V6 16 mpg city / 21 mpg highway
V8 14 mpg
city / 18 mpg highway
What does Edmunds.com Say?
“Stylish and safe with seating for
seven, the Mercury Mountaineer is a good
bet for family shoppers who want a little
bit of everything in their SUV.”
The Pros and Cons from Edmunds.com
Excellent ride and handling characteristics
for a truck-based SUV, strong optional V8,
comfortable cabin with user-friendly layout,
good crash test scores.
Some low-grade materials, low resale value,
confusing controls on high-line models,
lousy fuel economy.
In government crash tests, the Mountaineer
received a four-star rating for the driver
and a perfect five-star rating for the front
passenger. In IIHS frontal offset crash
testing, the Mountaineer earned a "Good"
rating (the highest possible) and was named
a "Best Pick."
Four-wheel antilock disc brakes and a tire-pressure
monitor are standard on all models, along
with the AdvanceTrac stability control system
that now includes a Roll Stability Control
feature to help lessen the chances of a
rollover accident. Luxury and Premier models
come with power-adjustable pedals, which
are optional on Convenience models. Standard
on the Premier and optional on other Mountaineers
is a security group with a reverse-sensing
system and a Safety Canopy System that adds
side curtain airbags.