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This is the Car of Choice For Rapists!!!!
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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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| MSRP Range
 
| $19,690 - $30,230
 
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| Production
 
| 2006-Present
 
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| Class
 
| Mid-size luxury sport [[sedan]]
 
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| Body Style
 
| 4-door sedan
 
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| Length
 
| 191.4 in (4861 mm)
 
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| Width
 
| 72.2 in (1834 mm)
 
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| Height
 
| 57.2 in (1453 mm)
 
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| Wheelbase
 
| 107.4 in (2728 mm)
 
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| Weight
 
| 3117-3303 lbs (1314-1498 kg)
 
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| Transmission
 
| 5-speed manual <br> 5-speed automatic <br> 6-speed automatic
 
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| Engine
 
| 2.3 liter [[DOHC]] inline 4 <br> 3.0 liter [[DOHC]] [[V6]]
 
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| Power
 
| 160 [[hp]] @ 6250 RPM <br> 156 lb-ft of [[torque]] @ 4250 RPM <br><br> 221 [[hp]] @ 6250 RPM <br> 205 lb-ft of [[torque]] @ 4800 RPM
 
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| Similar
 
| [[Saab 9-3]] <br> [[Acura TSX]] <br> [[Saturn Aura]]
 
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| Platform
 
| Ford CD3 Platform
 
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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.
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
The Milan fits in a line of [[sedan]]s by '''[[Mercury]]''' smallest to largest.
 
*[[Mercury Milan]] Mid-Size
 
*[[Mercury Sable]] Large Sedan
 
*[[Mercury Grand Marquis]] Full-Size
 
 
 
==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.
 
 
 
==Styles and Major Options==
 
[[Image:2008.Mercury. Milan interior2.jpg|thumb|350px|The 2008 Mercury Milan Interior.]]
 
[[Image:2008.mercury.milan rear1.jpg|thumb|350px|The 2008 Mercury Milan Premier.]]
 
 
 
The Milan is available in six trim configurations. Their major standard features are shown below.
 
 
 
'''I-4''' <br>
 
* 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''' <br>
 
''in place of or in addition to I-4 features:''
 
* Dual Chrome-tipped exhaust
 
* 16" Alloy wheels
 
 
 
'''V-6 AWD''' <br>
 
''in place of or in addition to V-6 features:''
 
* Power moonroof
 
* 17" Alloy wheels
 
<br>
 
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==
 
 
 
<table border=1 tablecolor=#000000 bordercolor=#000008>
 
<tr bgcolor=#cccccc>
 
<td colspan=6>
 
'''Milan Trims'''
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr bgcolor=#ffffcc>
 
<td>
 
I-4 Milan
 
</td>
 
<td>
 
V-6 Milan
 
</td>
 
<td>
 
V-6 Milan AWD
 
</td>
 
<td>
 
I-4 Premier
 
</td>
 
<td>
 
V-6 Premier
 
</td>
 
<td>
 
V-6 Premier AWD
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr bgcolor=#66ccff>
 
<td colspan=6>
 
''MSRP''
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr bgcolor=#ffffcc>
 
<td>
 
$19,690
 
</td>
 
<td>
 
$22,940
 
</td>
 
<td>
 
$24,790
 
</td>
 
<td>
 
$21,770
 
</td>
 
<td>
 
$24,645
 
</td>
 
<td>
 
$26,495
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr bgcolor=#66ccff>
 
<td colspan=6>
 
''Invoice''
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr bgcolor=#ffffcc>
 
<td>
 
$17,355
 
</td>
 
<td>
 
$20,074
 
</td>
 
<td>
 
$21,738
 
</td>
 
<td>
 
$19,124
 
</td>
 
<td>
 
$21,451
 
</td>
 
<td>
 
$23,115
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
</table>
 
 
 
==Gas Mileage==
 
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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<tr bgcolor=#cccccc>
 
<td colspan=8>
 
'''Engine'''
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr bgcolor=#ffffcc>
 
<td colspan=2>
 
Inline 4
 
</td>
 
<td colspan=2>
 
V6
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr bgcolor=#cccccc>
 
<td colspan=8>
 
'''Drivetrain'''
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr bgcolor=#ffffcc>
 
