta. The Mountaineer comes equipped with a fair amount of standard safety equipment, and very little has changed for the new model year beyond the packaging of options, the addition of a voice-activated Sync communication system and a new capless fuel-filler setup.
The Mountaineer's interior is comfortable and spacious, but reviewers found some low-grade materials they felt detracted from Mercury's upscale presentation. Later in the model year, 20-inch wheels will be available. Some reviewers found there was ample passenger room, even when configured with three rows of seating. Others, however, found little leg and knee room in the second and third rows, which would present problems for older people riding in back for long periods of time. In the seven-passenger configuration, the Mountaineer provides 13.