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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 $26,697 $28,700
RWD 4-Door V6 Premier 14 20 $29,154 $31,400
RWD 4-Door V8 Premier 15 21 $30,346 $32,710
AWD 4-Door V6 13 19 $28,809 $31,020
AWD 4-Door V6 Premier 13 19 $31,266 $33,720
AWD 4-Door V8 Premier 14 19 $32,457 $35,030
RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 16 21 $25,658 $28,415
RWD 4-Door V6 Sport 16 21 $27,621 $30,725
RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 16 21 $31,695 $35,100
RWD 4-Door V8 SR5 15 19 $27,477 $30,430
RWD 4-Door V8 Sport 15 19 $28,902 $32,105
RWD 4-Door V8 Limited 15 19 $33,284 $36,860
4WD 4-Door V6 SR5 16 20 $27,711 $30,690
4WD 4-Door V6 Sport 16 20 $29,677 $33,000
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 16 20 $33,748 $37,375
4WD 4-Door V8 SR5 14 17 $29,532 $32,705
4WD 4-Door V8 Sport 14 17 $30,954 $34,380
4WD 4-Door V8 Limited 14 17 $35,337 $39,135
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,697
$25,658
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,700
$28,415
Monthly Payment Estimate
$478 / month
$474 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Mercury Mountaineer is what an Explorer looks like when it’s dressed up for the prom. The 2008 Toyota 4Runner isn’t as roomy or as efficient as newer crossover designs, but if you need towing or off-road capabilities, it’s a good, safe choice.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 55.4 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 103.1
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA NA
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 34.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 39.7
Second Hip Room (in) 55.5 55.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.0 58.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Third Leg Room (in) NA NA
Second Head Room (in) 38.7 39.1
Third Hip Room (in) NA NA
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.9 57.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.8
Third Head Room (in) NA NA
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 72.8 69.3
Liftover Height (in) 33.7 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 113.7 109.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.5 75.2
Track Width, Front (in) 60.9 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.2 8.7
Length, Overall (in) 193.5 189.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
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 42.2
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 75.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Brakes
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 - 12.6 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) 11.9 x - TBD - 12.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.5 23.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.04
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.9 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.8 37.4
Steering Type Variable Assist Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/65R17 P265/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code T5V NA
Front Tire Size P245/65R17 P265/70R16
Spare Tire Size P245/65R17 P265/70R16
Front Tire Order Code T5V NA
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 525 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4525 4045
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
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 4.0L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5100 236 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SEFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 254 @ 3700 266 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 99E NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54 1.40
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.29 2.04
Trans Order Code - TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.55 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.22 3.52
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercury Mountaineer Toyota 4Runner
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door SR5
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.14
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Coil-Spring
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 -
 
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