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The entry-level Mountaineer provides a long list of standard equipment
Kelley Blue Book
option packages...bundle various features
The Mountaineer comes in two trim levels
The 2008 Mercury Mountaineer has a lengthy list of standard features and a handful of cutting-edge options that put it near the top of the SUV class.
Kelley Blue Book says "the entry-level [Mercury] Mountaineer provides a long list of standard equipment, including a V6 engine, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, SecuriLock passive anti-theft system, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), two-row side-curtain airbags, rear defroster, power windows, power locks, dual-heated power mirrors, illuminated entry with remote and driver's door keypad, fog lights, automatic headlamps, AM/FM stereo with CD, power driver's seat with manual lumbar support, cruise control, tire pressure monitor, 17-inch machined-aluminum wheels and a rear wiper/washer." Automotive.com adds that the base 2008 Mercury Mountaineer also gets a "trip computer; fog lights; a Class II towing package; auto on/off headlights; roof rails; a rear cargo management system; and all-terrain tires on machined aluminum wheels" as standard equipment.
According to Cars.com, Mercury Mountaineer 2008 "option packages...bundle various features, such as heated seats and a voice-activated navigation system." Mercury Mountaineer 2008 options "include a Third Row Seat Package that includes a 50/50 split third-row bench seat, a 60/40 split second-row bench with reclining seatbacks and auxiliary climate controls for the rear passengers; second-row bucket seats," according to Automotive.com, which adds that the Mercury Mountaineer 2008 Comfort Package offers "leather upholstery, heated front seats, 10-way power driver's seat, six-way power passenger seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, and memory for the driver's seat," and the poeticallynamed Mercury Mountaineer Moon and Tune Elite Package the powered moonroof and deluxe audio system (of course).
Sirius Satellite Radio and power-adjustable brake/accelerator pedals continue to be optional on the Mountaineer, and new for 2008 is Ford’s SYNC entertainment controller, which pairs Bluetooth technology, a USB interface, and the vehicle’s audio system to control MP3 players, cell phones, and if ordered, the navigation system.
The 2008 Mercury Mountaineer brings the latest features to its options list, despite its traditional shape and mission.