2008 Mercury Mountaineer  -  $27,585


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $27,585
Base Invoice: $24,719
Destination Charge: $785
Options: $0
Trim: RWD 4dr V6
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 14 | Hwy: 20
Body Style: RWD 4dr V6
Transmission: 5-speed automatic transmission w/OD
Engine: 4.0L SOHC 12-valve V6 engine

Pros

Standard safety features; enjoyable cabin with quality materials; comfortable ride; V8 power.


Model Highlights

The 2008 Mercury Mountaineer comes in two models, Mountaineer and Mountaineer Premier. The base Mountaineer comes with a 210-horsepower, 4.0L V6, while the Premier can be specified with either the V6 or a 292-horsepower, 4.6L V8 with variable cam timing. The V6 comes with a five-speed automatic transmission, while the V8 gets a six-speed automatic. Both the base model and Premier can be configured with either a rear-wheel or road-oriented all-wheel-drive system. Maximum towing capacity for the AWD V8 approaches an impressive 6,900.

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 base model comes with two rows of seating, while the Premier has three-row seating standard. A 60/40-split, flat-folding second-row bench seat is standard on the Mountaineer, but the Premier model also has an upgraded version with reclining seatbacks for access to the third row. Second-row bucket seats with a center console are available across the range. And on Premier models, power-folding seatbacks are optional and allow the third row to fold completely flat with the touch of a button.

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 quite well equipped, including 17-inch machined aluminum wheels, fog lamps, heated power mirrors, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with secondary controls. Standard equipment on Premier models includes 18-inch satin chrome aluminum wheels, leather upholstery, seven-passenger seating, and the SYNC voice-activated phone and media system.

Notable options include an audiophile seven-speaker sound system with six-disc changer and subwoofer, a DVD-based navigation system, power-deploying running boards that automatically retract out of view, a heated windshield that helps reduce defrost times, a power moonroof, and Sirius satellite radio.


Model News

For 2008, the Mercury Mountaineer undergoes a mild recontenting in order to lower the cost of entry. The Premier models' park assist, heated front seats with memory, and power folding rear seat become options rather than standard. Likewise, leather seating is now optional on the base Mountaineers. Thanks to these steps, pricing has dropped across the Mountaineer line by about $1,500, making the SUV affordable to more buyers. New equipment for 2008 includes Ford's Microsoft-powered voice-activated SYNC system that is able to control cell phones and audio devices. New 20-inch wheels are also available on Premier models.


Value Writeup

Mercury's 2008 mid-size Mountaineer SUV, which is closely related to the Ford Explorer, has truck-based underpinnings, making it a good choice for those who plan to tow. It also makes a strong argument based on safety features. And with plenty of standard comfort and convenience equipment, plus the choice of either V6 or V8 power, it represents a strong value when compared to competitors like the Honda Pilot.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
20 MPG

Cruising Range - City
315.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
14 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
450.00 mi

Engine Order Code
99E

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
4.0L/245

Fuel System
SEFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5100

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 3700

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.22

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.29

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.55

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
121

Total Cooling System Capacity
12.2 qts

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles

Passenger Capacity
5

Front Head Room
39.8 in

Front Leg Room
42.4 in

Front Shoulder Room
59.0 in

Front Hip Room
55.4 in

Second Head Room
38.7 in

Second Leg Room
36.9 in

Second Shoulder Room
59 in

Second Hip Room
55.5 in

Wheelbase
113.7 in

Length, Overall
193.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.7 in

Height, Overall
72.8 in

Track Width, Front
60.9 in

Track Width, Rear
61.8 in

Min Ground Clearance
8.2 in

Liftover Height
33.7 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
85.8 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
45.1 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4539 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
350 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
525 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Size
P245/65R17

Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17

Spare Tire Size
P245/65R17

Front Wheel Size
17 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x -TBD- in

Spare Wheel Size
17 x -TBD- in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Variable Assist Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.9

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.8 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.0 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.85 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
22.5 gal

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
60,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
07V453000

Mfg's Report Date
AUG 28, 2007

Component
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES

Potential Number of Units Affected
1497

Summary
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE 4.6L ENGINE AND 6R TRANSMISSION, THE BOLT SECURING THE TRANSMISSION OIL COOLER LINE FITTINGS AT THE TRANSMISSION MAY NOT HAVE BEEN SUFFICIENTLY TORQUED DURING VEHICLE ASSEMBLY. AS A RESULT, THE BOLT MAY LOOSEN AND THE TRANSMISSION OIL COOLER LINES MAY DISENGAGE FROM THE TRANSMISSION, CAUSING A TRANSMISSION FLUID LEAK.

Consequence
IF LEAKING TRANSMISSION FLUID CONTACTS THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER, IT MAY POSE A RISK OF FIRE.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND HAVE THE TRANSMISSION COOLER LINE ATTACHMENT BOLT TIGHTENED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 30, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.

FORD RECALL NO. 07S56. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

4.0L SOHC 12-valve V6 engine

Engine block heater *Standard on vehicles in AK, MN, ND, SD, MT, WI, & WY*

5-speed automatic transmission w/OD

Brake/shift interlock

AdvanceTrac traction control w/Roll Stability Control (RSC)

Rear wheel drive

3.55 axle ratio

Maintenance-free battery w/battery saver

Class II trailer towing w/receiver hitch/cap, 4-pin connector

Front & rear independent suspension w/coil-over shock absorbers

Front & rear stabilizer bars

P245/65R17 all-terrain BSW tires

Full-size spare tire w/steel wheel

17" machined aluminum wheels

Variable assist pwr rack & pinion steering

4-wheel anti-lock disc braking system

Easy fuel capless fuel filler

Black roof side rails

Body-color body-side cladding

Body-color bumpers

Satin aluminum grille

Automatic on/delay off dual-beam headlamps

Fog lamps

Dual color-keyed heated pwr mirrors w/security approach lamps

Solar tinted windshield & front door windows

Deep tinted privacy glass-inc: rear doors, quarter & liftgate windows

Speed-sensitive intermittent windshield wipers

Intermittent rear window wiper w/washer

(1) piece top-hinged liftgate w/flip-open rear window, exterior release switch

Color-keyed door handles

Driver-side keyless entry keypad

Cloth front bucket seats-inc: 6-way pwr driver seat w/manual lumbar adjust, adjustable head restraints, seatback map pockets

2nd row fold-flat 60/40 split bench seat w/adjustable head restraints, integrated seat restraints for middle passengers, ISOFIX child seat anchor

Floor console-inc: storage bin w/USB port & power point, dual front & dual rear cup holders, coin holder, tissue/map holder, molded mat w/pen holders, HVAC vents

Color-keyed full-length carpet

Color-keyed front & rear floor mats

Color-keyed scuff plates

Color-keyed leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel-inc: cruise/audio/climate controls, lock/ignition security column

SecuriLock passive anti-theft system

Color-keyed instrument panel-inc: tachometer, trip odometer, volt meter, oil pressure warning lamp, temp

Message center-inc: 4-line display, compass, trip computer, MPG calculator, service alerts

Tire pressure monitoring system

Pwr windows

Pwr door locks w/AutoLock

Remote keyless entry

Air conditioning

Rear window defroster

Premium AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player, audio input jack, digital clock

Fender-mounted antenna

Analog clock

Illuminated glove box

Front & rear 12-volt pwr point outlets

Color-keyed door trim panels-inc: armrest, pull handle

Bright friction finish on instrument panel & door trim panels

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Overhead console

Dual illuminated covered visor vanity mirrors

(3) grab handles

Illuminated entry

Front dome/map light

2nd row reading lamp

Cargo area dome light

City 14/hwy 20 (4.0L engine/5-speed auto trans)

4-wheel anti-lock disc braking system

Driver/front passenger airbags

Driver/front passenger seat mounted side-impact airbags

Safety canopy system-inc: side curtain airbags for 1st & 2nd row passengers, rollover protection sensors

1st/2nd row color-keyed adjustable safety shoulder belts

3-point safety belts w/BeltMinder for all positions

Intelligent safety system-inc: adaptive load-limiting safety belt retractors, adaptive airbag venting, front passenger adaptive airbag tether, adaptive airbag inflators, adaptive load steering column, enhanced advance restraints control module, driver seat track position sensor, 5-level front passenger occupant classification sensor

Rear door child safety locks

2nd row child safety seat tether anchors LATCH on all seating positions

Brake/shift interlock

Side-impact door beams

AdvanceTrac traction control w/Roll Stability Control (RSC)

Dual-note horn

 
STANDARD EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS NOT REQUIRED
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS STATES PUBLIC SERVICE/ EMERGENCY VEHICLE EXCEPTION
$0

 
NON-CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS/NON-CROSS BORDER STATES DEALER ORDER FOR CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS STATES REGISTRATION
$0

 
4.0L SOHC 12-VALVE V6 ENGINE
$0

 
5-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION W/OD
$0

 
3.55 AXLE RATIO
$0

 
3.73 AXLE RATIO
$0

 
SERIES ORDER CODE
$0

 
PREMIUM CLOTH SEAT TRIM W/CLOTH INSERTS
$0

 
HEATED LEATHER-TRIMMED SEATS W/PERFORATED INSERTS
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
QUAD SEAT PKG
$795

 
3RD ROW SEAT PKG
$1,495

 
COMFORT PKG
$1,395

 
TRAILER TOW PKG
$275

 
MOON & TUNE ELITE PKG
$895

 
SYNC VOICE ACTIVATED COMMUNICATIONS & ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
$395

 
COLOR-KEYED FIXED RUNNING BOARDS
$495

 
BLACK ROOF RACK CROSS BARS
$115

 
REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM
$295

 
PWR ADJUSTABLE PEDALS W/MEMORY
$195

 
PWR ADJUSTABLE PEDALS
$195

 
LICENSE PLATE BRACKET
$0

 
FRONT & REAR BLACK ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS
$75

 
POWER CODE REMOTE START SYSTEM
$385

 
PRICED DORA
$0

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