We very interest to post about the Mercury Mountaineer but The entire Mercury brand is being phased out. Although the Mountaineer is no longer in production, there is still an exciting lineup of Ford vehicles for you to choose from. Now we only can post some about 2010 Mercury Mountaineer we get from the friend site patner.
The 2010 Mercury Mountaineer, to put it bluntly, is a 2010 Ford Explorer, rebadged and presented with slightly different trim and details. The Explorer isn’t a bad place to start, but it’s worth noting that this is a more traditional, truck-based SUV design, outclassed by many of the more modern and carlike passenger-oriented models. However, with three rows of seating, V-6 or V-8 power, and available all-wheel drive, the Mountaineer is a reasonably appealing vehicle altogether.
The Mercury Mountaineer provides a bit of luxury for those who need a competent hauler and tower. But as one of the only truck-based SUVs left in its class, it has difficulty competing with its smoother-riding and more fuel-efficient crossover competitors. All of Mercury’s current products are lightly dressed-up Ford models, with different front and rear details, slightly different sheetmetal in some cases, and a lighter, more lavish interior look. The 2010 Mercury Mountaineer is no exception; Mercury’s waterfall grille and softer front end help make the Mountaineer appear just a little more carlike.
Two different powertrain choices are offered in the 2010 Mercury Mountaineer. The 4.0-liter V-6 brings adequate performance, but it’s a little too coarse and rough. The available 4.6-liter V-8 provides better performance with a smoother character and real-world fuel economy that’s almost as good. The V-6 comes with a five-speed automatic, and the V-8 is equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission. Both are available in rear- or all-wheel-drive versions. Overall, the Mountaineer feels like a truck, but it’s smooth, stable, and responsive for something that weighs 5,000 pounds.
With a base price of more than $29,000, the Mountaineer is relatively expensive for its class. On top of that, its base fuel economy rating (14/20 mpg city/highway) is bad for the class (the only worse rating is the soon-to-be-discontinued Hummer H3’s 14/18). However, most people won’t buy a Mountaineer for its fuel economy. Its truck platform, which it shares with the slightly cheaper Ford Explorer, makes it ideal for hauling and towing.
The 2010 Mountaineer can be configured to be either a five- or seven-passenger vehicle, and when equipped, the third row can be power operated. The Mountaineer is quite roomy inside, with a good driving position. Though the Mountaineer is a good buy for strictly utilitarian exploits, it may not be so great for anyone else. It offers an optional third-row seat, but that doesn’t mean you should use it as a family hauler or daily driver. “This is an SUV for the suburban set,” says Edmunds. “Trouble is, there are a slew of car-based crossover SUVs on the market now, and just about all of them are better choices for the suburbs than the dated Mountaineer.”