2007 Mercury Mountaineer Premier AWD First Drive & Review & Car and Driver

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Mercury Mountaineer

2007 Mercury Mountaineer AWD

What, exactly, is the point?

folks might say that on the scale of pointlessness, the Mercury the entire Mercury lineupfalls between the human appendix and for the Cubs to win the World Series. it’s the automotive equivalent of a life preserver. That it the Flowbee look like a idea.

Now, this because the Mountaineer is unpleasant to It isn’t. On the contrary, the Mountaineer is capable, decently built, and nice to look at in a boxy, kind of way. No, the problem in the fact that there’s a vehicle that drives and looks like and is almost in way exactly like the Mountaineer the Ford Explorer.

GM seems to have gotten the that the American public is to badge engineeringwitness the adequately Buick Enclave /GMC /Saturn Outlook tripletsso why Ford?

Nevertheless, FoMoCo to sell the Mountaineer, which was for 2006. (With about copies moving out the door per we have to begrudgingly admit we’d probably keep the profitable ute, too, with sales dropping by percent last year.) the Explorer, the Mountaineer is available a 4.0-liter V-6 or a 4.6-liter V-8. We the top-shelf V-8 in our four-wheel-drive Premier model, which clocked in at Power running boards, mats, a tow package, power-adjustable

pedals, satellite radio, a DVD and navigation were $5555 of the

Mercury Mountaineer

The V-8 is tons of fun in the Mustang GT, where it like there’s an offensive on meth under the hood, but in the it’s pretty snooze-worthy.

is decent (we recorded a 7.8-second run in a similar Explorer), but the 292 horses the V-8 here (eight fewer in the Mustang) just aren’t to tug around nearly 5000 with any real urgency, and its is more longshoreman than star. Forget about the V-6 unless you want to show up to service on Tuesday afternoon.

Similarly, the steering, the brakes, the response, and downshifts from the automatic (V-6s get a five-speed all happen at their own pace; no sense in asking any of them to because the Mountaineer will ignore you. This is a easy-livin’ sort of SUV.

Underscoring the Mountaineer’s seeming a similarly outfitted four-wheel-drive V-8 XLT is about a grand cheaper, power running boards available. If you absolutely have to a Mountaineer, though, you’ll be able to put it to work, with a tow rating in all-wheel-drive V-8 form and 44 cubes of space for stuff the third row folded.

The relatively third row is standard and has a power-folding on Premier models but is optional on Mountaineers, where buyers can go for a manual-collapse version. So we certainly call the Mountaineer useless, but Ford decides to give reasons than a few trim and a waterfall grille to choose the over an Explorer, you’ll find us nodding along people call the Mercury

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