Data indicates that Mercury drivers are using Mountaineers as car and/or minivan substitutes, not as truck alternatives, and in that respect, there are more efficient people movers.
For instance, Ford’s own carlike Edge crossover and its Lincoln sibling, the MKX, have better passenger comfort while offering comparable cargo versatility.
So does the Honda Pilot, which has a little more truck toughness but still shows its car roots—and the Pilot will seat up to eight.
But for those who still look to a vehicle like this for off-road ability, the Toyota 4Runner might be a better choice.
Its interior is less spacious, but it can be equipped especially well for off-roading.
And for those who tow regularly, the GMC Envoy is another alternative, though it doesn’t measure up to any of the other vehicles in terms of ride comfort, noise, or performance.
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|2WD Sport Utility Vehicles||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||N/A||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicles||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|RWD 4-Door V6||4-Door SE FWD||2WD 4-Door SLE||2WD 4-Door LX||FWD 4-Door||RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 (Natl)|
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