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2009 Mercury Milan Sedan

4dr Sdn I4 FWD

Starting at | Starting at 20 MPG City - 29 MPG Highway

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  • $20,320 original MSRP
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2009 Mercury Milan Sedan

Benefits of Driving a 2009 Mercury Milan Sedan

The Milan has a distinctive style compared to other mid-size sedans, yet it's not any more expensive, and it has excellent handling. The Milan has a roomy trunk, with seats that are especially easy to fold. The vehicle features best-in-class storage space. The advanced Sync voice-activated calling and audio system allows the user to access phones, PDAs, iPods and even USB drives. It is one of the most versatile and user-friendly interfaces on the market.

What's new for 2009?

The Milan gets a number of small changes to 2009 standard and optional equipment. Traction control is now a standard feature on V-6 models, as is stability control. Satellite radio is now standard on the entire line, and ambient lighting is now standard on the Premier.

Model Strengths

  • Good handling and ride
  • distinctive styling
  • affordable price
  • Sync technology

Model Review

The Milan can be specified with either a four-cylinder engine or a V-6. The base 160-horsepower four-cylinder engine provides adequate performance with the five-speed automatic transmission; it rates at an economical 20 mpg city, 29 highway. Also available is a 221-horsepower, 3.0-liter V-6, which provides more impressive performance and strong passing power; it's only offered with a responsive six-speed automatic. On V-6 models all-wheel drive is also available to help gain traction on slippery winter roads. Both engines can be mated with base or upscale Premier trim.

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Source: The Car Connection

To write this definitive review, TheCarConnection.com's editors researched a wide range of road tests regarding the 2009 Mercury Milan. TheCarConnection.com's resident experts also drove the Mercury Milan to help you decide which reviews to trust where opinions differ, to add more impressions and details, and to provide you with the best information.

The Mercury Milan enters the 2009 model year with some important changes that broaden its aesthetic appeal as well as its safety and efficiency. While mechanically identical to the Ford Fusion, it sports a cleaner exterior and a new-for-2009 Voga Series that takes it one step up from its more mundane cousin.

The 2009 Mercury Milan comes in many flavors and can be equipped to meet just about anyone's needs. It is available with front- or all-wheel drive, four- or six-cylinder engines, and manual or automatic gearboxes, although they aren't all interchangeable. If you want all-wheel drive, you'll have to pony up to the V-6 engine, and if you like to shift your own gears, the only combination available is the four-cylinder front-wheel-drive model.

The 2.3-liter, four-cylinder base engine delivers 160 horsepower, and the 3.0-liter V-6 cranks out 221 hp. The base engine can be matched with a standard five-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission, while the V-6 comes with a standard six-speed automatic. The automatic transmission doesn't allow manual shifting other than "drive" and "L." Fuel economy is 20 mpg city, 29 mpg highway on four-cylinder Milans with manual transmissions, ranging down to 17 mpg city, 25 mpg highway with all-wheel drive. That leaves the Milan pulling up the rear on the mpg competition, even compared to some larger sedans. However, the new-for-2009 Hybrid version posts class-leading fuel economy and is covered under a separate review.

Like the Ford Fusion, the 2009 Mercury Milan offers a sizable interior with ample legroom and expansive cargo space. There's adult-sized space in the backseat, and the seats themselves are comfortable. The trunk is large enough for most needs. The interior isn't quite as rich-looking as that of a Honda Accord or a Chevrolet Malibu, but it's good.

The Mercury Milan still is one of the better-handling family sedans on the market.  Riding on a four-wheel independent suspension, with four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes and electronic brakeforce distribution, the front-drive Milan is intended to be reasonably sporty without sacrificing the ride. Handling is a prime reason to buy the Mercury Milan versus its competitors, such as the Toyota Camry or Honda Accord; it's a more engaging drive, with crisp steering and good ride quality.

Anti-lock brakes, as well as side and curtain airbags, are standard on every trim level, and AdvanceTrac electronic stability control joins the option list for 2009 on all trims. The 2009 Mercury Milan gets a five-star rating for front and driver-side crash protection, along with four stars for passenger side-impact safety.

Mercury continues into 2009 as a good-looking alternative to boring mid-size sedans. The optional Voga Series takes it to the next level; available only on the Premier models, it features unique interior carbon fiber trim, cashmere-colored leather seats and door inserts, as well as unique Voga badging on the interior and exterior. Ambient lighting is now available, and Sirius Satellite Radio is standard on Premier Series trims.


The Bottom Line:

The 2009 Mercury Milan is a stylish sedan with great handling.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Opt
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

Daytime Running Lights Opt
Fog Lamps Opt
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Opt
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Rear Parking Aid Opt
Handsfree Wireless Opt

Security

Alarm Std
Anti-theft System Std
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Mercury Certified Pre-Owned Warranty  help
Certified Pre-Owned Warranty
To be eligible for Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) status, vehicles generally must be recent models with relatively low mileage. CPO vehicles must also pass a detailed inspection, outlined by the manufacturer, which is measured by the number of inspected points.
Warranty coverage can vary from one manufacturer to the next. While most certified pre-owned programs transfer and extend the existing new car warranty terms, others offer a warranty that simply represents an additional year and mileage value. Always check with the manufacturer for the specific warranties they offer.
Common features and benefits of Certified Pre-Owned warranties include:
Age/Mileage Eligibility
To even be considered for certification, a car must be a recent model year and have limited mileage. The exact requirements are established by individual manufacturers.
Lease Term Certified
Some manufacturers offer certified pre-owned cars for lease. The length of the lease is often shorter than a new car lease, but it will cost you less.
Point Inspection
These inspections entail a comprehensive vehicle test to ensure that all parts are in excellent working order. The point inspection list is simply a numbered list of exactly what parts of the car are examined. While many inspections range from a 70- to 150-point checklist, most are very similar and are performed using strict guidelines. Ask your local dealer about specific details.
Return/Exchange Program
Some manufacturers offer a very limited return or exchange period. Find out if you will get the sales tax and licensing/registration fees back should you return or exchange the car.
Roadside Assistance
Most certified pre-owned programs offer free roadside service in case your car breaks down while still under warranty.
Special Financing
Reduced-rate loans are available through many certified pre-owned programs. Manufacturer-backed inspections and warranties help eliminate the risks involved with buying pre-owned, so buyers who qualify can take advantage of the great offers.
Transferable Warranty
When a new car warranty transfers with the certification of the car and remains eligible for the next owner, it is known as a transferable warranty. Once the original transferable warranty expires, an extended warranty takes effect.
Warranty Deductible
This is the amount for which you are responsible when repair work is performed under the warranty. Some manufacturers require a deductible while others don't, so always ask.

Manufacturer's 7 years / 100,000 miles Powertrain Limited Warranty from original in-service date. 12-month/12,000-mile comprehensive limited warranty. See dealer for details. Rental Car Reimbursement $30/day.
Age/Mileage Eligibility 2009-2011 model years & less than 80,000 miles
Lease Term Certified Yes
Point Inspection 172
Return/Exchange Program No
Roadside Assistance Yes
Special Financing Yes
Transferrable Warranty Yes
Warranty Deductible $100

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