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Here's how the 1997 Mercury Mountaineer, 1999 Ford Explorer, 1997 Mercury Sable and the 2000 Mercury Mountaineer measure up.
4dr 112" WB AWD
$29,240
Starting MSRP
2dr 102" WB Sport
$20,065
Starting MSRP
4dr Sdn GS
$19,555
Starting MSRP
$27,560
Starting MSRP

Overview

Door
4-door 2-door 4-door 4-door
Seats
5 4 6 5
Engine

211.0-hp, 5.0-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

210.0-hp, 4.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

160.0-hp, 4.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

145.0-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

210.0-hp, 4.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

215.0-hp, 5.0-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

Combined MPG
0 0 0 0
Size
188.5" length, 67.5" height " length, 67.1" height 199.7" length, 55.4" height 190.7" length, 70.5" height
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Exterior color

Exterior color

Interior color

Interior color

Graphite

Saddle

Medium Prarie Tan

Graphite

Oxford White / Lt Graphite

Graphite

Saddle

Medium Grey

Medium Prarie Tan

Graphite

Oxford White / Lt Graphite

Transmissions

Transmissions

Transmission Overdrive Switch

A/T

4-Speed A/T

M/T

A/T

5-Speed A/T

5-Speed M/T

A/T

4-Speed A/T

A/T

5-Speed A/T

4-Speed A/T

Vehicle

EPA Classification
4WD Special Purpose - Mid-Size 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate - -

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material
N/A Steel Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size
15 x 7.0 in 15 x 7 in 15 x 6 in 15 x 7.0 in
Spare Wheel Size
15 x -TBD- in 15 x 6 in 15 x 4 in 15 x 6.0 in
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size
15 x 7.0 in 15 x 7 in 15 x 6 in 15 x 7.0 in
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel Aluminum

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 650 540 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 95 130 95

Engine

Displacement
5.0L/302 4.0L/245 3.0L/182 4.0L/245
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
274 @ 3200 225 @ 2750 170 @ 3250 240 @ 3250
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 4600 160 @ 4200 145 @ 5250 210 @ 5250

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
N/A N/A N/A N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A - N/A N/A
Cruising Range - Hwy
378.00 mi 402.50 mi 448.00 mi 441.00 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
14 MPG 18 MPG 20 MPG 16 MPG
Cruising Range - City
294.00 mi 315.00 mi 320.00 mi 336.00 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A - N/A N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A - N/A N/A
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
18 MPG 23 MPG 28 MPG 21 MPG

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- - w/Coil Springs w/Torsion Bars
Suspension Type - Rear
Variable-Rate - Indep Quadralink Non-Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Leaf Springs - w/Coil Springs w/Leaf Springs
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA - MacPherson Strut Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Rear
- Single-Stage Leaf - -
Axle Type - Front
- Independent SLA - -
Axle Type - Rear
- Semi-Floating - -
Suspension Type - Front
- Torsion Bar - -

Frame

Frame Type
- Boxed w/Single Channel - -

Brakes

Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A - N/A N/A
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel - 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.3 x 1.02 in 11.3 x 1.02 in 10.8 x 1.0 in 11.3 x 1.02 in
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes - Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.2 x 0.47 in 11.2 x 0.47 in - 11.2 x 0.47 in
Brake Type
Power Power Power Power
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- - Yes -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
21.0 gal 17.5 gal 16.0 gal 21.0 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A - N/A N/A

Steering

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
N/A - 2.96 N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 N/A 16.0 17.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
40.4 ft 37.8 ft N/A 40.4 ft
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion Variable Power Power Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.3 ft 34.7 ft 38.0 ft 37.3 ft

Tires

Rear Tire Size
P235/75R15 P235/75R15 P205/65R15 P225/70R15
Front Tire Size
P235/75R15 P235/75R15 P205/65R15 P225/70R15
Spare Tire Size
P235/75R15 P235/75R15 T135/70R15 P225/70R15

Trailering

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
975 lbs 768 lbs - 350 lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
350 lbs 350 lbs 125 lbs 350 lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 lbs 3500 lbs 1250 lbs 3500 lbs
Maximum Trailering Capacity
N/A N/A - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
6400 lbs 5120 lbs - 3500 lbs
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
- N/A - -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
- N/A - -

Weight Information

Curb Weight - Front
N/A 1935 lbs - N/A
Curb Weight - Rear
N/A 1766 lbs - N/A
Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs 0.00 lbs - 0.00 lbs
Curb Weight
N/A 3701.00 lbs - N/A
Maximum Payload Capacity
N/A 999.00 lbs - N/A
Base Curb Weight
4400 lbs N/A 3333 lbs 3845 lbs
As Spec'd Payload
- 999.00 lbs - -
Gross Combined Wt Rating
- 6,000 lbs - -
Option Weight - Front
- 0.00 lbs - -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
- 4700.00 lbs - -
As Spec'd Curb Weight
- 3701.00 lbs - -
Option Weight - Rear
- 0.00 lbs - -
Gross Axle Weight Rating
- 4940.00 lbs - -

Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
81.6 ft³ 69.4 ft³ - 80.2 ft³
Min Ground Clearance
6.7 in - 5.4 in 6.7 in
Track Width, Front
58.8 in - 61.6 in 58.5 in
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1
73.3 in 61.5 in - 71.4 in
Second Hip Room
51.7 in 43.6 in 56.3 in 51.6 in
Passenger Capacity
5 4 6 5
Front Hip Room
51.9 in 51.9 in 55.8 in 52.3 in
Rear Door Opening Width
46.9 in 46.9 in - 46.9 in
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
42.6 ft³ 32.6 ft³ - 43.5 ft³
Liftover Height
18.0 in - 27.4 in 29.1 in
Wheelbase
111.5 in 101.7 in 108.5 in 111.6 in
Length, Overall
188.5 in N/A 199.7 in 190.7 in
Front Shoulder Room
57.1 in 56.7 in 57.4 in 56.2 in
Passenger Volume
144.8 ft³ - 101.8 ft³ 144.8 ft³
Second Leg Room
37.7 in 34.5 in 38.9 in 35.8 in
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline
N/A N/A - N/A
Second Head Room
39.3 in 39.3 in 36.6 in 39.3 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.2 in 70.2 in 73.0 in 70.2 in
Second Shoulder Room
56.0 in 58.0 in 56.6 in 56.6 in
Rear Door Opening Height
33.7 in 33.7 in - 33.7 in
Front Head Room
39.9 in 39.9 in 39.4 in 39.9 in
Track Width, Rear
58.5 in - 61.4 in 58.5 in
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
41.9 in 41.9 in - 41.9 in
Height, Overall
67.5 in 67.1 in 55.4 in 70.5 in
Cargo Box (Area) Height
N/A N/A - N/A
Front Leg Room
42.4 in 42.4 in 42.2 in 42.4 in
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2
38.1 in 30.7 in - 38.7 in
Trunk Volume
- - 16.0 ft³ -
Ground to Top of Load Floor
- 28.1 in - -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear
- N/A - -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor
- N/A - -
Cab to End of Frame
- N/A - -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper
- N/A - -
Tailgate Width
- N/A - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console
- N/A - -
Ground Clearance, Rear
- 6.7 in - -
Cargo Volume
- N/A - -
Overhang, Front
- 35.1 in - -
Step Up Height - Side
- N/A - -
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume
- N/A - -
Step Up Height - Front
- 19.8 in - -
Ground Clearance, Front
- 6.7 in - -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper
- 180.8 in - -

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