Avg. Price Paid:$5,879 - $7,790
Original MSRP: $18,905 - $25,340
MPG: 23 City / 31 Hwy
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2007 Mercury Milan Review

This review was written when the 2007 Mercury Milan was new.

The Milan delivers one of the best combinations of handling, interior room and style in its class. Its drawbacks include a relatively weak engine lineup and a lack of stability control technology.

Reviewers generally assess the 2007 Mercury Milan as offering solid handling, plenty of interior room, abundant crash protection features and good predicted reliability. Nevertheless, weak engine options, an inconsistent transmission and the lack of dynamic stability control detract from its overall appeal.

In addition to the well-received ride and handling, on balance the Milan is seen as well-styled, with smooth, sophisticated lines and a reasonable degree of character. Edmunds asserts, "Add up the Milan's rewarding dynamics, sophisticated looks and below-average-with-a-V6 price and there's no denying that it is a serious contender among the midsize players." Cars.com describes it as "competent and capable in nearly every area, and sensible overall." Adds the Detroit News, "And they've done it at a pretty attractive price that's right on top of its two chief competitors in the class, the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry ... " While Kelley Blue Book praises the Milan for a design that "should appeal to fashion-conscious buyers who want to look good but don't want to spend a fortune doing so," the Washington Post argues that the Milan offers "nothing" more than what its corporate sister, the Ford Fusion, already does. Others disagree, pointing to the Milan's distinctive modern styling.

All this praise, however, doesn't necessarily translate over into the realm of value. Despite being dubbed a Consumer Guide "Recommended" vehicle, reviewers argue that when compared to it's rivals, the Milan doesn't really stand out all that much. In fact, IntelliChoice gives the 2007 Mercury Milan a rating of "poor," for its predicted five-year total cost of ownership, compared to other vehicles in its class. Edmunds asserts, "It's also a bit more expensive than the Fusion, so ultimately your buying decision will come down to how much you like the Mercury's styling."

The Milan is available in two trim-levels: the base Milan and the Premier. Each is available with either I4 or V6 engines.

Review Last Updated: 5/4/08

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