I have placed every mile on this car. The Mountaineers ride quality is lovely, thanks to the nicely cushioned, highly absorbent fully independent suspension. Engineers devised an innovative independent porthole-in-frame rear suspension that features half-shafts that poke right through holes in the chassis. ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter. InstalledOptionsFilter selectedInstalledOptionIdList, installedOptionIdToLabelMap, possiblyDroppedOptionsMap ; installedOptionsFilter.
For 2004, the Luxury and Premier models gain second-row bucket seats and a standard tire-pressure monitor. The Mountaineer is a plusher, upscale version of the Ford Explorer. Electronic stability control, which Ford calls AdvanceTrac, is now offered on two-wheel-drive models and we recommend this feature. Optional adjustable pedals allow shorter drivers to find a comfortable driving position. Handling is sound if unexceptional. Vehicle Overview Like the related Ford Explorer, the Mercury Mountaineer was redesigned for the 2002 model year. Engineers devised an innovative independent porthole-in-frame rear suspension that features half-shafts that poke right through holes in the chassis.
Side curtain-type airbags for first- and second-row occupants may be equipped with a Safety Canopy. Its innovative chassis and independent rear suspension offer a smooth ride. The companys AdvanceTrac electronic stability system is now available on rear-drive models. Color-keyed body components and a moonroof are installed on the Premier edition. The third-row seat folds flat for extra room. Passenger seat heats all the time. For 2004, the Luxury and Premier models gain second-row bucket seats and a standard tire-pressure monitor.
The Mountaineer and the less-costly Explorer use body-on-frame construction. Despite its gentler ride, the Mountaineer feels a trifle more stable than the Explorer. FuelTypeFilter selectedFuelTypeList, null ; fuelTypeFilter. Its extremely comfortable and everybody loves to ride in it. If you see one, get it, and enjoy passing the imports on or off road.
Mercury Mountaineer presents a bold, expressive design. I have grand kids I'll want to go see one day. BodyTypeFilter selectedBodyTypeGroupIdList, bodyTypeGroupIdToNameMap, null ; bodyTypeFilter. Exterior Built on a 113. The Mountaineer comes in Convenience, Luxury and Premier trim levels and with either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. For 2004, Mountaineer adds even more choices, including second-row bucket seats and a tire-pressure monitoring system. I can't say enough good things about it.
Ford sells far more Explorers. Its also American built in Kentucky which is nice. I have heard a lot about transmission on this vehicle, however it has been good to me. Permanent all-wheel drive works effectively, without a thought by the driver. NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter. They were up front and honest, trusted me and my word, repainted the truck due to a chip made worse from the power washer, and sold me this truck without hassle. An optional Reverse Sensing System detects obstacles to the rear while the vehicle is backing up.
I am deployed in Afghanistan and will be returning home shortly. It's the Mountaineer's adventurous, architectural look that sets it apart. I would recommend this place to anyone, especially to normal people who might not feel comfortable buying vehicles. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. I love to travel and this vehicle here is the perfect choice to do that in. While the Explorer almost seems designed to blend into the suburban wallpaper, the Mountaineer demands more attention. In addition to making the ride smoother, this configuration allowed a lower step-in height for easier entry and exit, as well as additional space for the installation of a standard third-row seat.
The ride is firm and controlled. EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter. It seats seven with the optional third row. I'm getting up in years, and yet I find myself needing more room in a vehicle day by day. The Luxury edition adds a tire-pressure monitor, running boards, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats and adjustable pedals. SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557196474903 ; listingsSearchManager. SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter.
Interior Seating for seven people in three rows is standard. A five-speed-automatic is the sole transmission available. The standard engine is an adequate-performing but coarse-sounding 4. During the 2002 redesign, the bumpers were lower. Fog lights and a luggage rack are standard, while running boards and a power moonroof are offered as options. Full gauges are well calibrated and easy to read.
Solid vehicle with great long trip capabilities. The companys AdvanceTrac electronic stability system is now available on rear-drive models. Had a few emergency runs to hospital, no fear in the Mountaineer. Under the Hood A 4. SeatingFilter selectedSeatingList, null ; seatingFilter. It has held up very well for the amount of miles it has.