Used 2011 Mercury Milan

Pros & Cons

  • Roomy passenger cabin, nimble handling and comfortable ride, all-wheel-drive option, respectable fuel economy with four-cylinder engine.
  • Four-cylinder engine sounds unrefined under harsh acceleration, electric power steering doesn't offer much feedback, button-happy dash.
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$4,164 - $6,767

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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2011 Mercury Milan offers a combination of style, comfort and drivability that make it surprisingly competitive in the crowded midsize sedan segment.

Vehicle overview

The last decade has seen the demise of one venerable automotive brand after another. Ford's midrange Mercury brand is about to join that list, which unfortunately means the 2011 Mercury Milan sedan's days are numbered.

We say unfortunately because the midsize Milan has a lot to offer buyers looking for an upscale, right-sized four-door. Like its near identical twin, the Ford Fusion, the Milan got a big makeover last year that included a stylish new exterior, an updated passenger cabin and more powerful and fuel-efficient engines to make it one of the most well-rounded entries in the highly competitive midsize sedan category.

Adding to the Milan's appeal for its final model year are a number of incremental improvements, including outside wide-angle spotter mirrors, available rain-sensing windshield wipers, an HD radio option and a so-called Appearance package that bundles 18-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension and a rear spoiler. The available voice-activated Sync system also gets a new Traffic, Directions and Information service that can deliver everything from real-time traffic reports and turn-by-turn driving directions to info on local businesses, news headlines and even daily horoscopes.

While the Milan has much to recommend it, it does have a couple of minor flaws. The four-cylinder engine in the base model sounds a bit unrefined under hard acceleration and the electric power steering feels vaguely disconnected, though these faults are not exactly uncommon for cars in this segment. Certainly, you'll also want to check out other top sedans like the 2011 Honda Accord, 2011 Hyundai Sonata, 2011 Mazda 6 and 2011 Nissan Altima. But deals will likely be strong as Mercury approaches its end; going with the often overlooked Milan would be a very smart choice.

Mercury Milan models

The 2011 Mercury Milan is a midsize sedan available in base or Premier trims. The base comes standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry (via either the key fob or an external security keypad), cruise control, air-conditioning, an eight-way power driver seat, 60/40-split rear seats, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with auxiliary controls, and a six-speaker stereo with a CD player, satellite radio and an auxiliary audio jack. The Sun & Sync package adds a sunroof, auto-dimming mirror and Sync (available separately), which includes iPod integration, Bluetooth and three years of Traffic, Directions and Information services.

The Premier adds 17-inch alloys, foglamps, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, dual-zone automatic climate control, power heated front seats, leather upholstery, unique interior trim and Sync. The Premier's Driver's Vision package adds a blind-spot warning system, rearview camera and rain-sensing wipers. The Moon & Tune package adds a sunroof and 12-speaker Sony surround-sound system. The Appearance package is actually much more, with 18-inch wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, unique exterior trim and leather upholstery. Parking sensors are optional on both trims.

2011 Highlights

For its final model year, the 2011 Mercury Milan adds one-touch power front windows and integrated spotter mirrors to the standard equipment list. New options include rain-sensing windshield wipers, HD radio and an Appearance package featuring 18-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension and a rear spoiler. The available voice-operated Sync system also boasts a new Traffic, Directions and Information service. The fold-flat front passenger seat has been dropped, and the optional Sony audio system now has a single-CD player in place of last year's six-disc changer.

Performance & mpg

The 2011 Mercury Milan comes standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 175 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual is standard on base Milans, while a six-speed automatic is optional on the base car and standard on the Premier. This engine is available only with front-wheel drive. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 22 mpg city/31 mpg highway and 25 mpg combined with the automatic.

Optional on the Premier is a 3.0-liter V6 that produces 240 hp and 223 lb-ft of torque. Front-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic are standard, but all-wheel drive is optional. In performance testing, we found the Milan's Ford Fusion twin with the 3.0-liter engine went from zero to 60 mph in a mediocre 7.3 seconds. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 22/29/24 with front-wheel drive.


Antilock disc brakes, stability control, front-seat side airbags and side curtain airbags are standard on all Milan models. In government crash testing, the Milan earned a top five-star rating for its protection of front occupants in head-on collisions. In the side-impact test, the 2011 Mercury Milan earned five stars for front passengers and four stars for those in the rear. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests, the Milan earned a top rating of "Good" in both the frontal-offset and side-impact tests.


Though it might be easy to write the 2011 Mercury Milan off as just another wallflower family sedan, this upscale midsize sedan is actually surprisingly enjoyable to drive. The engines aren't especially energetic compared to competitors, but the suspension provides above-average handling with little body roll in turns, while still managing to provide a comfortable ride quality. The only significant downsides, in fact, are the harsh sounds produced by the four-cylinder under aggressive acceleration and the electric power steering that feels a bit too light and numb.


