2006 Mercury Milan

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Key Specs

of the 2006 Mercury Milan. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    25-27 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    160-hp, 2.3-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    5-speed manual w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Manageable dimensions
  • Premium amenities
  • Performance with V-6
  • Over-shoulder visibility
  • Driving ease

The Bad

  • Ride comfort on rough surfaces
  • Inconsistent automatic-transmission operation
  • Lack of personality
  • Ordinary handling
  • Rearward visibility

Notable Features of the 2006 Mercury Milan

  • New for 2006
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Manual or automatic
  • FWD

2006 Milan Video

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Latest 2006 Milan Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.4)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

One of the most reliable vehicles I've owned

by LuckyB from Monroe Township, NJ on April 14, 2018

Milan has over 194000 miles on it . No mechanical or electrical issues. Still original air conditioner. Great had mileage about 27 going to work. Over 30 mpg on longer trips. Read full review

(5.0)

Incredibly reliable and cheap to own

by Tom V from Council Bluffs, Iowa on March 18, 2018

When we first bought this car in 2007 I was less than thrilled - thought it was a heavy ponderous generic car. 206,000 miles later and less than $1000 of repair (some suspension work & a starter) I am ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2006 Mercury Milan currently has 3 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2006 Mercury Milan I4

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
marginal
Overall Rear
marginal
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
acceptable

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
acceptable
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
poor
Structure/safety cage
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
poor
Driver Head and Neck
acceptable
Driver Pelvis/Leg
poor
Driver Torso
poor
Overall Side
poor
Rear Passenger Head Protection
acceptable
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Milan received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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