Mercury Mountaineer presents a bold, expressive design. Its innovative chassis and suspension offer a smooth ride. Completely re-engineered for 2002, Mountaineer boasts a new frame, a new independent rear suspension, a new front suspension, new steering, new seating formats, and a raft of new standard and optional features. Mechanically, the Mountaineer shares its structure and most of its major components with the Ford Explorer. It's the Mountaineer's adventurous, architectural look that sets it apart. While the Explorer almost seems designed to blend into the suburban wallpaper, the Mountaineer demands more attention. It points the way to Mercury's future, while paying homage to Mercury's heritage of styling innovation. For 2003, the Mountaineer offers more standard equipment, most notably power adjustable pedals, automatic headlamps, and dual heated mirrors. The Premier Package now includes a power moonroof and Safety Canopy airbags. The 2003 Mountaineer offers new options as well, including a DVD entertainment center.