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Mercury Mountaineer Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission
  • Horse Power 210 hp @ 5250 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/19 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2000 Mercury Mountaineer

  • Ford Explorer's upscale twin is sorely in need of a redesign; it can't compete with its midsize SUV competitors.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Powerful V6 and V8 engines, good selection of features, four-wheel-drive versatility.

  • Cons

    Few differences between Mountaineer and Ford Explorer, poor fuel economy with V8 engine.

  • What's New for 2000

    Mountaineer is uprated with new Premier and Monterey trim packages, which include tan leather upholstery, special paint, upgraded alloy…

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (29 total reviews)

5 of 6 people found this review helpful


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Vehicle: 1999 Mercury Mountaineer

bought our 99 mountaineer about 3yrs ago had nothing but problems since within 6 months the number five injector started fouling repaired dont no how many times and it still fouled.every time time it goes for inspection it needs at least 400 dollars of repair.now just replaced upper ball joint and sway bar now the tire keeps wobbling. i hate this car want it gone thank god it's the wife's.

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My favorite vehicle

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Vehicle: 1999 Mercury Mountaineer

I love this SUV. Bought it new, have over 170,000 miles on it and hope to get another 170,000 miles out of it. The 302 V8 does and pulls everything I ask it to. This SUV still turns heads and get compliments on it after 10 years of owning it. I also drive a Jeep Commander. For snow I still prefer the Mountaineer. Had the shocks replaced a month ago and ride is very stiff now. Hope it will smooth out with a little more miles on them.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

1999 mercury mountaineer

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Vehicle: 1999 Mercury Mountaineer

The Mercury Mountaineer for the 1999 model year is a solid, fairly luxurious SUV entry from Ford Motor Company's Mercury division. The 5.0 L V8 is a gas-guzzler that despite only putting out 215 HP propels the nearly 4500-pound car well. The interior quality is fairly formidable, though its aesthetics are lacking. The cargo room of the Mountaineer allows it to function as the ideal vehicle to carry baseball, golf, or sporting equipment. The car is extremely reliable, far more so than the current mid-size SUV slate Ford offers. The fifteen-inch chrome wheels are aesthetically-pleasing as is the car's grille which sets it apart from its Ford Explorer sibling.

Gas Mileage


  • 14
  • cty
  • 19
  • highway
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Full 2000 Mercury Mountaineer Review

What's New for 2000

Mountaineer is uprated with new Premier and Monterey trim packages, which include tan leather upholstery, special paint, upgraded alloy wheels and wood grain dash trim.

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My check engine light came on in my 2000 mountaineer about 3 weeks ago. I have filled the tank several different times with gas so I don't think it is the Ford gas cap thing. I think it is with the ...

Looking for input from outdoors type people. Considering buying a 2006 Explorer or Mountaineer. We pull a 4000 pound camper. Definitely going with the V-8. What do you recommend - a 4WD Explorer o...