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! colspan=2 | '''Mercury Milan'''
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! colspan=2 style="text-align:center; font-weight:normal; background:#ddb;" | [[Mercury]]
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|- style="vertical-align:top;"
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| MSRP Range
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| $19,690 - $30,230
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|- style="vertical-align:top; background:#f0f0f0;"
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| Production
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| 2006-2010
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|- style="vertical-align:top;"
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| Class
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| Mid-size luxury sport [[sedan]]
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|- style="vertical-align:top; background:#f0f0f0;"
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| Body Style
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| 4-door sedan
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|- style="vertical-align:top;"
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| Length
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| 191.4 in (4861 mm)
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|- style="vertical-align:top; background:#f0f0f0;"
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| Width
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| 72.2 in (1834 mm)
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|- style="vertical-align:top;
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| Height
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| 57.2 in (1453 mm)
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|- style="vertical-align:top; background:#f0f0f0;"
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| Wheelbase
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| 107.4 in (2728 mm)
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|- style="vertical-align:top;"
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| Weight
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| 3117-3303 lbs (1314-1498 kg)
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|- style="vertical-align:top; background:#f0f0f0;"
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| Transmission
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| 5-speed manual <br> 5-speed automatic <br> 6-Speed Manual <br> 6-speed automatic
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|- style="vertical-align:top;"
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| Engine
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| 2.5 liter [[DOHC]] inline 4 <br> 3.0 liter [[DOHC]] [[V6]]
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|- style="vertical-align:top; background:#f0f0f0;"
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| Power
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| 175 [[hp]] @ 6000 RPM <br> 172 lb-ft of [[torque]] @ 4500 RPM <br><br> 240 [[hp]] @ 6550 RPM <br> 223 lb-ft of [[torque]] @ 4300 RPM
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|- style="vertical-align:top;"
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| Similar
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| [[Saab 9-3]] <br> [[Acura TSX]] <br> [[Saturn Aura]]
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|- style="vertical-align:top; background:#f0f0f0;"
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| Platform
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| Ford CD3 Platform
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|}
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The '''[[Mercury Milan]]''' is a midsize luxury sport [[sedan]] based on the Ford CD3 platform.  The Milan carries unique front and rear fascia designs. The Milan was originally launched as a replacement for the [[Mercury Sable]] (2006), and it also fills the gap since the discontinuation of the [[Mercury Mystique]] in 2000.
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The Milan was unveiled at the 2005 Chicago Auto Show on February 9.  Earlier, at the 2005 Detroit Auto Show, a [[Hybrid Cars|hybrid]] version was announced for the 2009 model year.
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The '''Milan''' is available with a five-speed [[manual transmission|manual]], or five or six-speed [[Automatic transmission|automatic]]s. [[Four Wheel Drive|All wheel drive]] will be added for 2007, and a [[Hybrid Cars|hybrid]] version with Ford's 2nd generation [[Hybrid Cars|hybrid]] engine will be available in late 2008. Milan Pricing starts at $19,690.
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The Milan, along with the Mercury brand, will cease production following the 2010 model year.
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The Milan fits in a line of [[sedan]]s by '''[[Mercury]]''' smallest to largest.
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*[[Mercury Milan]] Mid-Size
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*[[Mercury Sable]] Large Sedan
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*[[Mercury Grand Marquis]] Full-Size
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===Recent Changes===
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For 2008 the Mercury Milan gets a new voice-activated navigation system, keyless entry, five new exterior paint colors and a back-up parking sensor. Features added later in the model year include ambient interior lighting and Mercury's SYNC system, which integrates wireless devices and music players with the car.
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* For 2010, the Milan and Milan Hybrid receives a significant facelift and drivetrain update (as well as more techno-goodies) along with its sisters, the [[Ford Fusion]] and the [[Lincoln MKZ]].[http://www.autoblog.com/2008/11/19/la-2008-mercury-debuts-2010-milan/][http://jalopnik.com/5092325/2010-mercury-milan-hybrid]
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'''Milan'''
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<gallery>
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Image:2010-Mercury-Milan.jpg
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Image:Thumb1280x1280 3039611797 19380a2e6a o.jpg
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Image:Thumb1280x1280 3040450394 b0d656de00 o.jpg
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</gallery>
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'''Milan Hybrid'''
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<gallery>
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Image:00 milan2010hybrid.jpg
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Image:Thumb1280x1280 3039635937 f897cb8030 o.jpg
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Image:Thumb1280x1280 3039638425 3dca343a86 o.jpg
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Image:Thumb1280x1280 3039638215 d683a67ef9 o.jpg
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</gallery>
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===Styles and Major Options===
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[[Image:2010-mercury-milan-hybrid 21.jpg|thumb|350px|The 2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid Interior.]]
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[[Image:2010-mercury-milan-hybrid 9.jpg|thumb|350px|The 2010 Mercury Milan]]
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The Milan is available in six trim configurations. Their major standard features are shown below.
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'''I-4''' <br>
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* AM/FM CD stereo with MP3 capability, audio input jack, 6 speakers
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* Fold down front passenger and rear bench seat
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* 16" steel wheels with covers
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'''V-6''' <br>
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''in place of or in addition to I-4 features:''
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* Dual Chrome-tipped exhaust
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* 16" Alloy wheels
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'''V-6 AWD''' <br>
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''in place of or in addition to V-6 features:''
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* Power moonroof
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* 17" Alloy wheels
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<br>
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The '''Premier''' Group can be added to any of these models and includes:
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* Leather Upholstery
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* 17" Alloy Wheels
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* AM/FM In-dash 6-CD changer stereo, audio input jack, 6 speakers
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'''Major optional features'''
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* [[Mercury SYNC]]™
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* Ambient lighting
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* Audiophile AM/FM 6-disc in-dash CD changer with Sirius Satellite Radio and 8 speakers
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* Sirius Satellite Radio
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* Navigation System
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* Power Moonroof
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===Pricing===
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<table border=1 tablecolor=#000000 bordercolor=#000008>
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<tr bgcolor=#cccccc>
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<td colspan=6>
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'''Milan Trims'''
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</td>
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</tr>
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<tr bgcolor=#ffffcc>
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<td>
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I-4 Milan
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</td>
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<td>
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V-6 Milan
