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Ford Explorer vs. Mercury Mountaineer Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Ford Explorer vs. Mercury Mountaineer Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $41,030

Mercury Mountaineer Premier   
Difference: $7,400

Lowest Total Invoice: $37,971

Mercury Mountaineer Premier   
Difference: $8,292

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20172010
ModelExplorerMountaineer
TrimLimitedPremier
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $41,525 $34,860
Base Invoice $39,656 $32,523
Roof rack crossbars 140  
Rear bumper protector 75  
Running boards 595  
All-weather floor mats 120 75
Second-row buckets 695  
Second-row high console 150  
3.5L V6 0  
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 133  
Rear bumper protector 71  
Running boards 565  
All-weather floor mats 114 66
Second-row buckets 660  
Second-row high console 144  
3.5L V6 0  
Polished alloy wheels 565  
Panoramic sunroof 1,515  
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens 1,895  
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) 5,960 5,355
Options (show) (change) 5,662 4,633
Destination 945 815
Total Price $48,430 $41,030
Total Invoice $46,263 $37,971

The configured Ford Explorer 4dr SUV has a 290-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV has a 292-horsepower 4.6L V8 engine, a RWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Even when the Ford Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Ford Explorer Limited trim is $41,525. The features would cost an additional $5,960. Including the destination charge of $945, the total price of this trim is $48,430.

The base sticker price of the Mercury Mountaineer Premier trim is $34,860. The features would cost an additional $5,355. Including the destination charge of $815, the total price of this trim is $41,030.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Ford Explorer trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the Mercury Mountaineer trims is 1. Based on this adjustment, the Mercury Mountaineer Premier appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Ford Explorer 4dr SUV has a 290-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV has a 292-horsepower 4.6L V8 engine, a RWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Even when the Ford Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Ford Explorer Limited trim is $39,656. The features would cost an additional $5,662. Including the destination charge of $945, the total price of this trim is $46,263.

The invoice of the Mercury Mountaineer Premier trim is $32,523. The features would cost an additional $4,633. Including the destination charge of $815, the total price of this trim is $37,971.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Ford Explorer trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the Mercury Mountaineer trims is 7. Based on this adjustment, the Mercury Mountaineer Premier appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Mercury Mountaineer

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Mercury Mountaineer Premier
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $2,485
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $3,597
Model Year20172010
ModelExplorerMountaineer
TrimLimitedPremier
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine290hp V6292hp V8
TransmissionT6A6
DrivetrainFWDRWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)17/24 MPG13/20 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)390, 12190, 7
Tire (rear if not all the same)255/50-20235/65-18
Total Price$48,430$41,030
Adjustments for Features-4,9150
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$43,515$41,030
Total Invoice$46,263$37,971
Adjustments for Features-4,6950
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$41,568$37,971

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Features Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Mercury Mountaineer

Model Year20172010
ModelExplorerMountaineer
TrimLimitedPremier
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100 
6-speed automatic $1000
FWD$0 
RWD $0
Accessories 
AC power outlet$100 
Hands-free trunk or liftgate$100 
Heated steering wheel$100 
Power liftgate$350 
Proximity key$250 
Remote window/roof operation$15 
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 
Temporary 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 
Android Auto support$0 
App support$100 
Apple CarPlay support$0 
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 $15
Surround sound$250 
Exterior 
Bodyside cladding $350
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250 
Panoramic sunroof$1200 
Rear spoiler$200 
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$750 
Power-folding mirrors$50 
Spotter mirror(s)$50 
Powertrain 
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$11,055$6,140
Value of Feature Adjustments$4,915$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-4,6950

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Specifications Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Mercury Mountaineer

Model Year20172010
ModelExplorerMountaineer
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,
Minimum
21.0 ft313.6 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
43.9 ft343.9 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
81.7 ft382.8 ft3

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Option Package Details
Mercury Mountaineer Premier

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 seats400Yes
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Media drive, large15No
Total Requested107599%
Total Not Requested151%
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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