Of all the Milan's good qualities, the passenger cabin stands out as worthy of special mention. The overall look is attractive, and the use of soft-touch materials gives it a distinctly classy appearance. Though it's not the largest model in either the Mercury lineup or the family sedan segment, the interior feels roomy and seats four adults comfortably. In back, a relatively large trunk offers 16.5 cubic feet of cargo room, which is made more useful by the 60/40-split-folding rear seatbacks. Unfortunately the fold-flat front passenger seat that allowed owners to carry extra-long items with the trunk lid closed has been dropped.

Though the dash layout seems to have a lot of buttons, everything works pretty intuitively. The ability to control your cell phone and MP3 player hands-free via the Sync system is a definite plus for folks who spend lots of time in their cars. Sync's new Traffic, Directions and Information service -- which is free for the first three years -- just makes it that much more handy.


Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

There are no consumer reviews for the 2011 Mercury Milan.

Features & Specs

MPG & Fuel
22 City / 29 Hwy / 24 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 17.5 gal. capacity
5 seats
Type: front wheel drive
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Inline 4 cylinder
Horsepower: 175 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 172 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
Basic Warranty
3 yr./ 36000 mi.
Length: 189.0 in. / Height: 56.9 in. / Width: 72.2 in.
Curb Weight: 3308 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 16.5 cu.ft.


NHTSA Overall Rating 4 out of 5 stars

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
Overall3 / 5
Driver4 / 5
Passenger3 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
Overall4 / 5
Side Barrier RatingRating
Overall4 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger3 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front Seat5 / 5
Back Seat3 / 5
Rollover4 / 5
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of Rollover10.5%

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact Test
Roof Strength Test
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test


Is the Mercury Milan a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2011 Milan both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Mercury Milan fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Milan gets an EPA-estimated 20 mpg to 26 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Milan has 16.5 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Mercury Milan. Learn more

Is the Mercury Milan reliable?

To determine whether the Mercury Milan is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Milan. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Milan's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2011 Mercury Milan a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2011 Mercury Milan is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2011 Milan is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2011 Mercury Milan?

The least-expensive 2011 Mercury Milan is the 2011 Mercury Milan 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $22,025.

Other versions include:

  • Premier 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $25,165
  • 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M) which starts at $22,025
  • Premier 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6A) which starts at $28,645
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What are the different models of Mercury Milan?

If you're interested in the Mercury Milan, the next question is, which Milan model is right for you? Milan variants include Premier 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A), 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M), and Premier 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6A). For a full list of Milan models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2011 Mercury Milan

Used 2011 Mercury Milan Overview

The Used 2011 Mercury Milan is offered in the following submodels: Milan Sedan. Available styles include Premier 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A), 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M), and Premier 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6A). Pre-owned Mercury Milan models are available with a 2.5 L-liter gas engine or a 3.0 L-liter flex-fuel (FFV) engine, with output up to 240 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2011 Mercury Milan comes with front wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed automatic, 6-speed manual, 6-speed shiftable automatic. The Used 2011 Mercury Milan comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2011 Mercury Milan?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the Used 2011 Mercury Milan and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the Used 2011 Milan.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2011 Mercury Milan and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2011 Milan featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New Used 2011 Mercury Milan?

Used 2011 Mercury Milan 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M)

The Used 2011 Mercury Milan 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $22,750. The average price paid for a new Used 2011 Mercury Milan 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M) is trending $17,957 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $17,957 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $4,793.

The average savings for the Used 2011 Mercury Milan 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M) is 78.9% below the MSRP.

Used 2011 Mercury Milan Premier 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

The Used 2011 Mercury Milan Premier 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $25,890. The average price paid for a new Used 2011 Mercury Milan Premier 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $20,700 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $20,700 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $5,190.

The average savings for the Used 2011 Mercury Milan Premier 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is 80% below the MSRP.

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What is the MPG of a 2011 Mercury Milan?

2011 Mercury Milan Premier 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A), 6-speed automatic, regular unleaded
26 compined MPG,
23 city MPG/33 highway MPG

2011 Mercury Milan 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M), 6-speed manual, regular unleaded
24 compined MPG,
22 city MPG/29 highway MPG

2011 Mercury Milan Premier 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, flex-fuel (unleaded/E85)
20 compined MPG,
18 city MPG/26 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG26
Transmission6-speed automatic
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement2.5 L
Passenger Volume116.8 cu.ft.
Wheelbase107.4 in.
Length189.0 in.
Width72.2 in.
Height56.9 in.
Curb Weight3365 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2011 Mercury Milan?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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