Used 2005 Mercury Monterey Review

Edmunds expert review

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.




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.





Edmunds expert review process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.