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2007 Mercury Mountaineer SUV - Overview

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$27,370 – $34,005 MSRP

$25,910 – $32,014 Invoice

15 / 21 MPG City/Hwy

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2007 Mercury Mountaineer SUV

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Overview

What's New
The Mountaineer was freshened inside and out in 2006, so the changes for 2007 are important, but not plentiful. The Safety Canopy side curtain air bags are now standard on all models, every Mountaineer comes with a standard auxiliary audio input jack for MP3 players, and a heated windshield is available on all models. There's also an available rear-seat DVD entertainment system with a new, larger, eight-inch screen, as well as three new exterior colors: White Chocolate Clearcoat Tri-Coat (Premier trim level only), Alloy Clearcoat Metallic, and Dark Cherry Clearcoat Metallic.

Overview
The Mercury Mountaineer carries into 2007 with more standard safety features than ever before. It sports a bold front fascia with the trademark Mercury waterfall grille, flanked by oversized headlamps and rectangular foglamps. Picture the Mercury Mariner on steroids and you've got a good image of the Mountaineer. Satin aluminum finishes-another Mercury styling cue-are found all over the exterior and interior of this mid-size SUV.

Mountaineer comes in two trim levels: base and Premier. Standard features include 17-inch alloy wheels, remote keyless entry, and AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control, designed to keep the vehicle upright and on its intended path during evasive maneuver-type situations. Lots of available features like navigation, power-deployable running boards, leather-trimmed seats, satellite radio, and a rear-seat entertainment system add to the Mountaineer's appeal. Standard seating includes front-row captain's chairs and a second-row 60/40 split-fold-flat bench seat or available bucket seats with a center console on either model. The higher-end Premier trim features a third row of seats as standard equipment, whereas it is an option on the base model. The third row also folds flat, but has a power-folding option that is the easiest-and most sensible-system in the industry.

The Mountaineer is about more than just good looks. A 4.6-liter V-8, mated to a standard 6-speed automatic transmission, provides power for the Premier trim level. This V-8 offers 292 hp and 300 lb.-ft. of torque-enough to deliver a maximum tow capacity of over 7,200 pounds (when properly equipped), and more than many competitive SUVs in the segment. A 4.0-liter V-6 engine comes standard on base Mountaineer models and produces 210 hp and 254 lb.-ft. of torque.

The Competition
The Mercury Mountaineer competes in the Midsize Utility segment, which consists of 16 models. Buyers in this segment look for performance, reliability, and comfort, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2006 Avoider StudySM and the Escaped Shopper Study.SM

The top sellers in the segment during calendar year 2006, according to the J.D. Power and Associates Sales Report,SM were the Honda Pilot (152,154 units sold), Jeep Grand Cherokee (139,148), and Ford Explorer (131,759). The Mercury Mountaineer sold 117,115 units in 2006, a decrease of 28.4 percent compared to the previous year. Other models offered in the Midsize Utility segment include the Toyota 4 Runner, Jeep Commander, Nissan Pathfinder, and Dodge Durango.

Available Trims for the 2007 Mercury Mountaineer SUV

  Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Base V6 (110A) 5 speed automatic $27,370 210-hp / 4.0L 6-cyl 15/21
Premier V6 (120A) 5 speed automatic $30,435 210-hp / 4.0L 6-cyl 15/21

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