Monday, October 1, 2007

2008 Mercury Mountaineer Review

The 2008 Mercury Mountaineer SUV is available as the base model for $27,995; the Premier V6 for $31,060; and the Premier V8 for $32,355. The standard V6 has 210 horsepower engine and 254 lb-ft. of torque while the 4.6-liter, 3-valve V8 will allow for towing loads of up to 7,130 lbs. The Mountaineer meets the stict "Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle II" rating requirements and offers fuel economy ranging from 14 city, 20 highway to 15/21 depending on the configuration.

With seating for up to seven, the Mountaineer has standard leather first and second-row seats with an option for leather-trimmed bucket seats with suede inserts (these are standard on the Premier.) Cargo room is flexible according to seat position. With the available fold-flat third-row seats as much as 83.7 cubic feet becomes usable.

A seven-speaker sound system with AM/FM/CD and a six-disc, in-dash changer is available and can include SIRIUS satellite radio. The optional DVD entertainment system for the back seat comes with two wireless headphones and a celing-mounted, eight-inch, flip-down, color LCD screen.

The "Safety Canopy" airbag system provides enhanced protection for occupants of the 2007 Mercury Mountaineer with both front and side-curtain airbags outfitted with rollover sensors. Both front passengers and outboard passengers in the back seats are protected by crash-sensing technology interpreting data from multiple sources.

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