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</td>
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<td>
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V-6 Milan AWD
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</td>
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<td>
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I-4 Premier
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</td>
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<td>
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V-6 Premier
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</td>
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<td>
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V-6 Premier AWD
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</td>
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</tr>
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<tr bgcolor=#66ccff>
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<td colspan=6>
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''MSRP''
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</td>
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</tr>
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<tr bgcolor=#ffffcc>
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<td>
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$19,690
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</td>
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<td>
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$22,940
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</td>
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<td>
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$24,790
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</td>
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<td>
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$21,770
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</td>
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<td>
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$24,645
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</td>
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<td>
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$26,495
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</td>
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</tr>
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<tr bgcolor=#66ccff>
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<td colspan=6>
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''Invoice''
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</td>
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</tr>
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<tr bgcolor=#ffffcc>
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<td>
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$17,355
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</td>
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<td>
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$20,074
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</td>
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<td>
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$21,738
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</td>
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<td>
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$19,124
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</td>
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<td>
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$21,451
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</td>
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<td>
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$23,115
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</td>
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</tr>
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</table>
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===Gas Mileage===
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As seen on the [http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/findacar.htm FuelEconomy.gov] website, the City/Highway MPG averages are as follows:
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<table border=1 tablecolor=#000000 bordercolor=#000008>
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<tr bgcolor=#cccccc>
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<td colspan=8>
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'''Engine'''
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</td>
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</tr>
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<tr bgcolor=#ffffcc>
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<td colspan=2>
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Inline 4
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</td>
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<td colspan=2>
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V6
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</td>
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</tr>
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<tr bgcolor=#cccccc>
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<td colspan=8>
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'''Drivetrain'''
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</td>
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</tr>
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<tr bgcolor=#ffffcc>
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<td>
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Manual
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</td>
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<td>
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Automatic
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</td>
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<td>
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Automatic
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</td>
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<td>
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Automatic AWD
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</td>
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</tr>
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<tr>
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<td colspan=4 bgcolor=#cccccc>
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'''MPG'''
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</td>
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</tr>
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<tr bgcolor=#ffffcc>
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<td align=center>
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20/29
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</td>
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<td align=center>
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20/28
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</td>
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<td align=center>
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18/26
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</td>
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<td align=center>
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17/25
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</td>
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</tr>
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</table>
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===Reliability===
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* In November 2006, Consumer Reports ranked the Mercury Milan one of the most reliable cars in the USA, with 4th place.
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* The 2007 Mercury Milan was the Highest Ranked Mid-Sized Sedan by J.D. Power in  Initial  Quality.
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====Warranty====
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'''Bumper to Bumper''': 36 months/36,000 miles
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'''Major Components''': 60 months/60,000 miles
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'''Rust Through''': 60 months/unlimited miles
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'''Roadside Assistance''': 60 months/60,000 miles
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===Safety===
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'''Standard Safety Features'''
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* 4-wheel anti-lock brakes ([[ABS]])
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* 1st and 2nd Row Curtain Airbags
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* Traction Control (on V6 models)
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* Driver and Passenger Front and Side Air Bags
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The 2006-2007 Milan was tested by the NHTSA and the full results can be found at [http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/NCAP/Cars/3894.html safercar.gov].
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<table border=1 tablecolor=#000000 bordercolor=#000008>
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<tr bgcolor=#cccccc>
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<td colspan=6>
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'''Rating (Stars)'''
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</td>
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</tr>
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<tr bgcolor=#cccccc>
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<td colspan=2>
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Front
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</td>
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<td colspan=2>
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Side
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</td>
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<td colspan=2>
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Rollover
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</td>
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</tr>
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<tr bgcolor=#66ccff>
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<td>
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Driver
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</td>
