2006 Mercury Milan Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2006 Mercury Milan - Road Test Specs

2006 Mercury Milan Sedan

(2.3L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)


Model year2006
Base MSRP$23,495
As-tested MSRP$25,200


Drive typeFront-wheel drive
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3.0
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)221 @ 6,250
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)205 @ 4,800
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic


Suspension, frontDouble wishbone w/ antiroll bar
Suspension, rearMulti-link independent w/ stabilizer bar
Steering typePower assisted rack and pinion
Tire brandMichelin
Tire modelHX MXM4
Tire size, frontP225/50VR17
Tire size, rearP225/50VR17
Brakes, frontFour-wheel disc brakes

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)5.2
0-60 mph (sec.)7.9
0-75 mph (sec.)11.6
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.7
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)90.3
60-0 mph (ft.)133
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)62.0
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)40 ft.
Sound level @ idle (dB)45
@ Full throttle (dB)76
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)71

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsConsiderably quicker accelration in "D" than in "L" in both the quarter-mile and zero to 60 mph. Acceleration test performed with traction control turned off using light brake torque.
Braking ratingGood
Braking commentsCar tested with 700 miles. Brakes still new -- had not been heat cycled before testing. Potenital for better performance after several heat cycles.
Handling ratingGood
Handling commentsAll-season tires limit ultimate grip. Balance OK. Exhibited some tramlining on rain-grooved roads. Overall excellent dynamics for a midsize sedan.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1100
Temperature (°F)80 Degrees
Wind (mph, direction)Not Tested

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)21 City 29 Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)19.4
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)18 gallons

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,303
Length (in.)191.4 in.
Width (in.)72.2 in.
Height (in.)57.2 in.
Wheelbase (in.)107.4 in.
Legroom, front (in.)42.3 in.
Legroom, rear (in.)37.0 in.
Headroom, front (in.)38.7 in.
Headroom, rear (in.)37.8 in.
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)15.8 cubic feet
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)Not Tested


Bumper-to-bumper3 years, 36,000 miles
Powertrain3 years, 36,000 miles
Corrosion5 years, unlimited mileage
Roadside assistance3 years, 36,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot Available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsOptional
Head airbagsOptional
Antilock brakesStandard
Electronic brake enhancementsElectronic Brakeforce Distribution
Traction controlOptional
Stability controlNot Available
Rollover protectionNot Available
Emergency assistance systemNot Available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Tested

New Car Buying Guides

See which cars and trucks our editors recommend