If it’s cabin and cargo room you’re looking for, you should consider the 2008 Mercury Mountaineer – long known for these features. Available in either two or four wheel drive versions, buyers also have the choice between a base V6, or a V6 or V8 Premier. Engines range from a 210 horsepower 4.0-liter to a 292 horsepower 4.6-liter. This four door, seven passenger SUV comes equipped with dual zone auto climate control, cruise control, keyless entry, full power accessories, AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio, running boards, a rear window defogger, intermittent wipers and a trailer hitch.Read more Read less
For 2008, the Mercury Mountaineer undergoes a mild recontenting in order to lower the cost of entry. The Premier models' park assist, heated front seats with memory, and power folding rear seat become options rather than standard. Likewise, leather seating is now optional on the base Mountaineers. Thanks to these steps, pricing has dropped across the Mountaineer line by about $1,500, making the SUV affordable to more buyers. New equipment for 2008 includes Ford's Microsoft-powered voice-activated SYNC system that is able to control cell phones and audio devices. New 20-inch wheels are also available on Premier models.
Standard safety features; enjoyable cabin with quality materials; comfortable ride; V8 power.
Mercury's 2008 mid-size Mountaineer SUV, which is closely related to the Ford Explorer, has truck-based underpinnings, making it a good choice for those who plan to tow. It also makes a strong argument based on safety features. And with plenty of standard comfort and convenience equipment, plus the choice of either V6 or V8 power, it represents a strong value when compared to competitors like the Honda Pilot.