What Changed

Introduced in early/mid-1996 as a 1997 model is the Mercury Mountaineer. Mountaineer is essentially a Explorer with a standard V-8 engine and trim changes. Standard features include power equipment, premium cloth seats and running boards. The Mountaineer can be ordered with two option packages. These packages add amenities such as powered seats and a moonroof.

Comparison to Prior Model

1997 Mercury Mountaineer
1997 Mercury Mountaineer
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