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Revision as of 11:02, 18 February 2008

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Mercury Milan
Mercury
MSRP Range $19,690 - $30,230
Production 2006-Present
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 automatic
Engine 2.3 liter DOHC inline 4
3.0 liter DOHC V6
Power 160 hp @ 6250 RPM
156 lb-ft of torque @ 4250 RPM

221 hp @ 6250 RPM
205 lb-ft of torque @ 4800 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 fits in a line of sedans by Mercury smallest to largest.

Recent Changes

  • New for 2008
  • Available Ambient Lighting
  • Standard Keyless Entry Keypad
  • Available Reverse Sensing System
  • New Voice Activated Navigation System
  • Standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Five New Exterior Colors
  • White Suede Clearcoat
  • Moss Green Clearcoat Metallic
  • Vapor Silver Clearcoat Metallic
  • Dark Ink Blue Clearcoat Metallic
  • Light Sage Clearcoat Metallic

Styles and Major Options

The 2008 Mercury Milan Interior.
2008 Mercury Milan Premier.

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

  • Consumer Reports ranked the Mercury Milan one of the most reliable cars in the USA.
  • 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

-

Resale Values

<MODEL> Year

Year 2006

Year 2007

Year 2008

Year 2009

Resale Value

$17,115 - $21,660

$18,915 - $24,035

$

$

Gallery

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 2008. 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

Current Generation Milan

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 Mercury's 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 December 2007 Milan Sold 2,932 Units UP 2.1% From Dember 2006.
  • 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 78,418 as of December 2007.

See Also

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