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<td>
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Passenger
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</td>
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<td>
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Front Seat
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</td>
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<td>
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Rear Seat
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</td>
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<td>
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2WD
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</td>
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<td>
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4WD
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</td>
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</tr>
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<tr bgcolor=#ffffcc align=center>
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<td>
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4
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</td>
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<td>
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4
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</td>
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<td>
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5
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</td>
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<td>
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4
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</td>
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<td>
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4
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</td>
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<td align=center>
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-
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</td>
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</tr>
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</table>
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===Resale Values===
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<table border=1 tablecolor=#000000 bordercolor=#000008>
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<tr bgcolor=#cccccc>
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<td colspan=4>
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'''<MODEL> Year'''
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</td>
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</tr>
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<tr bgcolor=#ffffcc>
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<td>
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Year 2006
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</td>
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<td>
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Year 2007
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</td>
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<td>
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Year 2008
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</td>
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<td>
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Year 2009
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</td>
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</tr>
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<tr>
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<td colspan=4 bgcolor=#cccccc>
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'''Resale Value'''
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</td>
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</tr>
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<tr bgcolor=#ffffcc>
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<td>
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$17,115 - $21,660
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</td>
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<td>
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$18,915 - $24,035
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</td>
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<td>
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$
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</td>
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<td>
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$
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</td>
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</tr>
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</table>
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===Photos===
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<gallery>
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</gallery>
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===Colors===
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<div style="border-color: rgb(102, 102, 102); position: relative; padding-bottom: 0px;" >
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  <table border="1">
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    <tr>
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      <td height="20" width="145">'''Exterior Colors'''</td>
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    </tr>
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  </table>
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  <table border="1">
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    <tr>
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      <td height="20" width="145">Dark Ink Blue</td>
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      <td bgcolor="#2e3a50" width="73">&nbsp;</td>
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      <td height="20" width="145">Vivid Red</td>
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      <td bgcolor="#972d31" width="73">&nbsp;</td>
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    </tr>
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  </table>
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  <table border="1" bordercolor="#0000FF">
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    <tr bordercolor="#FFFFFF">
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      <td  width="145">Vapor Silver</td>
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      <td width="73"  bgcolor="#767571">&nbsp;</td>
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      <td  width="145">Silver Birch</td>
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      <td width="73"  bgcolor="#b1adaa">&nbsp;</td>
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    </tr>
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  </table>
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  <table border="1">
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    <tr>
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      <td height="20" width="145">Dune Pearl</td>
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      <td bgcolor="#bab7a4" width="73">&nbsp;</td>
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      <td height="20" width="145">Dark Amethyst</td>
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      <td bgcolor="#675968" width="73">&nbsp;</td>
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    </tr>
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  </table>
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  <table border="1">
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    <tr>
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      <td  height="20" width="145">Satellite Silver</td>
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      <td  bgcolor="#b4b8b7" width="73">&nbsp;</td>
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      <td  height="20" width="145">Tungsten Grey</td>
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      <td  bgcolor="#827e7f" width="73">&nbsp;</td>
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    </tr>
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  </table>
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  <table border="1">
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    <tr>
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      <td height="20" width="145">Black</td>
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      <td  bgcolor="#0c0c0c" width="73">&nbsp;</td>
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      <td  height="20" width="145">White Suede</td>
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      <td  bgcolor="#ffffff" width="73">&nbsp;</td>
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    </tr>
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  </table>
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<div style="border-color: rgb(102, 102, 102); position: relative; padding-bottom: 0px;" >
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  <table border="1">
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    <tr>
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      <td height="20" width="145">'''Interior Colors'''</td>
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      <td bgcolor="#ffffff" width="73">'''Cloth'''</td>
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      <td height="20" width="73">'''Leather'''</td>
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    </tr>
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  </table>
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  <table border="1" bordercolor="#0000FF">
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    <tr bordercolor="#FFFFFF">
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      <td  width="145">Camel</td>
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      <td width="73"  bgcolor="#ae9b8c">&nbsp;</td>
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      <td width="73"  bgcolor="#d6c9b8">&nbsp;</td>
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    </tr>
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  </table>
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  <table border="1">
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    <tr>
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      <td height="20" width="145">Dark Charcoal</td>
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      <td bgcolor="#2f2f2f" width="73">&nbsp;</td>
