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Monterey is loaded with innovative features such as segment-exclusive front- and
rear- parking sensors, optional power liftgate, premium audio and DVD
entertainment choices, tri-zone temperature control and power-adjustable pedals
Powertrain and Chassis
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 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
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
The new Monterey earned the highest marks - five stars - in frontal crash tests
by the government and Best Pick 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 an 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 at all seating positions, plus a
tire-pressure monitoring system and self-sealing tires.
Major Features and Options
4.2-liter V-6 engine, 4-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 park assist, 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, roof rails and power sliding doors.
Options include a DVD rear entertainment system, self-sealing tires, AdvanceTrac, heated and cooled seats, leather seating surfaces, towing package and power liftgate.
Mercury Monterey: Photo Gallery, Review (1/2) and Specifications