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1999 Mercury Mountaineer

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1999 Base 4dr 4x2
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Price:   -  From $27,255
1999 Base 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $29,255
1999 Base 4dr All-wheel Drive Price:   -  From $29,720


Why argue with success? Especially when the road appears to point straight ahead to even greater success. That's about how Ford figured it when this kingpin carmaker (with five of the top-ten best-selling vehicles in the country) decided to badge its sport utility with the Mercury logo. Lincoln-Mercury took note of the fact that nearly 35,000 brand-loyal customers defected to buy an SUV in 1994. As a result, the Mercury Mountaineer, rolling off the assembly line this spring, was born. Everyone knows that sport utility vehicles are hot. In fact, Explorer's sales have doubled since it was introduced in 1990. It was the third best-selling vehicle in America last year and the best-selling sport utility for the past five years. But the new Mountaineer is not just a rebadged Explorer with a few accoutrements thrown in for good measure. It's a new engine, a new transfer case, changes to the front suspension and the rear axle along with a few luxury touches that Mercury thinks will fit the personality of some 25,000 to 35,000 buyers this year. With their first entry into the SUV market, Mercury hopes to attract more women and families who are looking for the standard safety features of anti-lock brakes, dual airbags and all-wheel drive in addition to a host of important attributes. After all, the Explorer's main redesign for the 1995 model year brought significant changes to appearance, performance and handling. Competitors for this upscale entry include Chrysler's Jeep Grand Cherokee, Land Rover's Discovery, Toyota's 4Runner, Nissan's Pathfinder, Mitsubishi's Montero and the new Acura SLX.

Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 4.0L V-6 / 210 HP / 240 ft.lbs.
Available: 5.0L V-8 / 215 HP / 288 ft.lbs.
Standard: 5-spd auto w/OD
Available: 4-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
15 / 20 / 17 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 4.0L V-6 / 210 HP / 240 ft.lbs.
Available: 5.0L V-8 / 215 HP / 288 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
15 / 20 / 17 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Steel
Fuel Tank
21.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
80.2 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
190.1 "
Exterior Width
70.2 "
Exterior Height
70.5 "
Front Headroom
39.9 "
Rear Headroom
39.3 "
Front Legroom
42.4 "
Rear Legroom
35.8 "
Front Shoulder Room
56.2 "
Rear Shoulder Room
56.6 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,161 Lbs.
Wheel Base
112 "
Turning Radius
18.7 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
15.0 " Silver Aluminum
Lower Accent Two-tone / Lower Accent Two-tone With Badging
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Non Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Premium Cloth / Leather
Front Seat Type
Captain / Sport
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
4-way / 8-way (4-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way / 8-way (4-way Power)
Front Armrests
4-way / 8-way (4-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm Stereo, Clock, Seek-scan / Premium Am/fm Stereo, Seek-scan / Am/fm Stereo, Seek-scan / Clock
4 / 7 / 4 Performance
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (driver Only) / Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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