• (4.0) 5 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $5,864–$15,744
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 16-17
  • Engine: 210-hp, 4.0-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 5-7
2010 Mercury Mountaineer

Our Take on the Latest Model 2010 Mercury Mountaineer

What We Don't Like

  • Dated truck-based construction
  • Gas mileage

Notable Features

  • Standard side-impact and side curtain airbags
  • Heated windshield option
  • V-6 or V-8, available 4WD
  • Stability system with Roll Stability Control
  • Standard trailer-sway control

2010 Mercury Mountaineer Reviews

Vehicle Overview
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.

  • 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 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.
  • Optional heated leather seats
  • Second-row seats can be bench or buckets; they recline on the Premier
  • Optional Sync system and satellite radio
  • Optional rear-seat DVD entertainment system with 8-inch video screen
  • Optional navigation system with Sirius Travel Link
  • Optional power-folding third-row seats

Under the Hood
There is a choice between a V-6 or V-8 engine for the Mountaineer.
  • 210-horsepower, 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

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:
  • Four-wheel-disc antilock brakes
  • Side-impact and side curtain airbags
  • Electronic stability system with Roll Stability Control

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 5 reviews

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Great LX Truck

by GoLong from Arvada, CO on November 9, 2017

This truck is definitely on the high end as far as luxury but the 4.7 Liter V8 is a complete beast. I've been very happy with the comfort of this truck.

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2010 Mercury Mountaineer Safety Ratings

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There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Warranties Explained


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.

Roadside Assistance

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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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