Best Bet
  • (4.9) 10 reviews
  • MSRP: $648–$11,872
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 22-25
  • Engine: 203-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD
2007 Mercury Montego

Our Take on the Latest Model 2007 Mercury Montego

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
  • Standard traction control
  • Luxury and Premier models
  • Standard side curtain and side-impact airbags (fall 2006)

2007 Mercury Montego Reviews

Vehicle Overview
Mercury's first all-new sedan in nearly two decades debuted as a 2005 model and gets a couple key features added for 2007: Traction control and side curtain and side-impact airbags. 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 include a continuously variable transmission and a six-speed automatic, each driven by a Duratec 3.0-liter V-6. Mercury says the Montego features a "European-inspired chassis [that] delivers crisp, responsive handling."

Base and Premier trim levels are offered. Ford has a closely related Five Hundred sedan.

All models get a leather-wrapped steering wheel. A rear-seat DVD entertainment system is optional, and Premier models can be equipped with a navigation system. Power-adjustable pedals are standard for the Premier sedan.


Exterior
The Montego features a waterfall-style grille. High-intensity-discharge headlights and rectangular fog lamps are installed. LED taillamps promise quicker illumination compared to traditional bulbs. Built on a 112.9-inch wheelbase, the Montego is 200.9 inches long overall and 61.5 inches tall.

Fifteen-spoke alloy wheels on the Premier sedan hold 18-inch tires, while the Base model rides on 17-inch tires. New for 2007 are optional 18-inch, eight-spoke chrome wheels. Montegos feature a fully independent suspension, and all-wheel-drive models have self-leveling rear shocks. Low-profile windshield wipers use a strip of spring steel to press the rubber blade evenly against the glass. A power moonroof is optional.

Two new exterior colors are available for 2007: Dune Pearl and Alloy Metallic.


Interior
Five occupants fit inside the Montego's two-tone interior, which features an upright seating position that Mercury says is borrowed from sport utility vehicles. Front-row seats are mounted on top of a cross-car beam that's engineered to enhance safety. The rear seats are slightly elevated to yield a better view without impeding the driver's vision. With the 60/40-split second-row seat folded, the Montego offers 49.9 inches of load floor length. The front passenger seat also folds flat.

An analog clock sits in the center of the dashboard. Leather-upholstered seats are optional, but an overhead console is standard. Two cupholders appear in the front console, with two more in the backseat's flip-down armrest.

A power driver's seat and tilt steering wheel are standard. A two-user memory feature stores seat, pedal and mirror positions in the Premier sedan. The trunk holds 21.2 cubic feet of cargo, which Mercury says is 50 percent greater than competitive models.


Under the Hood
A Duratec 3.0-liter V-6 produces 203 horsepower and 207 pounds-feet of torque. All-wheel-drive sedans use the CVT, while those with front-wheel drive get a six-speed automatic. Traction control is standard.

Safety
All-disc antilock brakes are standard. Seat-mounted side-impact airbags will become standard in fall 2006 and will be packaged with a standard rollover Safety Canopy side curtain airbag system. A reverse sensing system is also optional.

Driving Impressions
Differences from Ford's Five Hundred are modest, but the Montego feels a bit heavier. Its relatively taut suspension delivers a comfortable ride, apart from an occasional noteworthy bump on rougher surfaces. Tracking well on freeways, the Montego feels a hair more sure-footed than the Five Hundred.

Entry and exit are exceptionally easy, and the chair-height seats yield excellent views. The CVT is virtually flawless — adequate for takeoffs and seldom troubled when passing. All told, the Montego is a good-sense sedan.


Consumer Reviews

4.9

Average based on 10 reviews

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priced within my budget

by Buddy from danbury, ct on October 14, 2017

bought 2007 used, low miles great condition, staff is very helpful, for a older car ... great features

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2007 Mercury Montego Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Mercury Montego Base

Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Side
P

IIHS Ratings

Based on Mercury Montego Base

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
G
Overall Rear
G
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
P
Driver Head and Neck
M
Driver Pelvis/Leg
A
Driver Torso
P
Overall Side
P
Rear Passenger Head Protection
A
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
A
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.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Mercury Montego Base

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Mercury Montego Base

Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Front Seat
Rear Seat
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There is currently 1 recall for this car.


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Service & Repair

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

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Warranty Coverage

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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