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      <td bgcolor="#565656" width="73">&nbsp;</td>
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    </tr>
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  </table>
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  <table border="1">
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    <tr>
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      <td  height="20" width="145">Medium Light Stone</td>
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      <td  bgcolor="#b0aca9" width="73">&nbsp;</td>
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      <td  bgcolor="#b7b3b0" width="34">&nbsp;</td>
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      <td  bgcolor="#565656" width="34">&nbsp;</td>
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    </tr>
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  </table>
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  <table border="1">
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===Main Competitors===
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* [[Acura TSX]]
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* [[Saturn Aura]]
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* [[Saab 9-3]]
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==Hybrid Models==
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A hybrid model is promised for year 2009. Pre-production spyshots of the 2008 [[Ford Fusion]] show the hybrid model will have a drivetrain similar to the [[Ford Escape Hybrid]]. A full article on the Fusion Hybrid is available from [http://www.leftlanenews.com/2006/12/05/spied-ford-fusion-hybrid/ LeftLaneNews]. It is expected the Milan Hybrid will be mechanically identical.
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{{-}}
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==Unique Attributes==
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The Milan is the only car in its class to offer [[AWD]] for under $30,000.
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==Current Generation: 2006-Present==
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With its launch, the '''Milan''' debuted with [[Mercury]]'s signature Satin Waterfall  grille design, which has  become the company's trademark look for the rest of the [[Mercury]] model lineup. Production of the Milan started mid 2005.
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Changes to the CD3 platform from the [[Mazda Mazda6|Mazda6]] include stretching it by 1.2 inches in width and 5.5 inches in length, strengthening it, and modifying the suspension for a more compliant ride. Like the [[Mazda]], the Milan uses the Mazda-designed 2.3L Duratec I4 and Ford-designed 3.0L Duratec V6. For 2007 Class exclusive [[AWD]] was added.
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The Mercury Milan's main competetion is the [[Acura TSX]] [[Saab 9-3]] and [[Saturn Aura]]. The Milan shares some interior parts such as part of the console and seats with the otherwise unrelated European [[Ford Mondeo]]. Both automatic and manual transmissions are available though only the manual transmission is available with the I4 engine.
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<gallery>
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Image:2009.mercury.milan rear1.jpg
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Image:07 Red Milan1.jpg|Milan Premier V6 AWD
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Image:07 Red Milan Rear1.jpg|Milan Premier V6 AWD
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Image:08 Milan in Dark Ink Blue3.jpg|'08 Milan Premier V6 AWD
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Image:08 Milan Interior.jpg|'08 Milan Premier Interior with Nav. System
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Image:Milanconcept.jpg|Conceptual drawing.
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Image:Milaninterior.jpg|Milan with two-tone leather interior.
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Image:2009.Mercury. Milan interior2.jpg
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Image:milan4.jpg
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Image:milan5.jpg
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Image:2006_Mercury_Milan.jpg
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Image:Milan Interior.jpg
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Image:Milan Rear.jpg
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Image:2007 Mercury Milan.jpg
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Image:Milan Premier AWD V6.jpg
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Image:07 Milan V6.jpg
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Image:Red Milan.jpg
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Image:07 Milan Rear.jpg
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</gallery>
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{{-}}
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==What's Best About Milan==
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* "This Mercury has that "just right" look about it, and it's about time." — New Car Test Drive
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* "Estimated fuel economy is decent: 23 mpg in the city and 31 on the highway with the 4-cylinder and manual transmission and at 21 and 29 with the V6 and automatic." — MSN Autos
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* "The Milan is pretty well-equipped. Standard items include air conditioning, a power driver's seat, cruise control, an AM/FM/CD/MP3 player, a tachometer, a tilt-telescopic steering wheel and power windows, heated mirrors and locks with remote keyless entry." — MSN Autos
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==Criticisms==
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* "...A driver must be careful backing up because he can't see where the rear of the car ends or what's directly behind it. Too bad no rear-obstacle-detection system is available." — MSN Autos
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* "The Milan is quick with the V6, which works with the responsive 6-speed automatic transmission and loafs at 2100 rpm at 70 mph. But expect just average highway performance with the 4-cylinder engine, which has considerably less power and torque." — MSN Autos
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==Worldwide==
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* The Mercury Milan is only sold to the U.S.and Mexican Markets.
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 +
==Design quirks and oddities==
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* Like all Mercurys it has a Satin Finish Front Grille.
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 +
==Awards==
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[[Image:Milan CRBB.jpg|2008 Milan Consumer Digest Best Buy.|thumb|300px]]
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* Mercury Milan won Auto Pacific's 2006 vehicle Satisfaction Award for Midsize-Cars.
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* First six speed automatic transmission in the medium car class.
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* Class exclusive [[AWD]].
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* 2007 Consumer Guide Recommended Midsize-Car.
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* The 2007 Mercury Milan was the Highest Ranked Mid-Sized Sedan by J.D. Power in Initial Quality.
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* 2007 Second Quarter U.S. Global Quality Research System Study, 2nd Place Winner The Mercury Milan.
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* Consumer Reports ranked the Mercury Milan one of the most reliable cars available in the U.S.
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*A Consumers Digest Best Buy - 2 years running. For the second year in a row, Consumers Digest has named the Mercury Milan a Best Buy. Continuing its history of exceptional value, the 2008 Milan impressed Consumers Digest with "a winning combo of agreeable performance, comfort and utility."
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 +
==Sale Numbers==
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*In February 2008 '''Milan''' Sold '''2,544''' Units '''Down''' '''12.2%''' From February 2007.
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* For 2007 '''Mercury Milan''' Sold '''37,244''' Units '''UP''' '''3.9%''' From Total 2006 Sales.
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==Production==
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* Since the Milan went on sale in the fall of 2005 it has sold exactly '''83,415''' as of February 2008.
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==See Also==
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{{Mercury}}
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[[Category:Current Models]]
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[[Category:Mercury Vehicles|Milan]]
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[[Category:Ford CD3 Platform]]
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[[Category:Front Wheel Drive Vehicles]]
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[[Category:Mid-Size Cars]]
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[[Category:Sedans]]
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[[Category:Mercury]]
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==External Links==
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*[http://www.mercuryvehicles.com/milan/ 2008 Mercury Milan Homepage]
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'''''News and References'''''
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*[http://www.autoblog.com/2008/11/19/la-2008-mercury-debuts-2010-milan/ LA 2008: Mercury debuts 2010 Milan]
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*[http://www.worldcarfans.com/9081119.004/2010-mercury-milan--mercury-milan-hybrid-launched-in-la 2010 Mercury Milan & Mercury Milan Hybrid Launched in L.A.]
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*[http://jalopnik.com/5092301/2010-mercury-milan 2010 Mercury Milan]
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* [http://jalopnik.com/5099338/2010-ford-fusion-mercury-milan-lincoln-mkz-design-dissected 2010 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan, Lincoln MKZ: Design, Dissected]
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Latest revision as of 00:04, 4 June 2010

