2007 Mercury Mountaineer

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2007 Mercury Mountaineer Review

Note: This review was created when the 2007 Mercury Mountaineer was new.

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.

7.5

Overall

Scorecard

Critics' Rating: 7.3
Performance: 7.4
Interior: 7.9
Safety: 8.5
Reliability:
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Pros & Cons

  • Powerful V8 engine option with great towing capacity
  • Roomy, quiet cabin
  • Power running boards allow for easy entry and exit
  • "Worse than average" resale value
  • Poor fuel economy, even for midsize SUV class
  • Some find acceleration sluggish in the base V6

2007 Mercury Mountaineer Overview

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 San Francisco Chronicle 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 Edmunds to call it a "good bet for family-minded buyers."

In terms of value, the Detroit News says the fully equipped 2007 Mercury Mountaineer is a no-go because of its price tag and fuel prices. 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.

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.

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