Although the sales supremacy of this longtime bulwark of the U. The third row stowable seat can experience corrosion and structural degradation at the seat anchor mechanism mounted to the rear wheel wells. The Mercury Monterey is an extremely competent minivan. The previously offered Convenience and Premier trim levels have been dropped for 2006, leaving just the Luxury model. Cup holders abound, including front door holders for 20-ounce bottles.
The Mercury V6's 201 horsepower doesn't measure up to the 240 horsepower of the Nissan nor the 230 horsepower of the Toyota, but this is often less important. It shares much in common with the Ford Freestar, which generally carries a lower list price than does the Monterey. NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter. The storage compartment at the bottom of the center dash and in the center console are handy for all kinds of things, but the plastic lids feel cheap. EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter. The front seats are like bar stools, with narrow bottoms that lack side support. Parking is made easier by its front and rear park-assist system.
On the road, the Monterey is smooth and quiet with responsive steering and handling. We found that the system beeped when someone walked in front or behind us, which can be helpful in crowded parking lots. InteriorThe Mercury Monterey features the same interior as the Ford Freestar, but with more upscale materials. The third row folds easily into that well, leaving a large, flat floor and 71. And the seat bottoms can be tumbled forward for crawling into the third row. The front seats are like bar stools, with narrow bottoms that lack side support.
Nearly 20 years ago, it had them in the form of the Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable, benchmark cars at the time that sold big. Both are manufactured in Canada. It's powered by a 4. It features a third-row seat that folds flat into the floor when not in use. ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter. A sturdy, convenient cup holder folds down from the side of each of the second-row seats.
Safety is its strong suit, with both active handling safeguards and comprehensive passive passenger protection. This advantage is important since torque is the force you use when pulling away from intersections, climbing a steep grade, or towing a trailer. It shares much in common with the Ford Freestar, which generally carries a lower list price than does the Monterey. Getting to the third row is relatively easy. The standard keypad entry-access system is another nice Ford touch, making it possible to get into the locked vehicle without the keys, if you know the combination.
AdvanceTrac, Ford's electronic stability system, is optional. The third row folds easily into that well, leaving a large, flat floor and 71. Steering and handling is responsive. It delivers 265 pound-feet of torque, more than the Nissan Quest and the Toyota Sienna. FuelTypeFilter selectedFuelTypeList, null ; fuelTypeFilter.
SeatingFilter selectedSeatingList, null ; seatingFilter. No navigation system is available. Many Ford owners have grown accustomed to this feature. On the road, the Monterey is smooth and quiet with responsive steering and handling. Vehicle Overview Mercury introduced a brand-new front-wheel-drive minivan for 2004 that was built on the same platform as the then-new Ford Freestar. Given Monterey's luxury aspirations, its seats could be more comfortable. The Monterey seats seven: two in front, two in the second row, three in the third row.
Many Ford owners have grown accustomed to this feature. Driving Impressions Though it's not as trucklike as the old Ford Windstar, the Monterey still leans further in that direction than most minivans. However, they do offer the option of cooling and heating, a nice feature on hot summer afternoons and cold winter mornings. The Monterey stands out with its three-row Safety Canopy airbag system designed to offer head protection for passengers in all three rows, an occupant-sensing front-passenger airbag, and four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes. Simply pull a set of clearly labeled straps numbered in sequence and the third row disappears. Safety All-disc antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution, side-impact airbags and a Safety Canopy side curtain-type airbag system with rollover sensors are standard.
The second-row seatbacks can be folded with one hand, which makes life easier when loading stuff in back. Power comes from a 4. The Monterey comes with a big 4. Included are four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes for sure-footed stopping abilities; Ford's AdvanceTrac stability enhancement system is optional and includes and the Brake Assist panic-braking enhancement. Its third-row seat folds flat into the floor, offering lots of cargo space for a family of four, and it can carry up to seven.
And the seat bottoms can be tumbled forward for crawling into the third row. An interesting safety feature we noticed was that whenever one of the sliding side doors is open the mirror signal on that side blinks. SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557154874048 ; listingsSearchManager. The head restraints push down into the seat so they don't have to be removed, a nice feature. While in communication with one of the customer care representative I was reassured the vehicle was available, I even called to confirm the day off.