New for 2006
• Simplified series strategy with one well-equipped model
• Optional 17-inch, nine-spoke bright machined aluminum wheels
• Dark Toreador Red Clearcoat Metallic and Smokestone Clearcoat Metallic join list of paint choices
• New design for standard leather- and-wood steering wheel Overview
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 the optional Safety Canopy™ rollover curtain air bag protection system.
Featuring contemporary Mercury styling, Monterey is modern design, smartly done for those who want a little more. The innovative front- and-rear parking assist feature is standard equipment.
Monterey comes with a standard 4.2-liter V-6 engine with more torque than any other vehicle in the minivan segment.
This year, Monterey will be offered in one well-equipped Luxury trim. It is built in Oakville, Ontario.Design and Equipment
Monterey has a Mercury signature waterfall grille, body-color moldings and satin-aluminum accents. The interior includes a fold-into-floor third row seat, one-h and-folding second row, versatile out-of-sight storage and both wood-grain and chrome accents. The use of superior materials and textures creates an ambiance of luxury and quality.
This year, Monterey will come in the well-equipped Luxury trim with standard power driver seat, one-h and-folding second row seats and standard fold-into-floor third-row seating. The third row can also be tipped rearward for tailgates and picnics. Leather seating surfaces with Preferred Suede insets and heated and cooled front seats are optional.
This year, a wood- and leather-wrapped steering wheel is standard equipment, and a 17-inch, nine-spoke bright machined aluminum wheel is a new option. Two new paint colors include Dark Toreador Red Clearcoat Metallic and Smokestone Clearcoat Metallic.
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 with memory.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 without refueling.
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.Source - Mercury