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2008 Mercury Mountaineer vs. Its Competition

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2008 Mercury Mountaineer
8.2
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Ford sells about times as many Explorers as Mercury does Mountaineers.

Editors from TheCarConnection.com offer a myriad of answers why, but mostly it's because Mercury drivers are using Mountaineers as car and/or minivan substitutes, not as truck alternatives.

2008 Mercury Mountaineer 2008 Mercury Mountaineer2009 Ford Flex2009 Ford Flex2009 GMC Acadia SLE12009 GMC Acadia2009 Honda Pilot2009 Honda Pilot2008 Toyota Highlander 4WD 4-door Limited (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View2008 Toyota Highlander
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8.2
/ 10
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The 2008 Mercury Mountaineer is what an Explorer looks like in lipstick and heels.
9.0
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The 2009 Ford Flex is one of the most stylish new crossovers, with great passenger room and more features than some minivans.
8.2
/ 10
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The 2009 GMC Acadia is better-looking than most minivans, and a whole lot more useful than full-size SUVs for passenger duty.
8.0
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The 2009 Honda Pilot looks more SUV-like in its second edition, but it has the room of a minivan, along with some notable styling miscues and expensive choices to make from the options list.
7.8
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Most Americans prefer mushy white bread, and the 2008 Toyota Highlander is a larger, high-quality "loaf" that will satisfy most every consumer.
MSRP From    
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Gas Mileage    
13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class    
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name    
RWD 4-Door V64-Door SE FWDFWD 4-Door SLE12WD 4-Door LXFWD 4-Door Base (SE)
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
57887
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
4 Door4 Door4 Door4 Door4 Door
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
 
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