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Mercury Milan
MSRP Range $19,690 - $30,230
Production 2006-2011
Class Entry-level 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 near-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, ceased production following the 2011 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 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.


  • 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

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

  • Dual Chrome-tipped exhaust
  • 16" Alloy wheels

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


Milan Trims

I-4 Milan

V-6 Milan

V-6 Milan AWD

I-4 Premier

V-6 Premier

V-6 Premier AWD















Gas Mileage

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


Inline 4






Automatic AWD







  • 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.


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


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

Rating (Stars)






Front Seat

Rear Seat









Resale Values

<MODEL> Year

Year 2006

Year 2007

Year 2008

Year 2009

Resale Value

$17,115 - $21,660

$18,915 - $24,035





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
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


  • "...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


  • 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.


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.


  • 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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