Monday, October 1, 2007

2008 Mercury Montego Review

The 2008 Mercury Montego is available in three models, the base at $24,600; the Premier front-wheel drive at $28,150; and the Premier all-wheel drive at $30,000. The Montego is powered by a 203 horsepower, 3 liter Duratec V6 engine that gives 2-7 lb.-ft. of torque. Estimated fuel consumption is 21 mpg city and 29 highway with the six-speed automatic transmission (FWD) and 19/25 on the AWD.

The interior has satin-aluminum accents against rich woodgrain and leather. The Montego is a five-passenger sedan with 128.7 cubic feet of interior space. Its command-style raised seating offers a higher view of the road -- nearer to that of an SUV. The front passenger seat has a folding seatback, which, when combined with the rear split-folding seatbacks, creates nine feet of uninterrupted cargo length (measured from the edge of the trunk forward to the instrument panel.)

Technological options on the 2008 Mercury Montego include a navigation system with combined DVD mapping and GPS; a rear-seat DVD entertainment system with wireless headphones and a seven-inch, flip-down color LCD; and an upgraded "Audiophile" sound system with AM/FM, a six-disc, in-dash changer, and MP3 capability. (The upgraded sound system is standard on the Premier models.)

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