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2007 Mercury Montego

2007 Mercury Montego
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Mercury Montego
  • Mercury Montego
  • Year:
    2007
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Transmission:
    6-speed automatic
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    203@5750
  • Torque @ RPM:
    207@4500
  • Displacement:
    2967 L
  • body style:

Those of you who are older than 40, probably remember the Montego name being used as the Mercury equivalent of the Ford Torino, or those of you from Canada might remember it being used as part of the Meteor line in the mid-to-late 60s. However, the name was used once again for a short period of time between 2005 and 2007 as the name for a Mercury-badged version of the Ford Five Hundred. It was the first all-new full-size Mercury since the Mercury redesigned the Grand Marquis in the early 1990s and was offered in Luxury and Premier trim levels. Outside of a few minor changes, the Montego was practically indistinguishable from the Ford Five Hundred.

The Montego only lasted through the 2007 model year. It received a lot of criticism in its short lifespan and suffered from poor sales. A 2008 model was shown off at various auto shows in 2007, but Alan Mullaly – CEO of Ford at the time – decided to discontinue the name anyway. From 2008 on, the car was labeled as the Sable, which is the name it was supposed to have back in 2005 when it was first introduced. Mercury just hoped it could make some extra money by keeping two full-sized vehicles in its lineup at the same time. Of course, the Mercury brand was killed off just a couple of years later anyway, so the Montego never really had a fighting chance.

The Montego took the traditional Mercury cues that we saw in all models at the time – things like two-tone interior, HID headlights, and some healthy doses of leather were all pretty standard across the range. So, with that said, let’s take a look at the 2005 to 2007 Montego and talk a little about this short-lived model.

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2007 Mercury Montego

2007 Mercury Montego

Those of you who are older than 40, probably remember the Montego name being used as the Mercury equivalent of the Ford Torino, or those of you from Canada might remember it being used as part of the Meteor line in the mid-to-late 60s. However, the name was used once again for a short period of time between 2005 and 2007 as the name for a Mercury-badged version of the Ford Five Hundred. It was the first all-new full-size Mercury since the Mercury redesigned the Grand Marquis in the early 1990s and was offered in Luxury and Premier trim levels. Outside of a few minor changes, the Montego was practically indistinguishable from the Ford Five Hundred.

The Montego only lasted through the 2007 model year. It received a lot of criticism in its short lifespan and suffered from poor sales. A 2008 model was shown off at various auto shows in 2007, but Alan Mullaly – CEO of Ford at the time – decided to discontinue the name anyway. From 2008 on, the car was labeled as the Sable, which is the name it was supposed to have back in 2005 when it was first introduced. Mercury just hoped it could make some extra money by keeping two full-sized vehicles in its lineup at the same time. Of course, the Mercury brand was killed off just a couple of years later anyway, so the Montego never really had a fighting chance.

The Montego took the traditional Mercury cues that we saw in all models at the time – things like two-tone interior, HID headlights, and some healthy doses of leather were all pretty standard across the range. So, with that said, let’s take a look at the 2005 to 2007 Montego and talk a little about this short-lived model.

Keep reading for our full review

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