2009 Mercury Mountaineer

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What Changed for 2009:
  • Mountaineer is a carryover model, with no significant changes for 2009
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.

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.

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 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.


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  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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
    • 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
    • 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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