From Mercury press: The 2010 Mercury Mountaineer continues to blend comfort and capability in a premium mid-size SUV. Premier models become even more feature-rich for 2010 courtesy of a power moonroof and premium audio system with in-dash 6-CD changer as standard equipment.
Also on Premier, heated leather-trimmed front seats include elegant perforated leather inserts, and include 10-way power driver and six-way power passenger adjustment with memory to accommodate a variety of drivers and passengers in complete comfort.
Mountaineer proves that capability and refinement can peacefully coexist. To aid in towing, the 2010 Mountaineer's standard Trailer Sway Control works in conjunction with AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control™). Trailer Sway Control determines from the yaw motion of the vehicle if the trailer is swaying and takes measures – such as applying precise braking or reduced engine torque – to help bring both vehicle and trailer under control.
Unlike competitive systems, AdvanceTrac with RSC utilizes a second gyroscopic roll rate sensor to determine the vehicle's body roll angle and roll rate. If the unique roll rate sensor detects a significant roll angle, the system applies additional countermeasures — such as applying brakes to one or more wheels or reducing engine power — to enhance vehicle rollover resistance.
In general, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) both agree stability control systems could save more than 10,000 lives annually.