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For the first time ever, Ford Motor Co.'s upscale Mercury Division has a full-size minivan to sell.

The 2004 Mercury Monterey...

2004 Mercury Monterey Model Comparison

Convenience Minivan

General Pricing

Resale Value $29,310.00 $34,325.00 $21,355.00
Destination $685.00 $725.00 $670.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 4.2L V6 4.6L V8 3.0L V6
Horsepower 201 @ 4250 RPM 302 @ 5750 RPM 155 @ 4900 RPM
Torque 263 @ 3650 RPM 318 @ 4300 RPM 185 @ 3950 RPM
Valves 4 4 2
Displacement (cc) 4195 4605 2983
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.8 X 3.7 3.6 X 3.6 3.5 X 3.1
Compression Ratio 9.3:1 10.1:1 9.7:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 16 17 19
Highway (mpg) 23 23 26

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 4340.9 4199.8 3335.6
Wheelbase (in.) 120.8 114.7 108.5
Length (in.) 201.5 212.0 199.8
Width (in.) 76.6 78.2 73.0
Height (in.) 68.8 56.8 55.5
Track Front (in.) 64.3 63.4 61.6
Track Rear (in.) 62.8 65.6 62.1
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 7 5 6
Front Headroom (in.) 38.8 39.3 39.8
Rear Headroom (in.) 39.7 37.9 36.7
Front Legroom (in.) 40.7 42.0 42.2
Rear Legroom (in.) 38.0 38.4 38.9
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 61.0 60.3 57.3
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 63.6 60.3 56.6
Front Hip Room (in.) 58.7 58.0 54.5
Rear Hip Room (in.) 66.5 58.7 55.7

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 206.8 109.9 102.5

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension strut wishbone strut
Rear Suspension torsion beam strut
Tires 235/60R16 235/50R18 215/60R16

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std. Std. Std.

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive front wheel drive rear wheel drive front wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) Std. Std. N/A
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A Std. N/A
Vehicle Stability Control System N/A N/A N/A

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio AM/FM AM/FM AM/FM
Cassette Player Yes Yes Yes
CD Player Yes Yes N/A
CD Changer N/A N/A N/A
DVD Player N/A N/A N/A
Navigation Aid N/A N/A N/A

Interior

Cruise Control Std. Std. Std.
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes
Telescopic Steering Column N/A N/A N/A

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. Std. Std.

Safety

Driver Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag N/A Std. N/A
Passenger Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Rear Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat Yes Yes N/A

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof N/A N/A N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. Std. Std.

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