2009 Mercury Mountaineer Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$28,700-$35,030
$26,697-$32,457
13 /CITY / 19 /HWY
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What Changed for 2009:

  • Mountaineer is a carryover model, with no significant changes for 2009
Overview
For 2009, the Mercury Mountaineer returns as a carryover model. This is the third year of the midsize SUV's third generation. The Mountaineer shares its platform with the Ford Explorer. The 5- or 7-passenger Mountaineer SUV has a maximum towing capacity of 7215 pounds with the V-8 engine. It is available in either 2-wheel drive (2WD) or all-wheel drive (AWD) configurations.

Model Lineup
The 2009 Mercury Mountaineer is available in three trim levels: Standard, Premier V-6 and Premier V-8. All are offered with a choice between 2WD or AWD. Standard features include 17-inch aluminum wheels with all-season tires; 5-passenger seating (on base V-6 models); power door locks; power steering; color-keyed and leather-wrapped steering wheel with speed and redundant audio and climate controls; message center with 4-line display; auto-dimming rearview mirrors; dual power heated outside mirrors with security and approach lamps; remote keyless entry; Ford's \"capless\" fuel-filler system; liftgate; fog lamps; headlamps with auto on/off function; premium AM/FM stereo with single CD player and MP3 capability; auxiliary audio input jack; first-row cloth seats with 6-way power driver seat with manual lumbar support; and a second-row cloth fold-flat 60/40-split bench seat. The Premier V-6 and Premier V-8 models have standard front leather-trimmed seats; third-row 50/50 split-bench seat with optional Power Fold 50/50-split bench; fixed running boards; satin-aluminum exhaust tip; and 18-inch satin aluminum chrome-clad wheels. Unique 18-inch bright chrome-clad wheels are also available.

Options for the 2009 Mercury Mountaineer include dual-zone automatic climate control (standard on Premier V-6 and Premier V-8); rear auxiliary climate controls; power-adjustable pedals with or without memory; universal garage door opener; power-deployed running boards; reverse sensing system; roof rail crossbars; roof side rails (standard on base, optional on Premier V-6 and Premier V-8); retractable cargo cover; second-row quad bucket seats; second-row leather-trimmed 60/40-split bench seat; all-weather floor mats; heated windshield; power moonroof; 20-inch polished aluminum wheels (on Premier V-8); and 7-passenger seating (optional on base V-6, standard on Premier V-6 and Premier V-8). A total of 12 option packages are available, including Audiophile, auxiliary climate control, two third-row seat packages, amenities, chrome, comfort, heated, moon and tune, navigation plus moon and tune, rear-seat entertainment, and upgraded trailer towing.

Powertrain
The 2009 Mercury Mountaineer offers two engine choices. A 4.0-liter V-6 engine is standard on the base Mountaineer and generates 210 hp at 5100 rpm and 254 lb.-ft. of torque at 3700 rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The 2009 EPA fuel-economy ratings for the V-6 2WD are 14 mpg city and 20 mpg highway. An optional 4.6-liter V-8 engine (available on the Premier V-8) delivers 292 hp at 5700 rpm and 315 lb.-ft. of torque at 4000 rpm. The V-8 is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. When properly equipped, the V-8 Mountaineer can tow a maximum of 7215 pounds. The V-8 4WD model earns EPA fuel-economy estimates of 14 mpg city and 19 mpg highway.br>
All 2009 Mercury Mountaineer models feature independent front and rear suspension, 4-wheel power disc brakes, anti-lock braking system (ABS), limited-slip rear differential, optional remote start, and AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control.

Safety
Standard safety features on the 2009 Mercury Mountaineer include the AdvanceTrac stability control program with Roll Stability Control; Safety Canopy side curtain air bags for the first and second rows with rollover protection sensors; front-seat side air bags; adaptive energy-absorbing steering column; belt-minder system; and second-generation driver and front-passenger front air bags. Other standard safety features include a tire-pressure-monitoring system; ABS; 4-wheel power disc brakes; child safety locks; Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) system; and remote keyless entry with keypad. A reverse sensing system is optional.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) the 2009 Mercury Mountaineer received 5-star ratings (the agency's highest score) in frontal and side-impact crash tests. In the NHTSA rollover testing, the Mountaineer received a 3-star rating for both 2WD and AWD models. While 2009 ratings were not available at writing, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the 2008 Mountaineer a \"Good\" rating (the Institute's highest) for frontal offset crash protection.

