Mercury introduced the Milan for the 2006 model year. This introductory model features either a 2.3-liter, four-cylinder engine or a 221-horsepower, 3.0-liter V6 model. The V6 offers a six-speed automatic transmission, while the four-cylinder vehicles offer a five-speed manual or a five-speed automatic. The 2011 Mercury Milan offers a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine or a 240-horsepower V6 3.0-liter engine with standard six-speed manual transmission. The final production year for the Milan was 2011.
You can take your pick of two styles for the 2011 Milan: the base or the premier. The base model offers 16-inch wheels and features many standard amenities, including a CD player, keyless entry, MP3 integration, a six-way power seat, and cruise control. Upgrade for a few thousand dollars to the Premier model for 17-inch wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, and an upgraded sound system.
Starting in 2007, all of the Milan vehicles include updated safety features, including front and side curtain airbags and anti-lock brakes. The 2009 model also offers stability control that comes standard on all 2009 vehicles. These enhancements make for a safer vehicle that is easier to drive.
Voted #5 in US News "2010 Affordable Midsize Cars," the Milan offers a pricing suitable to all budgets. You do not need to be "cheap" or "frugal" to enjoy the low costs this vehicle brings. In fact, it is stylish enough to be a top contender for individuals in search of the most sophisticated of cars. The original Milan offered a MSRP starting at $21,860, and today a great resell value makes all car buyers content with the price of this model vehicle.
Price tag is not the only way that you will be able to save with the purchase of a used Milan. According to fuel economy, the Milan is a fuel-efficient vehicle that costs less to drive than its competition, saving you as much as $1,500 per year in fuel costs. It costs an average of $1,850 per year to operate this vehicle based on current fuel costs.
If you do not like to settle with what you are given, the exterior color choices available on the Milan will put a smile on your face. Choose from several exciting colors, including Sport Blue Metallic, Red Candy Metallic, White Suede, and seven others. The interior of the Milan offers three choices: camel cloth, dark charcoal cloth, and medium light stone cloth.
When you are ready to buy a used Mercury Milan, take a look at the 2010 model. The entire look and feel of the vehicle was revamped for this model year, making this model perfect for those who want a roomier cabin, sportier exterior, and greater driver usability in addition to a more powerful engine.
Crash test ratings on the Mercury Milan from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety offer the Milan an overall "good" rating on factors such as side impact and moderate front overlap safety.
Among the safety features included on the current Milan are rear door child safety locks, an anti-theft system, Vehicle Stability Control system, trunk anti-trap device, and many others.
Noteworthy about the Mercury Milan
- For drivers who want the ultimate in features, upgrades for a 12-speaker Sony sound system, a sunroof, and a navigation system are all available for the Milan.
- A 2011 Mercury Milan Hybrid edition is available in limited production. It was unveiled at the 2010 LA Auto Show and was cited for its amazing fuel performance and of course, its environmentally friendly features, all without losing any of its power or performance.
The bottom line is clear: the Mercury Milan is the vehicle designed for drivers who want style and convenience in an affordably priced vehicle. It offers plenty of standard features as well as optional upgrades to appease all drivers.