2006 Mercury Montego Overview


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55 stars

Based on 2 reviews

So Far A Good Car, Have Only Had It For A Month Or So, So The Jury Is Still Out. by danquakenbush
 — I really like the syling of my Montego. I think it is the nicest car on the road. Even better looking than any other Ford product. I like the led tailights, thats why I bought the car. I found a 2... Read More
Impressive by Warren0007
 — Well so far this car is amazing. There is lots of room in side and its great on the road. I'm getting around 31 MPG This is a Premier edition and I guess I have everything including sun roof. I need t... Read More

2006 Mercury Montego Overview

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2006 Mercury Montego

The Montego name appeared in the Mercury lineup from 1968 to 1976. Its reappearance last year reflects Ford's attempt to produce an SUV in a car's sheet metal. Ford's Five Hundred and Montego are both based on the platform Ford-owned Volvo designed for its S60, S80, V70, V80, and XC90 sedans, wagons, and SUV.

As a midsize sedan, the Montego looms large for its class: It's 4.1 inches longer than a Chrysler 300 and four-tenths of an inch wider, and only two-tenths of an inch shorter than the Mercury Monterey minivan. The Montego reflects this SUV thinking in its spacious interior design and high seating positions. Reviewers found the interior with its high seating positions - front and back - low dashtop, and tall windows provided excellent visibility. Mercury claims the massive 21.2-cubic-foot trunk can hold eight full-size golf bags.

Some have complained about the relatively low 203-horsepower output of the 3.0-liter V6 in a car that weighs 3,656 pounds in its lightest front-wheel-drive form. Yet, the power flows smoothly and quietly when coupled with either the wide-ratio, six-speed automatic or the computer-optimized CVT transmission. 0-60 on the front-wheel driver takes 7.9 seconds. One reviewer was dissatisfied by the performance of both transmissions, but for the most part other reviewers find them competent. A review-tested AWD Montego averaged 19.2 mpg in city/highway driving; Mercury recommends regular-grade fuel. Overall handling under normal driving conditions is competent, with excellent AWD traction.

Safety was a major engineering concern in the development of the Montego. Volvo designed its basic structure, and Ford added its Personal Safety System, which manages inflation rates for the dual-stage front airbags. As a result, the Montego has received five-star government crash test ratings and a best pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for frontal crash performance.


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Mercury Montego Questions


Which Car Racks/rails Work For A Mercury Montego 2006?

I need to get rails for my Mercury Montego, 2006. I want to be able to carry my kayak. No one so far has been able to tell me.

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Mercury Montego 2006 - Reset Comp. After Oil Change. Problem!

I changed the oil myself today and this time I found a problem when trying to erase the typical message "OIL LIFE 0%" or similar. When handling SET UP, RESET & INFO thru the small keys beside the wh...

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When Starting Idles High And Then Shuts Down

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Oil Leak Mercury Montego V6 2006 45k Miles

My Mercury Montego 2006, V6, 45K miles, has an oil leak. Oil coming from the top? in the rear area of the engine, facing the fire walL. Some one know where the oil is coming from? What's causing the...

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Idles Low About 600 Rpm In Gear At A Complete Stop. Changed The Cam Sensor ...

Getting a code 171.Running to lean. Changed the cam sensor and still getting code for it.

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