<td>
 
Manual
 
</td>
 
<td>
 
Automatic
 
</td>
 
<td>
 
Automatic
 
</td>
 
<td>
 
Automatic AWD
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr>
 
<td colspan=4 bgcolor=#cccccc>
 
'''MPG'''
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr bgcolor=#ffffcc>
 
<td align=center>
 
20/29
 
</td>
 
<td align=center>
 
20/28
 
</td>
 
<td align=center>
 
18/26
 
</td>
 
<td align=center>
 
17/25
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
</table>
 
 
 
==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 [http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/NCAP/Cars/3894.html safercar.gov].
 
 
 
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<tr bgcolor=#cccccc>
 
<td colspan=6>
 
'''Rating (Stars)'''
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr bgcolor=#cccccc>
 
<td colspan=2>
 
Front
 
</td>
 
<td colspan=2>
 
Side
 
</td>
 
<td colspan=2>
 
Rollover
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr bgcolor=#66ccff>
 
<td>
 
Driver
 
</td>
 
<td>
 
Passenger
 
</td>
 
<td>
 
Front Seat
 
</td>
 
<td>
 
Rear Seat
 
</td>
 
<td>
 
2WD
 
</td>
 
<td>
 
4WD
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr bgcolor=#ffffcc align=center>
 
<td>
 
4
 
</td>
 
<td>
 
4
 
</td>
 
<td>
 
5
 
</td>
 
<td>
 
4
 
</td>
 
<td>
 
4
 
</td>
 
<td align=center>
 
-
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
</table>
 
 
 
==Resale Values==
 
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<tr bgcolor=#cccccc>
 
<td colspan=4>
 
'''<MODEL> Year'''
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr bgcolor=#ffffcc>
 
<td>
 
Year 2006
 
</td>
 
<td>
 
Year 2007
 
</td>
 
<td>
 
Year 2008
 
</td>
 
<td>
 
Year 2009
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr>
 
<td colspan=4 bgcolor=#cccccc>
 
'''Resale Value'''
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr bgcolor=#ffffcc>
 
<td>
 
$17,115 - $21,660
 
</td>
 
<td>
 
$18,915 - $24,035
 
</td>
 
<td>
 
$
 
</td>
 
<td>
 
$
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
</table>
 
 
 
==Gallery==
 
<gallery>
 
Image:07 Red Milan1.jpg|Milan Premier V6 AWD
 
Image:07 Red Milan Rear1.jpg|Milan Premier V6 AWD
 
Image:08 Milan in Dark Ink Blue3.jpg|'08 Milan Premier V6 AWD
 
Image:08 Milan Interior.jpg|'08 Milan Premier Interior with Nav. System
 
Image:Milanconcept.jpg|Conceptual drawing.
 
Image:Milaninterior.jpg|Milan with two-tone leather interior.
 
Image:milan4.jpg
 
Image:milan5.jpg
 
Image:2006_Mercury_Milan.jpg
 
Image:Milan Interior.jpg
 
Image:Milan Rear.jpg
 
Image:2007 Mercury Milan.jpg
 
Image:Milan Premier AWD V6.jpg
 
Image:07 Milan V6.jpg
 
Image:Red Milan.jpg
 
Image:07 Milan Rear.jpg
 
</gallery>
 
 
 
==Colors==
 
<div style="border-color: rgb(102, 102, 102); position: relative; padding-bottom: 0px;" >
 
  <table border="1">
 
    <tr>
 
      <td height="20" width="145">'''Exterior Colors'''</td>
 
    </tr>
 
  </table>
 
  <table border="1">
 
    <tr>
 
      <td height="20" width="145">Dark Ink Blue</td>
 
      <td bgcolor="#2e3a50" width="73">&nbsp;</td>
 
     
 
      <td height="20" width="145">Vivid Red</td>
 
      <td bgcolor="#972d31" width="73">&nbsp;</td>
 
    </tr>
 
  </table>
 
  <table border="1" bordercolor="#0000FF">
 
    <tr bordercolor="#FFFFFF">
 
      <td  width="145">Vapor Silver</td>
 
      <td width="73"  bgcolor="#767571">&nbsp;</td>
 
 
 
