2010 Mercury Milan Premier 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
Was leaning heavily toward Fusion but went for the Milan because I liked the exterior styling better. I've read the other reviews and it's all subjective, but imo this is a great car. The leather seats are probably the most comfortable bucket seats I've ever sat in, and with 8-way adjustable seats plus tilt and tele steering wheel, there should be a comfy seating position for everyone. The lumbar support helps a lot too. Mpg is good, I get around 28 in combo city-highway driving. Build quality appears good. Very quiet at 70 mph, zero wind noise with the windows up. A little more road noise than I would like, but not a major problem. A few minor gripes (see below) but I'd buy this car again.
Great seats. Good mpg for a large 4 cyl. Smooth shifts. Classy design. Roomy rear seats. Dual zone climate controls. Smooth quiet ride. Nimble handling. Good fit-and-finish. Fold- down passenger seat and rear seatbacks. Giant trunk. Despite Edmunds review, the steering feels solid and responsive.
Since there will be no more Mercurys, this is a moot point. But -- Speedo digits are hard to see in daylight. Center stack buttons too small, icons hard to read, and positioning could be better. High rear deck limits visibility somewhat from rear view mirror.