2007 Mercury Mountaineer Review
The Mountaineer is a comfortable SUV with great safety features, but look elsewhere if you want good fuel economy. If you're in the market for a midsize SUV, you should also consider the highly regarded GMC Acadia, Ford Edge and Honda Pilot. The Mountaineer's cousin, the Ford Explorer, may offer a better value depending on the options you're looking for.
Based on the same platform as the Ford Explorer, the 2007 Mercury Mountaineer is praised as a competent and comfortable SUV. Towing capacity and safety features are strengths. Fuel economy and resale value are not.
The Edmunds to call it a "good bet for family-minded buyers."reviewer thinks the Mountaineer is underrated: "The point, here, is that it really is a stealth vehicle. It's a vastly comfortable, quiet and roomy SUV that nobody ... I mean nobody, notices." Along with its comfortable interior, the Mountaineer's "extensive menu of standard safety features and solid crash test scores" lead
In terms of value, the Consumer Guide suggests "there's nothing of consequence Mountaineer provides over similarly equipped Explorers, making the lower-priced Ford version our Recommended pick." Edmunds writers disagree, despite noting the Mercury's low resale value: "We did a little math. Turns out the Mountaineer is less expensive and offers more stuff than the Explorer," the reviewer concludes. IntelliChoice gives the 2007 Mountaineer a rating of "worse than average" for its predicted five-year total cost of ownership, compared to other vehicles in its class.says the fully equipped 2007 Mercury Mountaineer is a no-go because of its price tag and fuel prices.
The 2007 Mercury Mountaineer is available in three trims: the base model with a V6 engine, and the Premier trims, featuring V6 or V8 engines.