The Mercury Mountaineer I comes with petrol which delivers by 65 percent more horsepower over the Nissan Terrano II 2.4 i 12V 4WD 124HP manual, giving the vehicle a much more sporty character. It seems to be better car for drivers who would like to experience thrill of getting behind the wheel of a sports car.
Distance between two sides of a car affects room in the cabin and also stability while driving. The width of the Mercury is larger only by 30 mm in comparison to the Nissan Terrano II 2.4 i 12V 4WD 124HP manual and is not really relevant. The average for the „full-size SUV” segment amounts to 1,866 millimeters and is by 4 % bigger than the same feature of the Mercury.
Mercury has 194 mm longer wheelbase than the Nissan Terrano II. A longer wheelbase provides more stable and comfortable ride, especially when driving fast. It also gives more storage space. However, cars having a longer wheelbase will not be as maneuverable as those with a shorter wheelbase.
The Mercury Mountaineer I is 159 millimeters longer than the Nissan Terrano II. Long cars are more spacious and also have plenty of trunk space. While the Mercury Mountaineer I 4.0 205HP occurs to be better choice for families or persons who value soft, smooth long-distance rides that make them feel fresh and relaxed upon arriving, the Nissan may be more appropriate to singles because it will not cause troubles with parking and will have smaller turning radius.
Number of doors
It is beyond the question that the five-door Mercury Mountaineer I 4.0 205HP is more convenient and if you frequently carry more than one people then you should not have any doubts which one to choose. The strongest point of a five-door car is that it’s not only easier for passengers to climb into the rear seats but it’s also easier to place luggage and cargo into the car when the rear seats are folded down. However, three-door cars like the Nissan Terrano II 2.4 i 12V 4WD 124HP manual generally look more dynamic and sporty and for young drivers who don’t often have passengers in the back seat the Nissan Terrano II might be more appropriate, the more so for being a little bit cheaper than the same model with more doors.
Model release date
Because of the fact that the Nissan Terrano II debuted only 4 years earlier than the Mercury Mountaineer I 4.0 205HP, the gap between technology applied in both vehicles is not really big, however, the Mercury Mountaineer I may have a bit more advanced solutions used in it.