Mercury Mountaineer Model Overview

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My Dash Lights, And Button Lights Wont Come On When The Headlights Are On. ...

The digital gas mileage in the middle console thats located underneath hvac controls and the digital temperature on the hvac controls lights flickers also when the headlights come on as if it attemp...

2003 Merucy Mountaineer

I just traded for a 03 merucy mountaineer awd it's a very nice vehicle but when I'm turning it doesn't even have to be a deep turn it feels like it hops side ways I would love to know what I have t...

Transmission Repair Or Let Go

A SUV for sale $500 as is has transmission leak. How much will it cost to replace or repair?

How Do I Know If My Mountaineer Is 4×4 Or Not

Please Help Just Pickedn Up My 2005 Mercury Mountaineer From Repair Shop An...

car stopped on me 3 times on my way home from work, managed to get it to a friends house after letting it sit 15min between shut off. Came back 2 weeks later to see if I could get it to a shop and it ...

Older Mercury Mountaineer

1999 Mercury Mountaineer Overview
1999 Mercury Mountaineer
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1998 Mercury Mountaineer Overview
1998 Mercury Mountaineer
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1997 Mercury Mountaineer Overview
1997 Mercury Mountaineer
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Mercury Mountaineer Overview

The Mercury Mountaineer debuted in 1997 as a twin to the Ford Explorer. It is now in its third generation, which began with the 2006 model year; the chief change with this current generation is a new reinforced frame.

As is par for the course with its Ford counterparts, the Mercury branding gets a ramped-up interior and higher sticker price. In this case the 1997 Mountaineer had the distinction of a standard V8, whereas merely one of the Explorer's 10 trims that model year came with a V8.

That very first Mountaineer disappointed Mercury with its sales, as it really was not distinguishable from the lower-priced Explorer, so the bulk of the sales went to the Ford brand. So for the SUV's sophomore year, Mercury made some obvious exterior changes, such as flipping the front fascia, downsizing the headlights, and changing the wheels.

In 2002 a fold-flat seat for the third-row was introduced as a standard feature so the Mountaineer could compete in the 7-passenger bracket. Changes that came with the 2006 redesign included a made-over interior (seats, gauges, door handles, window switches), an independent rear suspension, more-capable brakes, and options for a 4.6-liter V8, 6-speed automatic transmission, and power-deployable running boards (as seen on the Lincoln Navigator).

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