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2009 Mercury Mountaineer

2008 Toyota 4Runner

  2009 Mercury Mountaineer 2008 Toyota 4Runner SR5
MSRP
$28,700
$28,415
Invoice $26,697 $25,658
MPG
City/Highway
13/21 14/21
Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2009 Mercury Mountaineer is what an Explorer looks like when it’s dressed up for the prom. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Interior styling
  • Smooth and stable ride
  • Available power-folding third-row seat
  • Optional Sirius Travel Link

Dislikes:

  • V-6 engine isn’t as refined as others in its class
  • Ride isn’t as comfortable as some competitors
  • Exterior styling looks so ‘90s

Likes:

  • Quick acceleration from either engine
  • Handles quite well
  • Quiet interior
  • Good occupant protection

Dislikes:

  • Busy ride
  • Tight interior space and barely usable third row
  • Interior materials feel skimpy
  • Fuel economy is poor
Crash Test Ratings
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