Ford has a closely related Five Hundred sedan. Nearly 20 years ago, it had them in the form of the Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable, benchmark cars at the time that sold big. Remedy Ford will notify owners, and dealers will install new third row seat latch striker mounting brackets, free of charge. Discounts Are Not Available on Premier. . The interior was well maintained and is extra. Little has changed, except for a newly designed standard wood- and leather-trimmed steering wheel and new optional nine-spoke machined-aluminum 17-inch wheels.
The Monterey has some minor annoyances, which center mostly on ergonomics. All 2006 models get a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Injury measures Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that serious neck injuries would be possible in a crash of this severity. Van has 120,000 miles with a 4. Heated and cooled front seats that direct air into both the cushions and seatbacks are also available.
An analog clock sits in the center of the dashboard. The gauges are modest in size but well-placed. Parking-assist sensors may be overly sensitive. This rating applies to vehicles other than the specific model and body style tested. Side airbags none Wheelbase 121 in. Little has changed, except for a newly designed standard wood- and leather-trimmed steering wheel and new optional nine-spoke machined-aluminum 17-inch wheels.
As a result of the corrosion, the third row seat may not fully latch into its seating position. Leather-upholstered seats are optional, but an overhead console is standard. Injury measures Measures taken from the neck, chest, and both legs indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Tested vehicle specifications Tested vehicle 2004 Ford Freestar S passenger van Weight 4,251 lbs. Each and every one of our used motors have been serviced top to bottom by our certified mechanics.
Both are manufactured in Canada. Mercury's lineup included the Milan, the Sable, the Mercury Mariner and Mariner Hybrid , the Mercury Mountaineer and the old-school land yacht luxury of the Mercury Grand Marquis. Safety All-disc antilock brakes are standard. Ford has a closely related Five Hundred sedan. Restraints and dummy kinematics Dummy movement was well controlled.
Safety All-disc antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution, side-impact airbags and a Safety Canopy side curtain-type airbag system with rollover sensors are standard. For instance, grabbing the handbrake lever is a long reach. A power moonroof is optional. Transmission choices include a continuously variable transmission and a six-speed automatic, each driven by a Duratec 3. The Ford Freestar was introduced in the 2004 model year as a replacement for the Ford Windstar. Side airbags optional head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and optional front seat-mounted torso airbags Wheelbase 121 in. Fifteen-spoke alloy wheels on the Premier sedan hold 18-inch tires, while the Luxury model rides on 17-inch tires.
As usual, the Mercury version is more upscale. Dual power-operated sliding side doors are installed, and a power liftgate is optional. The previously offered Convenience and Premier trim levels have been dropped for 2006, leaving just the Luxury model. Beginning with 2006 Freestar and Monterey models, design changes were made to the door trim panels and the side airbags to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes, and the side airbags were made standard in all Monterey models. Show full review Vehicle Overview Mercury introduced a brand-new front-wheel-drive minivan for 2004 that was built on the same platform as the then-new Ford Freestar. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low. A signature Mercury waterfall grille made up of vertical bars is installed.
Leather seating surfaces with Preferred Suede inserts are optional. Montegos feature a fully independent suspension, and all-wheel-drive models have self-leveling rear shocks. Last Character Refers to Interior Color. Machined wheels hold 16-inch tires, and self-sealing tires are available. Ford has suggested that both the Monterey and Ford Freestar may be discontinued soon. Mercury Luxury with Dark Toreador Red Metallic exterior and Charcoal interior. The tires are slightly worn with about 75% of tread life left.
Passenger — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof. All 2006 models get a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Vehicle Overview Mercury introduced a brand-new front-wheel-drive minivan for 2004 that was built on the same platform as the then-new Ford Freestar. Van is a great runner and very reliable, we just drove out to Yellowstone Park and back with no problems other than realizing we need more room. The all-wheel-drive system can automatically distribute up to 100 percent of traction to the rear wheels. Seat-mounted side-impact airbags are optional and packaged with a rollover Safety Canopy side curtain-type airbag system.