The Mercury Villager, introduced in 1992 as a 1993 model, has been a runaway success story. Its extraordinarily adaptable interior helped the minivan carve out a unique niche for itself. An optional 7-passenger interior has front bucket seats, a reclining/folding/ removable 2-seat bench and a 3-passenger rear bench mounted on floor tracks that run from the back of the van to just behind the front buckets. You can fold and slide the bench seats in numerous ways for lots of passenger/cargo-carrying versatility.
New exterior color combinations are the major change for '95. Positioned toward the high end of the minivan market, the front- wheel-drive Mercury Villager is designed to appeal to buyers who seek utility in a carlike package. Key competitors for the Mercury Villager include its twin, the Nissan Quest, plus the Toyota Previa and Chrysler Town & Country. For 1995, the Mercury Villager continues to offer only a single powertrain, a 3.0-liter sohc V6, which is mated to a 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission.
The Villager is available in two body styles, cargo van and passenger wagon. Three trim lines are offered, the base-level GS, upscale LS and the top-of-the-line Nautica. The cargo van has front bucket seats and a stripped interior. The Nautica includes most options, plus quad captain's chairs and a bench in leather. Major options include power windows, door locks and dual side mirrors, a keyless-entry system, air conditioning, cruise control and a sound system with earphone jacks and volume controls for rear passengers.
- $17,885 (1994 Mercury Villager GS Cargo Van)
As of August 15, 1994:
- $18,455 (1995 Mercury Villager GS Cargo Van)
- $19,045 (1995 Mercury Villager GS)
- $23,825 (1995 Mercury Villager LS)
- $25,305 (1995 Mercury Villager Nautica)
As of October 1, 1995:
- $19,385 (1996 Mercury Villager GS Cargo Van)
- $19,940 (1996 Mercury Villager GS)
- $24,300 (1996 Mercury Villager LS)
- $26,390 (1996 Mercury Villager Nautica)
- $540 (1993 to early 1995 models)
- $555 (1995 and early 1996 models)