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Mercury Mountaineer presents a bold, expressive design. Its innovative chassis and suspension offer a smooth ride. Completely re-engineered for 2002,...

2003 Mercury Mountaineer Model Comparison

Base Sport Utility

General Pricing

Resale Value $31,380.00 $33,770.00 $21,725.00
Destination $645.00 $725.00 $670.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 4.0L V6 4.6L V8 3.0L V6
Horsepower 210 @ 5100 RPM 302 @ 5750 RPM 155 @ 4900 RPM
Torque 254 @ 3700 RPM 318 @ 4250 RPM 186 @ 3900 RPM
Valves 2 4 2
Displacement (cc) 4015 4601 2983
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.9 X 3.3 3.6 X 3.5 3.5 X 3.1
Compression Ratio 9.7:1 10.1:1 9.7:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 15 17 20
Highway (mpg) 20 23 28

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 4490.8 4195.4 3337.8
Wheelbase (in.) 113.8 114.7 108.5
Length (in.) 190.7 212.0 199.8
Width (in.) 84.2 78.2 73.0
Height (in.) 71.4 58.9 55.5
Track Front (in.) 60.9 63.7 61.6
Track Rear (in.) 61.2 66.2 62.1
Ground Clearance (in.) 8.5 N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 7 5 6
Front Headroom (in.) 39.9 39.3 39.8
Rear Headroom (in.) 38.9 37.9 36.7
Front Legroom (in.) 42.4 42.5 42.2
Rear Legroom (in.) 35.9 39.6 38.9
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 59.1 60.8 57.3
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 58.9 60.3 56.6
Front Hip Room (in.) 55.0 57.1 54.5
Rear Hip Room (in.) 54.2 58.7 55.7

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) N/A 111.2 102.5

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension wishbone wishbone strut
Rear Suspension wishbone beam strut
Tires 245/70R16 235/50R18 215/60R16

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std. Std. Std.

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive 4x4 wheel drive rear wheel drive front wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) Std. Std. N/A
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A Std. N/A
Vehicle Stability Control System N/A N/A N/A

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio AM/FM AM/FM AM/FM
Cassette Player Yes Yes N/A
CD Player Yes Yes Yes
CD Changer N/A N/A N/A
DVD Player N/A N/A N/A
Navigation Aid N/A N/A N/A

Interior

Cruise Control Std. Std. Std.
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes
Telescopic Steering Column N/A N/A N/A

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. Std. Std.

Safety

Driver Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag N/A Std. N/A
Passenger Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Rear Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat Yes Yes Yes

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof N/A N/A N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. Std. Std.

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