2009 Mercury Mountaineer vs. Its Competition

2009 Mercury Mountaineer
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

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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Quick Specs
The 2009 Mercury Mountaineer is what an Explorer looks like when it’s dressed up for the prom.
The 2009 Ford Flex is one of the most stylish new crossovers, with great passenger room and more features than some minivans.
The 2009 GMC Envoy is only somewhat suited to hauling passengers from point A to point B. But if you tow frequently, the Envoy might still make sense.
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.
Lincoln has a long road back to regaining its status as a meaningful luxury brand, and the 2008 MKX is a step in the right direction.
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.
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Gas Mileage     
13 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas V6Gas I6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class     
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles2WD Sport Utility VehicleN/A2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicles2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name     
RWD 4-Door V64-Door SE FWD2WD 4-Door SLE2WD 4-Door LXFWD 4-DoorRWD 4-Door V6 SR5 (Natl)
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
4 Door4 Door4 Door4 Door4 Door SUV4 Door SR5
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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