2009 Mercury Mountaineer Sport Utility
Benefits of Driving a 2009 Mercury Mountaineer Sport Utility
The 2009 Mountaineer, considered a more stylish twin of the Ford Explorer, is a mid-sized SUV that can tow up to 6,960 pounds, almost double what most crossover SUVs can handle. It sports a 4-wheel independent suspension that performs exceptionally well on the highway and in the city. The Mountaineer stands out visually for its satin-aluminum finishes, distinctive Mercury waterfall grille in front and stylish interior trim. It earned the top rating of 'Good' in frontal offset crash testing conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It also earned numerous five of five stars for safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
What's new for 2009?
For 2009, the Mercury Mountaineer has changed little from 2008. Both the base trim with a V6 engine and the Premier trim are available. This year, side curtain airbags are new. The independent rear suspension sports improvements that increase handling and maneuverability.
- Smooth ride with great towing capacity
- 5-star safety ratings
- spacious and functional interior
- on-road comfort
- notable combination of style and power
Just as last year, the 2009 Mercury Mountaineer comes in two trims, Mountaineer and Mountaineer Premier. The base Mountaineer comes with a 210-horsepower, 4.0L V6 engine that also makes 254 pound-feet of torque, while the Premier comes with either the 4.0L V6 or a 292-horsepower, 4.6L V8 producing 300 pound-feet of torque. The V6 comes with a 5-speed automatic transmission, while the V8 gets a 6-speed automatic. Both the base model and Premier can be configured with either a standard rear-wheel drive or an optional road-oriented all-wheel-drive system.