2009 Mercury MountaineerBen D - New Bern, NC01/11/2016
Rides very well and has many nice features that newer cars have cut. I get about 21 MPG on mix of city and some rural driving, not too bad. The 4L engine is adequate, but noticeable difference to my previous big engine Mountaineer. Overall I am happy with it.
My Mountaineer has all the bells & whistles. It's a great mid-sized SUV for road trips. V8 & AWD is a must with this size SUV. I've had NO issues with my 2006 and I can't and won't complain about gas mileage because at 20 mph(i get about 22 due to a performance chip) on the highway, long distance trips go by quickly. One thing though, I had to go off-road quite a bit last year and I actually went through enough mud that the power running boards wouldn't deploy. But that was easily taken care of at the car wash.