• (5.0) 1 reviews
  • MSRP: $5,984–$13,368
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 16-18
  • Engine: 210-hp, 4.0-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 5-7
2009 Mercury Mountaineer

Our Take on the Latest Model 2009 Mercury Mountaineer

What We Don't Like

  • Pending further review

Notable Features

  • Standard side-impact and side curtain airbags
  • Heated windshield option
  • 292-hp V-8
  • AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control

2009 Mercury Mountaineer Reviews

Vehicle Overview
The Mercury Mountaineer is closely related to the Ford Explorer but has more luxury content. It competes against other upscale full-size SUVs, such as the Buick Enclave, Saab 9-7X and Chrysler Aspen. The Mountaineer comes equipped with a fair amount of standard safety equipment, and the top engine is a 292-horsepower, 4.6-liter V-8 that drives a six-speed automatic transmission. Available in base or Premier trim, it is built with body-on-frame construction, as are the Explorer and other truck-based SUVs.

New for 2009
The Mountaineer gets Sync and Sirius Satellite Radio standard on Premier models, standard black crossbars for the roof rails on all models, and a new navigation system.

Mercury says the front styling and rectangular headlights suggest a subtle evolution in the company's design direction, with an emphasis on the vertically stacked front-end elements. The Mountaineer measures 193.4 inches long, 73.7 inches wide and 72.8 inches tall. Compared to its competition, it has the smallest width, is similar in length to the 9-7X, and is close in height to the Enclave. All of the Mountaineer's dimensions are smaller than those of the Aspen.

  • 17-, 18- and 20-inch wheels
  • Satin aluminum touches on exterior
  • Available power-retractable running boards
  • Standard black crossbars for roof rails
  • Standard capless fuel filler system

The Mountaineer can carry five or seven occupants. The Sync communication system, developed with Microsoft, integrates phones and media players and allows those devices to be voice-activated.
  • Available heated seats
  • Second-row seats can be bench or buckets; they recline on the Premier
  • Sync is standard on Premier; optional on base models
  • Sirius Satellite Radio standard on Premier
  • Optional rear-seat DVD entertainment system with 8-inch video screen
  • New optional navigation system

Under the Hood
There is a choice between a V-6 or V-8 engine for the Mountaineer.
  • 210-hp, 4.0-liter V-6 with 254 pounds-feet of torque
  • 292-hp, 4.6-liter V-8 with 315 pounds-feet of torque
  • Five-speed automatic with V-6; six-speed automatic with V-8
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Can tow up to 7,055 pounds when properly equipped

Standard features include:
  • Four-wheel-disc antilock brakes
  • Side-impact and side curtain airbags
  • AdvanceTrac electronic stability system with Roll Stability Control

Consumer Reviews


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Great SUV

by TOMB from Overland Park, KS on August 18, 2012

Very impressed with the ride and feel of this SUV. I had a 2002 Explorer which I loved and this Mountaineer is even better.

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Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

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Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

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Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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