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Mercury Monterey Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.2 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 201 hp @ 4250 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/21 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2004 Mercury Monterey

  • The Monterey gives Mercury a minivan worth talking about, but alongside its Chrysler, Honda, Nissan and Toyota competitors, the Monterey is unlikely to be the shining star.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Plenty of safety and convenience features, sharp interior design, torquey V6 engine.

  • Cons

    Unimpressive fuel economy numbers, less horsepower and available features than top competitors.

  • What's New for 2004

    The Monterey is an all-new minivan that replaces the Mercury Villager.

Full 2004 Mercury Monterey Review

What's New for 2004

The Monterey is an all-new minivan that replaces the Mercury Villager.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

2004 mercury monterey

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Vehicle: 2004 Mercury Monterey Premier 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

I am an owner of the 2004 Mercury Monterey, I have never wrote a review on a car in my life, but thought this important to do on this one. I bought the van with 38,000 miles, today it has 53,000. I have never been so disappointed in a vehicle in my life. This week the air conditioner is out. Its something at least once a month. I am easy on my cars, service is very important to me. I would not recommend this vehicle to anyone. I am a 20 year Police Officer and really considering selling all of my Ford products because of this vehicle, terribly dissapointed in Ford Lincoln Mercury for allowing this type of vehicle on the road.

Worst vehicle i have ever

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Vehicle: 2004 Mercury Monterey Premier 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

Had a 2000 Windstar that had three transmissions in 36,000 miles. Foiund it had silent recall. Got this with concessions from Ford. Many service issues. Just had the third row seat restraints break loose from the frame. Whole underside of drivers side is rusted underneath . NTSHA has an investigation on this vehicle for safety issues regarding seat mounts breaking free because of rust. I have a 12x12 hole in a wheel well and Ford won't do anything. Only 67,000 miles, Wife drives it. Garage kept. This is the second vehicle ford let us down on. I have owned fords all my life and never again. They don't stand behind what they sell. I suggest everyone with this vehicle check the wheel wells row

Loved the villager, tried the

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Vehicle: 2004 Mercury Monterey Luxury 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

We have a 95 Villager with 291K & still love it, even without AC. Bought this Monetery after my husband totaled 2002 Villager & ended up with a scratch. Love it but many repairs. Now Drivers heated seat is out, Drivers side heat blows cold, replaced transmission at 135K, replace brakes on regular basis, expensive to replace tires, and windshield wipers work intermittently

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Smooth ride with peppy engine

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Vehicle: 2004 Mercury Monterey Convenience 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

We bought the Monterey new and still have it! Replaced AC @ 50K. Replaced brakes @ 85K and now have 86K. Very smooth ride, good acceleration in traffic and extremely comfy on the road trips. Lots of room for people and cargo. Overall, very very pleased. Esp like the peppy engine in metro traffic. Easy to see out of and feel safe. Good sound! Handles well. Never broken down. Reliable.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

Transmission/egr headaches

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Vehicle: 2004 Mercury Monterey Luxury 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

My 04 monterey transmission went too, no warning! Cost $2000. 84,000 miles. Also having problems with engine light. Looks like egr valve. Cost about $350. Love the car, but the excessive repairs are bleeding me dry! With the transmission complaints abundant, why won't Ford do anything? From a large family of Ford owners, I may not purchase another due to lack of support of their owners and their own lack of accountability. How sad.

Third review, now at 80,000

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Vehicle: 2004 Mercury Monterey Luxury 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

This van continues to be the best auto purchase I have made over 40 years of driving.I have had two repairs over the past six years. A door lock and an AC compressor last year. Total for both $900.00. This van is solid on the road and comfortable for my 6'2" 250 pound frame. Interior is very flexible. Pick up and passing performance seems to have improved over the years. I average 16 mpg city and 23mpg highway.

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Gas Mileage


  • 15
  • cty
  • 21
  • highway
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