Used Car: 2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid Review
With fantastic fuel economy ratings, the 2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid is a highly-ranked contender among used midsize cars. The Milan Hybrid also won praise for its roomy, upscale cabin and impressive driving dynamics when it was new.
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Besides its exceptional fuel economy, the 2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid’s main selling points are that it doesn’t drive like a hybrid and that it offers all the practicality that sedan shoppers are looking for. Test drivers were impressed with the Milan Hybrid’s powertrain when it was new, saying it was quicker than many four-cylinder gas-only competitors. They also liked the Milan Hybrid’s athletic handling, strong regenerative brakes and refined hybrid powertrain. The Milan Hybrid’s interior was well-liked for its high-end materials, abundant space and high-tech features, which included fuel efficiency gauges and Ford’s voice-activated Sync infotainment system.
Some auto critics disliked the smaller trunk in the Mercury Milan Hybrid. Like most hybrid cars, the Milan Hybrid’s battery pack takes up space that would be useable in the gas-only 2010 Milan. A few also mentioned that they wished the rear seat would fold down to increase cargo space, but again, this is typical of hybrid cars.
The 2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid has a four-cylinder engine, which is paired with an electric motor and a continuously variable transmission (CVT). At 41/46 mpg city/highway, the Milan Hybrid offers significantly better fuel economy than rivals like the 2010 Toyota Camry Hybrid. Standard features include parking sensors, dual-zone climate control and Sync, which includes Bluetooth and iPod connectivity. Six airbags, anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control and traction control are standard safety features on the 2010 Milan Hybrid.
Other Cars to Consider
The 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid is the 2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid’s corporate cousin, so the two share many of the same components. Like the Mercury Milan Hybrid, the Fusion Hybrid’s strengths include great fuel economy, high safety scores, good reliability, impressive performance and a spacious interior. In fact, reviewers were so impressed with the 2010 Fusion Hybrid, that it was named the 2010 North American Car of the Year.
The only 2010 car that can top the 2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid’s fuel economy is the 2010 Toyota Prius. The Prius hatchback also has plenty of cargo room and cabin space, but the Milan’s interior offers more high-end cabin materials. Although the Prius has a lower safety score than the Milan Hybrid, it trumps the Milan Hybrid with a better reliability rating.