      <td  width="145">Silver Birch</td>
 
      <td width="73"  bgcolor="#b1adaa">&nbsp;</td>
 
    </tr>
 
  </table>
 
  <table border="1">
 
    <tr>
 
      <td height="20" width="145">Dune Pearl</td>
 
      <td bgcolor="#bab7a4" width="73">&nbsp;</td>
 
 
 
      <td height="20" width="145">Dark Amethyst</td>
 
      <td bgcolor="#675968" width="73">&nbsp;</td>
 
    </tr>
 
  </table>
 
  <table border="1">
 
    <tr>
 
      <td  height="20" width="145">Satellite Silver</td>
 
      <td  bgcolor="#b4b8b7" width="73">&nbsp;</td>
 
 
 
      <td  height="20" width="145">Tungsten Grey</td>
 
      <td  bgcolor="#827e7f" width="73">&nbsp;</td>
 
    </tr>
 
  </table>
 
  <table border="1">
 
    <tr>
 
      <td height="20" width="145">Black</td>
 
      <td  bgcolor="#0c0c0c" width="73">&nbsp;</td>
 
 
 
      <td  height="20" width="145">White Suede</td>
 
      <td  bgcolor="#ffffff" width="73">&nbsp;</td>
 
    </tr>
 
  </table>
 
 
 
 
 
<div style="border-color: rgb(102, 102, 102); position: relative; padding-bottom: 0px;" >
 
  <table border="1">
 
    <tr>
 
      <td height="20" width="145">'''Interior Colors'''</td>
 
      <td bgcolor="#ffffff" width="73">'''Cloth'''</td>
 
      <td height="20" width="73">'''Leather'''</td>
 
    </tr>
 
  </table>
 
  <table border="1" bordercolor="#0000FF">
 
    <tr bordercolor="#FFFFFF">
 
      <td  width="145">Camel</td>
 
      <td width="73"  bgcolor="#ae9b8c">&nbsp;</td>
 
      <td width="73"  bgcolor="#d6c9b8">&nbsp;</td>
 
    </tr>
 
  </table>
 
  <table border="1">
 
    <tr>
 
      <td height="20" width="145">Dark Charcoal</td>
 
      <td bgcolor="#2f2f2f" width="73">&nbsp;</td>
 
      <td bgcolor="#565656" width="73">&nbsp;</td>
 
    </tr>
 
  </table>
 
  <table border="1">
 
    <tr>
 
      <td  height="20" width="145">Medium Light Stone</td>
 
      <td  bgcolor="#b0aca9" width="73">&nbsp;</td>
 
      <td  bgcolor="#b7b3b0" width="34">&nbsp;</td>
 
      <td  bgcolor="#565656" width="34">&nbsp;</td>
 
    </tr>
 
  </table>
 
  <table border="1">
 
 
 
==Main Competitors==
 
* [[Acura TSX]]
 
* [[Saturn Aura]]
 
* [[Saab 9-3]]
 
 
 
==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 [http://www.leftlanenews.com/2006/12/05/spied-ford-fusion-hybrid/ 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==
 
[[Image:08 Milan.jpg|right|Current Generation Milan|thumb|275px]]
 
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 [[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.
 
 
 
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==
 
[[Image:Milan CRBB.jpg|2008 Milan Consumer Digest Best Buy.|thumb|300px]]
 
* 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==
 
{{Mercury}}
 
 
 
[[Category:Current Models]]
 
[[Category:Mercury Vehicles|Milan]]
 
[[Category:Ford CD3 Platform]]
 
[[Category:Front Wheel Drive Vehicles]]
 
[[Category:Mid-Size Cars]]
 
[[Category:Sedans]]
 
[[Category:Mercury]]
 
 
 
==External Links==
 
*[http://www.mercuryvehicles.com/milan/ 2008 Mercury Milan Homepage]
 

Revision as of 06:19, 7 April 2008

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