Technology
Technology features of note on the 2009 Mercury Mountaineer include Ford's Sync voice-activated system (optional on base models, standard on Premier V-6 and Premier V-8 models); optional Sirius satellite radio; standard audio input jack; optional Audiophile sound system; and an optional rear-seat entertainment system. Various equipment packages provide combinations of technology features, including Moon and Tune, Navigation plus Moon and Tune, and rear-seat entertainment system packages. Ford's capless fuel-filler system, introduced in the 2008 model year, is a racing-based technology that saves consumers time by doing away with unscrewing and replacing a fuel-filler cap. The company says that in addition to providing a better seal, the capless fuel-filler system also cuts down on emissions of smog-forming vapors.

What Changed for 2009:

  • Mountaineer is a carryover model, with no significant changes for 2009
Overview
For 2009, the Mercury Mountaineer returns as a carryover model. This is the third year of the midsize SUV's third generation. The Mountaineer shares its platform with the Ford Explorer. The 5- or 7-passenger Mountaineer SUV has a maximum towing capacity of 7215 pounds with the V-8 engine. It is available in either 2-wheel drive (2WD) or all-wheel drive (AWD) configurations.

Model Lineup
The 2009 Mercury Mountaineer is available in three trim levels: Standard, Premier V-6 and Premier V-8. All are offered with a choice between 2WD or AWD. Standard features include 17-inch aluminum wheels with all-season tires; 5-passenger seating (on base V-6 models); power door locks; power steering; color-keyed and leather-wrapped steering wheel with speed and redundant audio and climate controls; message center with 4-line display; auto-dimming rearview mirrors; dual power heated outside mirrors with security and approach lamps; remote keyless entry; Ford's \"capless\" fuel-filler system; liftgate; fog lamps; headlamps with auto on/off function; premium AM/FM stereo with single CD player and MP3 capability; auxiliary audio input jack; first-row cloth seats with 6-way power driver seat with manual lumbar support; and a second-row cloth fold-flat 60/40-split bench seat. The Premier V-6 and Premier V-8 models have standard front leather-trimmed seats; third-row 50/50 split-bench seat with optional Power Fold 50/50-split bench; fixed running boards; satin-aluminum exhaust tip; and 18-inch satin aluminum chrome-clad wheels. Unique 18-inch bright chrome-clad wheels are also available.

Options for the 2009 Mercury Mountaineer include dual-zone automatic climate control (standard on Premier V-6 and Premier V-8); rear auxiliary climate controls; power-adjustable pedals with or without memory; universal garage door opener; power-deployed running boards; reverse sensing system; roof rail crossbars; roof side rails (standard on base, optional on Premier V-6 and Premier V-8); retractable cargo cover; second-row quad bucket seats; second-row leather-trimmed 60/40-split bench seat; all-weather floor mats; heated windshield; power moonroof; 20-inch polished aluminum wheels (on Premier V-8); and 7-passenger seating (optional on base V-6, standard on Premier V-6 and Premier V-8). A total of 12 option packages are available, including Audiophile, auxiliary climate control, two third-row seat packages, amenities, chrome, comfort, heated, moon and tune, navigation plus moon and tune, rear-seat entertainment, and upgraded trailer towing.

