2005 Mercury Monterey

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Long-wheelbase luxury minivan

The 2005 Monterey offers class-leading safety technologies and innovative cargo management solutions in a long-wheelbase luxury minivan. Monterey offers upscale design, innovative family-friendly features, exceptional comfort and Safety CanopyTM rollover curtain air bag protection system.

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Featuring contemporary Mercury styling with a family resemblance to today's Mountaineer, Monterey is modern design, smartly done for those who want a little more. Ford, Lincoln and Mercury have tripled their investment in interior design, and Monterey is a direct result.

Monterey features industry-leading safety with the available full-length Safety CanopyTM system. This system provides side curtain air bags to protect all three rows of passengers, plus rollover protection sensors. The innovative front-and-rear parking assist feature is standard.

The minivan market represents around 1 million units, and future growth is expected in the $30,000-plus luxury market. The Monterey customer has a unique, self-expressive style and is looking for a minivan with distinctive and intelligent design.

Monterey is built in Oakville, Ontario.

# New Comfort Package optional on Luxury series, standard on Premier
# Class I and Class II Trailer Tow Prep Packages available on all series
# Liftgate spoiler optional on Luxury and Premier
# Power liftgate available on Luxury, standard on Premier
# New exterior color: Satellite Silver Clearcoat Metallic and Vibrant White Clearcoat
# New two-tone interior colors: Pebble with Light Parchment, Charcoal with Dove and Charcoal with Light Flint
# Heated-and-cooled premium leather seats with preferred suede perforated inserts now standard on Premier
# AdvanceTrac® now optional on Luxury and Premier

Design and Equipment

Monterey is available in Convenience, Luxury and Premier trims with unique styling and exclusive features. The use of superior materials and textures creates an ambiance of luxury and quality.

Monterey has a Mercury signature waterfall grille, satin-aluminum accents and monochromatic bodyside cladding. The interior includes a fold-into-floor third row seat, one-hand-folding second row, versatile out-of-sight storage and both wood grain and chrome accents.

Monterey is loaded with innovative features such as segment-exclusive front- and rear- parking sensors, optional power liftgate, front heated-and-cooled seats, premium audio and DVD, tri-zone temperature control and power-adjustable pedals with memory.


Monterey has a standard 4.2-liter V-6 engine for excellent acceleration, hill climbing and towing. This powertrain features triple hydromounts for quietness and the latest generation of fast transmission hydraulics for quicker and smoother shifting. It delivers 201 horsepower (estimated) and 263 pound-feet of torque and tows up to 3,500 pounds, when properly equipped.

A 26-gallon fuel tank allows for a roundtrip drive from Detroit to Chicago without refueling.


In addition to the segment-exclusive three-row Safety CanopyTM system, Monterey offers a comprehensive safety package with more than 40 standard and optional safety features, including occupant-sensing passenger air bag, 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 and head restraints at all seating positions, plus a tire-pressure monitoring system and self-sealing tires.

The new Monterey earned the highest marks - five stars - in frontal crash tests by the National Highway Traffic Safety Institute and by the independent Insurance Administration in 2004 for Highway Safety for frontal offset crash performance.

Major Equipment and Options

Convenience: 4.2-liter V-6 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, anti-lock brakes, tilt-steering wheel with speed control, SecurilockTM, dual-zone climate control with rear controls, front console cup holders and storage, folding third- row-cloth bench, forward and reverse park assist.

Luxury adds: First and second row leather trim, leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel with audio controls, power-adjustable pedals, driver and passenger heated/memory mirrors, anti-theft system, side air bags and Safety Canopy, first row floor console storage, third row reading lamps, black roof rails and power sliding doors. DVD rear entertainment system, power liftgate self-sealing tires and AdvanceTrac are optional.

Premier adds: Driver and passenger heated-and-cooled seats, front passenger lumbar adjustment, first and second row leather seats with preferred suede perforated inserts, dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control with rear seat controls, power liftgate, unique split-spoke design aluminum wheels and satin aluminum roof rails.

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