•More Luxury: Power moonroof and Premium Audio system now standard on Premier models
•Standard Safety: Standard Trailer Sway Control complements Mountaineer’s extensive suite of safety technologies
•Advanced Technology: Mountaineer boasts an available next-generation navigation system with SIRIUS Travel Link™
The 2010 Mercury Mountaineer continues to blend comfort and capability in a premium mid-size SUV. Premier models become even more feature-rich for 2010 courtesy of a power moonroof and premium audio system with in-dash 6-CD changer as standard equipment.
Also on Premier, heated leather-trimmed front seats include elegant perforated leather inserts, and include 10-way power driver and six-way power passenger adjustment with memory to accommodate a variety of drivers and passengers in complete comfort.
Capability at the Forefront
Mountaineer proves that capability and refinement can peacefully coexist. To aid in towing, the 2010 Mountaineer’s standard Trailer Sway Control works in conjunction with AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control™). Trailer Sway Control determines from the yaw motion of the vehicle if the trailer is swaying and takes measures – such as applying precise braking or reduced engine torque – to help bring both vehicle and trailer under control.
Unlike competitive systems, AdvanceTrac with RSC utilizes a second gyroscopic roll rate sensor to determine the vehicle’s body roll angle and roll rate. If the unique roll rate sensor detects a significant roll angle, the system applies additional countermeasures — such as applying brakes to one or more wheels or reducing engine power — to enhance vehicle rollover resistance.
In general, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) both agree stability control systems could save more than 10,000 lives annually.
Next-Generation Navigation System
An available voice-activated navigation system with SIRIUS Travel Link lets 2010 Mountaineer owners access up-to-the-minute information and entertainment content through the vehicle’s navigation system. The information includes current gas prices from an estimated 120,000 filling stations, up-to-the-minute-traffic information for 78 markets, weather conditions, sports scores and movie listings.
Mountaineer Safety Technologies
Standard and available 2010 Mercury Mountaineer safety features include:
•AdvanceTrac with RSC and Trailer Sway Control
•Dual-stage driver and front-passenger air bags
•Front Passenger Sensing System
•LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system on rear outboard seat locations
•SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
•Safety Canopy® with roll over sensor (two rows of protection)
•Safety Belts, pretensioner/Energy Management System
Mountaineer Technology and Connectivity Features
Standard and available 2010 Mercury Mountaineer technology features include:
•AM/FM single CD/MP3 player with audio input jack
•Premium AM/FM in-dash, six-CD/MP3 player with subwoofer and audio input jack
•Voice-activated navigation system
•Rear-seat DVD system
•Power Code™ remote start
•Battery saver feature
•Keyless Entry Remote (2)
•Security – SecuriLock® Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS)
•Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Mercury Mountaineer is available in 2WD, AWD and Premier series. Mountaineer is produced at the Louisville Assembly Plant in Louisville, Ky.
Price this car:
MSRP: $29,480 – $37,180
Invoice: $27,626 – $34,633
Source: Mercury Press Release