Mercury expands its Milan lineup with an all-new hybrid power plant. This is in addition to its two gas powered options: a 3.0L V6 and a 2.5L 4-cylinder that offers better highway mileage than the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. The 2010 Mercury Milan also features an enhanced body style which gives the car a wider, sportier look. The interior has been re-designed with a more contemporary, technical look and seats that feature increased lateral support. The biggest change in 2010, however, is the all-new Mercury Milan Hybrid's capability of operating at up to 47 mph in full electric mode, nearly twice as fast as some competitors. The operating range of the hybrid Milan is expected to be more than 700 miles per tank with city driving. The car will come with a new 2.5 liter 4 cylinder engine producing 155 hp and 136 lb-ft of torque. New technologies available on the 2010 Milan include the Blind Spot Information System (BLISTM) with Cross Traffic Alert, SYNC, and voice-activated navigation.Read more Read less
The Mercury Milan has undergone some significant changes for 2010. Chief among them is the addition of a new gas/electric hybrid model to the lineup, which Mercury claims will deliver 41 mpg city/36 mpg highway, making it the most fuel-efficient midsize sedan in America. Elsewhere in the Milan model range, the standard 4-cylinder gets a bump in displacement from 2.3 to 2.5 liters, helping horsepower climb from 160 to 175. The 3.0-liter V6 jumps from 221 horsepower to 240. Both engines boast improved fuel economy. Exterior styling has been refined to offer a more sophisticated, up-market appearance, while interiors sport a more contemporary look with metallic finishes and an all-new instrument panel. The Milan starts around $21,000, with the hybrid priced at $27,500.
Sophisticated styling; comfortable ride; roomy interior; excellent fuel economy (hybrid); ample power (V6)
The redesigned Mercury Milan ups the ante among midsize sedans. With a new hybrid model delivers over 40 mpg in the city, as well as a new 4-cylinder and revised V6 promise more power and better efficiency. All improvements that indicate the Milan is aimed squarely at the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.