Mercury's full-sized SUV, the Mountaineer, was introduced in April 1996 as an early 1997 model.
Year-to-year changes[edit | edit source]
1997[edit | edit source]
The original Mountaineers came with only 4-speed automatic transmission, with either rear (4x2) or 4-wheel drive (4x4).
1998[edit | edit source]
For all Mountaineers, 5-speed automatic transmission became standard.
1999[edit | edit source]
Standard airbags, rear suspension and a warning system were introduced this model year.