Compare 2008 Mercury Mountaineer vs 2009 Ford Flex

2008 Mercury Mountaineer
2009 Ford Flex
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RWD 4-Door V6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door V6 14 20 $23,934 $26,800
AWD 4-Door V6 13 19 $25,980 $29,125
RWD 4-Door V6 Premier 14 20 $26,138 $29,305
RWD 4-Door V8 Premier 13 20 $27,291 $30,615
AWD 4-Door V6 Premier 13 19 $28,180 $31,625
AWD 4-Door V8 Premier 13 19 $29,333 $32,935
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4-Door FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door FWD SE 17 24 $26,842 $28,550
4-Door FWD SEL 17 24 $29,991 $32,325
4-Door AWD SEL 16 22 $31,674 $34,175
4-Door FWD Limited 17 24 $32,389 $34,960
4-Door AWD Limited 16 22 $34,072 $36,810
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,934
$26,842
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,800
$28,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$447 / month
$476 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Mercury Mountaineer is what an Explorer looks like in lipstick and heels. The 2009 Ford Flex is one of the most stylish new crossovers, with great passenger room and more features than some minivans.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
NA 38.7
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 118.0
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA 50.8
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 44.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 41.8
Second Hip Room (in)
55.5 55.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.0 58.4
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Third Leg Room (in)
NA 33.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.7 40.5
Third Hip Room (in)
NA 41.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59 58.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 40.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
193.4 201.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
72.8 68.0
Liftover Height (in)
33.7 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 65.4
Wheelbase (in)
113.7 117.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 75.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 65.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 20.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
45.1 43.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
85.8 83.2
Brakes
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 - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.85 x - TBD - - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 19.2
Steering
Steering Type
Variable Assist Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.9 17
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 41.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17 P235/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P245/65R17 P235/60R18
Spare Tire Size
P245/65R17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
525 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4539 4498
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
121 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
4.0L/245 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5100 262 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SEFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 3700 248 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
99E 99C
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.84
Trans Type
5 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.29 2.87
Trans Order Code
- TBD - 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.22 4.48
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercury Mountaineer Ford Flex
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.26
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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