2007 Mercury Milan Review

2006 Mercury Milan The 2007 Mercury Milan is proof that Ford can built a good car when it wants to.  For now, we’ll ignore the fact that Mazda designed the platform that the Milan rides on.  The question some are asking is whether the Milan is just a Fusion in Mercury clothing?  Well, yes.  And that’s not such a terrible thing.

I hate badge engineering – I say it all the time, and you are probably tired of reading it from me.  But I do, I hate it and think it’s worthless.  In that light, Mercury doesn’t really have much right to exist – all models are badge engineered Fords.

But if Mercury is going to exist, then the Milan is a perfect example of what kind of car should wear the badge.  The Milan looks like the Fusion’s older, more mature brother.  It’s stylish, classy, and has a great interior.  The front and rear of the Milan really look like they belong together ( something that’s not quite so in the Fusion ), and really create a good looking family sedan.  Add in the good handling and decent ride quality, and you have all the makings of a nice car.  I still don’t think it’s different enough from the Fusion to justify a whole new model, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that it’s a solid offering, and deserves a look if you’re in the market for a fun-to-drive family car.

2007 Mercury Milan Specs
  • 160 HP 2.3 liter 4 cylinder engine
  • Available 221 HP 3.0 liter V6 engine
  • 5 speed manual with available 6 speed automatic transmission
  • FWD or AWD ( available on V6 models )
  • Side and curtain airbags standard
  • ABS standard
  • Seating for 5
  • EPA Says : 23 / 31 mpg ( 4 cylinder auto )
2007 Mercury Milan Reviews

TTAC reviews the 2007 Mercury Milan and writes – ‘The Milan’s interior is proof positive that the domestic auto companies know how to design and assemble a comfortable, graceful and ergonomic interior. OK, the panel gaps around the dash top cubby were inspired by the Land Rover Discovery. And most of the luxury stuff that should be basic (automatic climate control, heated seats, leather wrapped steering wheel with secondary controls, etc.) is optional and, therefore, bumps the price towards the Lincoln Fusion homonym. But there are some nice touches.’

Edmunds reviews the 2007 Mercury Milan and writes – ‘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.’

Published on June 12, 2007 in Mercury

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