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Mercury Mountaineer Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 210 hp @ 5100 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 13/19 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2005 Mercury Mountaineer

  • Stylish and safe with seating for seven, the Mercury Mountaineer is a good bet for family shoppers who want a little bit of everything in their SUV.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Excellent ride and handling characteristics for a truck-based SUV, strong optional V8, comfortable cabin with user-friendly layout, good crash test scores.

  • Cons

    Some low-grade materials, low resale value, confusing controls on high-line models, lousy fuel economy.

  • What's New for 2005

    The AdvanceTrac stability control system has been improved with a new Roll Stability Control system and is now standard on all…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (51 total reviews)

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Best suv on the market

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercury Mountaineer Convenience AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

Outstanding SUV. Great to drive and I do lots of it. This SUV has been on cross country trips, local trips, and long trips. I have towed trailers, boats, and jet skies and it performs well. With the onboard computers you don't need to worry about traction, skids, reversing, mirrors, speed, moving the seats, you can focus on driving. Passengers are well entertained with the surround sound DVD player. It does it all for you so you can focus on driving. This has been a dream car, better than any car I have ever owned, even my 7 series BMW. 80K miles and only routine maintenance. It is as strong as when I got it. Perfect choice for anyone needing a small SUV, it's the whole families first choice




Ok, could be better

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercury Mountaineer Convenience AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

Overall it's been OK but the build quality could be better and only has 42k. So far we have had to replace the tires 3 times can’t buy just one its AWD. Wheels are going bad from rust/corrosion and the chrome is peeling. Been in shop two times in 6 months for wheel bearings. CD changer ate the disks and they won’t come out. Don’t get me wrong, I like it. The power is great. With the 5 speed and the V8 on the freeway it gets 20 mpg or more but around town it’s like 15 or less.




Good suv for more room,

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercury Mountaineer Convenience AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

We bought this vehicle primarily for our budding family. It has been to FL twice from VA, and has performed in the mountainous dirt roads of AR as well. It is a good SUV all around, and hasn't let us down as yet. This is not an SUV to buy if you are interested in great gas mileage however. We had some problems with the clear coat, but were rectified by the dealer, that is all.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 13
  • cty
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  • 19
  • highway
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Full 2005 Mercury Mountaineer Review

What's New for 2005

The AdvanceTrac stability control system has been improved with a new Roll Stability Control system and is now standard on all Mountaineers. A newly available Designer Series package includes suede interior trim, scuff plates and 17-inch chrome wheels. The roof rack has been redesigned, and now includes raised side rails. The 40/20/40-split second-row seat now has reclining outboard seats, and an eight-way power driver seat is available.

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2005 Mercury Mountaineer Discussions See all Started By

rkohan
rkohan
02-01-2010
I have a 2005 Mountaineer that will hesitate (hiccup) while traveling on the highway between 1000 and 2000 rpm's. I took it to the dealership and they said that the coil, plugs wires and transmission...


mtnman1
mtnman1
11-01-2008
I know this is strictly a Fusion/Milan thread, but if anyone out there owns a Explorer or Mountaineer could you please go to the Explorer/Mountaineer 2005 and earlier thread. Looking for some input on...


fsmmcsi
fsmmcsi
10-03-2005
I sat in a loaded 2006 Explorer today and the footwell space is no different in any way I could detect from that in the 2002 Mountaineer I recently sold after driving it 98,000 miles. The floor shift...