2007 Mercury Montego

2007 Mercury Montego Review

Note: This review was created when the 2007 Mercury Montego was new.

The Montego is a safe car with lots of passenger and cargo room, but it can't match the performance of others in its class. If you're in the market for an affordable midsize car, also consider the Honda Accord and the Nissan Altima.

8.0

Overall

Scorecard

Critics' Rating: 8.2
Performance: 6.3
Interior: 7.3
Safety: 9.6
Reliability:
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Pros & Cons

  • Spacious and comfortable interior
  • Plenty of room for cargo
  • Good crash test scores
  • Mediocre powertrain
  • Uninspired exterior styling
  • Poor overall value based on total cost of ownership

2007 Mercury Montego Overview

The 2007 Mercury Montego, according to auto reviewers, is a safe, practical sedan that can comfortably accommodate passengers and gear, but falls short in performance. "With a roomy interior, available all-wheel drive and best-in-class safety ratings, the 2007 Mercury Montego is a family-friendly alternative to SUV ownership," says Edmunds. "Trouble is, this big sedan doesn't have the power to keep up with the competition." Adds Newsday, "Those seeking something with a sporty flair will have to go elsewhere; the Montego's suspension and steering are set up with an emphasis on comfort and ease respectively, not hard driving." Many reviewers also find that flair is similarly lacking in the exterior. Kelley Blue Book notes the Montego's "relatively tame, squared-off styling" and suggests, "Designers weren't hunting for sensuous shapes when they developed the Montego."

In a head-to-head comparison conducted by the Detroit News, the Montego bettered the Buick LaCrosse in three of five categories -- cabin, safety and ride and handling -- while tying for styling and losing in the engine category. The Montego didn't fare as well, however, in a "head-to-head-to-head shootout" conducted by Motor Trend that pitted it against the Buick Lucerne and Chrysler 300 Touring. It placed third despite impressing judges with its handling and interior, largely because its engine lacked the power of its competitors.

Most reviewers find that the Montego is a practical car and a solid value. As Cars.com puts it, "All told, the Montego is a good-sense sedan." Consumer Guide gives the Montego its "recommended" rating for its "generous passenger room, cargo space, and take-charge driving position." IntelliChoice, however, gives the Mercury Montego a rating of "poor," for its predicted five-year total cost of ownership compared to other vehicles in its class.

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