Its independent rear suspension provides it with great stability while cornering and the variable-rate power steering returns excellent feedback to the driver. Premier models add upgraded wheels and aluminum roof rails. For a vehicle that is geared toward family use, safety is extremely important, and here the Mountaineer comes through on most counts. The V-6 comes with a five-speed automatic, and the V-8 is equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission. This 2010 Mountaineer replaces a 2006. Both are available in rear- or all-wheel-drive versions. The size class for cars is determined by the interior passenger and cargo volumes.
The ride is stiff compared with its car-based competition. Second-row passengers have good leg and headroom, but the third row is narrow and low to the floor, making long trips uncomfortable for adults. Unlike the Explorer, the Mountaineer uses a permanent all-wheel-drive system without a low range. The ride is as soft and controlled as any full-size sedan, and the Mountaineer's cockpit is amazingly quiet and rattle-free. All of Mercury's current products are lightly dressed-up Ford models, with different front and rear details, slightly different sheetmetal in some cases, and a lighter, more lavish interior look.
It seats up to seven people. All of Mercury's current products are lightly dressed-up Ford models, with different front and rear details, slightly different sheetmetal in some cases, and a lighter, more lavish interior look. Handling lacks agility but is sound and secure. Failed to get data, please try again. Mercury's twist, which includes an ample dose of its trademark vertical-line styling and heavy chrome accents, dresses up the vehicle to near-Lincoln levels of luxury. Overall, the Mercury Mountaineer is a passable family vehicle for those who need off-road capability or tow on a regular basis.
Best of all, the Mountaineer retains all the beneficial features of the Explorer, including seven-passenger seating, a rugged body-on-frame architecture and all-wheel-drive capability. Model overview: As in 2009, there are two levels of trim for the Mountaineer, Base and Premier. The truck drives so smooth and the transmission shifts with no problem and it has a lot of power. Maximum towing capacity for the V-6-powered model is 5000 lbs. Failed to get data, please try again.
The V8 is the powerplant of choice. Gas mileage isn't that great but we got the V8 so we really wasn't concerned about saving money on gas. The Mountaineer offers canopy side curtain airbags and electronic stability controls to help improve passive and active safety. The 2010 Mercury Mountaineer is available with either a 4. Transmission shifts are smooth and sooner lower rpm's than the '06. The difference is in off-road capability and overall comfort.
Currently the Mercury Mountaineer has a score of 7. Overall, the Mountaineer is outdated. The 2010 Mountaineer can be configured to be either a five- or seven-passenger vehicle, and when equipped, the third row can be power operated. And after 5 long years with this truck, me and my husband knew that it was the perfect fit for our family. Its fuel economy and safety ratings are also lower than many of its peers.
Both come standard with a 4. The Sync communication system integrates phones and media players and allows those devices to be voice-activated. This allowed the base coat and clear coat to deteriorate. Second-row occupants will also find plenty of space, though adults will have trouble entering or exiting the third row, let alone fitting in it. The 2010 Mercury Mountaineer is no exception; Mercury's waterfall grille and softer front end help make the Mountaineer appear just a little more carlike. We got the luxury trim level which came with standard leather seats and a rear dvd player which is perfect for the kids and sirus xm radio which I love.
Maximum cargo space is 85. Handling lacks agility but is sound and secure. The electronic stability system adds trailer-sway control. New for 2010 The Mountaineer adds a few standard features to the Premier trim, and the navigation system gains Sirius' Travel Link service. The electronic stability system adds trailer-sway control.