On the road, the 2009 Mercury Mountaineer delivers on all points. Its independent rear suspension provides it with great stability while cornering and the variable-rate power steering returns excellent feedback...
to the driver. The ride is as soft and controlled as any full-size sedan
, and the Mountaineer's cockpit is amazingly quiet and rattle-free. Mercury has spent considerable time and money in an effort to reduce noise, vibration and harshness, and the payoff is evident. The Mountaineer also has an impressive array of safety features, with crumple zones in the front fenders, three-point seat belts at all positions and a side-curtain airbag system that deploys to cover seventy-five percent of the side glass area.