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Mercury Milan
Mercury
MSRP Range $19,690 - $30,230
Production 2006-2010
Class Mid-size luxury sport sedan
Body Style 4-door sedan
Length 191.4 in (4861 mm)
Width 72.2 in (1834 mm)
Height 57.2 in (1453 mm)
Wheelbase 107.4 in (2728 mm)
Weight 3117-3303 lbs (1314-1498 kg)
Transmission 5-speed manual
5-speed automatic
6-Speed Manual
6-speed automatic
Engine 2.5 liter DOHC inline 4
3.0 liter DOHC V6
Power 175 hp @ 6000 RPM
172 lb-ft of torque @ 4500 RPM

240 hp @ 6550 RPM
223 lb-ft of torque @ 4300 RPM
Similar Saab 9-3
Acura TSX
Saturn Aura
Platform Ford CD3 Platform

The Mercury Milan is a midsize luxury sport sedan based on the Ford CD3 platform. The Milan carries unique front and rear fascia designs. The Milan was originally launched as a replacement for the Mercury Sable (2006), and it also fills the gap since the discontinuation of the Mercury Mystique in 2000.

The Milan was unveiled at the 2005 Chicago Auto Show on February 9. Earlier, at the 2005 Detroit Auto Show, a hybrid version was announced for the 2009 model year.

