– Monterey boasts the government’s highest safety rating for frontal crashes three years in a row (2004-2006)
– Class-exclusive available heated and cooled front seats and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system
– Standard luxury items include power sliding doors; power adjustable pedals; six-disc, in-dash premium audio system; and forward and reverse sensing
– Six new exterior colors for 2007
The 2007 Mercury Monterey continues to offer class-leading safety technologies, contemporary styling, family-friendly amenities, exceptional comfort and innovative cargo management solutions in a long-wheelbase luxury minivan.
Monterey offers amenities normally found only on luxury vehicles, such as a standard front- and rear-parking assist feature, and available heated and cooled front seats and a three-zone climate control system.
Monterey comes with a standard 4.2-liter, V-6 engine with more torque than any other vehicle in the minivan segment. It is paired with a four-speed automatic overdrive transmission.
Monterey is built in Oakville, Ontario.
Design and Equipment
Monterey comes in the well-equipped Luxury trim, with wood-grain and chrome-finished accents, including a standard wood and leather-wrapped steering wheel.
Leather seating surfaces with Preferred Suede™ inserts and heated and cooled front seats are optional, with the use of superior materials and textures to create an ambiance of high quality.
The interior includes a fold-into-the-floor, third-row seat; one-hand-folding second row; and versatile out-of-sight storage. Added flexibility is delivered via a third-row seat that can be tipped rearward for tailgating and picnics.
Monterey is loaded with innovative features such as forward and reverse sensing, optional power liftgate, premium audio and DVD entertainment choices, tri-zone temperature control, and power-adjustable pedals with memory.
The upscale ambiance is continued on the exterior, where the Monterey features the signature Mercury waterfall grille, body-color moldings and satin-aluminum accents. Upscale 17-inch, nine-spoke, bright machined-aluminum wheels are available.
Monterey offers six new exterior color choices for 2007: Windveil Blue Clearcoat Metallic, Alloy Clearcoat Metallic, Silver Frost Clearcoat Metallic, Dune Pearl Clearcoat Metallic, Pewter Clearcoat Metallic and Light Tundra.
Powertrain and Chassis
Monterey has a standard 4.2-liter, V-6 engine for impressive acceleration, hill climbing and towing. This powertrain features triple hydro-mounts for quietness, and the latest generation of fast transmission hydraulics for quicker and smoother shifting. The powertrain delivers 201 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque, and tows up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped.
Making Monterey’s cabin very quiet was a top engineering priority. Special attention was paid to the body and door sealing, sound insulation and powertrain mounting technology. Notable sound insulation treatments include thick front side windows, a noise-absorbing dash panel and a sound-blocking technology called Conformable Constrained Layer Damping.
Safety and Security
Monterey earned the highest mark — five stars — in frontal crash tests by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and was awarded a ‘Good’ rating by the independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for frontal offset-crash performance.
In addition to the segment-exclusive, three-row Safety Canopy system, Monterey offers a comprehensive safety package with more than 40 standard and optional safety features, including a front passenger air bag with right front passenger sensing system, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, a reinforced structure designed for offset frontal impacts, AdvanceTrac® stability control system with traction control and panic brake assist, three-point safety belts at all seating positions, plus a tire pressure monitoring system and self-sealing tires.
Major Features and Options
Standard content includes: 4.2-liter, V-6 engine; four-speed automatic transmission; anti-lock brakes; tilt wood and leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and speed controls; dual-zone climate control with rear controls; front console cup holders and storage; folding third-row cloth bench; forward and reverse sensing; power-adjustable pedals; driver and passenger heated, memory mirrors; anti-theft system; front-row, seat-mounted side air bags and Ford’s Safety Canopy air curtain system; first-row floor console storage; third-row reading lamps; 16-inch wheels; roof rails; and power sliding doors.
Options include: DVD rear entertainment system; self-sealing tires; AdvanceTrac; 17-inch wheels; class-exclusive heated and cooled seats; leather seating surfaces; towing package; rear cargo management system and power liftgate.
Price this car:
MSRP: $28,595 – $28,595
Invoice: $26,372 – $26,372
Source: Mercury Press Release