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2007 Mercury Milan Sedan

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Mercury Milan Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.3 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 160 hp @ 6250 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 20/29 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2007 Mercury Milan

  • With stylish sheet metal and engaging driving dynamics, the 2007 Mercury Milan is not your typical Mercury-badged sedan. It is, however, a good value for midsize sedan buyers looking for a roomy car that looks and feels a little different from the rest.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Unique exterior style, premium interior design, quiet highway ride, capable handling, tight construction.

  • Cons

    Horsepower and acceleration below class average, nearly identical Ford Fusion costs less, can't get stability control.

  • What's New for 2007

    New standard equipment on the 2007 Mercury Milan includes ABS, front seat-mounted side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, an auxiliary audio input jack and a fold-down front-passenger seat (Availability is delayed on some items). Traction control is standard on V6 models, and high-line Premier models get additional standard equipment this year. New options include Sirius satellite radio, a DVD-based navigation system and, on V6 models only, all-wheel drive. A new appearance package for base four-cylinder models offers 17-inch wheels, a rear spoiler and an ice blue interior color scheme with suede seat inserts and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Drivetrain warranty coverage now spans five years/60,000 miles.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (7 total reviews)  |  Write a Review


Great little car

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Vehicle: 2007 Mercury Milan 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)

I'm used to driving a luxury car but due to change in lifestyles I had to downsize. The Mercury Milan is a great vehicle to drive with just enough bells & whistles to make it comfortable. It has a large trunk that opens into the backseat so I could haul things. Nice leg room and rides smoothly. Would like to have more pick-up when passing but it does the job for a 4cyl. Sweet little car.




Had to be a manual

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Vehicle: 2007 Mercury Milan 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)

i bought my vivid red base Milan back in October of 2007 as a dealer demo with 2914 miles on it, and I now have a total of 8000 miles. The gas mileage is outstanding, averaging between 21-24 in stop & go driving, and what a shocker, I get between 36-42 mpg on the highway. The car has a great ride, just make sure the tire pressure stays at 30psi. The power is just fine, as I have already gotten a speeding ticket while shifting gears. Aat 6-ft tall, the driver's seat is excellent.




Everyone loves my mercury!

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Vehicle: 2007 Mercury Milan 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)

I picked up an '07 Milan leftover and I'm amazed no-one bought before the model year end. I bought the 5 speed with the 4 cylinder base model and I completely enjoy the car. I'm getting 35 mpg on the open road with the 5 speed. I couldnt get that with my last Corolla or Focus. The Milan dwarfs those cars and is amazingly comfortable. It's great to see that American car companies are once again designing nice interiors. This Milan along with the new Malibu are light years ahead of the models that they replace. My Milan has great thick seats and all power options standard. Side curtain air bags add safety to all riders. We have to support American Companies & the Milan makes that easy!




2007 milan w/appearance

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Vehicle: 2007 Mercury Milan 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)

So far this has been an outstanding vehicle. Driving a rare 5 speed manual tranny is a real treat, the clutch takeup is as smooth as silk and the tranny shifter is just as smooth. The fuel economy so far is as good or better than the 2002 Focus I traded in on this vehicle. The audiophile sound system is excellent. The car is very comfortable around town and on long highway trips. I would most definitely recommend this car to a prospective buyer.




Love my new car

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Vehicle: 2007 Mercury Milan 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)

I just got my Milan. I chose the Milan hands down over the Chrysler Sebring. The Milan offers so much more for the money. I love the interior (I don't even have the fully loaded model) and am completely satisfied with the comfort. The only complaint I have is the gas mileage isn't spectacular for a 4-cylinder automatic. I am hoping it gets better once the car is broken in.



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Milan i4 automatic

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Vehicle: 2007 Mercury Milan 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)

Love this car. I selected the Milan over Fusion (Milan has a better looking interior and exterior), G6 and Accord (Milan has better seating position of short drivers like my wife) before making purchasing decision. Drove this car almost 1000 mile to SC after owning it for a month. Ride was smooth and quiet. Must have the most trunk space of mid-sized sedans. Fuel economy is good, but not great for a 4 cylinder. Does have a 17.5 gallon tank that provides an incredible driving range. What amazes me is that you see so few on the road given our experience.



Full 2007 Mercury Milan Review

What's New for 2007

New standard equipment on the 2007 Mercury Milan includes ABS, front seat-mounted side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, an auxiliary audio input jack and a fold-down front-passenger seat (Availability is delayed on some items). Traction control is standard on V6 models, and high-line Premier models get additional standard equipment this year. New options include Sirius satellite radio, a DVD-based navigation system and, on V6 models only, all-wheel drive. A new appearance package for base four-cylinder models offers 17-inch wheels, a rear spoiler and an ice blue interior color scheme with suede seat inserts and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Drivetrain warranty coverage now spans five years/60,000 miles.

