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Height While its U platform was all-new, the third-generation Mountaineer followed on with the success of its predecessor by retaining nearly its entire exterior, unlike the Explorer. For the Mountaineer, the exterior redesign featured clear lens taillamps, turn signal repeaters on the front fenders, larger wheels, satin silver trim on the sideview mirrors and bumpers; the Mercury logos on the grille and tailgate were enlarged.
Since the discontinuation of the Lincoln Aviator left the Mountaineer as the top nameplate of the Ford mid-size SUV model lineup, much of the attention of the redesign was focused in the interior trim and features to better differentiate it from the Explorer Eddie Bauer and Limited.
Carried over from the Lincoln Aviator was the option of a DVD-based navigation system with voice control; this system would be unavailable on the Explorer until As an option, power retracting running boards as seen on the Lincoln Navigator were a new feature. V6 Mountaineers used a 5-speed 5R55W automatic transmission.
During its production, this generation saw relatively few functional changes. In , side curtain airbags became standard. Due to reliability issues, the retracting running boards were discontinued. For , versions of the Mountaineer configured for towing were upgraded as trailer sway control was made standard. To potentially save fuel for drivers, the navigation system was given upgrades, including traffic flow monitoring and live updates on gasoline prices from nearby service stations.
Discontinuation[ edit ] Following the June announcement by Ford Motor Company to shelve the Mercury brand, would be the end of Mountaineer production; the final vehicle was produced on October 1, The third-best selling vehicle of the division in , the Mountaineer was the worst-selling Mercury ten years later.
To this day the Ford Motor Company refuses to equip any vehicle they sell with Firestones. Individuals can still opt to purchase tires aftermarket though.
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