The 2008 Mercury Mountaineer takes the rugged good looks of the Explorer and stamps Mercury's new styling theme on its sheet metal. Features such as the retractable running boards and the external keypad lock/unlocking system are unique in this segment and help bolster the Mountaineer's sophisticated image. Some may find the Mountaineer's tall step-in height and roof a bit of a challenge, especially when trying to access items secured to the roof rack. From the waterfall grille and the unique side cladding to the ribbed tail lamps, the Mountaineer places a different but attractive spin on a familiar platform.
On the road, the 2008 Mercury Mountaineer delivers on all points. Its independent rear suspension provides it with great stability while cornering and the variable-rate power steering returns excellent feedback...
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