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2005 Mercury Mountaineer
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4-Door 114" WB Convenience
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 114" WB Convenience 15 20 $27,061 $30,035
4-Door 114" WB w/4.6L Convenience 15 20 $28,223 $31,355
4-Door 114" WB AWD Convenience 14 19 $29,287 $32,565
4-Door 114" WB w/4.6L AWD Convenience 14 18 $30,026 $33,405
4-Door 114" WB Luxury 15 20 $30,546 $33,995
4-Door 114" WB w/4.6L Luxury 15 20 $31,285 $34,835
4-Door 114" WB AWD Luxury 14 19 $32,349 $36,045
4-Door 114" WB Premier 15 20 $32,390 $36,090
4-Door 114" WB w/4.6L AWD Luxury 14 18 $33,089 $36,885
4-Door 114" WB w/4.6L Premier 15 20 $33,129 $36,930
4-Door 114" WB AWD Premier 14 19 $34,193 $38,140
4-Door 114" WB w/4.6L AWD Premier 14 18 $34,932 $38,980
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4-Door V6 Special Order
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door V6 16 21 $33,733 $37,140
4-Door V6 Special Order 16 21 $33,733 $37,140
4-Door V8 14 18 $40,166 $44,260
4-Door V8 Special Order 14 18 $40,166 $44,260
4-Door V10 17 23 $53,020 $58,490
4-Door V10 Special Order 17 23 $53,020 $58,490
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,061
$33,733
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,035
$37,140
Monthly Payment Estimate
$501 / month
$619 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
34.8 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 38.3
Third Hip Room (in)
45.3 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 57.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.3
Third Head Room (in)
39.0 -
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 99
Third Shoulder Room (in)
52.4 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
54.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 57.7
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 65.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
10.0 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
190.9 187.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
72.5 68.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 65.7
Wheelbase (in)
113.8 112.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.3 75.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
81.4 71
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
13.7 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
44.0 31
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x - TBD - 13.0 x 1.10
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x - TBD - 13.0 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 26.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 38.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.0 14.7
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P255/60HR17
Spare Tire Size
P235/70R16 P195/80R17
Front Tire Order Code
T52 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P255/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
T52 NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 7716
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 772
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4414 5086
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.3 18
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 450
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 3700 229 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
99K NA
Displacement
4.0L/245 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5100 240 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 16
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA 2.66
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.22 4.15
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.56
Trans Type
5 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA w/Tiptronic & OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.07 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.32 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.55 4.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Mercury Mountaineer Volkswagen Touareg
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Four Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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