Used 2007 Mercury Milan Sedan Used 2007
Mercury Milan Sedan

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KBB Editor's Overview

By Editorial Staff

The Milan is part of Mercury's revival plan and is aimed squarely at customers who place a premium on upscale styling both inside and out. Sharing its engines and chassis with the Ford Fusion (and thus with the Mazda Mazda6), the Milan wades into the lucrative midsize family sedan market with a sense of individual style and available all-wheel-drive capabilities that are not found with the Honda Accord or Toyota Camry. Offered with a choice of a fuel-efficient four-cylinder or powerful V6 engine, the Milan features enough diversity to satisfy all but the most hardcore driving enthusiast. With prices starting just below $20,000, the affordable Milan should appeal to fashion-conscious buyers who want to look good but don't want to spend a fortune doing so.


You'll Like This Car If...

If you like a roomy sedan that does just about everything well, this Mercury is a sensible choice. Upscale amenities and premium interior touches help give it a distinct identity from its Ford Fusion cousin.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If you're looking for a sizeable rear seat capable of comfortably fitting three persons, the Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata or larger Mercury Montego make better choices. Those who desire V6 power and the ability to shift their own gears with a manual transmission should look to the Honda Accord or Nissan Altima.

What's New for 2007

Traction control becomes standard on all V6 models, while all-wheel drive is offered for the first time. New standard features on all Milan models include anti-lock brakes (ABS), front seat side-impact airbags and side-curtain airbags.

Driving It

Driving Impressions

Overall, the Milan is a tad more refined than Ford's Fusion. Although the ride is generally good, occasional hard bumps can produce harsher reactions than expected. Easy to drive, the Milan doesn't lean much in curves and stays on course, but more enthusiastic drivers might prefer it to be more precise. Except for slight road noise on some surfaces, plus some engine noise during hard acceleration, the V6 Milan is impressively quiet. After moderate delay on initial acceleration, the Milan is eager to pass or merge, delivering ample energy in a steady flow. The automatic transmission is generally well-behaved, but low-speed operation can produce occasional uncertain jolts.

Favorite Features

Two-Tone Interior
Premium touches are the main reason to buy a Milan rather than a Fusion, and two-tone upholstery helps give this sedan a stylish, additional inducement.

Dashboard Covered Tray
The Milan isn't alone in having a covered tray atop the dashboard center. Still, it's a handy extra space for small items.

Vehicle Details


The use of satin aluminum finishes and high-quality materials is meant to extend the appeal of the Milan's body into its five-passenger cockpit. Roomy and open-feeling up front, the Milan offers plenty of head and elbow space for the driver and front passenger. Seats aren't especially firm, providing modest bolstering and support. Backseat knee, toe and head space are ample at each side, but the center spot is a somewhat hard perch with scant headroom below the ceiling light. A 60/40 split-folding rear seat is standard. The extended back doors make entry easier for taller passengers.


Mercury says the Milan's design was inspired by large, modern cities. Signature styling cues start with the satin-finished aluminum "waterfall" grille, which has been a Mercury hallmark in recent years. This helps set the Milan apart from the Ford Fusion, which shares the same profile and structure. Built on a comparatively long (107.4-inch) wheelbase, the four-door sedan has a clean, modestly-adorned overall appearance, brandishing gentle curves as well as body lines that could be called "chiseled." Headlamps wrap up and over the sharply-creased front fenders. A bright chrome beltline accents each body side, and LED taillights promise quicker illumination.

Notable Standard Equipment

The Milan comes nicely equipped and includes front-seat side-impact airbags, side-curtain airbags, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel with redundant audio controls, remote keyless entry, air conditioning, speed control, a Securilock passive anti-theft system, power heated mirrors, anti-lock brakes (ABS) and power windows and locks. The standard six-speaker stereo plays MP3-encoded CDs and features an auxiliary input jack. Premier V6 models add fog lights, electronic climate control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, 17-inch alloy wheels, leather-wrapped steering wheel with touch controls, six-disc CD changer and leather seating surfaces.

Notable Optional Equipment

SIRIUS Satellite Radio, all-wheel drive (V6 only) and a DVD navigation system lead the options list for 2007. Other options include a two-tone interior, a power moonroof, leather seating surfaces, heated front seats, an active perimeter alarm and puddle lamps. The interior can be dressed up with a Wales mahogany wood center panel, and four-cylinder models can be equipped with a five-speed automatic transmission.

Under the Hood

Like the Ford Fusion, Mercury's Milan has either a four-cylinder or V6 engine, and each engine is available in either the base model or the Premier edition. A five-speed manual transmission or optional five-speed automatic mates with the four-cylinder engine, while the V6 comes only with a six-speed automatic.

2.3-liter in-line 4
160 horsepower @ 6250 rpm
150 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4250 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 23/31

3.0-liter V6
221 horsepower @ 6250 rpm
205 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4800 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 20/28 (2WD), 19/26 (AWD)


Pricing Notes

The Mercury Milan with four-cylinder engine has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $19,445 for the base car and $21,410 for the Premier. The Milan V6 starts at $22,465, while a loaded V6 Premier tops out around $26,000. A look at the Fair Purchase Price shows the typical transaction price being paid for the Milan in your area, so be sure to check it out before you begin negotiations. Prices of some competitive midsize sedans - Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and Nissan Altima - start slightly below the Milan, but top-end versions cost considerably more. Import-brand midsize sedans typically have stronger resale values, but newly-designed Ford passenger cars appear to be holding their value better than they had previously. Still, the imports are ahead in resale.

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