The Milan is available with a five-speed manual, or five or six-speed automatics. All wheel drive will be added for 2007, and a hybrid version with Ford's 2nd generation hybrid engine will be available in late 2008. Milan Pricing starts at $19,690.

The Milan, along with the Mercury brand, will cease production following the 2010 model year.

The Milan fits in a line of sedans by Mercury smallest to largest.

Recent Changes

For 2008 the Mercury Milan gets a new voice-activated navigation system, keyless entry, five new exterior paint colors and a back-up parking sensor. Features added later in the model year include ambient interior lighting and Mercury's SYNC system, which integrates wireless devices and music players with the car.

  • For 2010, the Milan and Milan Hybrid receives a significant facelift and drivetrain update (as well as more techno-goodies) along with its sisters, the Ford Fusion and the Lincoln MKZ.[1][2]

Milan

Milan Hybrid

Styles and Major Options

The 2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid Interior.
The 2010 Mercury Milan

The Milan is available in six trim configurations. Their major standard features are shown below.

I-4

  • AM/FM CD stereo with MP3 capability, audio input jack, 6 speakers
  • Fold down front passenger and rear bench seat
  • 16" steel wheels with covers

V-6
in place of or in addition to I-4 features:

  • Dual Chrome-tipped exhaust
  • 16" Alloy wheels

V-6 AWD
in place of or in addition to V-6 features:

  • Power moonroof
  • 17" Alloy wheels


The Premier Group can be added to any of these models and includes:

  • Leather Upholstery
  • 17" Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM In-dash 6-CD changer stereo, audio input jack, 6 speakers

Major optional features

  • Mercury SYNC
  • Ambient lighting
  • Audiophile AM/FM 6-disc in-dash CD changer with Sirius Satellite Radio and 8 speakers
  • Sirius Satellite Radio
  • Navigation System
  • Power Moonroof

Pricing

Milan Trims

I-4 Milan

V-6 Milan

V-6 Milan AWD

I-4 Premier

V-6 Premier

V-6 Premier AWD

MSRP

$19,690

$22,940

$24,790

$21,770

$24,645

$26,495

Invoice

$17,355

$20,074

$21,738

$19,124

$21,451

$23,115

Gas Mileage

As seen on the FuelEconomy.gov website, the City/Highway MPG averages are as follows:

Engine

Inline 4

V6

Drivetrain

Manual

Automatic

Automatic

Automatic AWD

MPG

20/29

20/28

18/26

17/25

Reliability

  • In November 2006, Consumer Reports ranked the Mercury Milan one of the most reliable cars in the USA, with 4th place.
  • The 2007 Mercury Milan was the Highest Ranked Mid-Sized Sedan by J.D. Power in Initial Quality.

Warranty

Bumper to Bumper: 36 months/36,000 miles

Major Components: 60 months/60,000 miles

Rust Through: 60 months/unlimited miles

Roadside Assistance: 60 months/60,000 miles

Safety

Standard Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
  • 1st and 2nd Row Curtain Airbags
  • Traction Control (on V6 models)
  • Driver and Passenger Front and Side Air Bags

The 2006-2007 Milan was tested by the NHTSA and the full results can be found at safercar.gov.