Powertrain
The 2009 Mercury Mountaineer offers two engine choices. A 4.0-liter V-6 engine is standard on the base Mountaineer and generates 210 hp at 5100 rpm and 254 lb.-ft. of torque at 3700 rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The 2009 EPA fuel-economy ratings for the V-6 2WD are 14 mpg city and 20 mpg highway. An optional 4.6-liter V-8 engine (available on the Premier V-8) delivers 292 hp at 5700 rpm and 315 lb.-ft. of torque at 4000 rpm. The V-8 is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. When properly equipped, the V-8 Mountaineer can tow a maximum of 7215 pounds. The V-8 4WD model earns EPA fuel-economy estimates of 14 mpg city and 19 mpg highway.br>
All 2009 Mercury Mountaineer models feature independent front and rear suspension, 4-wheel power disc brakes, anti-lock braking system (ABS), limited-slip rear differential, optional remote start, and AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control.

Safety
Standard safety features on the 2009 Mercury Mountaineer include the AdvanceTrac stability control program with Roll Stability Control; Safety Canopy side curtain air bags for the first and second rows with rollover protection sensors; front-seat side air bags; adaptive energy-absorbing steering column; belt-minder system; and second-generation driver and front-passenger front air bags. Other standard safety features include a tire-pressure-monitoring system; ABS; 4-wheel power disc brakes; child safety locks; Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) system; and remote keyless entry with keypad. A reverse sensing system is optional.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) the 2009 Mercury Mountaineer received 5-star ratings (the agency's highest score) in frontal and side-impact crash tests. In the NHTSA rollover testing, the Mountaineer received a 3-star rating for both 2WD and AWD models. While 2009 ratings were not available at writing, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the 2008 Mountaineer a \"Good\" rating (the Institute's highest) for frontal offset crash protection.

Technology
Technology features of note on the 2009 Mercury Mountaineer include Ford's Sync voice-activated system (optional on base models, standard on Premier V-6 and Premier V-8 models); optional Sirius satellite radio; standard audio input jack; optional Audiophile sound system; and an optional rear-seat entertainment system. Various equipment packages provide combinations of technology features, including Moon and Tune, Navigation plus Moon and Tune, and rear-seat entertainment system packages. Ford's capless fuel-filler system, introduced in the 2008 model year, is a racing-based technology that saves consumers time by doing away with unscrewing and replacing a fuel-filler cap. The company says that in addition to providing a better seal, the capless fuel-filler system also cuts down on emissions of smog-forming vapors.

Available Trims for the 2009 Mercury Mountaineer
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name RWD 4dr V6 Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 28700.00 Engine 4.0L/245 City/Hwy MPG 14/20
Name Premier (RWD 4dr V6) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 31400.00 Engine 4.0L/245 City/Hwy MPG 14/20
Name Premier (RWD 4dr V8) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 32710.00 Engine 4.6L/281 City/Hwy MPG 15/21
Name AWD 4dr V6 Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 31020.00 Engine 4.0L/245 City/Hwy MPG 13/19
Name Premier (AWD 4dr V6) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 33720.00 Engine 4.0L/245 City/Hwy MPG 13/19
Name Premier (AWD 4dr V8) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 35030.00 Engine 4.6L/281 City/Hwy MPG 14/19

