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Selected Style RWD 4-Door V6
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door V6 14 20 $23,934 $26,800
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 13 19 $25,980 $29,125
AWD 4-Door V6 Premier 13 19 $28,180 $31,625
AWD 4-Door V8 Premier 13 19 $29,333 $32,935
FWD 4-Door Base (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 18 24 $24,475 $27,500
FWD 4-Door Sport 18 24 $26,833 $30,150
FWD 4-Door Limited 18 24 $29,281 $32,900
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $25,765 $28,950
4WD 4-Door Sport 17 23 $28,124 $31,600
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $30,571 $34,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,934
$24,475
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,800
$27,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$447 / month
$458 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Mercury Mountaineer is what an Explorer looks like in lipstick and heels. Most Americans prefer mushy white bread, and the 2008 Toyota Highlander is a larger, high-quality "loaf" that will satisfy most every consumer.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in) NA 36.3
Front Hip Room (in) 55.4 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 145.7
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA 55.0
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 38.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 40.6
Second Hip Room (in) 55.5 56.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.0 59.7
Passenger Capacity 5 7
Third Leg Room (in) NA 29.9
Second Head Room (in) 38.7 40.1
Third Hip Room (in) NA 42.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59 59.5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 43.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.2 8.1
Length, Overall (in) 193.4 188.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 72.8 68.1
Liftover Height (in) 33.7 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 64.2
Wheelbase (in) 113.7 109.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.7 75.2
Track Width, Front (in) 60.9 64.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 10.3
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 42.3
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 95.4
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 - 12.9 x - 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 - 12.2 x - 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 - 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.9 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.8 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size P245/65R17 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Front Tire Size P245/65R17 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size P245/65R17 P245/65R17
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 3979
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.2 9.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 121 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 4.0L/245 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5100 270 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SEFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 254 @ 3700 249 @ 4700
Engine Order Code 99E NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54 1.52
Trans Type 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.29 2.36
Trans Order Code - TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.55 3.48
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.05
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.22 4.24
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercury Mountaineer Toyota Highlander
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
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 Sport-tuned
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Sport-tuned
 
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