Although the 2010 Mountaineer is based on the Ford Explorer, its styling is a little more carlike, and most people are buying them as minivan alternatives; people are more likely to cross-shop the Mountaineer with modern crossovers such as the Ford Flex or Chevrolet Traverse.
Both vehicles have a more passenger-friendly interior, as well as better ride and handling than the Mountaineer.
The Flex's Lincoln sibling, the MKX, also has better passenger comfort while offering comparable cargo versatility.
The Honda Pilot boasts a little more truck toughness but still shows its car roots—and it seats up to eight.
But for those who look to a vehicle like this for off-road ability, the Toyota 4Runner might be a better choice; its interior doesn't feel as spacious, but it's been redesigned for 2010 to be even more refined without sacrificing off-road ability.
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|13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas I4|
|2WD Sport Utility Vehicles||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicles||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|RWD 4-Door||FWD 4-Door LS||4-Door SE FWD||2WD 4-Door LX||FWD 4-Door||RWD 4-Door L4 SR5 (Natl)|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||4 Door||4 Door||4 Door||4 Door SUV||4 Door SR5|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD|