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2007 Mercury Montego

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2007 Mercury Montego Review

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The Montego is Mercury's newest family sedan. Although the Grand Marquis is still the king of the hill at Mercury, the Montego is arguably the better sedan. Based on the same platform as the Ford Five Hundred, the Montego offers a bit more style and personality than its Ford twin, a helpful advantage in a segment crowded with worthy competitors. With a larger rear seat and a larger trunk than the full-size Grand Marquis, the Montego seems the more logical of the two. The Montego offers a frugal six-cylinder engine, as opposed to the Grand Marquis' V8, as well as the option of all-wheel drive and a revolutionary continuously variable automatic transmission.

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If you like the tall seating position afforded by an SUV, you'll appreciate the Montego's seats that make for easy entry and exit as well as provide an excellent view of the road. Anyone who drives frequently on wet or slippery pavement would be well-advised to consider the all-wheel-drive version.

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If you've never experienced a continuously variable transmission (CVT), the lack of gear changes can be disconcerting. Relatively tame, squared-off styling may convey an image of older buyers, in contrast to the youth-oriented nature of many of today's newer models.

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Traction control becomes standard equipment on all models. Later in the model year front-seat side-impact and front and rear head-curtain airbags become standard.

Driving the Montego

Driving Impressions Not much is different between the Montego and Ford's Five Hundred, except that the all-wheel-drive Mercury feels just a bit heavier, with slightly greater steering effort. Occupants enjoy a comfortable...

ride from the relatively taut suspension, which means some bumps are noteworthy while others are taken in stride. On the expressways, the Montego might be a hair more sure-footed and confident. Entry and exit are exceptionally easy, and visibility is great. Operation of the continuously variable transmission is flawless—wholly adequate when starting off, and seldom troubled when passing. Driving ease is another bonus. Engine noise is notable only under full-throttle acceleration.

Continuously Variable Transmission (All-Wheel Drive Only)
Some critics have been displeased by CVT performance. Once you get used to the absence of conventional gears, though, the CVT's blissful smoothness shines through. Only tradition-minded drivers who are uncomfortable without the feel of shifting gears are likely to pay much heed.

All-Wheel-Drive Availability
There's little evidence of the all-wheel-drive's presence, but it's nice to know the system is ready for action. All-wheel drive can transmit up to 100 percent of engine output to the rear wheels when necessary, though it normally drives the front wheels.

2007 Mercury Montego Details
Interior

Prospects for the Montego appreciate utility, so the roomy interior seats five in comfort, with space to spare for all but the person in the center of the rear seat. In fact, Mercury claims "class-leading interior dimensions" along with a "natural" upright seating position, which is akin to that promised by today's SUVs. Two-toned interiors feature separate chrome-ringed gauges, as well as a leather-wrapped steering-wheel rim and shift knob. Ample glass area and a low cowl help visibility. Plenty of luggage fits into the trunk, which holds 21 cubic feet of cargo. To carry bulky objects, the front passenger seat folds flat.

Exterior

Ford designers weren't hunting for sensuous shapes when they developed the Montego and its cousin, the Ford Five Hundred. Both models are likely to appeal to practical-minded buyers who appreciate comfort and convenience and don't need to make an assertive fashion statement. Styling is on the upright side, led by a familiar-looking vertical-bar "waterfall" grille. High intensity discharge (HID) headlamps and LED taillights help make the Montego a sensible choice. A fully independent suspension helps deliver a satisfying ride, which Mercury claims is in the European mode. Luxury sedans ride on 17-inch wheels, while the Premier edition gets 18-inch alloy wheels.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

Without even looking at the option list, buyers of either Montego trim level get a well-equipped vehicle. Keyless entry, an alarm, manual air conditioning, power mirrors, traction control, front side-impact airbags, front and rear side-curtain airbags, a six-way power driver's seat, a CD player and anti-lock brakes (ABS) are included with each model. The upscale Premier sedan adds 18-inch wheels, leather upholstery, heated power mirrors, adjustable pedals, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated seats and a six-disc CD changer. Ford's continuously variable transmission (CVT) is available only for all-wheel-drive models. The front-wheel-drive Montego employs a conventional six-speed automatic.

Optional Equipment

Because the standard equipment list is so complete, only a handful of options are available, including a power moonroof, reverse sensing system, 18-inch wheels, SIRIUS Satellite radio, GPS navigation and rear-seat DVD entertainment system.

Under the Hood

The Montego employs a revised 3.0-liter Duratec engine designed to be quieter and more fuel-efficient while delivering decent power for acceleration and passing. The CVT automatic makes the most of this engine's torque, but is available only on the all-wheel-drive models. Fuel economy is more than respectable for a vehicle of this size.

3.0-liter V6
203 horsepower @ 5750 rpm
207 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 21/29 (FWD), 19/25 (AWD)

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2007 Mercury Montego Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.0
Out of 10

Based on 165 Ratings for the 2005 - 2007 models.

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  • Value
    9.1/10
    Quality
    9.2/10
  • Reliability
    9.3/10
    Performance
    8.9/10
  • Comfort
    9.4/10
    Styling
    9.1/10

I sure do love my Montego.

By on Wednesday, April 01, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 60,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Comfortable Interior, Elegant look, Good Handling."

Cons: "Eats gas, Not the greatest sound system"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Back in October I was looking to buy my first car.. after searching for about 1-2 months I came across a 2006 Black Mercury Montego with roughly 50,000 miles on it. From the first time I took this car for a test drive I feel in love with it. Very simple yet elegant exterior, however the Interior is what really sold me. It's incredibly spacious and the perfect car for road trips due to not only the amount of seating space but also it's vast amount of trunk space. I honestly could not ask for a nicer and more reliable first car than what my Montego already offers. It handles very nicely in the snow and I'm never worried about driving through bad weather (I live in New Jersey). If I had a few minor complaints my first would be the sound system isn't to great (but then again not bad) and It certainly isn't the most fuel efficient car on the market. Overall I love this car and am 100% happy with my purchase everyday."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Very comfortable, smooth ride. Good on long trips

By on Friday, March 27, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 64,850

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Console cup holders slightly inconvenient. Hard for driver to reach over console armrest and grip low on a cup, or over the passenger's cup if driver's is in front. This is the main reason for lowering the Comfort and Convenience rating. Road noise could be lower, but doesn't interfere with normal conversation or music listening."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

this is a overall good car

By on Monday, January 26, 2015

I owned and sold this car
Reason: starting problem in cold weather

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "luxurious interior, fun to drive, body style"

Cons: "eats gas"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2

"i bought my 2005 montego with 127,000mi april of 2013 and it ran great over the summer and i loved everything about this car, then the winter came and when it would hit 30 degrees or lower it wouldn't start, i would have to step on the gas to start it every morning before work. i replaced the alternator, fuel pump, battery, starter and spark plugs, and it did the same thing the next year. the engine light never came on or anything, ended up trading it in, also a gas guzzler"

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Drives beautifully even at6 yrs. old

By on Tuesday, January 06, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 112,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"Poor paint. Had to get the hood repainted x2, now the quarter panel is bubbling. Fought with Ford since the first paint job the car was 2 yrs. old. They said water got under the paint from "rock chips". My cousin worked at Ford as a painter and he said it was a dirty prep. The same thing happened with his F150. Other than that love the interior and ride. Garage kept always."

Loved this car!

By on Wednesday, October 01, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 111,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Dependable, quiet, comfortable,"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Excellent car. Requires inexpensive regular servicing to be totally reliable. Very comfortable and has exceptional cargo capacity; especially when split back seats are put down. I would be purchasing another one if it was still being manufactured."

5 people out of 8 found this review helpful

This car is in excellent condition.

By on Friday, July 25, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 75,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Excellent car, roomy, comfortable and dependable"

Cons: "Wish they put in a V8. I like a little more power."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"2007 Mercury Montego (Silver paint) Overall in excellent condition. This car is garage kept and only driven on weekends. Inside of car still smells new! Interior and Exterior look brand new and engine is immaculate. Must see."

6 people out of 10 found this review helpful

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