Monday, October 1, 2007

2007 Mercury Monterey Review

The seven-passenger 2008 Mercury Monterey SUV carries an MSRP of $29,350. Powered by a 201 horsepower, 4.2-liter V6 with afour-speed automatic transmission, and an estimated fuel economy of 17 mpg city and 23 highway on a 26 gallon tank.

Cargo volume is 134.3 cubic feet behind the first row, 71.6 behind the second, and 27.6 behind the third. With the most basic towing package (Class I) the Monterey can handle 2,000 lbs.; with the higher-end (Class II) package 3,500 lbs.

The standard audio is an AM/FM/CD combo with six-disc, in-dash changer and speed-sensitive volume control. The optional rear-seat entertainment system includes a DVD player with a flip-down, seven-inch LCD and two wireless headphones, back seat sound controls, a remote control, and video and audio jacks to connect game equipment.

Standard safety equipment on the 2008 Mercury Montery includes side impact airbags for the front seat, and a "Safety Canopy" system with side-curtain bags covering all three rows of seats (outboard passengers only). Other features include the a vehicle stability system that also offers traction controlthe LATCH system for child safety seats, and an anti-theft alarm.

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