2005 Mountaineer RWD - How will it handle in the snow?

Asked by Feb 03, 2011 at 04:16 PM about the 2005 Mercury Mountaineer

Question type: General

I just purchased a 2005 Mercury Mountaineer and just realized that it is a rear wheel drive vehicle rather than front wheel drive as I was told at the dealership.  I live in the Pacific Northwest and we tend to get a lot of snow and now I am worried about how it will handle.  Can anyone give me feedback on this?

1 Answer

745

Drive responsibly and it won't be an issue. Leave lots of room when braking, don't accelerate more than you need to. If I were counseling my wife I would take her to a snowy parking lot and show her how to control a slide. The biggest safety feature of a car is a responsible driver that knows how to control it.

Your Answer

Mercury Mountaineer Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    580
  • #2
    kbro
    Reputation
    460
  • #3
    tuff4x4
    Reputation
    300
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Explorer
798 Great Deals out of 62,677 listings starting at $1,425
Used Mercury Mariner
34 Great Deals out of 1,260 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Expedition
364 Great Deals out of 21,635 listings starting at $1,500
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
869 Great Deals out of 70,866 listings starting at $995
Used Lincoln Navigator
86 Great Deals out of 5,032 listings starting at $1,900
Used Ford Escape
1,116 Great Deals out of 84,655 listings starting at $999
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
635 Great Deals out of 36,921 listings starting at $1,800
Used Dodge Durango
270 Great Deals out of 20,209 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota 4Runner
248 Great Deals out of 21,419 listings starting at $2,300
Used Ford F-150
2,117 Great Deals out of 181,537 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Pilot
414 Great Deals out of 25,384 listings starting at $1,400
Used Lincoln Aviator
7 Great Deals out of 239 listings starting at $3,000
Used Nissan Pathfinder
294 Great Deals out of 23,866 listings starting at $2,500
Used GMC Yukon
425 Great Deals out of 20,897 listings starting at $2,000

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Mercury Mountaineer For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 66 listings starting at $2,813
2009 Mercury Mountaineer For Sale
28 listings starting at $6,900
2008 Mercury Mountaineer For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 156 listings starting at $4,000
2007 Mercury Mountaineer For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 159 listings starting at $2,599
2006 Mercury Mountaineer For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 182 listings starting at $2,950

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.