Mercury Mountaineer Models and Mountaineer History
Subtle changes to the styling in the exterior were madefor the 1998 Mercury Mountaineer, with added all-wheel-drive and an availableSOHC V6 engine. For 99, the only notable changes was reverse parkingassistance and load-leveling in the rear with subtle new seat designs. New trimpackages were revealed for 2000, with special features for buyers. TheMountaineer passed through 2001 unchanged. Redesigned for 2002, the Mountaineernow featured a 2.5 wider body, better handling, new rear suspension(independent), third-row seats made standard, powered seats available in thefront, and a number of other stylistic updates.