A carryover for 2009, the Mercury Milan, a 5- passenger, 4-door midsize sedan, now offers stability control as optional on all trim levels, and the Voga (Spanish for "fashion") trim package features numerous interior and exterior design enhancements. The Mercury Milan base 2.3L four-cylinder engine is rated at 160 hp and 156 lb-ft of torque and is paired with a standard five-speed manual transmission, while a five-speed automatic is optional on the base trim and standard on the Premier. A 3.0L 221-hp V6 engine with 205 lb-ft of torque is optional and is paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. Four-cylinder Milans are front-wheel drive, while AWD is optional on V6 trims. Fuel economy for the base Milan with manual transmission is 20 mpg city/29 mpg hwy and 23 mpg combined, while the automatic rates 20/28/23 mpg. Front-wheel-drive V6 trims get 18/26/21 mpg, but the all-wheel-drive V6 version drops those numbers to 17/25/20 mpg. Mercury Milan standard safety equipment includes stability control, antilock disc brakes, front-seat side airbags and side-curtain airbags.Read more Read less
The Milan gets a number of small changes to 2009 standard and optional equipment. Traction control is now a standard feature on V-6 models, as is stability control. Satellite radio is now standard on the entire line, and ambient lighting is now standard on the Premier. A new "runway-inspired" VOGA model ramps up the Milan's style with Cashmere inserts, special film appliques, chrome accents and chrome-clad wheels and seat embroidering. Several new paint colors are now available: Brilliant Silver Metallic, Smokestone Metallic, Sport Blue Metallic, Tuxedo Black Metallic and White Platinum Tri-coat.
Good handling and ride; distinctive styling; affordable price; Sync technology
The Milan has a distinctive style compared to other mid-size sedans, yet it's not any more expensive, and it has excellent handling. The Milan has a roomy trunk, with seats that are especially easy to fold. The vehicle features best-in-class storage space. The advanced Sync voice-activated calling and audio system allows the user to access phones, PDAs, iPods and even USB drives. It is one of the most versatile and user-friendly interfaces on the market.