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2005 Mercury Monterey Minivan

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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 16/21 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 Mercury Monterey

  • Intended to provide a luxury minivan experience, the Monterey is both safe and stylish, but key omissions on the features list, an underachieving V6 and a general lack of refinement, make it less appealing than upscale vans from Chrysler, Honda and Toyota.

  • Safety
  • Pros

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

  • Cons

    Unimpressive fuel economy numbers, less horsepower than top competitors despite larger engine, lacks overall refinement and a few key features, expensive compared to similarly equipped peers.

  • What's New for 2005

    Heated and cooled leather seats with perforated suede inserts are now standard on the Premier, while the AdvanceTrac stability control system and a liftgate spoiler are optional on both Luxury and Premier models. A power liftgate has been added to the options list of the Luxury, while all models can be equipped with Class I and Class II towing packages.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (8 total reviews)  |  Write a Review

5 of 12 people found this review helpful

2005 mercury monterey premier

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercury Monterey Premier 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

We have owned this van for almost 4 years. It has been a purchase. It is comfortable on long drives with great features such as DVD, Heated/Cooled Seats, and fold down rear seat.




Glad i bought it

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercury Monterey Premier 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

I didn't want a minivan, she did and got her way. However, I'm glad we bought it. The front seats are both power, heated and cooled. The second row of captain chairs are also comfortable. The third row isn't as comfortable, but we normally keep it hidden in the floor. The power sliding doors are a real convenience when carrying grandbabies or groceries. Also like the in dash 6 CD changer. Wish it had a GPS navigation system. But that's all I would add. Love to drive it. It is very agile for a minivan and is actually pretty quick off the line.




Review

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercury Monterey Premier 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

Slight steering wander on highway. Noisy brake pedal. At around 5000 mi. Gas mileage only slightly over 19 mpg after driving 500 highway miles and a little city driving (50 mi.)




Excellent van

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercury Monterey Premier 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

Gorgeous interior, well thought out, my husband loves the seat coolers as well as heaters, power adjustable petals are great for me since I am only 5'4, memory settings for the petals/seat/mirrors are very convient, overall we love this van and will be sad to see it go when our lease is up and will be hard pressed to find something comprable will all of the extras this van offers. Fuel economy is about what I expected from a minivan, drives excellent, very smooth...




Mercury monterey is the best

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercury Monterey Premier 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

It has a smooth ride very comfortable seats and very roomy and has a lot of conveniences and a quiet ride




2004 mercury mini van

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercury Monterey Premier 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

The electronics in this vehicle are outstanding. Very comfortable, easy to drive and handle with plenty of storage room. Gas mileage is not too good but is reasonable for car that weighs over two tons has a six cylinder engine and front wheel drive. Interior materials and upholstery are very good. Exterior body panel fit, trim and paint are also very good. Would like to see larger tail lights, more visable to the rear and more reflective material on the rear of the vehicle.



Full 2005 Mercury Monterey Review

What's New for 2005

Heated and cooled leather seats with perforated suede inserts are now standard on the Premier, while the AdvanceTrac stability control system and a liftgate spoiler are optional on both Luxury and Premier models. A power liftgate has been added to the options list of the Luxury, while all models can be equipped with Class I and Class II towing packages.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
/
  • 21
  • highway
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