Best Bet
  • (4.5) 17 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,372$7,888
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 22-25
  • Engine: 203-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 2-speed CVT w/OD
2006 Mercury Montego

Our Take on the 2006 Mercury Montego

Our Take

Mercury's first all-new sedan in nearly two decades debuted as a 2005 model. The Montego midsize premium sedan can be equipped with either front- or all-wheel drive. The all-wheel-drive system can automatically distribute up to 100 percent of traction to the rear wheels.Transmission choices ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Engine noise on hard acceleration with CVT
  • Lack of gears in CVT may bother some drivers

Notable Features

  • FWD or AWD
  • CVT on AWD models
  • Duratec 3.0-liter V-6
  • Luxury and Premier models
  • European-inspired chassis


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 17 reviews

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Looking for Reliability and Comfort.

by Barbinator from Beautiful MN on August 21, 2011

I have owned a 2006 Mercury Montego for 3 weeks now. I was looking for a comfortable, safe car to drive. I am very happy with my purchase. I have had 2 knee replacements and 1 hip replacement in the l... Read Full Review

4 Trim Levels Available

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Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Mercury Montego Luxury

Head Restraints and Seats

IIHS Ratings

Based on Mercury Montego Luxury

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
Overall Rear
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2006 Mercury Montego.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

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