Introduction

In past years, Mercury sedans catered mainly to an older audience that prioritized interior room and cruising comfort over less practical concerns like exterior styling and driver involvement. Introduced for the 2006 model year, the Mercury Milan signaled a change in direction for the brand. Based on a stretched and widened version of the Mazda 6 platform, the midsize Milan is still a roomy car and it's plenty comfortable on the highway. Unlike its forbears, though, the Milan has crisply tailored bodywork that's designed to get it noticed by younger buyers, as well as a moderately sporting demeanor once you get behind the wheel. The engines aren't especially refined or powerful, but the well-tuned suspension and steering make the 2007 Mercury Milan a willing player on back roads.

Like traditional Mercury sedans, though, the Milan is big on value. Its pricing undercuts the big-name imports in the midsize sedan class, and starting this year, Mercury has made all the key safety features -- ABS, front-seat side airbags and full-length head curtain airbags -- standard fare on the Milan. Stability control remains conspicuously absent, but all-wheel drive joins the options list this year, making the Milan a budget-friendly alternative to SUV ownership for buyers who require winter-weather capability.

A corporate twin to Ford's Fusion, the Milan shares that sedan's architecture, drivetrain configuration and safety technology. Beyond the obvious styling differences, the Mercury sets itself apart with LED taillamps, a quieter cabin thanks to extra soundproofing, and wider rear door openings for more graceful ingress and egress. It's also a bit more expensive than the Fusion, so ultimately your buying decision will come down to how much you like the Mercury's styling. Of course, if you're considering a 2007 Mercury Milan, you should also look at the Hyundai Sonata, which provides comparable amenities and performance at a lower price, as well as perennial favorites like the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry, which cost more but surpass it in performance, feature content and overall refinement.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The midsize 2007 Mercury Milan sedan comes in two trim levels: base and Premier. The base model rides on 16-inch wheels and includes items like air-conditioning, a six-speaker CD stereo with an auxiliary input jack for MP3 players, a six-way power driver seat, a split-folding rear seat, an analog clock, cruise control, full power accessories and keyless entry. Milan Premier models are upgraded with 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, automatic climate control, leather seating, an in-dash CD changer, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and heated side mirrors with approach lamps; some of these items are optional on base models.

On the options list, you'll find a DVD-based navigation system, an upgraded sound system, Sirius satellite radio, a moonroof, a rear spoiler, wood-grain interior trim and on the Premier only, heated front seats.

Powertrains and Performance

The Milan's base 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine makes 160 horsepower and meets PZEV certification in California. It's connected to a standard five-speed manual transmission, and a five-speed automatic is optional. A 221-hp 3.0-liter V6 is optional on both the base and Premier trims. It comes with one transmission, a six-speed automatic. This transmission shifts well enough, but we wish it had a true manual-shift mode instead of just two forward-gear gates ("D" and "L"). Front-wheel drive is standard on all Milans, but V6 buyers can opt for all-wheel drive.

Safety

Nearly all major safety equipment is standard, including four-wheel antilock disc brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, front seat-mounted side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. V6 models also have traction control. However, stability control isn't available on any Milan.

The 2007 Mercury Milan scored four stars (out of five) for driver and front-passenger protection in NHTSA frontal-impact crash testing. In side-impact crash tests, the Milan earned five stars for front-seat protection and four stars for the rear. In frontal-offset crash testing conducted by the IIHS, Mercury's midsize sedan scored "Acceptable," the second-highest rating. The Milan has a "Poor" side-impact crash test rating from the IIHS, but the car tested did not have this year's standard side airbags, so we expect its rating to improve in this category.

Interior Design and Special Features

Mercury designers wanted the cabin to reflect the trendy, IKEA-furnished living environments of today's young professionals, and to that end, the Mercury Milan offers a two-tone decor with attractive, solid-quality materials. Satin metallic interior trim is standard, but any Milan can be outfitted with Wales Mahogany wood-grain trim. The various controls come straight from the Ford parts bin and have a few too many small buttons, but we like the standard analog clock that resides in their midst. Most buyers will find the Milan suitably roomy with ample head-, shoulder- and legroom for adults to ride comfortably in the front or back. In addition to its spacious 15.6-cubic-foot trunk, the Milan has a 60/40-split folding rear seat and a fold-flat front-passenger seat to give owners the flexibility to haul the occasional bulky item.

Driving Impressions

With responsive steering and a quiet ride, the Mercury Milan is one of the sportier and more luxurious vehicles in the midsize sedan segment. It demonstrates a willingness to corner and change directions at speed with enthusiasm. Ride quality is acceptable, especially considering the above-average handling. Wind and road noise are effectively quelled at highway speeds, and the transmissions offer crisp upshifts and downshifts. The engines are the only real disappointment, as neither the four-cylinder nor the V6 offers the kind of low-end response and refinement now expected in the family car class.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 20
  • cty
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  • 29
  • highway
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