2005 Mercury Mountaineer Review & Ratings | Automotive.com

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Mercury Mountaineer

2005 Mercury Mountaineer

A stylish, safe, and versatile SUV that seats seven.

by Automotive on 12/20/2005


The Mercury Mountaineer classifies as a truck-based SUV that’s closely mechanically to the Ford Explorer. the Explorer, the Mountaineer got a redesign in The Mountaineer also uses the rugged body-on-frame construction by the Explorer.

What’s New

New features for the Mercury Mountaineer include a AdvanceTrac stability control with Roll Stability A newly available Designer package includes suede trim, scuff plates, and chrome wheels. Reclining seats have been to the 40/20/40-split second row of seating and offers an optional eight-way driver’s seat.

The Mountaineer’s roof rack has redesigned to feature raised rails.


The Mountaineer is a SUV with a 113.8-inch wheelbase. It some 72.5 inches measuring 190.9 inches The Convenience comes equipped 16-inch aluminum wheels, both the Luxury and the Premier on 17-inch aluminum wheels.

The Premier edition also color-keyed body components and a

Standard features for the base 16-inch alloy wheels, tires, a digital keypad, door locks, and power The Luxury adds power mirrors.


Mercury Mountaineer

The 2005 Mountaineer provides standard for seven passengers. Third-row can be folded flat for extra room. The Convenience includes interior features such as a CD and remote keyless entry. features for the Luxury include climate control and front-seat The Premier edition boasts of the same features as well as a stereo system with a CD changer.

Adjustable pedals provide an for both the Luxury and Premier. a DVD entertainment system for rear remains available.

Leather comes standard across the It feels comfortable and holds and passengers securely in place. look well laid-out and to read.

With the second and rows of seating folded the Mountaineer accommodates 81.4 feet of cargo.

Performance Handling

The 2005 Mountaineer offers better drivability than many in its class. The 4.0-liter V-6 produces 210 However, the available 4.6-liter V-8 239 horses. Unfortunately, both seem somewhat taxed handling steep off-road The Mountaineer boasts a fully suspension that’s well and highly absorbent of bumps and both on-road and offroad.

The permanent all-wheel drive effective and operates without the for driver intervention.

The 2005 makes use of an innovative independent rear suspension that half-shafts, which poke, special holes in the chassis. configuration helps facilitate a ride and allows for a lower height for entering and exiting the It also provides for additional to accommodate the third row of seating.


Standard safety for the 2005 Mercury Mountaineer anti-lock brakes, side-curtain for first- and second-row occupants, and a Sensing System. In NHTSA tests for passenger protection the Mountaineer earns five out of stars. It receives four out of for passenger protection and five out of for front and rear side-impact

It earns three stars in crash tests. The Mountaineer a top rating of Good in IIHS tests and a lowest rating of in rear crash protection and tests.

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