Following its introduction last year, Mercury's version of the Ford Freestar minivan receives a number of minor updates for 2005. A new Comfort Package becomes optional on the Luxury series and standard on the Premier version, while Class I and Class II Trailer Tow Prep Packages are now available on all models, a rear spoiler becomes optional on Luxury and Premier versions and the power liftgate is now available across the line. A 201-horsepower 4.2-liter V-6 engine continues to power the front wheels via a four-speed-automatic transmission. A host of available features include power sliding rear doors, a power liftgate, DVD entertainment system, and a fold-flat third-row seat. Ford's AdvanceTrak stability control is optional, as is a Safety Canopy side-curtain airbag system, power adjustable pedals, and a reverse-sensing proximity warning.
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Mercury Monterey by Marc K. Stengel (11/3/2003)
Mercury invests new Monterey minivan with all the safety and comforts of home.