Rating (Stars)

Front

Side

Rollover

Driver

Passenger

Front Seat

Rear Seat

2WD

4WD

4

4

5

4

4

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Resale Values

<MODEL> Year

Year 2006

Year 2007

Year 2008

Year 2009

Resale Value

$17,115 - $21,660

$18,915 - $24,035

$

$

Photos

Colors

Exterior Colors
Dark Ink Blue   Vivid Red  
Vapor Silver   Silver Birch  
Dune Pearl   Dark Amethyst  
Satellite Silver   Tungsten Grey  
Black   White Suede  


Interior Colors Cloth Leather
Camel    
Dark Charcoal    
Medium Light Stone      

Main Competitors

Hybrid Models

A hybrid model is promised for year 2009. Pre-production spyshots of the 2008 Ford Fusion show the hybrid model will have a drivetrain similar to the Ford Escape Hybrid. A full article on the Fusion Hybrid is available from LeftLaneNews. It is expected the Milan Hybrid will be mechanically identical.

Unique Attributes

The Milan is the only car in its class to offer AWD for under $30,000.


Current Generation: 2006-Present

With its launch, the Milan debuted with Mercury's signature Satin Waterfall grille design, which has become the company's trademark look for the rest of the Mercury model lineup. Production of the Milan started mid 2005.

Changes to the CD3 platform from the Mazda6 include stretching it by 1.2 inches in width and 5.5 inches in length, strengthening it, and modifying the suspension for a more compliant ride. Like the Mazda, the Milan uses the Mazda-designed 2.3L Duratec I4 and Ford-designed 3.0L Duratec V6. For 2007 Class exclusive AWD was added.

The Mercury Milan's main competetion is the Acura TSX Saab 9-3 and Saturn Aura. The Milan shares some interior parts such as part of the console and seats with the otherwise unrelated European Ford Mondeo. Both automatic and manual transmissions are available though only the manual transmission is available with the I4 engine.


What's Best About Milan

  • "This Mercury has that "just right" look about it, and it's about time." — New Car Test Drive
  • "Estimated fuel economy is decent: 23 mpg in the city and 31 on the highway with the 4-cylinder and manual transmission and at 21 and 29 with the V6 and automatic." — MSN Autos
  • "The Milan is pretty well-equipped. Standard items include air conditioning, a power driver's seat, cruise control, an AM/FM/CD/MP3 player, a tachometer, a tilt-telescopic steering wheel and power windows, heated mirrors and locks with remote keyless entry." — MSN Autos

Criticisms

  • "...A driver must be careful backing up because he can't see where the rear of the car ends or what's directly behind it. Too bad no rear-obstacle-detection system is available." — MSN Autos
  • "The Milan is quick with the V6, which works with the responsive 6-speed automatic transmission and loafs at 2100 rpm at 70 mph. But expect just average highway performance with the 4-cylinder engine, which has considerably less power and torque." — MSN Autos

Worldwide

  • The Mercury Milan is only sold to the U.S.and Mexican Markets.

Design quirks and oddities

  • Like all Mercurys it has a Satin Finish Front Grille.

Awards

2008 Milan Consumer Digest Best Buy.
  • Mercury Milan won Auto Pacific's 2006 vehicle Satisfaction Award for Midsize-Cars.
  • First six speed automatic transmission in the medium car class.
  • Class exclusive AWD.
  • 2007 Consumer Guide Recommended Midsize-Car.
  • The 2007 Mercury Milan was the Highest Ranked Mid-Sized Sedan by J.D. Power in Initial Quality.
  • 2007 Second Quarter U.S. Global Quality Research System Study, 2nd Place Winner The Mercury Milan.
  • Consumer Reports ranked the Mercury Milan one of the most reliable cars available in the U.S.
  • A Consumers Digest Best Buy - 2 years running. For the second year in a row, Consumers Digest has named the Mercury Milan a Best Buy. Continuing its history of exceptional value, the 2008 Milan impressed Consumers Digest with "a winning combo of agreeable performance, comfort and utility."

Sale Numbers

  • In February 2008 Milan Sold 2,544 Units Down 12.2% From February 2007.
  • For 2007 Mercury Milan Sold 37,244 Units UP 3.9% From Total 2006 Sales.

Production

  • Since the Milan went on sale in the fall of 2005 it has sold exactly 83,415 as of February 2008.

See Also

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