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2010 Mercury Mountaineer

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$5,327 — $14,795 USED
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Sport Utility
5-7 Seats
16-17 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

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(4.0) 5 reviews

The Good

  • Available power-folding third-row seat
  • Available power running boards

The Bad

  • Dated truck-based construction
  • Gas mileage

What to Know

about the 2010 Mercury Mountaineer
  • 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

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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.

Exterior
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


Interior
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 scree...
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.

Exterior
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


Interior
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


Safety
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

What drivers are saying

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Exterior Styling
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Interior Design
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Comfort
(3.8)
Reliability
(3.6)
Value For The Money
(3.8)
(4.0)

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. Read full review

(5.0)

Renting to Owning

by SoccerMom1234 from NEW JERSEY on December 26, 2014

It started out as a lease but we loved it so much that when it came to the end of it we just had to have it. Before this truck we had a Gmc envoy xl but it had so many problems that when it came to ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2010 Mercury Mountaineer currently has 1 recall


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2010 Mercury Mountaineer has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Mercury

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Mountaineer received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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