2010 Mercury Mountaineer Reviews
The Mercury Mountaineer is an upscale twin to the Ford Explorer. It competes against SUVs like the Buick Enclave and Kia Borrego. It's available in base or Premier trim, with optional four-wheel drive. It seats up to seven people.
New for 2010
The Mountaineer adds a few standard features to the Premier trim, and the navigation system gains Sirius' Travel Link service. The electronic stability system adds trailer-sway control.
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. Premier models add upgraded wheels and aluminum roof rails.
The Mountaineer can carry five occupants, with an optional third-row seat raising capacity to seven. The Sync communication system integrates phones and media players and allows those devices to be voice-activated. Sirius' subscription-based Travel Link service, included with the optional navigation system, can pull up local gas prices, movie times, weather reports and sports scores.
Under the Hood
There is a choice between a V-6 or V-8 engine for the Mountaineer.
Ford's AdvanceTrac now incorporates standard trailer-sway control. The system senses when the trailer you're towing is starting to sway and takes measures to bring it back into line. Other standard features include: