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For this 2015 Ford Explorer vs. 2010 Mercury Mountaineer price comparison, we equipped the cars with selected features. The Explorer vs. Mountaineer Price Comparison table displays the specific options added and the total prices. If you want to know how much the Explorer and Mountaineer will cost with the features you specified, this is the table to check. In this case, the Mercury Mountaineer Premier's price is $4,800 lower than the Ford Explorer Sport's price

Each car includes features that aren't on the other.. The Explorer vs. Mountaineer Features Comparison table tallies up these features and assigns monetary values to them using the site's default values. Compared to the Mercury Mountaineer Premier, the Ford Explorer Sport includes additional features worth $1615. The TrueDelta Value Comparison figures include adjustments for most differences in feature content. However, they do not include advertising fees, factory-to-dealer incentives, or differences in engines, tires, seat configurations, and audio systems. Exceptions: They do include values for third-row seats and media players. Additional notes

Is a feature worth more or less than to you that the site's default value? Members can substitute their own values. The Ford Explorer vs. Mercury Mountaineer Value Comparison adjusts each car's price based on its additional features. Despite a $1615 adjustment for the Ford Explorer Sport's additional features, the Mercury Mountaineer Premier is $4,800 less than the Mercury Mountaineer Premier.

Invoice Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Mercury Mountaineer

Price Comparison (MSRP): Ford Explorer vs. Mercury Mountaineer

The sticker prices, before adjusting for remaining feature differences. Usually these are the numbers you will see on the window stickers.

Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

Lowest Total Price: Mercury Mountaineer Premier
Difference: 6,415
Lowest Total Invoice: Mercury Mountaineer Premier
Difference: 6,012
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Model Year20152010
ModelExplorerMountaineer
TrimSportPremier
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price 42,670 34,860
Base Invoice 39,790 32,523
Trailer Tow Package 570 275
Navigation system 795  
Roof rack crossbars 140  
Rear bumper protector 75  
All-weather floor mats 75 75
Second-row buckets 695  
Second-row high console 150  
Panoramic sunroof 1,595  
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens 1,995  
Quad Bucket Seating Group   795
Package 201A   1,595
4.6L V8   1,310
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted   1,195
AWD   2,320
Trailer Tow Package   234
Navigation system   0
Roof rack crossbars   0
Rear bumper protector   0
All-weather floor mats   66
Second-row buckets   0
Second-row high console   0
Panoramic sunroof   0
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens   0
Quad Bucket Seating Group   676
Package 201A   1,356
4.6L V8   1,192
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted   1,016
AWD   2,112
Options (show) (change) 6,090 7,565
Options (show) (change) 5,317 6,652
Destination 895 815
Total Price 49,655 43,240
Total Invoice 46,002 39,990

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Mercury Mountaineer

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Mercury Mountaineer Premier
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: 4,800
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: 4,516
Model Year20152010
ModelExplorerMountaineer
TrimSportPremier
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine365hp V6292hp V8
TransmissionT6A6
DrivetrainAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)16/22 MPG13/19 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers390, 12190, 7
Tire (rear if not all the same)255/50-20235/65-18
Total Price49,65543,240
Adjustments for Features-1,6150
Feature-Adjusted Total Price48,04043,240
Total Invoice46,00239,990
Adjustments for Features-1,4960
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice44,50639,990

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Price of the the Ford Explorer

Price of the Ford Explorer: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
20064dr SUV 292-horsepower 4.6L V8
6-speed automatic RWD
Lots of car for the money.
20064dr SUV 292-horsepower 4.6L V8
6-speed automatic RWD
With discounts it is very reasonably priced for what you get.
20054dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
Great value. Bad for Ford, great for us.
20044dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
With the incentives, buying this SUV felt like I was getting a huge bargain. By my 5th year of ownership, I felt like I got ripped off based on the cost to maintain this vehicle.
Price of the Ford Explorer: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
20024dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
Too expensive in the market compared to more reliable trucks available like Honda Pilots.

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Features Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Mercury Mountaineer

Model Year20152010
ModelExplorerMountaineer
TrimSportPremier
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100 
6-speed automatic $1000
AWD$1700$1700
Accessories 
Power-adjustable pedals $125
Tilt steering wheel, manual $150
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual$250 
Universal garage door opener $100
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Brake assist$50 
Curve control$50 
Full-size spare tire $225
Hill descent control$250 
Knee airbag, passenger$100 
Rearview camera$200 
Side curtain airbags $350
Side curtain airbags, three rows$500 
Termporary spare tire$150 
Cargo Management 
Cargo net$40 
Liftglass or two-piece tailgate $150
Overhead sunglass holder$25 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
App support$100 
DVD-compatible player $0
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens$1200 
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted $1000
HD radio$50 
In-vehicle Internet capability$100 
Interior air filter$0 
Media drive, large $100
Navigation, turn-by-turn$25 
SD Card slot$25 
Surround sound$250 
Wi-Fi hotspot capability$50 
Exterior 
Bodyside cladding $350
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250 
Panoramic sunroof$1200 
Rear spoiler$200 
Running boards $350
Sunroof $900
Wheel-lip moldings$75 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Analog clock $25
Compass $0
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display$300 
Spotter mirror(s)$50 
Powertrain 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Illuminated door sill trim plates$200 
Memory system, driver seat $200
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat$50 
Power height adjuster, passenger seat $100
Power-folding third row seats $750
Stowable third row seats$600 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Chrome-clad alloy wheels $600
Electronic systems calibration selector$200 
Machined alloy wheels$350 
Sport suspension (upgrade)$0 
Total Value of Features$9,790$8,175
Value of Feature Adjustments$1,615$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-1,4960

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Specifications Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Mercury Mountaineer

Model Year20152010
ModelExplorerMountaineer
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase112.6 in113.7 in
Length197.1 in193.5 in
Width78.9 in73.5 in
Height70.4 in72.8 in
Curb Weight4,921 lb.4,717 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.6 gal.22.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.6 in39.8 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room61.3 in59.0 in
Row 1 Hip Room57.3 in55.4 in
Row 1 Legroom40.6 in42.4 in
Row 2 Headroom40.5 in38.7 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room61.0 in59.0 in
Row 2 Hip Room56.7 in55.5 in
Row 2 Legroom39.8 in36.9 in
Row 3 Headroom37.8 in37.4 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room50.8 in53.1 in
Row 3 Hip Room40.7 in45.3 in
Row 3 Legroom33.2 in34.9 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
21.0 ft313.6 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
43.8 ft343.9 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
80.7 ft382.8 ft3

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Option Package Details
Sport

Trailer Tow Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Oil cooler0No
Class III trailer hitch250Yes
Trailering equipment (7 wire)150Yes
Total Requested400100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
Premier

Trailer Tow Package
FeatureValueRequested?
3.73 axle ratioNo
Class III trailer hitch50Yes
Trailering equipment (7 wire)25Yes
Total Requested75100%
Total Not Requested00%
Quad Bucket Seating Group
FeatureValueRequested?
Second-row buckets500Yes
Second-row high console250Yes
Total Requested750100%
Total Not Requested00%
Package 201A
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Power-folding third row seats150No
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio50Yes
Media drive, large100No
Total Requested65072%
Total Not Requested25028%
4.6L V8
OHC-3v
292 hp@5750
300 lb-ft@3950
FeatureValueRequested?
4.6L V8
OHC-3v
292 hp@5750
300 lb-ft@3950
1000Yes
6-speed automatic0Yes
Total Requested1000100%
Total Not Requested00%

 

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