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2001 Mercury Villager Minivan


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Mercury Villager Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.3 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 170 hp @ 4800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/21 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2001 Mercury Villager

  • Mercury's Villager is small, unrefined and lacking in ultimate Swiss Army knife minivan utility. You can do better.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Plenty of features and gadgets, car-like ride and handling.

  • Cons

    Too small for some uses, marginal overall value.

  • What's New for 2001

    Numerous exterior and interior revisions are on tap for 2001. Also new are optional 16-inch wheels and tires, drivetrain changes for…

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (12 total reviews)

Reliable and cheap but has

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Vehicle: 2001 Mercury Villager 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)

I've had the van for 3 years now. I bought it with 85K miles on it and have 140K now. I bought it because I got Nissan quality at Ford depreciation levels, so it was cheap. I like the Nissan engine and transmission. Only problems I've had were the usual Ford electrical gremlins. It is a gas hog. Seating system is poorly designed. Van is noisy going down highway (wind noise mostly.) I'm basically satisfied but can't figure out why this thing only gets 18-20 mpg when other bigger vans with bigger engines get 25 mpg. It's a good, cheap van, though.

Don't waste your money

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Vehicle: 2001 Mercury Villager Estate 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)

We were initially intrigued with the Villager because it is basically a cheaper version of the Nissan Quest, but it has been the worst investment of our lives. We have had nothing but repairs season after season, year after year. We thought we got if for a bargain, but the cost of the repairs makes this vehicle worthless. I hate this van and would not recommend it to anyone. It is noisy, has brake issues, ac issues and has slow acceleration. It eats gas as if it were an truck. Very very disappointing buy. I am looking for a replacement now. I would never recommend this van to anyone. It may be cheap in price only because it is cheap in quality.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

I love my villager!

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Vehicle: 2001 Mercury Villager Sport 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)

My Villager has been extremely reliable and comfortable. I have had no problems with it. It's a fun van to drive and I wish they were still making them!

Gas Mileage


  • 15
  • cty
  • 21
  • highway
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Full 2001 Mercury Villager Review

What's New for 2001

Numerous exterior and interior revisions are on tap for 2001. Also new are optional 16-inch wheels and tires, drivetrain changes for better engine smoothness, new seatbelt pre-tensioners to improve safety, and the addition of an anchorage point for attaching a child seat.

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I have a 2001 Mercury villager sport. The Blower motor only works on the high speed. I have read the other blogs. But would like a more recent opion....

a listing for Villager after 1998. The Pathfinder with the 3.3 says 105,000 and non-interference for 2001 so I would assume my 2001 Villager would be the same?...

Stick a fork in Mercury -- it's done! Timeline has it at 18 months. 2001 build-out in the normal time frame, July 2001. Returning for 2002, a carry-over Grand Marquis, just as you see it now, likewise...