1999 Mercury Villager

  • 1999 Mercury Villager Base Minivan
    • MAX MPG
      24
    • SEATS
      7
    • HP/TORQUE
      170/200
    • ENGINE
      3.3L V6
    • MSRP
      $22,415
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1999 Mercury Villager Review

Comfort and performance at a bargain.

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Overview

The 1999 Mercury Villager serves as a well-appointed minivan that offers carlike performance at a reasonable price. Its design follows that of the Nissan Quest, which makes the two vehicles fairly similar. With a large, spacious interior, a large array of standard and optional features, and a smooth ride, the Mercury Villager makes an excellent passenger vehicle. The large interior also allows the Villager to haul more cargo than smaller family vehicles.

The seating is flexible, ranging from four to seven. Five-person seating maximizes the room for each passenger while providing a large amount of cargo space, but seven-person seating still feels comfortable. All of the seating options seem good, so buyers can easily pick and choose which works best for their needs. With comfort, performance, and a reasonable price, the Mercury Villager provides a good option for any driver looking to purchase a family vehicle.

The Range

Body Styles: minivan
Engines: 3.3-liter six-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Mercury Villager GS, Mercury Villager LS, Mercury Villager Nautica

What's New

The 1999 Mercury Villager gets completely redesigned from the 1998 Villager. The 1999 Villager is larger, more powerful, better equipped, and offers a better value than the previous model.

Exterior

The 1999 Mercury Villager looks like a gracefully curved minivan. Unlike many other Mercury models, the front end appears attractive and does not have any odd design characteristics. Power mirrors come standard on all models. Alloy wheels, a camper towing package, and a power antenna remain available as optional features.

Interior

The 1999 Mercury Villager has a massively sized interior with three rows of seats. Standard features include power windows, power locks, a cassette player, steering wheel audio controls, and air-conditioning. Power seats, digital readout, dual-zone air-conditioning, leather seating, cruise control, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, automatic climate control, and a CD player comprise the optional features.

Performance & Handling

Performance marks one of the high points of the 1999 Mercury Villager. Regardless of the model selection, the Villager avoids the major issues many minivans have. The 3.3-liter, six-cylinder engine provides solid acceleration. The maneuverability and handling seem much like that of a car. The Villager does not perform quite as well as a sedan, but it gets close enough that switching to it from a smaller vehicle does not make for a jarring transition.

Safety

The 1999 Mercury Villager comes equipped with standard dual front airbags. Four-wheel anti-lock brakes remain available as optional equipment.

EPA Fuel Economy

Mercury Villager: 15/22 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Solid value
  • Smooth ride
  • Substantial improvements over 1998 models

You Won't Like

  • Doesn’t offer anything to set it apart from its competition

Sum Up

Comfort and performance at a bargain.

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