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INTERIOR
  • Cloth low back front bucket seats-inc: 6-way pwr reclining driver seat w/manual lumbar adjust, adjustable head restraints, seatback map pockets
  • 2nd row fold-flat 60/40 split bench seat -inc: cloth seat trim, adjustable head restraints, integrated seat restraints for middle passengers, ISOFIX child seat anchor
  • Floor console-inc: storage bin w/USB port & power point, dual front & dual rear cup holders, coin holder, tissue/map holder, molded mat w/pen holders, HVAC vents
  • Color-keyed front & rear floor mats
  • Color-keyed scuff plates
  • Color-keyed leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel-inc: cruise/audio/climate controls, lock/ignition security column
  • Color-keyed instrument panel-inc: tachometer, trip odometer, volt meter, oil pressure warning lamp, temp
  • Message center-inc: 4-line display, compass, trip computer, MPG calculator, service alerts
  • Valet mode security feature
  • SecuriLock passive anti-theft system
  • Pwr windows w/driver one-touch up/down
  • Pwr door locks w/AutoLock
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear window defroster
  • Illuminated glove box
  • Front & rear 12-volt pwr point outlets
  • Color-keyed door trim panels-inc: armrest, pull handle
  • Bright friction finish on instrument panel & door trim panels
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Overhead console
  • Dual illuminated covered visor vanity mirrors
  • (3) grab handles
  • Illuminated entry
  • Front dome/map light
  • 2nd row reading lamp
  • Cargo area dome light
  • Leather-trimmed front sport bucket seats-inc: Alcantara inserts, 10-way pwr reclining drivers seat w/pwr lumbar, driver and front passenger adjustable head restraints, seatback map pockets
  • 2nd row fold-flat 60/40 split bench seat -inc: leather seat trim, adjustable head restraints, alcantara inserts, integrated seat restraints for middle passenger, ISOFIX child seat anchor
  • 3rd row fold-flat 50/50 split bench w/adjustable head restraints, contrasting vinyl trim
  • Front dual zone electronic automatic temp control (DEATC)
EXTERIOR
  • P245/65R17 all-terrain BSW tires
  • 17" machined aluminum wheels
  • Full-size spare tire w/steel wheel
  • Black roof side rails & crossbars
  • Body-color body-side cladding
  • Body-color bumpers
  • Satin aluminum grille
  • Automatic on/delay off dual-beam headlamps
  • Fog lamps
  • Dual color-keyed heated pwr mirrors w/security approach lamps
  • Solar tinted windshield & front door windows
  • Deep tinted privacy glass-inc: rear doors, quarter & liftgate windows
  • Speed-sensitive intermittent windshield wipers
  • Intermittent rear window wiper w/washer
  • (1) piece top-hinged liftgate w/flip-open rear window, exterior release switch
  • Color-keyed door handles
  • Driver-side keyless entry keypad
  • P235/65R18 all-season BSW tires
  • 18" satin aluminum chrome clad wheels
  • Satin aluminum roof side rails & black crossbars
  • Color-keyed fixed running boards
  • Dual satin aluminum heated pwr mirrors w/security approach lamps
MECHANICAL
  • 4.0L SOHC 12-valve V6 engine
  • 5-speed automatic transmission w/OD
  • 3.55 axle ratio
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Maintenance-free battery w/battery saver
  • Class II trailer towing w/receiver hitch/cap, 4-pin connector
  • Front & rear independent suspension w/coil-over shock absorbers
  • Front & rear stabilizer bars
  • Variable assist pwr rack & pinion steering
  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc braking system
  • Easy fuel capless fuel filler
  • Satin aluminum round exhaust tip
  • 4.6L SOHC 24-valve V8 engine
  • 6-speed automatic transmission w/OD
  • All-wheel drive
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Brake/shift interlock
    • AdvanceTrac traction control w/Roll Stability Control (RSC)
    • Side-impact door beams
    • Driver/front passenger airbags
    • Driver/front passenger seat mounted side-impact airbags
    • Safety canopy system-inc: side curtain airbags for 1st & 2nd row passengers, rollover protection sensors
    • S.O.S post crash alert system-inc: audible/visual alarms, deployment of airbags, activation of safety belt pretensioners, flashing turn signals, horn will sound
    • 1st/2nd row color-keyed adjustable safety shoulder belts
    • 3-point safety belts w/BeltMinder for all positions
    • Intelligent safety system-inc: adaptive load-limiting safety belt retractors, adaptive airbag venting, front passenger adaptive airbag tether, adaptive airbag inflators, adaptive load steering column, enhanced advance restraints control module, driver seat track position sensor, 5-level front passenger occupant classification sensor
    • Rear door child safety locks
    • 2nd row child safety seat tether anchors LATCH on all seating positions
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • Dual-note horn
    • 3rd row center child safety seat tethers
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Premium AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player, audio input jack, digital clock
    • Fender mounted antenna
    • Sirius satellite radio -inc: (6) free trial months *Only available in 48 contiguous states* *N/A in AK or HI*
    • SYNC voice activated communications & entertainment system -inc: Bluetooth capability, steering wheel controls, USB port, audio input jack *Starting w/Job #2-inc: 911 Assist, vehicle health reports*

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