2007 Mercury Milan Interior
This interior review was written when the 2007 Mercury Milan was new.
The Milan's five-passenger interior cabin is widely praised for being attractive, spacious, and for offering ample cargo room, though many believe the interior is better suited to four adults. "Mercury designers wanted the cabin to reflect the trendy, IKEA-furnished living environments of today's young professionals, says Edmunds.
Edmunds continues, "And to that end, the Mercury Milan offers a two-tone decor with attractive, solid-quality materials." Consumer Guide adds, "Generous use of soft-touch surfaces, choice of real metal or wood trim, are upscale cues at this price level." Nevertheless, reviewers generally agree that while the Milan's rear cabin is roomy, it's better off only seating two adults. "If you're looking for a sizeable rear seat capable of comfortably fitting three persons, the Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata or larger Mercury Montego make better choices," says Kelley Blue Book.
Edmunds believes that although the front bucket seats could be made a bit more "supportive," they "are as comfortable as they are good-looking." Kelley Blue Book comes to a similar conclusion, noting a "roomy and open-feeling up front," albeit only "modest bolstering and support." Consumer Guide adds that the Milan's standard tilt/telescopic steering wheel is undeniably a "driver-comfort plus," as it is a feature not common in the vehicle class. In the front cabin, interior dimensions include 38.7 inches of headroom, 42.3 inches of legroom, 57.4 inches of shoulder room and 54 inches of hip room.
Although room in the Milan's backseat isn't as spacious as the front cabin, reviewers generally agree that it's still relatively comfortable. According to Kelley Blue Book, "Backseat knee, toe and head space are ample at each side, but the center spot is somewhat hard perch with scant headroom below the ceiling light." The agrees, stating that room is "not bad at all in the rear." Numerous reviewers offer Mercury accolades for extending the Milan's rear doors so as to make rear-cabin entry much easier for taller passengers. In the rear cabin, interior dimensions include 37.8 inches of headroom, 37 inches of legroom, 56.5 inches of shoulder room and 53.4 inches of hip room.
Among the many standard interior features included in the 2007 Mercury Milan is a six-way power driver's seat with manual lumbar support, four-way manual fold-down front-passenger seat, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, cloth upholstery, manual tilt/telescopic steering column, front and rear map lights, visor vanity mirrors and 12-volt outlets in the front cabin.
Only the I-4 and V-6 Milan are equipped standard with a day/night rearview mirror, single-zone manual air-conditioning system and a single CD player with AM/FM Stereo and MP3 capability.
Unique standard features on the I-4 and V-6 Premier include an auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather upholstery, electronic automatic temperature control and a premium six-disc in-dash CD changer with AM/FM Stereo and MP3 capability.
In 2006, reviewers -- like CNET -- criticized the Mercury Milan for offering "almost nothing in the way of cabin electronics." Their voices must have been heard because additional features optional for all 2007 Milan trims now include SIRIUS Satellite Radio and a DVD-based navigation system that features a 6.5-inch touch screen. While heated front seats are optional for both Premier trims, a premium six-disc in-dash CD changer with AM/FM Stereo and MP3 capability is optional for I-4 and V-6 Milan trims.
Wales Mahogany Wood Appearance Package
Optional for every trim-level is the Wales Mahogany Wood Appearance Package - which includes Wales Mahogany wood trim on the instrument panel and center stack.
Every 2007 Mercury Milan maintains 15.8 cubic feet of trunk cargo room and 100 cubic feet of cabin cargo room. Moreover, all Milans feature front door storage pockets, a front-side center console, glove compartment, grocery bag hooks, dash-bin, overhead console, map pockets and cupholders. While Consumer Guide asserts that the Milan's many compartments render "decent in-cabin storage," Auto Mall USA adds that with its 60/40 split rear seats folded down, the Milan turns "into a once-in-a-while station wagon."