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in 2010 Affordable Midsize Cars

Avg. Price Paid: $10,523 - $13,527
Original MSRP: $21,860 - $28,480
MPG: 22 City / 29 Hwy
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2010 Mercury Milan Interior

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The Milan has undergone a substantial makeover inside for the 2010 model year, and reviewers are impressed with the results. Two-tone leather gives the cabin an upscale look, while dimensions that compete with even some larger cars make it spacious. Reviewers like the supportive seats, and are particularly impressed with the SYNC climate and entertainment control system. 

The Milan’s interior, however, differs very little from the Fusion's. Apart from the two-color leather and the logos inside, it’s virtually impossible to tell a Milan’s cabin apart from that of a leather-equipped Fusion – yet another reason buyers might want to negotiate on both cars for the best deal.

  • “We're particularly pleased with the interior makeover. Whereas the previous Milan's cabin felt distinctly dated, the new one compares favorably with rival layouts, featuring an attractive design and improved ergonomics.” -- Edmunds
  • “The Milan's cabin doesn't go for the oddball, as its dome-and-dash routine emulates a lot of other interiors out there.” -- Cars.com

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Seating

Reviewers are generally pleased with the seats found in the Milan. The front seats, many say, are among the more supportive examples found in the affordable midsize car class, particularly for taller drivers, since they feature longer thigh cushions than many competitors offer. The rear seats are comfortable enough for adults, and spacious. Though the Milan has smaller exterior dimensions than the Honda Accord, the rear-seat measurements of the two cars are nearly identical.   

  • “There's plenty of room for passengers in the Milan. While Mercury's midsizer isn't the largest car in its class, its generous interior dimensions prove that such sedans need not be as controversially large as the Honda Accord or Mazda 6 in order to accommodate families' needs. … A pair of adults will be content in back (especially given the new model's rear-seat headrests)." -- Edmunds
  • “Unlike many other cars in its class, the Milan's front seat lower cushions aren't excessively short and provide decent thigh support.” -- Autoblog
  • "The front bucket seats have a fair amount of side bolstering and good thigh support thanks to their long bottom cushions - very comfortable overall. Even though it's less roomy than the Accord and Mazda6, it still offers good backseat space. Taller passengers might find themselves pushing the limits of its headroom, but legroom and foot space under the front seats are good. The backrest is set at a relaxed angle." -- Cars.com

Interior Features

Most reviewers use a significant amount of ink on the Milan’s SYNC voice-activated communications and entertainment system. SYNC is optional on the four-cylinder edition, and standard on four-cylinder Premier and V6 models. It allows the driver to obtain turn-by-turn directions, control stereo functions and control Bluetooth-enabled devices (like cell phones or iPods) inside the car with simple voice commands. An optional upgrade to SYNC with Sirius Travel Link adds real-time traffic information, gas prices and weather reports.

Reviewers are almost universally impressed with the system, and since SYNC is produced under an exclusive agreement between Ford and Microsoft, no other automaker can offer it this year. But it isn’t necessary to purchase the Milan in order to get SYNC. The system can be purchased on most Ford, Mercury and Lincoln products, including lower, less-expensive versions of the Fusion.

  • "The navigation and telematics is easily the best we've tried from any automaker." -- Autoblog
  • "The available Sync system works great, integrating audio and Bluetooth functions with voice-recognition technology to provide easy hands-free operation of cell phones and portable MP3 players." -- Edmunds

Cargo

At 16.5 cubic feet, the trunk of the 2010 Milan is one of the most voluminous in its class. Its rear seats fold in a 60/40 split for additional cargo capacity. 

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