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

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Invoice Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Mercury Mountaineer

Lowest Total Price

Mercury Mountaineer Premier   
Difference: 6,535

Lowest Total Invoice

Mercury Mountaineer Premier   
Difference: 6,131
Model Year20162010
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price 41,300 34,860
Base Invoice 38,512 32,523
Roof rack crossbars 140  
Rear bumper protector 75  
All-weather floor mats 75 75
Second-row buckets 695  
Second-row high console 150  
Polished alloy wheels 595  
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
Remote start   385
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted   1,195
Roof rack crossbars   0
Rear bumper protector   0
All-weather floor mats   66
Second-row buckets   0
Second-row high console   0
Polished alloy wheels   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
Remote start   327
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted   1,016
Options (show) (change) 5,320 5,355
Options (show) (change) 4,645 4,633
Destination 945 815
Total Price 47,565 41,030
Total Invoice 44,102 37,971

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For this 2016 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 $2,245 lower than the Ford Explorer Limited'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 Limited includes additional features worth $4290. 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 $4290 adjustment for the Ford Explorer Limited's additional features, the Mercury Mountaineer Premier is $2,245 less than the Mercury Mountaineer Premier.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Mercury Mountaineer

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Mercury Mountaineer Premier
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: 2,245
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: 2,153
Model Year20162010
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine290hp V6292hp V8
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)17/24 MPG13/20 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers390, 12190, 7
Tire (rear if not all the same)255/50-20235/65-18
Total Price47,56541,030
Adjustments for Features-4,2900
Feature-Adjusted Total Price43,27541,030
Total Invoice44,10237,971
Adjustments for Features-3,9780
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice40,12437,971

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Features Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Mercury Mountaineer

Model Year20162010
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100 
6-speed automatic $1000
RWD $0
AC power outlet$100 
Hands-free trunk or liftgate$100 
Heated steering wheel$100 
Power liftgate$350 
Proximity key$250 
Tilt steering wheel, manual $150
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power$350 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Brake assist$50 
Curve control$50 
Full-size spare tire $225
Knee airbag, passenger$100 
Obstacle detection, front$200 
Rearview camera$200 
Side curtain airbags $350
Side curtain airbags, three rows$500 
Termporary spare tire$150 
Wide-view front camera$150 
Cargo Management 
Cargo net$40 
Class II trailer hitch $200
Liftglass or two-piece tailgate $150
Overhead sunglass holder$25 
Trailering equipment (4 wire) $125
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Aux input $50
DVD-compatible player $0
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens$1200 
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted $1000
HD radio$50 
Interior air filter$0 
Media drive $25
Navigation, turn-by-turn$25 
SD Card slot$25 
Surround sound$250 
Wi-Fi hotspot capability$0 
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
Interior ambient lighting$150 
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display$250 
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only$600 
Power-folding mirrors$50 
Spotter mirror(s)$50 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats$300 
Door sill trim plates$100 
Heated second row seats$200 
Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $50
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Power recliner, passenger seat$100 
Power release, second row seats$100 
Power-folding third row seats $1000
Power-stowing third row seats$1000 
Tailgating position, third row seats$50 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Chrome-clad alloy wheels $600
Polished alloy wheels$600 
Total Value of Features$10,840$6,550
Value of Feature Adjustments$4,290$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-3,9780

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Specifications Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Mercury Mountaineer

Model Year20162010
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase112.6 in113.7 in
Length198.3 in193.5 in
Width78.9 in73.5 in
Height70.0 in72.8 in
Curb Weight4,457 lb.4,545 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.6 gal.22.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.4 in39.8 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room61.5 in59.0 in
Row 1 Hip Room57.3 in55.4 in
Row 1 Legroom40.6 in42.4 in
Row 2 Headroom40.6 in38.7 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room61.0 in59.0 in
Row 2 Hip Room56.8 in55.5 in
Row 2 Legroom39.5 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 Legroom33.3 in34.9 in
Cargo Volume,
21.0 ft313.6 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
43.9 ft343.9 ft3
Cargo Volume,
81.7 ft382.8 ft3

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Option Package Details
Mercury Mountaineer Premier

Quad Bucket Seating Group
Second-row buckets500Yes
Second-row high console250Yes
Total Requested750100%
Total Not Requested00%
Package 201A
Navigation system600Yes
Power-folding third row seats400Yes
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Media drive, large25No
Total Requested107598%
Total Not Requested252%
4.6L V8
292 hp@5750
300 lb-ft@3950
4.6L V8
292 hp@5750
300 lb-ft@3950
6-speed automatic0Yes
Total Requested1000100%
Total Not Requested00%

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