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Mercury Mountaineer
2006-2010
2006 Redesign Year
Mercury Mountaineer 2010 Trim Shown: 2010 Others

Mountaineer's 2006 freshening updated interior and exterior styling, but also introduced some minor interior control frustrations. Ride and handling are acceptable, but the vehicle has a stiffer ride and less agility than higher-rated competitors. When compared to its less expensive Ford Explorer relative, the three-row interior is versatile, but few details rationalize its more expensive price.

Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2010 $9,825 - $13,350 $7,250 - $10,550
2009 $8,425 - $11,100 $5,910 - $8,410
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2008 $6,200 - $8,325 $3,760 - $5,760
2007 $5,825 - $7,200 $3,365 - $4,665
2006 $5,300 - $6,250 $2,865 - $3,765
2002-2005
2002 Redesign Year
Mercury Mountaineer 2005 Trim Shown: 2005 Sport Utility

A close relative of the Ford Explorer, Mountaineer's interior is roomy, and cargo space is generous. But the ride is stiff and choppy. The 2002 models brought a complete redesign with improved ride and handling, and an available, if small third-row seat. Independent rear suspension gives it a reasonably comfortable ride. The 4.0-liter V6 offers adequate acceleration, but is crude and noisy. A smoother 4.6-liter V8 was optional. Neither engine is particularly efficient though.

Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2005 $4,225 - $4,825 $1,910 - $2,410
2004 $3,400 - $4,025 $1,260 - $1,760
2003 $3,100 - $3,775 $1,010 - $1,560
2002 $2,975 - $3,650 $910 - $1,460
1997-2001
Mercury Mountaineer 2001 Trim Shown: 2001 Sport Utility

The Mercury Mountaineer, twin to the Ford Explorer, is roomy inside. The four-door version easily seats five and offers a large load area. The optional all-wheel-drive system can be used full time. The 160-hp, 4.0-liter V6 gives adequate acceleration. New for 1997 is a five-speed automatic transmission. A 210-hp, 5.0-liter V8 is optional as well. The steering feels light, but it gives some feel of the road. The ride is firm and well controlled.

Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2001 N/A N/A
2000 N/A N/A